15 August 2008

Posh carbo-loads

Doctors have told Victoria Beckham to fatten up before her next pregnancy. So she's tucking into the carbs.

Doctors have told Victoria Beckham to fatten up before her next pregnancy. So she's tucking into the carbs.

Victoria Beckham has real thighs! Apparently, Posh has been trying hard to gain weight because she’s desperate for a daughter, “... just for all the clothes I’ve got to hand down,” she’s said. And she seems to have done it, too.

But doctors say her current weight gain is not enough, and have ordered waif-like Victoria to change her lifestyle drastically before she can even consider falling pregnant again. “I’m strict in the way I eat. I eat lots of fish and veg. I’m healthy,” says Posh. And while she refuses to eat junk food, doctors have insisted she increase her portions. “That way, she is still healthy but slowly gaining the weight needed to carry a baby.”

Other concerns come into the picture too, such as the safety of a fourth birth by C-section, but Posh will cross that bridge when she comes to it. For now, let’s just hope she at least sticks to her doctor’s advice and eats that extra helping of tuna!

So what are the best things to eat to get your body ready for pregnancy? And if you're struggling with fertility, there are plenty of foods you can eat to up your chances of conceiving.

But a healthy diet is not the only health concern facing Victoria Beckham. If she falls pregnant again, she will be heading for her fourth Caesarean section. Read more about the benefits and risks of Caesarean sections.

(This is an edited extract of a feature by Jessica Levitt, published in Heat magazine, August 2008. Get more fascinating views and interviews in the latest issue of Heat, on sale now.)


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