Blogger stands by controversial diet
She may have copped a lot of flak for maintaining a controversial diet during pregancy, but social media personality Loni Jane Anthony has given birth to a healthy baby boy and says she wouldn't change a thing.
The 25-year-old Australian, who first came under fire six months into her pregnancy when she claimed she would continue her plant-based diet - which involved eating 20 bananas a day - throughout motherhood, says her diet has kept her in 'good shape'.
"I'm living proof that you don't have to become a whale when you're pregnant," Loni Jane told News.com.au.
"You don't have to put on heaps of weight and never bounce back - you can stay really healthy."
Loni Jane gave birth to baby boy Rowdy Nash, weighing 3.9kg on March 2.
The new mother follows an adaptation of the 80:10:10 Diet created by US Doctor Doug Graham which consists of 80 per cent carbs, 10 per cent fat and 10 per cent protein.
The diet is defined as a raw food, low-fat vegan programme based exclusively around whole, fresh, uncooked fruits and vegetables.
Loni Jane, who documents her meals and body on her blog Aleven:11, was quick to post pictures on Instagram of her taut stomach post labour to prove just how pleased she is with her arguably risky nutrition plan.
She also recently revealed that she plans to raise her son as a vegan, but added that as he gets older 'he can then make his own decisions with that'.
The 'well-being' blogger claims her obsessive diet has "saved her life" after the constant partying and drinking she says was the norm a few years ago.
"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 ageing. So giving up that food was really quite simple for me," she said.
Loni Jane currently has over 210,000 Instagram followers, check out more photos from her account below: