Hedi slimane baby food diet

Hedi Slimane Shared Air With Me in the Produce Department Last Night at Monoprix

Hedi Slimane Shared Air With Me in the Produce Department Last Night at Monoprix

Once upon a time, there was a designer named Hedi Slimane.  He designed for a brand called Dior Homme.  In the year 2006, some might have said he was the most famous living menswear designer in the world.  He was the man whose skinny suits changed the way dandy European men dress today.  He was the man Karl Lagerfeld anointed a genius, the man who designed menswear so enticing, it prompted King Karl to lose the weight of three supermodels, just so he could fit into Dior Homme.   

He was the man whom The New Yorker felt fit to profile, thus telling all the world the secret to Hedi’s famously slender physique.  (Answer?  Baby food.)

Last night, I introduced myself to Hedi Slimane in the grocery store. 

Me: *walking through frozen foods*  La, La, la.

*Hedi Slimane approaches from the wine section. *

Wait.  Is that?  No. Here?  But he sure looks....

A second later, he was close enough to where I could have plucked a hair from his monk man bowl cut and I was sure: I WAS PROXIMATE TO HEDI FUCKING SLIMANE. 

How did I know it was Hedi Slimane?  How could I not know?

He walked past me and I turned on my heels, stalking him at five paces away, all....stalker-like, never taking my eyes away from his low slung black jeans and his black Converse Chucks.  Then, he stopped near the fresh herbs!  He picked up some prepacked snap peas!

And I just knew I had to make my move right then, before I lost my shit in Monoprix and began calling people saying, “I am proximate to Hedi Fucking Slimane,” but with each passing minute becoming too candyassed to do anything about it. 

Me:  Excusez-moi?  Vous etes créateur?

Him:  Oui.

He spoke softly.  He didn’t seem bothered.  His eyes were so blue!  He was so tall!

Okay, I have to say that InStyle magazine writers piss me off, always talking about how good looking the celebrity is like there’s ANYTHING interesting about that AT ALL.   But please understand, Hedi is cute.   

And so was his boyfriend with the shopping cart. 

So then I told him that what he does is magnificent.  Magnifique is the cliché French word that you say if you fucking don’t know French.  And pardon my French, but I fucking know a few more words than magnifique for fuck’s sake.  I pressed on although my heart was beating like a gerbil on speed.  He thanked me, calling me mademoiselle.  He was being sincere.  Encouraged, I told him that I interned at a fashion magazine in Paris.  You know, to build up my credentials.

I have shared the same air with stylists!  I’m just like you!

I think he could tell by my pained, I’m Proximate to Hedi Slimane and May Just Lose My Shit look that I wasn’t the chatty, lingering type.  Nor was I the type that would stroke his hand or snip a lock of his hair.  He could risk a little niceness with me, so he very sweetly said it was vraiment gentil of me to say hello and we wished each other good evenings.  

I proceeded to wander the aisles as if on psychedelic drugs, so pumped from those fifteen seconds with Hedi so that I forgot everything I was supposed to buy.  But I didn’t forget to buy chocolate.  Seemed like a good idea at the time. 


Hedi got in my zone of proximity a few minutes later as I was paying for my groceries, but it was almost closing time so he had to go to another register.  He didn’t have to be told to go to another register like so many of the people that had come behind me.  No, he saw the flashing red "X" that signifies a closed register and figured it out all on his own. 

God, I owe you big time for that one.  I think it would have taken years off my life if I had had to tell Hedi Fucking Slimane that the line ended at me while he hypothetically would have stood there, taking in the assortment of indiscipline that was my shopping basket, wondering what kind of fan of his buys Pringles?

The man eats baby food, people. 

(Which is, of course, what made meeting him in a grocery store so very delicious.   I'm pretty sure I saw some solids in that cart.)

10 May 2006 in Stories | Permalink

Why Adults Shouldn't Eat Baby Food

Celebrities may give this diet fad more credit than it's due, but adults should steer clear of a baby food diet for several reasons.

