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Mom Says The ‘Baby Diet’ Helped Her Shed Pounds

by Emerald Pellot
Emerald Pellot graduated summa cum laude from New York University with a degree in Writing & Popular Culture. She worked as Senior Editor of College Candy for 2 years, covering feminism, popular culture, and college life before joining LittleThings in 2015. Based in New York City, Emerald covers a wide range of topics from human interest pieces to celebrity news.

Genevieve Shaw Brown would wake up every morning at 5 a.m. to begin preparing meals for her 1-year-old son. There would be sweet potatoes in the oven, couscous on the stove, and Brown would begin dicing up tiny pieces of rotisserie chicken. Dinner was ready in the wee hours of the morning. Next, she’d whip up a breakfast of scrambled eggs, toast, and yogurt for the baby boy. None of the home-cooked meals would be eaten by the mother. That’s when she realized it — Her son was eating more balanced meals than she was. There was only one question: Why?

That’s when Brown got the idea to eat the same meals as her son. Before she knew it, the weight began to melt off. She lost more than 2 lbs. in four days. She followed his exact eating habits, three meals and one snack, albeit with slightly larger portions. Brown wasn’t alone. Nutritionist Nicolette Pace calls it the “Baby Diet.”

“We need to look to our babies for the answers,” Nicolette told ABC. Babies and young children eat only when they’re actually hungry. They aren’t tempted by snacking because they simply aren’t old enough to feed themselves. Babies also don’t eat too quickly. They play with their food and slow down the process. Brown believes she learned a lot about her own health and eating habits from watching her son.

Please SHARE if you believe we can learn a lot from our little ones if we could only just slow down and pay attention!

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