The Baby Food Diet
New moms sometimes think, sleep and even eat baby. Baby brains aside, you did read this right. Yes, eat baby. The baby haze can sometimes morph into a body craze as we come to grips with our post baby body. The only baby fat we want to carry on our hips is that precious newborn.
So in taking a cue from babies, a fad was born. The Baby Food Diet. Moms from Hollywood to the Hamptons have tried it. While it's easy to understand that as Moms we may need to cut some things from our busy day as we go from diapers to dinner but…this may be taking 'staying out of a hot kitchen' a bit far.
One cannot dispute the fact that there are some advantages to baby food. It is nutritious, low calorie and convenient. You have a ton of it in your pantry already and your baby does seem to like it. Baby food generally does not contain added fats, fillers or additives and is even available in organic varieties. Those who have tried the diet generally replace a meal with baby food or use it as an in between snack.
It may be appealing to try something that seems so easy, but as with any fad it will not last long. Moms on the diet do lose weight. However, adding baby food to your diet in the long term is not something most people can or want to stick with. In addition, the adult body has nutritional requirements beyond that of infants. It can be damaging for adults who replace numerous meals with it and adopt this diet for long periods of time.
But there are things that we can learn from our baby. There is a Baby Food Diet that works. Early on we are all trained in great eating habits and choices and some where along the way we veer off. So in taking our cue from babies, here’s a real diet plan that we can follow in the long term as we are bringing up baby.
Angela’s Baby Food Diet
- Eat every 3-4 Hours
- Drink plenty of water and milk (At least 8, 8oz glasses a day)
- Portion control main meals (3-4 palm size items)
- Snack wisely and go for low calorie or high protein snacks (1 palm sized item)
- Eat plenty of fruits and veggies