Your Question About Easy Weight Loss

Lizzie asks…

Science Diet dog food question?

Hello! So, here’s the deal. My grandma has a 14 year old chihuahua who was put on Science Diet R/D about 12 years ago when she was severely overweight to manage her weight. She has been at a healthy weight since less than a year after starting it, so for at least 11 years. Well, 12 years later she is still on it and on nothing else but is now losing weight so that she is underweight, though apparently healthy. We and her vet assume it’s because of age. My grandma is concerned about it and so we’ve considered maybe finding a good quality dog food to incorporate into her diet with the SD to help fill her up more and maybe put weight on. Everyone forbids this or taking Science Diet away but it’s hard to know how much of it is brand hype, veterinarians who make a profit, or really how big of a deal it truly is. After all, it is “just” food, not a drug. If anyone has any advice, can relate, or anything of the sort, please share! I want as many opinions and things as I can. Thank you so much! 🙂

weight loss cardiff answers:

Science diet is garbage. Its all filler. You don’t need a “diet” food to get a dog to lose weight. All you need to do is limit food. Pick something high quality like orijen, acana, wellness, blue buffalo, natural balance, natures variety, merrick, taste of the wild etc. If you need something cheaper you can get chicken soup for the dog lovers should. Pick the flavor that has meat as the first 4 ingredients. Avoid any food that is grain based. To prevent the dog from gaining too much weight just limit the food. The recommended amount on the bag is usually too much but you can start with that. If she is still skinny feed more. If she gets too fat feed less.

Susan asks…

baby food diet?

I am thinking of going on the baby food diet just for a few days, but I have a gluten and dairy intolerance so which types can I eat?

weight loss cardiff answers:


The latest fad to hit body-crazed Hollywood is the Baby Food Diet. Yep, you guessed it, noshing on jars of mashed sweet potatoes and gloppy bananas is the newest trend that makes you question if Hollywood is suffering a need to regress and feel younger (much younger!) or if there is something nutritiously beneficial to spooning down jars of the glassed stuff? You’ll hear about Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and even some of the Desperate Housewives hitting a jar of baby food to ease cravings.


– Baby food is free of additives, pure and full of vitamins

– Portions are small enough to control cravings and avoid the temptation to overeat

– Many selections are gluten-free for those on a gluten-free diet

– Organic varieties available

– Broad variety of flavors


-Small portions could lead to a binge later on

-Taste is bland

-Since very little chewing is involved, satiety might not be quenched


There are no specific guidelines that have been created yet for The Baby Food Diet . In time, your local Border’s bookstore will soon carry a guide on how to lose weight by subsisting on baby food. For now, the requirements are:

The dieter eats either all baby food or eats one adult meal and baby food for the rest of the day. Since babies’ digestive systems are so young and innocent, most baby food that you’ll find at the grocery store is free of added fats, fillers and other additives. Organic baby food is also lining the shelves so you can be sure that the mushy stuff you’re eating does not contain genetically-modified ingredients, growth hormones, or antibiotics.


Since The Baby Food is more of a trend right now rather than a specific guideline, no exercise recommendations have been put forth. But as reality and science has shown us, the more you expend and the less you consume, you will shed the pounds.


The expense of the Baby Food Diet is just the expense of purchasing jars of the gooey stuff which can range from $.60 to $2.


The Baby Food Diet is likely to inspire some good chuckles and grimaces as its popularity grows. From a nutritional perspective, the diet is clearly packed with veggies and fruits and thereby full of vitamins and minerals. And it does have the portion control element going for it too. But its long-term longevity to keep any pounds lost, off still remains to be seen.

Daniel asks…

Baby Food Diets?!?!?!?

i have heard off some friends about a baby food diet was thinking of starting it, but how many jars do u eat a day? do u have any adult meals?

weight loss cardiff answers:

Don’t believe the hype hon.

Baby food diets are ridiculous and will not work for a myriad of reasons. The main reason is that baby food contains no real substance (since it is designed for tiny, brand new stomachs) and offers no nutritional value for a grown person burning up to 1500 calories per day.

Your body will not function on baby food and it will just cause your metabolism to bottom out and then you’ll end up gaining weight instead. Plus, you will stay hungry and will very likely end up over-eating to satisfy that hunger also resulting in weight gain.

I know you’ve probably heard about celebrities being on that diet too but those stories simply are not true. Quit looking for the quick fix. If you really need to lose weight, do it the right way through proper diet and exercise.

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