An Australian woman expecting her first child has drawn international attention (and criticism) for her fruit-laden diet, which can include up to twenty bananas a day!
At twenty-six-weeks pregnant, Loni Jane Anthony has been showing off her extremely svelte body on numerous Instagram selfies to her nearly 100,000 followers. According to an article in the Daily Mail, the twenty-five-year-old revealed her typical meal plan—which comprises mainly fruit and salad—in her blog Aleven:11.
Needless to say, Anthony was soon pegged by commenters as "irresponsible" and "narcissistic," while nutritionists denounced her for jeopardizing her health and that of her baby. Not only is the mom-to-be in dire shortage of protein and key vitamins and minerals, she also lacks calcium.
But Anthony hasn't paid any mind to her critics, claiming she has no history of disordered eating (uh, until now?) and that she has never felt better since she gave up partying.
"[The diet] wasn’t for weight loss or for a quick fix," Anthony said. "I was internally really sick; I was killing myself slowly. If I’d kept living that lifestyle I would have ended up with a disease like cancer or early aging. So giving up that food was really quite simple for me."
Anthony has loosely based her regimen on the 80/10/10 diet coined by Dr Douglas M. Graham, which comprises a ratio of 80% fruits and vegetables, 10% protein, and 10% fat.
In a typical day she can consume anywhere from five to fifteen bananas, a smoothie, and a salad for lunch or dinner. But Med-Health.net warns that eating any more than two bananas per day can cause headaches, fatigue, nausea, and tooth decay. Proof that too much of a good thing can in fact be bad for you, especially when your body is busy growing a little human.
Anthony hopes to be an inspiration to women "getting super-drunk and taking heaps of drugs and having no self-respect." Let's agree to disagree. Pregnancy is not the time to diet, period. Of course it could be worse, she could be surviving on baby food.
Good grief or good for her?
Russians have found a novel way to dodge the subway fare and get fit at the same time. Riders in Moscow's Vystavochnaya station can bypass the thirty rubles charge for their journey simply by dropping and performing thirty squats. Yes, squats. According to an article in the Huffington Post, Moscow city officials and the Russian Olympic Committee are behind the clever promotion for the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, especially as it distracts from some of the barrage of negative press.
And don't think you can get away with a few half-hearted plies, either. A machine in the station can tell if riders are assuming the correct squat position.
"We wanted to show that the Olympic Games is not just an international competition that people watch on TV, but that it is also about getting everyone involved in a sporting lifestyle," said the Olympic Committee president, Alexander Zhukov.
A young woman named Lyudmila claimed it wasn't easy, but she managed the correct number of squats in two minutes. Hey, it's cheaper than a personal trainer.
As one Yummy blogger pointed out, it would be a nice if an upper body exercise could substitute for the squat in those with limited leg mobility.
Olympics notwithstanding, could this be an ingenious way to combat our growing obesity problem here in North America?
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What is the worst possible fate that could befall a White supremacist? Finding out that the roots of your family tree actually lead back to Africa, that's what. According to an article in the Huffington Post, neo-Nazi leader Craig Cobb made the startling realization that he is 14% Sub-Sarahan African after taking a DNA test as part of his appearance on the UK's Trisha Show, "Race in America."
"Sweetheart, you have a little black in you," host Trisha Goddard was only too glad to reveal to Cobb in front of a cheering audience.
Of course, Cobb later dismissed the DNA testing as a “scientifically bankrupt procedure.”
Cobb, a former Vancouver resident, has been busy trying to set up a White nationalist town in Leith, North Dakota, in which he plans to erect a single flag—that of the Nazis. He had even started buying up local properties to that end. Fortunately he has since run into snags with the town council, which has obstructed his grand designs for the time being.
"I tell you, oil and water don't mix," said 62-year-old Cobb.
Neither do racism and 2013. Begone bigots! Maybe Cobb should move to this country instead. At least he'd approve of the fashion.