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It’s Nobody’s Business How Many Bananas This Pregnant Model Eats A Day

Screen Shot 2013-11-13 at 8.13.44 AMLet’s get one thing straight. I think Loni Jane Anthony is gorgeous. She is a physically  attractive human. That being said, if Loni Jane Anthony were six times her size or something I would probably think she is lovely, and what else is lovely is the fact that she is pregnant. I think pregnant women are lovely. Loni has recently come under fire for discussing her mostly raw vegan diet on Instagram, and people are clutching their pearls and wringing their hands and basically bashing their heads against walls and shrieking WON’T SOMEONE THINK OF HER UNBORN BABY?

So lame. So very lame.

Loni eats a lot of bananas. LOTS of bananas. Most headlines are shrieking 20 Bananas A Day!

OH NO!
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These are Loni’s Instagram bananas, five of them, with coconut water and coconut meat.

Loni also likes to eat salad. OH NO NOT SALAD WON’T SOMEONE THINK OF THE BABY!

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This is Loni’s salad with ” cold not fat roasted potatoes.”

Loni posts a lot of photos of what she eats, along with photos of her eating these things.

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And the feigned moral outrage over all of this is beyond sickening.

It’s like a sea of bitches (™ Mommyish reader Alice) want to rise up from the Internet and force-feed her a Big Mac or something.

Loni recently posted this update:

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So now every media outlet who posted this photo gets to speculate on how healthy Loni is and whether or not her baby will come out looking like a banana because she eats mostly raw fruits and vegetables.

It’s no one’s business what this woman eats. If she ate 90 bags of Cheetos and had an IV of Mountain Dew hooked into her vein it would still be no one’s business.

It’s getting slightly less acceptable for mainstream media to body shame non-pregnant women, so now they have moved on to pregnant women so they can do it under the guise of WON’T SOMEONE THINK OF HER UNBORN BABY?

I’m sure her baby is fine. I’m sure she is fine. And that’s between her and her OBGYN.

And now I really want to eat a banana. Best of luck to you Loni, and congratulations on your pregnancy.

(Photos: Instagram)

 

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  • G.E. Phillips

    I want to say something profound and intelligent, but all I can think about right now is how fantastic her boobs look. OMG.

    • Amber Starr

      For real! Without the help of a GOOD bra, mine try to escape south of the border… but HERS…. They’re miraculous!

    • brebay

      The only thing I miss about being pregnant…

    • rich7676

      Uh, she has implants. Look how it wrinkles unnaturally at the bottom of one of them. How fantastic is that?

    • G.E. Phillips

      Who cares?

    • FedUp

      You are everything that is wrong with the internet.

    • rich7676

      Hyperbole much?

    • Kelly

      Right, because yours are just so perfect that it’s your duty to point out the flaws of everyone else’s tits.

      I’m sure.

    • rich7676

      First of all, I’m a guy. Second of all I came to this article via a link on the Huff Post story on this individual and am blown away by what I’m reading here. The fashion industry and publications promoting it continue to warp the minds of so many women about the kind of body that’s to be desired.

    • Kelly

      So you don’t have perfect tits. Then maybe you shouldn’t talk shit about other people’s.

      You bitch about warping women’s minds when it comes to body image and then you pick apart their bodies? You’re a goddamn hypocrite. You are exactly the reason why so many women have shit body images. You inspect pictures to point out miniscule flaws. Get a life.

    • rich7676

      You’re wrong on so many fronts. I just happen to lament the fact that so many women are marveling at this woman’s manufactured physique and how many women are so taken by her “thigh gap”. I only picked apart the picture of this woman’s boobs because anyone with some $$$ could get this as well as a body sculpted with plastic surgery. However, I do understand the struggle women have with their body image because my sister battled an eating disorder in her latter teen years and it nearly took her life. To say that I’m the reason that many women have a poor body image is really overlooking the real reason and that is corporations that profit from people’s dissatisfaction with their appearances and the media that drives people to obtain celebrity and recognition by their purported desirable looks as opposed to their heart. If you subscribe to those ideas, are wowed by those things and pay money towards those things, you’re just feeding the beast and contributing to the problem.

    • Robert

      Right…. I want to act like I care about the health aspect of these things.

      No denying she is super fine.

