I looked into this a little further and found the text of an article in Marie Claire about this “phenomenon.”
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… [he] 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.
According to one nutritionist (from, where else, L.A.), it’s perfectly okay:
There’s nothing wrong with anyone eating baby food,’ LA-based nutritionist Dr Marty Edwards tells the newspaper. ‘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.’
Is anyone else tempted to go to the Gelson’s in Hollywood and check out the organic baby food line? Maybe run into Jen Aniston while you’re there? I should totally do a taste test. Maybe baby food is not actually as disgusting as I remember.
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