Pregnant woman hits back at critics over ‘extreme vegan’ diet: ‘I did the right thing’

A woman who ate 20 bananas a day whilst pregnant has defended her decision to opt for an ‘extreme vegan’ diet.


by Fiona Day |

Australian Loni Jane Anthony shared her pregnancy journey with Instagram users, sharing her staunch vegan lifestyle with followers throughout her pregnancy.

Many were shocked when she revealed that she ate 20 bananas a day as part of her strict diet.

She told an Australian news outlet: “It is a really good feeling to prove to a lot of people that what I was doing was the right thing.”

“I think for a lot of people they don't want to believe that something so simple actually works.”

Loni ate a strict vegan diet whilst pregnant with her son
Loni ate a strict vegan diet whilst pregnant with her son

“The negativity doesn't get to me one bit because I know what I'm doing is right. I'm not silly and I'm not on a diet this is my lifestyle it's every single day.”

She boasted that she was “living proof that you don’t have to become a whale when you’re pregnant.”

She said: “You don’t have to put on heaps of weight and never bounce back- you can stay really healthy.”

Loni says her 3-month-old son is 'happy and healthy' as a result of her strict diet

Head nutritionist at Shona Wilkinson told Mail Online back in November: “This isn't a diet I would recommend to a pregnant woman. Protein and fats are important in our diet especially during pregnancy.”

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“The amino acids that make up protein are the building blocks of your body's cells – and of your baby's body as well. It's important to get enough protein throughout your pregnancy, but especially during the second and third trimesters, when your baby is growing the fastest.”

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Shona continues: “Some fats are particularly important during pregnancy because they support your baby's brain and eye development – both before and after birth. Fats also help the placenta and other tissues grow, and studies show that some fats may help prevent and low birth weight.”

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Loni opted for a vegan lifestyle after her ‘party lifestyle’ started making her feel fed-up and ill.‘It wasn’t for weight loss or for a quick fix. 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,’ she told an Australian magazine.

Do you think Loni right sticking with her diet during pregnancy?

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