Loni Janie Anthony is bananas, y'all. B-A-N-A-N-A-S!
No, really. Bananas. As in the mother-to-be eats 10 bananas a day as part of her regular diet. And that's just for breakfast.
Anthony follows the "80:10:10" diet founded by raw foodist Dr. Douglas Graham.
The plan consists of 80% of a person's diet coming from plant-based carbs, 10% coming from fat, and 10% from protein. Anthony says she's never felt better.
Because Anthony is 26 weeks pregnant, her diet, which many feel is quite extreme, is creating quite an online hullabaloo. Critics of the lifestyle say she's harming her unborn baby by starving her body and her baby's of necessary nutrients.
Anthony, however, says that this dietary change saved her life.
Three years ago, Anthony says she was "internally really sick" as a result of her hard-partying ways. "[This diet] wasn't for weight loss or a quick fix."
The blogger begins her day with warm lemon water, and either half a watermelon, a banana smoothie, or whole oranges for breakfast, five or six mangoes for lunch, and finishes her day with a large salad. She has an alcoholic beverage once every five or six months.
Pregnant women are advised to consume a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. Folic acid, calcium, vitamin D, iron, and protein are also important, all of which can be obtained from a plant-based diet.
While some have taken Anthony to task and accused her of caring more about herself than her baby, others have said that her diet simply isn't their business.
Mommyish blogger Eva Vawter it wouldn't matter if Anthony "ate 90 bags of Cheetos and an IV of Mountain Dew hooked into her vein." What Anthony eats is her decision.
What do you think, THGers? Is a mostly fruit-based diet a safe and healthy choice for a mom-to-be?