  • FF4life

    After my daughter was born and I was diagnosed with an under active thyroid and prediabetes I did the vegan thing for a few months. It’s high protein from all the beans you have to eat. I lost a TON of weight really quickly and had more energy than I had since high school. There’s nothing dangerous about being vegan and pregnant. The food is fresh and very nutrient rich.

    I wish I had stuck with it but I don’t have the will power to keep it up. For me the tipping point was thanksgiving. I ate so much turkey and animal products and it all tasted soooo good but my stomach HATED me after.

    • alice

      for me it’s cheese. i would sacrifice so much before i gave up cheese. red meat. wine. orgasms….

    • brebay

      Could not live without cheese!

    • FF4life

      Did you seriously get a down vote for not being able to live without cheese?

    • Alexandra

      I would equate wine to orgasms, since I haven’t had a glass in 4 months and have 5+ months to go before I can…..

    • alice

      ill have an extra glass for you tonight!

    • Alexandra

      aww thanks ;)

  • Ashley Feit

    Good for her! Considering some women see pregnancy as an excuse to become a human garbage disposal, I think this is refreshing. I am not a vegan (more like a cheese loving sometimes pescatarian), but she obviously has been eating like this a long time and knows what she is doing. I didn’t eat much animal protein when I was pregnant because the smell of it just made me sick, so I found other ways to get protein/iron and all the other things pearl clutchers gasp about when you mention you don’t care for meat. Have you noticed that people only care about your nutrient intake when you say you are a vegetarian/vegan?

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      Oh man, no, because yeah they care if you are a vegetarian and they will be a nosy nelly about that, but when a woman is large and knocked up and eats a doughnut? WON’T SOMETHING THINK OF THE BABBBBBBY . It’s all such bullshit

    • AmazingE

      George Carlin said it best…..”It’s all bullshit folks, and it’s all bad for ya.” God, I miss him.

    • brebay

      I don’t think you can be pro-choice and then question what a woman’s eating while she’s pregnant. Really, it’s no one’s business any time, it’s just easier to cloak judgment in “concern” when she’s pregnant. Still her body, her business.

    • Kelly

      Eh, I don’t know if that’s true. One of my pregnant friends posted about her pregnancy cravings and asked what everybody else craved while pregnant. I answered honestly that I had horrible cravings for chili dogs.

      Two nasty bitches on her friends list then talked a bunch of shit about me. Not directly to me, of course, but to each other. Telling her for god’s sake don’t eat a hot dog. Mothers who love their children would never eat a hot dog.

      I thought about saying something and decided against it. When their kids are the age of my teenager, something they did while pregnant will be thought of as “OH NOES! SO HORRIBLE! HOW IS YOUR KID NOT DEAD???!!!!!” and they’ll get that bitchiness right back at them.

  • CMJ

    A thigh gap whilst pregnant? Is she a unicorn?

    • Asmit

      it’s all in the way you stand….

    • CMJ

      I would have to be in second position to have a thigh gap.

    • brebay

      love.

    • Cee

      Ugh. I violently hate the words thigh gap. My teenaged sister tags every picture with one…*sigh*

    • CMJ

      Oh, I do too. I never have – and never will – have one because I have big legs…and I am perfectly okay with that.

      And wait – tags it? Like tags the thigh gap?

    • Cee

      Oh I don’t mind people who have it.
      The latest craze for it just does not seem healthy.
      Yea, my sister hashtags it and saves lots of pictures with it. *shakes head*

    • alice

      i (up)vote this for “comment of the week” :)

    • brebay

      Thigh gap has less to do with weight and more to do with how wide your hips are, thus, how far apart your legs are. I’ve always had one, had one when I was pregnant, ate like a horse and had an 8-lb baby. I know some really skinny women who don’t have one because they have no hips so their legs, though thin, are so close together.

    • NicknamesAreDull

      I only gained weight in my bust and belly area, so my legs didn’t really change. If I had a thigh gap in the first place, I probably would have kept it. I remember having a dream that I gave birth while running, baby was saved because she landed on my thigh, and I woke up super thankful I didn’t have a thigh gap.

  • TwentiSomething Mom

    If she is eating 20 bananas a day, then that shows she is eating enough food to nourish her and her unborn child. There are so many ways to get protein, iron and essential fats which she is clearly doing by incorporating coconut milk with her diet. I say kudos to her for making her health and the health of her baby a priority.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      It’s all such bullshit, we shouldn’t care if she was dipping those bananas in chocolate and sprinkles and wearing them on her damn head. I have NO idea why the world has decided people’s bodies are their biz.