By Kimberly Holland February 07, 2017

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Celebrities have quite the knack for causing a stir when they release their "diet secrets," and this week is no different. Today, Girls writer and star Lena Dunham posted on Instagram her "Trump Diet." Dunham, a liberal stalwart, was facetiously remarking on how difficult she's found eating since the November election. Her tone is clearly joking, but tucked in the third entry is a shout out to baby food, an infamous celebrity diet trend.

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Indeed, several celebrities tout baby food as their secret elixir for shedding pounds. Last summer, Camila Alves credited her flat stomach to two meals of baby food each day. She eats a more sensible dinner—a protein, black beans, and vegetables —but the actress and co-founder of baby food company Yummy Spoonfuls says she supplements her nutritional needs all day with pouches of squeezable food. Designer Hedi Slimane admitted to living on a diet of baby food to keep his super-slim physique, too.

What is the baby food diet? Why is it popular?

The idea is simple: replace two meals each day with several jars (or pouches) of baby food. A jar of baby food contains between 20 and 90 calories, so sticking to a low-calorie diet will still require downing several jars of pureed goo.

Celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson gets a lot of the internet-(in)famous credit for this fad, but research reveals it's been around since the 1980s. Some advocates suggest eating about 14 jars of baby food throughout the day, then a dinner at night. Other "plans" suggest you only eat baby food. Truthfully, you won't find any hard and fast rules for the baby food diet because it's more of a myth than a medical regimen.

Can you lose weight with the baby food diet?

Absolutely. You can lose weight with just about any "diet" though, so don't give the baby food diet too much credit. In fact, it's  easy to understand why the baby food diet would be successful. You will need to eat a lot of baby food to maintain a normal calorie count each day, so if you can't keep up, you may miss your daily calorie goal. Eating fewer calories than needed for weight maintenance means you will start seeing pounds slip off. Each jar is small, so portion control isn't very difficult. And if you can stomach all the flavors (turkey and "gravy," anyone?), you also get a wide variety of flavorful options.

But with those "benefits" come a few harsh realities. You'll have to train your palate to find baby food tolerable. Many brands don't season their foods at all. A more mature palate is accustomed to salt, sugar, and fat, so removing those entirely will be quite a shock to your tongue. Likewise, adults are made to eat real food. Unlike babies, we have teeth and digestive systems that can handle chewable food.

A balance of fiber, protein, fat, and carbohydrates is essential to keeping your body running at optimal levels. If you exercise too, a diet of pureed produce is unlikely to meet your body's needs. You could soon find yourself feeling weak or worse, hangry. Meeting your daily nutritional requirements while eating two meals of pureed fruits and vegetables will be difficult, if not nearly impossible. If you use it for quick slim down prior to a big day (like a wedding or a party), know that you'll likely gain back all the weight you lost quickly once you return to solid food.


"Baby food is lacking adequate amounts of fiber, fat, and protein to sustain a healthy adult. This puréed, and often strained, food is created for babies with underdeveloped digestive systems," says Cooking Light assistant nutrition editor Jamie Vespa, MS, RD. "Keeping our digestive systems active by eating whole, nutrient-dense food is healthy for both our gut and our immune system. The 'baby food diet' is a gimmicky, unsustainable diet that should not be utilized by adults wishing for long-term results."

Bottom line: Like Dunham's advice to not follow her Trump Diet, we do not recommend you try the baby food diet. "It's nutritionally inadequate. I can't think of a single pro for an adult to eat baby food, unless their jaws are wired shut," Vespa says. Healthy adults should instead look to fill their plates with fiber, protein, fat, and carbohydrates and leave the jars of colorful glop to the young ones.

Baby food diet | Passion.ru

The fight against excess weight is an eternal women's issue. Almost every second representative of the fair sex wants to get rid of at least a couple of extra pounds. And, of course, almost all women after childbirth think about restoring the figure or improving it. But how to do this if you have a small child in your arms, which takes almost all of your time and attention? It's time to start one of the many diets.

