|VICTORIA BECKHAM REVEALS GRUELLING POST-BABY REGIME|
Victoria Beckham has revealed that her near instant slim-down after the birth of baby daughter Harper was not without hard work.
The star told US Vogue that the secret behind the sudden return to her usual physique was extensive exercise, which included running six days a week.
“I worked out a lot,” explained Beckham. “I ran a lot. I did it six days a week. I become quite obsessive when I get into something.”
Beckham says she also used clever dressing tricks to give the illusion of a streamlined figure.
"I’ve never been a six-foot-tall, skinny model, so therefore I wanted to create an illusion," said Beckham, who credits her own fashion line with her shape. “People think I’m taller than I am – not because of the shoes I wear but because of the way I dress. It’s all relatively streamlined."
However, many industry insiders suspect most Hollywood stars resort to a series of “quick fixes” to lose their baby weight, with Dr. Carson Liu,certified bariatric and gastrointestinal surgeon, telling FOX, “I highly doubt most celebrities are losing weight the healthy way. There is a tremendous amount of pressure on Hollywood mommies to lose weight. They’re not viable again until they lose the weight. It’s expected of them.”
However, it seems the general consensus in the medical world is that these “quick fixes” can have dire long-term effects.
“The trouble with some of these quick fixes is the tremendous nutritional upset these attempts at weight loss can cause, particularly with electrolyte imbalance, protein catabolism and even metabolic interruption,” said Tosca Reno, author of the best-selling “Eat Clean Die”.
Do you think women today are under too much pressure to lose weight post baby?