    • CMJ

      I do want to throw some granola in that banana/coconut bowl though….for me. That would be delicious.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      It srsly looks so good

    • AwesomePossum

      Probably when people started posting details about their bodies and lives on the Internet. When you make an aspect of your life public, you invite positive and negative comments about it. People will have an opinion about you whether you post or not, but you can’t put pictures of your food out there and then get upset if someone voices an opinion about your food. WHY must everyone always post the foooood?!?!?

    • Sosie

      Exactly. If you’re documenting your meals like you’re a wildlife photographer, and you consider them interesting enough to post on the Internet, people are going to comment on them.

    • Pappy

      “I have NO idea why the world has decided people’s bodies are their biz.”
      OK, do I really have to say this? She made it a topic for discussion when she decided to go public and use this pregnancy as a way to promote her way of eating. If she didn’t want people in her “biz” she could just eat her bananas at home, in peace, without taking pictures or blogging about it. I like you Eve, I really do, but c’mon. This should be obvious. If you can’t handle people questioning your choices DON’T PUBLICIZE THEM.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      I’m glad you like me. LOL :)

  • AmazingE

    What I wanna know is how do you cold roast potatoes? Aside from that I say as long as she’s healthy and the baby is healthy, let her eat what she likes. I couldn’t do a raw food or vegan diet, but for those that can I say let em. It’s more steak and bacon for me to eat.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      I think after a while I would get really sick of eating cold foods. I would be all please..warm..soup…please

    • AmazingE

      Yeah I think that would probably be the hardest part for me too, especially in the winter.

    • Tinyfaeri

      I think they’re roasted, then chilled. If I remember correctly from my brief “maybe I have gestational diabetes” time, you can lower the glycemic index of potatoes by cooking them and then chilling them. Maybe that’s it?

    • AmazingE

      Maybe, I honestly don’t know. But even if you roasted them and then chilled them wouldn’t that make them technically cooked? Frankly i’m baffled.

    • Tinyfaeri

      Well they have color on them, so they’ve seen heat, and raw potatoes aren’t good for you. I don’t think it says she only eats raw foods, just mostly raw foods.

    • AmazingE

      Ah, okay. Thanks for clearing that up, my brain was starting to hurt a little from trying to figure it out. That coconut mango banana thing in the first picture looks tasty, I might have to go buy some fruit today, haha.

    • CMJ

      But cold potatoes are pretty much the worst….

    • AmazingE

      Agreed. I don’t mind the occasional potato salad, but aside from that cold potatoes and potato products are just icky.

    • CMJ

      Oh, potato salad is in a different category due to mayo, mustard, and hard boiled eggs.

  • AugustW

    Hahaha my daughter and I are splitting a banana as I read this.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      THINK OF YOUR BABBYYYYYY DON’T GIVE HER A BANANA

    • AmazingE

      Oh the humanity!!!

  • Skipper

    There is some crazy diet that consists of eating literally 20 bananas a day and some cult following for this diet. Maybe that is what she does and is just continuing to do it whilst pregnant. Therefore, I think her diet is stupid both with and without child. Then again, I’m sure she finds my diet of candy and bagels disgusting as well.
    Wouldn’t eating that many bananas result in some massive constipation?

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      I am going to go on this candy and bagel diet right now

    • CMJ

      SUGARFINA.

  • Cee

    Can I replace all those bananas with tacos? I’ll eat the salad. I am just not a fan of bananas or anything having to do with bananas. There! I said it!

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      OMG I want a bowl of tacos

    • Cee

      They exist…they’re called carne asada nachos.

      And now I want those..with a margarita. Ugh breakfast smoothie, you suck!

    • CMJ

      The man and I have been making some killer nachos lately. You can come over if you’re anyone near Northern Cali.

    • Cee

      I live in SoCal, but I take trips up North so..this weekend, yes? ;)

    • G.E. Phillips

      I have seriously considered going on a diet where I only eat foods that begin with the letter P. I doubt I would lose any weight, but who cares? Pizza, peaches, popcorn, pie….I can put tacos in a pie, right?

    • Cee

      Pita bread, popsicles, pears. This sounds great! I would just tweak a few words, you know pwine, pgin, psteak

    • G.E. Phillips

      Yes, tweaking words is totally allowed on my Patented P Diet.

