Baby Food Diet
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Is a Baby Food Diet For You?

A Baby Food Diet? Think about it. Baby food is nutritious, healthy, low in fat, low in salt and high in nutrition.  The average jar of baby food has somewhere from 15 to 110 calories. A first foods jar of carrots has about 25 calories. Applesauce has 15 calories. A toddler portion of ravioli has about 110 calories.
Apparently Hollywood stars have got in on the craze that has become known as the baby food diet. The chief designer at Christian Dior, Hedi Slimane, was the first to turn to baby food in order to fit into his designer jeans. Since then, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and fashion stylist Mark Heyes( have all jumped aboard the baby food diet bandwagon.

Some substitute the tiny portions for healthy, between meal snacks, while others substitute one or more jars of baby food for lunch or dinner. The skinny jean fashion trend seems to be at the root of it all, encouraging already skinny people to want to be even skinnier so they can shimmy into the smallest possible size jeans.

It’s hard to fault a diet that is based on food we feed to babies. This has to be the healthiest food on the planet, right? Whether you go with the traditional Gerber or Beech-Nut foods or whether you scour health food stores for the organic Earth’s Best, it’s hard to argue against the fact that food we would give to babies is probably good for adults too. Nutritionists tend to agree that it makes for a healthy snack even if it can’t satisfy all an adult’s requirements for nutrition. Because the portions are just so tiny, there certainly isn’t much that can be said against it – as long as you are supplementing your baby food portions with a balanced adult meal at least once a day. A tot sized jar of ravioli, accompanied by a tiny helping of sweet potatoes and followed up with a petite helping of strawberries and bananas, is probably a much healthier alternative to a burger and fries, fried chicken and a biscuit, or a couple of tacos.

Baby food doesn’t usually have additives like onions, cumin, garlic powder and all the other delicious spices we use to spark up the flavor in food, so it actually doesn’t taste all that great. The fruit jars don’t have added sugar – one of the reasons it’s so healthy to begin with -- however the result is that baby food is somewhat on the bland side. If you can handle the taste and you want to tuck a few jars in your briefcase, or your purse, we say, go for it. The baby food diet really can’t hurt you.

However, if pure, unsalted, unadulterated carrots for a mere 25 calories are what you are after, why not try an actual real carrot? Raw carrots are one of the few foods that actually require more calories for your body to process than they provide in calories. Celery is another food that will burn more digestion calories than it provides in energy. And you when you pull a carrot stick out of your lunch bag in the break room you won’t feel quite as silly as you will dipping your tiny infant sized spoon into the mouth of a jar of Gerber.

A baby food diet might be all the rage in Hollywood, but do you really think you can make it work at the office? If you think you can pull it off, and you don’t think you will gag on the taste, then we say go for it. After all is said and done, all you have to lose is weight.

Philip Kustner
I'm not sure I could eat baby food, but It wouldn't hurt to try it.

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