Passion.ru offers a quite popular all over the world diet based on the use of canned baby food. It is followed by Beyoncé, Cheryl Cole, Reese Witherspoon and even Lady Gaga.

Two well-known figures in the beauty industry claim authorship - fashion designer Hedi Slimane, who once created a collection of tight-fitting silhouettes for the Christian Dior fashion house and invented feeding male models with baby food, and fitness trainer Tracy Anderson who works with celebrities. The girl became famous by advising the ingenious in its simplicity "canned" diet to American actress Jennifer Aniston.

It is credible that Anderson initially developed a diet exclusively for herself in order to get rid of the 20 kilograms gained during her own pregnancy. I am glad that, as a professional trainer, she decided to combine business with pleasure - not only to lose weight, but also to cleanse the body of toxins and toxins, for which she actively consulted with professional nutritionists.

The result was a baby food diet that proved so effective that it is now the most popular diet on the planet.

How to lose weight on baby food

There are several variations of this diet. The first, strict, involves active weight loss - up to 5 kg in one week, but at the same time it requires special restrictions. Not only that, the food should be canned. Women are advised to adhere to a monoration - that is, to exclude meat and fish with a side dish, for example, with potatoes or pasta - such dishes are often offered to growing babies by manufacturing companies. In addition, with a hard option, it is not allowed to use cereals, curds and fruit juices, since some of them may contain a small amount of sugar.

On the one hand, it is extremely tempting, on the other hand, one must choose this path with great care: firstly, only if one is in good health, and secondly, by promising oneself not to go on this diet more than twice a year. When kilograms melt before our eyes, women exhausted by trying to lose weight have an irresistible desire to continue. However, further weight loss at this rate can undermine health.

The second version of the baby food diet is extended for two weeks, no more. It is also not recommended to repeat it earlier than after six months.

The 14-day diet includes all children's foods and meals, even cookies, but requires careful calorie counting. Fortunately, they are written on each package: the energy value of one jar, depending on its contents, averages from 25 to 75 kcal. A diet involves limiting the daily diet to 1200 kcal. True, this figure may vary - depending on the woman's initial build, physical activity and the number of kilograms that she wants to lose.

Mom's menu for kids

A daily diet for a two-week diet might look like this, for example:

  • For breakfast: porridge), herbal or green tea without sugar.
  • For lunch: 1 jar of fruit puree (or baby curd).
  • For lunch: 1 jar of mashed meat (or meat with vegetables / fish with vegetables), baby juice (preferably without sugar).
  • Snack: 1 serving of cottage cheese (or 1 jar of fruit puree or herbal tea with 2 baby biscuits).
  • Dinner: 1 jar of vegetable puree, 1 jar of fruit puree, 1 curd and tea. Optional: 1 jar of meat/fish puree with vegetables, cottage cheese and tea.
  • Late dinner (to avoid insomnia from hunger): 1 jar of vegetable or fruit puree and herbal tea without sugar.

This menu is just a guideline that you can take as a given or change as you wish. In particular, for those who are accustomed to eating two or three times a day, it is not forbidden to make a “three sets” diet for themselves, based on daily caloric content, and each time eat the contents of several jars at once. The only restriction is not to combine meat purees with potatoes and bananas.

In turn, mothers who are used to snacking on the run throughout the day will not find it difficult to organize fractional meals for themselves - for example, one or two cans every three hours. The main thing is not to exceed the planned number of calories.

In the intervals between meals, as well as during any other diet, non-carbonated water will be a good help - 1.5-2 liters per day.

For many, this amount of liquid causes concern, however, if the woman is healthy, the occurrence of edema, due to the lack of salt in the diet, is excluded.

Why should such a diet be preferred to all others? A healthier diet is hard to imagine. On the one hand, a woman limits herself in the use of salt, sugar and starch, as well as fried, spicy and smoked foods, on the other hand, she receives a complete set of vitamins and microelements, which she can hardly get with a normal diet the rest of the time.

