5 Minutes for Books — The Baby Fat Diet

If you think that The Baby Fat Diet is only for new moms, think again. I mean — honestly — how many of you moms of preschoolers or grade schoolers are still carrying extra baby weight? Or maybe you’ve even gained weight as your children are growing up, due to eating the young-child’s diet of PB & J and chicken nuggets, either along with them or by mindlessly noshing on their leftovers?

I like to read about nutrition, and theoretically I like to put the principles into practice for myself and my family as well. The Baby Fat Diet is a great book, providing balanced health information and even a place to put your goals for changes in writing at the end of each chapter.

But what makes this book unique is that it’s written by moms for moms. Whether you are a brand-new mom, or in the throes of trying to balance a healthy lifestyle while raising older kids, authors and registered dieticians Shara Aaron and Monica Bearden know about the challenges this stage presents, and also how important it is to incorporate healthy eating — for the good of the entire family.

The first few chapters of the book do address healthy eating in pregnancy and post-partum, but the remainder of the book is chock-full of information for any mom including

  • The Importance of specific nutrients and food groups
  • Keeping a healthy metabolism
  • Eating healthy on the go
  • Serving sizes and meal suggestions

You can also check out the authors’ Baby Fat Diet blog for ongoing encouragement.

Would you like to win a copy of The Baby Fat Diet (U.S. addresses only)? Leave a comment, and please see our site’s Terms and Conditions of Use for a complete list of our Contest and Giveaway Rules.

Check this column next week to see if you won.

The winners of How to Be a Geek Goddess are #133 Noelia Gutierrez, and #199 Holly Cooper. You each should have received an email from me. If not, please send your address to 5minutesforbooks (at) gmail DOT com.


  1. says

    My baby is 10 months old and I still have 30 pounds to lose! (well, from this baby and my first combined! ) Anyway, I could sure use this book!

  2. says

    I think probably the serving sizes are the most important element. I still remember being quite shocked at the incredible serving sizes in restaurants e.g. a salad served in the bowl the size of a washing up bowl but designed for one person rather than a whole family.

  3. ellen cunningham says

    I’m still trying to lose the rest of the weight from my pregnancy. This could definitely help me.

  4. says

    I sooo need this! Up until I got pregnant with my second child, I was still using the excuse, “I just had a baby.” Child #1 was 3…

  5. says

    Hmmm, maybe my inability to lose the baby fat x5 is the reason I’m pg with #6? It’s just easier to be pg than admitting I still have baby weight? LOL Come May, I could use the book – again!

  6. Kat R says

    I’m still lugging around twenty pounds of baby fat and baby girl is 16 months old, it’s harder to lose the tonnage this time than it was after the other three maybe it’s because I’m in my forties or just lazy 😉 but I sure could use the book

  7. says

    Many moms out there need this book, so better grab this out. It was a very helpful tool for all the moms especially those first time moms. Being aware on this book can strengthen you to know about the do’s and dont’s that a caring mother should focus about. For those pregnant moms, it is better to consult to your doctor for any changes on your body, or in your proper diet.

  8. Sheila says

    Yep, I need this book, I had my son almost 5 months ago and the Baby fat is still hanging around!!

  9. says

    This sounds like a great book for me. I have been struggling with my weight since I had my two boys a year apart. They are turning 3 and 2 in March and I still have not lost the weight I gained during those pregnancies! I need help!

  10. says

    I love to check out health motivating books, and this one looks like it would be very interesting. My sister just had a baby, so I’d definitely let her take a look.

  11. says

    I would love to win this book. I am in a out right war against my baby fat and I am only very very slowly winning. Any help would be great.

  12. says

    I had lost all the baby weight, then we started having whole milk in the house all the time (she turned 1 year) and I gained 10 lbs back.

  13. says

    Hi – Please enter me for this book! It’s that season of my life that I need to start doing something about the Baby Fat – as there will be no more babies!


  14. says

    Does it count as baby fat if your babies are 3 years old? Or if you lost it all by breastfeeding but now are gaining again? Because if so, then I need this book!

  15. joni chadwell says

    This looks like it could be a real eye-opener…I would share it with my TOPS WEIGHT LOSS GROUP that I go to every week

  16. Amy says

    I’ve lost quite a bit of weight since my baby was born, but now I’ve just…stopped. Actually, I lost all of my baby weight but now want to work on what I needed to lose before. And my weight is redistributed -located in totallly different areas – like my tummy then I had before. So that my post-baby weight looks and feels different then when I was this weight before.

    This book may be just what I need!

  17. Alexandra Hancock says

    yes Yes YES! I need this. It’s a year after my baby was brought into this world and I’m still packing an extra 20 or so pounds. Gah!

    alexandra dot hancock at gmail dot com

  18. Monica says

    Hi, I would love to win this book. My youngest daughter is 3 and I am still carrying an extra 10 lbs that I just can’t seem to lose. This book looks like it would be a great help. Thanks.

  19. says

    Sure, I’m interested. Baby #2 is due in March and I’m doing my very best to stay within the 25-35 lb. recommended weight gain range because I know that it will be easier to get back in shape if I do…

  20. Sharon Fairclough says

    Baby fat what is the definition of baby fat is said baby fat area is large than a baby or what this sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.

    sharr1226 (at) yahoo (dot) com