Student eats 10 jars of baby food to stay thin

Student Baby Food diet

Student Louisa Eagle, 22 from Ealing London, says she eats around seven - 10 jars of baby food every day to help maintain her size eight figure. All good (and slightly crazy) right? Well, she’s speaking out and encourages overweight people to do the same - saying that it is the ideal way for people to keep a check on their portion sizes.

She told The Daily Mail, that ‘Not only are they delicious but as the jars are made for babies they are very nutritious and contain very little sugar, salt or other additives.

There is no cooking involved and they are easily carried in a handbag.’


Louisa (like a lot of us) was subject to the ‘fresher 15’, so when her weight crept up to 10 stone, she wanted to lose weight. She said:

‘I’m busy and I found sticking to a diet time consuming. Usual diets require you to weigh food to ensure the correct portion. Then you need to cook it. And if you are like me you often need to grab something fast when you’re out and about.

‘The jars seemed the perfect solution. The fruit purees are delicious, like an expensive conserve. Others taste like wonderful smoothies. Cereals and porridge are delicious as are the puddings. My favourites are banana cookie crumble and the custards.

‘Dinner will be pasta and two or three jars of vegetable plus couple of baby rusks. The rusks are great for dipping in tea.’

She’s not the only one who does this weird diet, it’s rumoured to be popular with Hollywood celebrities such as Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston.

Nutritionists warn that the baby food diet doesn’t help people to eat portions of normal food and doesn’t exercise the jaw properly as the dieter is no longer using their teeth.

Louisa adds: ‘Some people are shocked when I take out a jar of baby food from my handbag and tuck in. They do think it is disgusting but that’s because they only think of liquidised meat and vegetable jars of food. Now there are so many delicious ranges there are tastes to suit everyone.

‘Dieters who opt for gastric surgery to lose weight often have to eat pureed food. But I hope people can be inspired by my story. Surely it’s far healthier and cheaper to eat jars of baby food than to undergo risky and expensive surgery which might cost thousands, to lose weight.’

Remember, you have teeth for a reason.

If you are worried, or effected by an eating disorder - contact the charity Beat who can offer support.

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