Advanced technologies, used by conscientious manufacturing companies, allow you to save the maximum amount of vitamins contained in fresh vegetables and fruits. As a result, eating, for example, a jar of Heinz Broccoli puree, a woman receives a certain amount of vitamin A, C, E, B1, B2 and PP, as well as minerals necessary for maintaining health - potassium, calcium, iron, sodium, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, manganese, iodine, chromium and boron. By the way, broccoli, according to nutritionists, is much richer in beta-carotene (a precursor of vitamin A) than many other fruits.

In turn, a jar of squash puree will add a certain amount of vitamin E, C and B, as well as sodium, magnesium, calcium, zinc to the diet. It is also important that the children's zucchini dish contains a high content of pectin - a substance that normalizes the functioning of the intestines, absorbs unhealthy substances and removes them from the body.

Meanwhile, cauliflower will enrich the diet with vitamins H and U, which are not found in all fruits. It has also been proven that this representative of the cruciferous family is ahead of other varieties of cabbage in terms of the amount of vegetable protein, and is also better absorbed than others due to its thin cellular structure.

Sugar-free fruit purees diversify a boring diet and will be an excellent dessert for a losing weight mother: a dish of apples will “share” with her immunity-strengthening vitamin C and pectin, and pureed pears - B vitamins, including folic acid, which reduces the risk of developing iron deficiency anemia.

At the same time, food of higher quality than those intended for children is not to be found. The competition in this market is extremely high, so only the products of companies that produce products of ideal quality and have an impeccable reputation confirmed by decades of work get on the shelves.

In addition, no other product that can be purchased in stores is controlled as carefully as baby food: its composition is guaranteed not only by the manufacturer, but also by various inspection authorities, including the Research Institute of Nutrition of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences and Rospotrebnadzor. Their retail approved baby food contains only 100 percent natural ingredients, with no hint of flavors, artificial preservatives, colors or genetically modified ingredients.

Thus, a diet based on baby food makes it possible to become not only slimmer, but also healthier.

Benefits of a diet based on baby food

  • Overweight fighters must have heard about the effect of a small plate: its small diameter creates the illusion of a large portion, and the body is subconsciously satiated. Approximately the same way, you can moderate your appetite by eating a couple of cans of baby food one after another: here the amount of food eaten plays a role (it is better not to remember about low calorie content and small volume at this moment).
  • Having bought several dozen purees, you can forget about cooking at least for a while, saving time and effort.
  • It is convenient to take jars with you to have a snack in fractional mode without accumulating a brutal appetite. In addition, at work, none of your colleagues will ask you to share, leaving you half-starved.

Cons and contraindications of baby food diet

  • Lack of salt and spices becomes an additional test of the will and for many a reason to prefer another low-calorie diet.
  • Sidelong glances, lack of understanding of others - although this is faced by most women who openly adhere to a diet.
  • A diet based on baby food implies noticeable and, most importantly, dramatic weight loss, therefore it is not recommended, in particular, for women with diagnosed and untreated anemia, unstable blood pressure or chronic diseases.

To avoid constipation due to the lack of coarse fiber in children's vegetable and fruit purees, it is necessary to eat whole raw vegetables and unsweetened fruits, such as sour apples, at least every other day. They can be chopped on a grater and seasoned with a couple of drops of olive oil.

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Reviews about the baby food diet are mostly positive. This is not surprising. The benefits of baby food have long been known. Products for children are natural, do not contain chemicals and harmful preservatives. In addition, they are nutritious, but at the same time contain useful calories.

Diet option for 5-7 days

In this diet option, kilocalories must be counted. Their total share should be 1000 kcal per day. The diet should include only baby food, namely various purees. Purees can be vegetable or fruit. In addition, the use of children's cereals, meat puree, cottage cheese and juices is allowed.

The calorie content of all foods must be counted. Fortunately, this is not at all difficult to do, because jars of mashed potatoes have a clear mass of 50 and 100 grams. And also on the back, the calorie content is always indicated, which remains either simply added as per 100 grams, or divided by two and counted calories per 50 grams.