    • candyvines

      You don’t even have to tweak: pinot noir, Plymouth, porterhouse!

    • JLH1986

      Why yes, yes you can. This is a bi weekly staple in our house.

      http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Taco-Pie/

    • G.E. Phillips

      WORD.

  • alice

    meh, i don’t care about the “is this right for baby?” aspect. the 80/10/10 diet isn’t the end of the world.

    i was a little nervous though that her instagram was going to be a ton of Thinspo crap, which i DO take issue with (Sea of Bitches, unite!) but: it’s mostly just yummy vegan foods. Eat More Kale!

    • Aldonza

      Yeah, that banana coconut concoction looks YUMMY!!!!

  • NicknamesAreDull

    I was vegan before I was pregnant, and started eating meat a bit into my pregnancy. My doctor recommended that I add small amounts of meat in my diet because I was having issues and he thought diet could change that. It did. Not every vegan has to change their diet, just like not every omnivore has to change theirs. A lot of people don’t seem to realize that there are a ton of foods out there, and you can have a very balanced diet, even if you cut out certain categories. Obviously, this woman is under the care of someone and if her diet was causing problems, she wouldn’t be doing it.

    But, I have to add: bananas are gross.

  • AmazingAsh

    I love this woman! She actually said “I’m just sitting here eating my bananas. I’m not anyone special. I’m
    just a little earthling sitting here eating my fruit and trying to
    spread my message in a way that’s not offensive or preaching to people.”

    Good for her maintaining a healthy diet while pregnant! I lived on Otter Pops and Route 66 Ocean Water while I was pregnant, but no one was knocking down my door to chastise me.

  • Mai

    I am always baffled by people who are interested in seeing what other people are eating. Why do people want to see pictures of other peoples food?

    • Alexandra

      Saw the funniest thing…
      “Anyone remember the good ‘ol days, before Facebook, Instagram and Twitter? When you had to take a photo of your dinner, then get the film developed, then go around to all your friends’ houses to show them the picture of your dinner?
      No?
      Me neither.
      Stop it.”

  • Harriet Meadow

    Good for her! I actually managed to eat pretty healthily while I was pregnant, mostly because I had just lost 25 lbs and didn’t want to have to lose it again after the baby was born. The only exception was when (in the first trimester) I was nauseated ALL DAY LONG (I only threw up a couple of times, but the feeling that I was about to never ended) the only thing that made my tummy feel better was, oddly, bean and cheese burritos with lots of hot sauce. Oh, and I craved strawberry ice cream/milkshakes all through my pregnancy. If I hadn’t been able to eat these things, I probably would have cried.

  • Rachel Sea

    I’d wonder if she’s getting enough fat, but I don’t actually care. It’s her body, her kid, and she’s probably not smoking a ton of crack, getting blackout-drunk, or visiting toxic waste sites, which means the baby is almost certainly just fine.

  • Alexandra

    She’s gorgeous. I’m 3 times her size at 4 months pregnant *sigh* but I won’t take anything away from her!!! :)

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  • Margaret Dilloway

    Hmm I have no problem with what she’s eating, and I think she looks gorgeous and healthy. However– when you put something on the Internet, it INVITES comments from a bunch of crazies. Obviously there are jealous trolls hating on her for no reason other than her hotness.And obviously, media outlets are thrilled to show her breasts under the guise of discussing her health– ratings, yay.

    BUT– The simple solution for her would’ve been to make the pic private. No public pic=no opinions from the peanut gallery.

    I do find your premise that it’s nobody’s business but hers (or ANY pregnant woman’s) to be problematic. I think we *should* be concerned with what people eat and how they act, because healthier people=better society. Not this lady in particular– but in your other example with a Mountain Dew IV– a woman deliberately poisoning her fetus means that the baby will be born unhealthy. That means his or her healthcare will cost more, a cost that everyone bears. It also means the child will need more interventions as he/she grows up, which we will also pay for.

    It’d be both prudent and caring on a purely human-level to help someone achieve optimal health for a baby, wouldn’t it?

    Consider WIC– the program that gives free food to lower-income pregnant/lactating women and young children– so the kids will be healthier. Good early health means kids who are better prepared for pre-school, which means those kids who will grow up to become our leaders and caretakers will be (hopefully) healthier and better people.

