The 'Baby Eating' Diet

by Ruth Doherty

Marie Claire Health news: Earth's best baby food

A-LIST STARS are going mushy over the latest diet craze to hit Hollywood - eating jars of baby food.

Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Marcia Cross are among the celebrities who are spoon-feeding themselves with toddler tucker.



The idea of substituting one, and sometimes two, regular meals a day for the tiny fruit and vegetable meals originated from New York fashion guru Hedi Slimane.



The 39-year-old French-born designer, who has just left Dior to launch his own line, is said to have first coined the phrase 'baby eating' by sticking to baby food for days on end to maintain his slimline figure.



A-listers are snapping up the vitamin and mineral-rich snacks from organic 'designer' labels such as Earth's Best, which are now being sold in the healthfood sections of high-brow supermarkets.



Jennifer Aniston believes the 'purer, nutrient-packed, gluten-free' pots help to maintain her trim figure; Reese Witherspoon told a US TV show she's careful not to crash diet on infant food and makes sure to have one adult meal a day; while Marcia Cross ditched junk food snacks for baby food to keep hunger pangs at bay.



'There's nothing wrong with anyone eating baby food,' LA-based nutritionist Dr Marty Edwards tells the Sunday Express. 'It's nutritious and delicious as a snack.



'But adults require a minimum daily calorific intake, so it would be absolute folly to dine only on these little jars. Substituting them for chips, crisps or burgers as a healthy snack alternative does, however, make a lot of sense.'



Sounds like we should all jump on the 'choo-choo train' school of eating.

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