The baby food diet lasts for a week. The menu in this version does not include anything else. The only thing that can be consumed besides baby food from jars is ordinary non-carbonated mineral water.

Approximate diet:

  1. Breakfast: porridge for children in the amount of 100 grams, fruit puree and a glass of water.
  2. Lunch: meat puree, vegetable, fruit, juice.
  3. Dinner: vegetable puree, children's cottage cheese, fruit puree, juice.

You can also add snacks or change the order. This is at the personal discretion of everyone. However, you should not exceed the norm of 1000 kcal. Otherwise, there can be no talk of any weight loss.

For those who are afraid of monotony and are wondering what can be done from baby food, there is comforting information. You don't have to eat everything separately. You can mix cottage cheese with fruit puree or meat with vegetables. So it will not only be more varied, but also tastier.

How much can I lose in 7 days?

Reviews of the diet on baby food say that you can lose from 3 to 7 kilograms per week. Of course, many factors influence the plumb line. For example, people who are overweight can lose 7 kilograms, while people whose body weight is within the normal range can lose less. But all this is purely individual. Also, the loss of extra pounds is affected by lifestyle and metabolic characteristics.

For people who are fond of sports, weight may not change much, because muscle mass is heavier than fat. But the result will be very noticeable on the centimeter.

Advantages of a 7-day diet

One of the main advantages is weight loss in a short time, this is especially important for girls and women who want to lose weight by a certain date or event.

According to reviews, the result of a diet on baby food often exceeds expectations. This applies not only to the loss of extra pounds, but also a wonderful cleansing of the entire intestine. In addition, many note the absence of hunger. Undoubtedly, another plus is that there is no tedious cooking and all sorts of food containers at work.

Disadvantages of the 7-day diet

Disadvantages include the fact that the diet is not available to people whose gastrointestinal tract is not in the best shape. This is fraught with exacerbation of existing problems or the emergence of new ones.

It can also be noted that the duration of the diet should not exceed a week. Addiction to this kind of food can lead to intolerance to ordinary food.

Fasting days variant

Fasting diet based on baby food also gives positive results. Reviews about her are also positive. The essence of the diet is the consumption of fruit purees and mineral water. You will not find other products here.

It may seem too harsh, but the duration of such a meal does not take more than 2 days. So you won't get too hungry. And the result will be very good.

Approximate diet:

  1. Breakfast: 2 cans of pear puree and water.
  2. Lunch: 2 cans of applesauce and water.
  3. Dinner: 2 jars of prune puree and water.

There is also room for snacks. You can leave 4 more jars for snacks. It is apple, pear and prune puree that is preferable, since it is the least high-calorie. Moreover, these products have a positive effect on metabolic processes in the body. In just a day, you can eat 10 jars of 100 grams.

How much can I lose in 2 days?

Results and reviews of a diet based on baby food lasting no more than 2 days suggest that you can lose 2-3 kilograms and a few extra centimeters at the waist.

Basically, only the waist loses weight. After all, it is obvious that in such a short period of time more significant losses are unlikely.

Pluses of a diet for 2 days

The pluses include a short time and a quick result. This is ideal for those who want to reset the "bitten" over the holidays or weekends.

In addition, this unloading is suitable for those who are preparing the body for a more serious diet. Since this type of food helps cleanse the intestines, which is exactly what is needed for long-term diets. In other words, start from scratch.

Another advantage: this option can be used every 7-10 days, like any other unloading diet.

Cons of diet for 2 days

There is again a disadvantage in the form of restrictions on the health of the gastrointestinal tract. People with similar problems should not use this unloading without consulting their doctor.

Dieting more often than indicated is also harmful. In this case, your body will receive more harm than good.

Children's variant

Slightly different from the above, but still classified as a children's diet. The point is to consume food suitable for children. However, it does not have to be in jars.