    When you get WIC benefits, you have to go through a nutrition training class, no matter what. If we say that a pregnant woman’s food being nobody’s business but her own, why don’t we just cut out WIC and also tell those women they’re on their own, kids be damned? If you make too much money to be on WIC, is it acceptable for you to eat unhealthily? Should they make WIC benefits available for Cheetos and beer? I received WIC while my husband was in the Army– and you do tend to eat healthier, because they make the healthier foods free.

    To take this sort of moral question further– if someone drinks until their liver fails, and needs a transplant, do you think someone should have intervened and helped that person get off alcohol before it gets to that point? Is he free to ruin his body if he likes,even if others will pay for his care and he harms others while under the influence? What if you yourself, who ate healthily, had liver failure and needed a transplant– and the person who deliberately ruined his liver gets a transplant instead you? Would you be okay with that? We can’t pretend that what one person does affects only that person– it affects everyone.

    While this lady seems like she’s doing nothing wrong (unless she’s in for a potassium overdose), I don’t think you can make a blanket-statement about how we shouldn’t care about what anybody eats and just live and let live. It’s one thing if it’s benign, it’s another if it’s not. We are interdependent on each other. We all pay.

    • candyvines

      It sounds like you are coming from a nice and caring place, but it is not anybody’s business how other people take care (or don’t!) of themselves. We are all free to make our own choices. As far as WIC benefits, I guess since it’s assistance it doesn’t seem unfair that there are stipulations to collecting it. In the case of the alcoholic, he can drink himself to death if he chooses to. It would be sad, but we cannot make someone change because we think he should.

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  • cheery

    Am I the only one who finds it disturbing that she still has a tigh gap at 6 months pregnant?
    Baby is probably fine but this is so bad for her body. No dairy means no way to increase her calcium intake to the required amount for growing a human being. The baby will take what it needs from her bones, and she’ll end up with osteoporosis down the track. Same goes for iron: baby will take from her, making her anemic.
    I am aware that her legs livelihood depends on being thin but she’s endangering her health. Definitely thinspiration and pregorexia.

    • Rachel

      Soy milk and tofu are good calcium sources, and I’m sure there’s more, but I love dairy products so I’m not really familiar with them.

      Some people are just naturally thin like that, just like how some people are naturally heavier. It’s no more fair to say a thigh gap is bad for her body than it would be to say someone who’s carrying more weight isn’t healthy… unless you are their doctor and have performed the medical work-ups, or you somehow have access to that information, you have no way of knowing how healthy someone is just by how they look. There are obvious exceptions to this on either *extreme* side of the scale, but yeah.

    • cheery

      99.9% of healthy women don`t look that thin in their second trimester. Seriously, they don`t.
      The whole thing has the hallmarks of an eating disorder. She`s very preoccupied with arranging and taking pictures of her food. What she eats is extremely low-calorie so her body can`t produce the extra fat stores that it normally would at this point. This is obviously very important to her: she feels the need to let us know that there is no fat on her potatoes.
      The veganism makes this even worse. There is no animal protein, very little iron, no vitamin B12 whatsoever (there is no known plant-based source), no dairy so low in calcium,…. She`s an anorectic who`s determined to gain as little weight as possible, by any means possible. And if that means that she`ll have brittle bones by age 60, so be it.
      She`s a grown woman so it`s her choice to make but I don`t think mommyish should condone this and spin it as a women`s rights issue.

    • Pappy

      THANK YOU for writing this. I wanted to point out the dangers of this kind of extreme, unnatural diet but I knew I’d get slammed by the sancti-vegans if I did. At least one person in this comment section is pointing out the health risks of eating this way while pregnant! Obviously people can eat whatever they like but IF THEY CHOOSE TO PUBLICIZE AND PROMOTE IT we have the right to talk about it. I hope her baby doesn’t end up with birth defects, or her with osteoporosis or anemia, but the probability goes WAY up when you start cutting entire food groups out of your diet.
      It’s not women’s rights issue. It’s a health issue. Many people have had their health destroyed by the false promises of vegan/vegetarianism. People need to keep talking about this so the public can be properly informed before making the choice to adopt this diet.

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  • Max Arnold

    She probably eats way better, and more nutritiously, than most pregnant women.

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  • Krissc

    The author is missing the point. It’s not about how many bananas this girl eats. The problem is that she’s experimenting/continuing with an extreme diet that is Not typical. She is also a public figure by virtue of her profession as a blogger and made her concerning actions public by blogging about them. In fact she probably created the controversy to drive traffic to her blog.