The Mommy Diet Review

Editor's Review: 3.5 / 5.0

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The Mommy Diet was written by Ali Sweeney, actress and mom of two. She is the host of the Biggest Loser, a reality television show about weight loss and a star on The Days of Our Lives, an NBC soap opera. Sweeney has managed to get fitter after having children, a feat many other mothers would love to accomplish. The book is mentioned on Sweeney’s official website, but the product is sold only through online bookstores like The retail price for The Mommy Diet is around $15.

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Diet plan for moms to get fit and healthy during pregnancy and postpartum.

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Alison Sweeney is well known as a daytime actress, but her role as the host of the Biggest Loser showed viewers how well she adjusted to pregnancy and postpartum weight loss. Sweeney was pregnant for a season of the Biggest Loser. During that time, she managed to continue exercising and eating healthy. After birth, the baby weight dropped naturally, though she did have some struggles with sleep deprivation and motivation, as is the case with many new mothers.

Sweeney offers insight for each of the pregnancy trimesters. She addresses common problems with diet and exercise during pregnancy and continues the support with her postpartum workout and diet plan. She pinpoints issues with exercise like lack of sleep and lack of time, both common for new moms. The star has no formal training in nutrition or exercise, so the information in the book is focused more on personal experience than training.

Reviews of The Mommy Diet are generally good, but most readers make comment about the laxness of the information. As one reader put it, the information is not new but it is a great resource to have around because pregnancy and postpartum diet and exercise tips are all included in one book.

The book does not address exercise and diet with children. Pregnancy and postpartum are the focus of the diet and exercise plan.

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  • Written is a comfortable tone for moms and moms-to-be.
  • Priced comparably with other diet books.
  • Offers helpful advice to mothers suffering lack of sleep.


  • The author of The Mommy Diet has no professional nutrition or exercise training.
  • Some readers think the information is too general.
  • No diet tips for moms with infants and older children.


The Mommy Diet is a fun, simple diet book with exercise and healthy eating tips. The author is writing from personal experience, which comes across in the language and style of the book. Dieters should not expect a eureka moment after reading The Mommy Diet, just a collection of helpful tips associated with pregnancy and postpartum weight and healthy eating.

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