For example, instead of baby cottage cheese, you can use regular cottage cheese. And applesauce can replace a regular apple, which can be ground in a blender.

Portions of no more than 100 grams are considered another feature. Therefore, you still have to buy a few glass jars, and after you eat their contents, just put regular food in them. So your portions will not exceed the permitted norms. However, the use of baby purees themselves is not prohibited. It can be porridge or mashed meat.

Approximate diet:

  1. Breakfast: porridge and cottage cheese, total should be 200 grams.
  2. Second breakfast: fruit puree in the amount of 100 grams.
  3. Lunch: protein puree for children, also 100 grams. Fish or meat of your choice.
  4. Snack: vegetable puree, 100 grams.
  5. Dinner: choose something savory. As an option - meat puree, cottage cheese or vegetable.

Apparently, there is nothing complicated in such a diet. The menu is quite convenient and does not require serious energy costs.

How much you can throw off

As for weight loss, the reviews about this diet on baby food are no worse than about the previous options. In one week, you can lose up to 6 kilograms. Again, everything is very individual and depends on your initial data.

Advantages of the children's diet

The advantages of this option include good tolerability. The diet here is more familiar to an adult. Little hunger is felt. It doesn't take too much time to cook. Variety and choice are present.

With a smooth exit from the diet, the weight will be maintained for a long time. If you add at least a little physical activity, the result will be even better.

Disadvantages of the children's diet

As in the options above, sitting on such a diet for a long time is not a completely safe option. The best solution is to consult with a doctor. Only he will be able to most accurately answer you whether it is possible to adhere to such a diet in your case or is it better to abstain.

Some may be upset, but pasta, buns and fried potatoes are in no way related to the children's menu. Therefore, all harmfulness and goodies will have to be crossed out for the period of restrictions. And for a long-term result, it is better to completely remove it forever.

Which baby food company to choose

Nowadays, the assortment of shops is characterized by a wide choice. And baby food companies are no exception. To figure out which food is better, consider a few well-known brands:

  1. Nutrilon Pepti. It has milk mixtures and cereals in its arsenal. We are not interested in mixtures, since you won’t lose weight on them, but porridge is very much so. A feature of the brand "Nutrilon Pepti" are hypoallergenic products. There are both dairy and non-dairy porridges. Reviews on the Web say that the aroma is very natural and the product is delicious. The volume of the pack is very convenient, 225 grams. Enough for a week's breakfast. The bonus is that the porridge does not need to be boiled, it just dissolves.
  2. Nestlé products. Can offer the same as "Nutrilon" - porridge. Also available in both dairy and dairy-free versions. Packing volumes - from 200 to 250 grams. According to reviews, Nestle products enjoy great prestige, as they do not cause digestive problems and allergies.
  3. Nan blend. Milk may be suitable for the first diet option. Nan mixture is able to replace one of the meals.
  4. FrutoNyanya and Agusha. A large number of compotes and fruit drinks. There are also purees and curds.
  5. "Gerber" is considered one of the best manufacturers of puree for babies. At the same time, the manufacturer produces volumes of jars of 130 and 190 grams, which makes the purchase more profitable.

Where the diet came from

There are two individuals who consider themselves to be the creators of such an unusual weight loss menu. And one of them is Hedi Slimane, a famous fashion designer and designer. He introduced such nutrition for his models. The guys sat on baby food to adequately demonstrate the collection of clothes from Dior.

The second person is especially trustworthy. After all, this is Tracy Anderson, a man who works hard on the figures of star ladies. She gained fame after she offered this type of nutrition to Jennifer Aniston. Fortunately, this advice was successful, and the actress was able to lose weight.

It is captivating that Tracy used to follow this diet after her own pregnancy. Pregnancy often brings with it not only happiness, but also extra pounds. And Tracy had 20 of them.

Anderson, as a professional in her field, did not make frivolous decisions, and before trying the invented method of losing weight, she had several consultations with top-level nutritionists. And so the baby food diet was born.


Of course, this diet has its drawbacks, but it also has its advantages.

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