Loni Jane: Pregnant Mother on 'Fruit Diet' Defends Herself from Haters
By Julie S | Nov 16, 2013 11:25 AM EST
Loni Jane, 25, Australia became an instant Instagram star when she shared her unusual "fruit diet." She has received positive and negative comments since then but now she defends herself from haters who wouldn't just let her be.
Loni Jane Anthony is following an 80/10/10 vegan Diet. The diet program was developed by U.S doctor Doug Graham based on whole, fresh, raw fruits and vegetables. She admitted that she eats 10 bananas a day for breakfast alone.
Her life has been transformed since her first interview with the Australian News where she shared how her diet saved her life. Criticisms started pouring in from bloggers, nutritionists, and various media outlets as they accuse her of causing harm to her baby. They said that she is depriving the baby of essential nutrients and advised her to take supplements, eat protein and reduce her carb intake.
Despite of all the haters' comments, she was just amazed instead of being upset. "The negative feedback doesn't get to me because the people who are slamming me for it haven't tried it themselves and don't have any education about it. They don't understand and they're not even trying to. They're just having their opinions and their judgment way to quickly and they're too stuck in their comfort zones," she said in a follow-up interview with the Australian News.
She then added that she pity those people who she believes are interested on trying her diet but couldn't start because they couldn't let go of their ice cream and fastfood cravings.
"It seems so ridiculous because we're always told to eat more fruits and vegetables to be healthy, so it doesn't make any sense. I can't see how people can think that I'm depriving myself or my child. They're clearly not seeing the amount of food I'm eating."
Meanwhile, Loni Jane has received support from the Australian Medical Association federal president Steve Hambleton who support her for avoiding alcohol and tobacco. He also added that her nutrition tests revealed she is healthy.
"It's OK to be a vegetarian. You can get sufficient nutrition as a vegetarian," Hambleton said.