Friday, January 21, 2011

Skinny Posh Plumps Up For Motherhood

The cat's out of the bag. Yes, Victoria Beckham aka Posh Spice is pregnant with her fourth child and both her and her hubby David Beckham are hoping that this time, it'll be a girl. But in an effort to give her 3 sons a little sister to play with, Posh was advised to ditch her usual restrictive diet and up the variety (and quantity) of foods she's consuming. Should we call her Nosh Spice now?

For so many years, Vicky's usual no-carb diet consisted of steamed fish and veggies which allowed her to keep up her famous rail thin figure. Fats were also not allowed, nor were sweets or enough calories to maintain her health in general! Now, in order to plump up a little to ensure the health of her baby and up the odds of it being a girl, Posh is re-introducing those 'banned' foods, including lots of cheese, yogurt, milk and whole grains.

Hopefully Posh was still including tons of fruits and veg in her diet when she implemented these changes, as recent research suggests that diets high in those nutritional powerhouses might play a role in tipping the odds towards conceiving a baby girl! Dutch researchers suggest that diets high in fruit and veg, especially dark leafy greens, might work because they contain high amounts of calcium and magnesium, but Posh won't have a problem getting those nutrients with all the dairy she's reportedly consuming. In any case, nothing can be done at this point to change the sex of her baby, but her dietary changes will likely ensure the health of her baby, which is the most important thing.

Unfortunately for Posh, the odds of having a girl are not in her favour, but I guess her fans will be anxiously waiting to find out if her dietary modifications paid off! If they do, who knows - maybe she'll market her diet or write a book on it!