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Reality Check: Victoria Beckham Eats?

Posh is so often in the limelight for her fashion choices that her body is often the subject of discussion too. Uber slim Victoria Beckham defended her eating habits in the recent issue of Allure. Here's what she had to say about her diet:

"I'm very strict in the way I eat. I eat lots of fish, vegetables, fruit, Japanese food. I don't eat junk food. I'm really healthy; my kids are really healthy; David's really healthy. Of course I eat. I've been accused of not eating for ten years. If I hadn't eaten for ten years, I'd be [awfully] hungry."

I appreciate her dry British humor. She does exercise as well, and like most of us she feels guilty about not working out more.

" I try to make the best of what I got. I like to do Pilates, even though I should go more often . . . I'd like to go to the gym more often but with three children, I don't have the time. I'm 34 years old. I accept the way I look."

Whether she is naturally skinny or "starving," self-acceptance is an important lesson that seems to come along with being over thirty. What do you think?


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wiseone wiseone 9 years
I am sick of people saying or thinking that if you are a day over thirty you are doomed to be fat!! WOW! 34 is really old! Whatever!! You can have a great body at any age! I have seen women and men alike who are over thirty who look way better than someone a lot younger!! Posh looks fantastic probably because she has to run after her children and damn' look at her husband... hello people! Sex is a great form of exercise (said in a nonderogatory way) All I can say..."You go girl! Strut your glamourous self! Said to all the women and men who are thirty and over! We are not old...we are better and sexier!
sparklestar sparklestar 9 years
Not eating for 10 years... maybe not... it's not a disguised secret that at least half of the Spice Girls had/have eating disorders. Geez.
Evalicious Evalicious 9 years
I am pre-wired to be fat. My father and all my aunts and uncles, grandmother and cousins are all over weight. My father has always been on my sister and I about being active. So for my family I am "too skinny." It makes no sense. I eat, but I also run and exercise and I'm picky when I eat - no red meat, only chicken and fish and lots of vegetables and fruits. I hate fried stuff and candy. Maybe VB is just picky!!! Also, I eat very healthy during the week and whatever I want on the weekends.
Hanaa Hanaa 9 years
she's such a cutie....obviously genes play an important role in her banging body...i love that she eats healthy too! however i could never say no to cheeseburgers and cupcakes...there just too tasty. Go Victoria.
HipMom HipMom 9 years
She's skinnier than I usually like but if that's how she likes herself, I don't see what the problem is as long as she accomplishes it with healthy eating and exercise. I heard people teasing her because she doesn't eat mexican food and cupcakes and stuff - I don't think that's wrong. I wish I had that kind of resolve. For many moderation is a better choice, but if you can stick to healthy, good-quality food all the time, my hat's off to you.
Papaver Papaver 9 years
stephaniegee I totally agree with you. Reading all the posts praising her self-acceptance makes me wanna scream: people, the queen is naked!
missyd missyd 9 years
I think she revels in the attention it gets her. Really. The whole world has been talking about her weight for years
fabulouslady87 fabulouslady87 9 years
I love her, and I'm sick of healthy skinny girls being targeted all the time. She's obviously a healthy weight, its not like you see just skin and bones like some celebrities out there. If she was bigger there would be someone talking about how she needs to lose weight. If she likes who she is, then what's the problem? She looks great, and she managed to bag one of the hottest men out there so she can't be that bad, right?
MisterPinkNoTip MisterPinkNoTip 9 years
ITA BellaSugar. I'm vegan and I don't eat corn syrup or partially hydrogenated oils, which I think is strict. But I certainly eat plenty enough food. It really bothers me how people give her so much flack for being thin. She's also relatively short.
luiyuming luiyuming 9 years
She just sounds like she has a good diet and inherited great genes from her folks :o) she looks good for 34.
stephaniegee stephaniegee 9 years
Those who admire her seem like media-brainwashed robots. Are we to believe every bag-of-bones celebrity is "naturally thin?" Look at what is in front of you--Ten years ago, Posh was STILL thin--but HEALTHY looking. Does it make any sense that as she approaches middle age, and has given birth three times, her body would just "naturally" be thinner? Wouldn't that be convenient--in an age where thin is the new trend, these celebrities can just allow their "natural" thinness to shine through. THIS is what sends thousands and thousands of girls into disordered eating. They aren't "naturally" thin, so they stop eating. Or they throw up. Or they pick up any of the other eating disorders so prevalent today. If Posh has to be strict, so must they. A woman eating half of her daily recommended calories is not "self-dedicated." It is self-mutilating.
Wild-Magelet Wild-Magelet 9 years
I actually really like the way she comes across in interviews; I think she seems like she actually has an approachable, self-deprecating sense of humour. But, short in stature or not, she's underweight. I realise that some people are naturally thin, and yes, you are the subject of my extreme envy :), but Victoria Beckham is not naturally *that* thin. I don't think it's possible to be her size and be eating over 1200 calories a day.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
She's not being ALL that honest about her diet. She says she eats "lots" of fruits, veggies, Japanese foods, etc., but she DOESN'T say that she eats roughly 900 calories a day (according to the diet her trainer had her on). True, you can fit more food into 900 calories if you eat healthy stuff, but 900 calories is 900 calories, no matter how you look at it. I think she needs to gain a little weight back to look healthy again. She looked really good back in her Spice Girls days.
emlod10 emlod10 9 years
I love her. I wish her show "Coming to America" was still around...she needs a show. She was HILARIOUS. I'm glad she's honest in her eating/work-out habits.
alethia037 alethia037 9 years
Amen to what you said earlier, Jude C... I spend way too much time trying to explain to people that some people are just naturally thin... no matter how "strict" their diet.
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
That's true, Papaver :) Back in those days she didn't have a husband and kids, though--maybe she's just got more stress now? Who knows?
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 9 years
I've always liked VB in interviews because she seems so shy and contained. I feel bad that she always has to defend herself all the time especially to people who are probably way more unhealthy than she is.
Papaver Papaver 9 years
Still, I think she used to smile more in old Spice Girls days :)
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
I think she sort of has a sour face anyway--it's all kind of part of her package :)
Papaver Papaver 9 years
But look at the pictures I posted, she hasn't been like this before. I think she looks sad and hungry.
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
As someone who typically weighs between 90 to 95 pounds but is perfectly healthy, I can say from personal experience that it must be annoying to be constantly bombarded with the "EAT SOMETHING! YOU MUST BE HUNGRY!" comments. It sounds like she's simply very disciplined, and probably genetically programmed to stay thin fairly easily.
bealotus bealotus 9 years
:ROTFL: LaurenG22!
FoxyJo FoxyJo 9 years
Oh LaurenG22! Too funny!! But so true...not eating a whole bag is pretty tuff. They are oh so good!! (Especially the Almond one's yummy!)
snapperdoodle snapperdoodle 9 years
Most celebs DID weigh more in the mid-late 90s. (Look at Teri Hatcher, for one.) The new "thin" is much thinner as it was back then. If you want to get free clothes from designers (not that she can't afford them anyway!), you have to be a size 2 or zero, as those are the sizes the runway and sample clothes are made in. I found this quote from Liv Tyler from last year as an example: Of course, size is all relative anyway. I like Posh fine, but I really don't care what she eats or how much she works out. It doesn't affect my "bottom line".
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