Victoria Beckham, Rachel Zoe & More — Expecting And New Moms Go To Scary Extremes To Stay Slim

Thu, June 16, 2011 12:11pm EST by 5 Comments

Another Hollywood trend has taken over the Upper East Side, but this time it’s not good. ‘Mommyrexia’ is slowly eating away at Manhattan mothers.

We see pregnant stars, like Victoria Beckham and Ivanka Trump, who are due next month, barely sporting baby bumps. New mom Rachel Zoe, who just gave birth two months ago, is already back to her scary skinny weight. And Bethenny Frankel is idolized and envied for dropping 30 pounds instantly after giving birth. What is going on!?

“Beckham is in her eighth month now, and looking too thin continues to be part of her plan – healthy or not,” dietician Lisa Cohn tells The New York Post. “She hasn’t been looking as vibrant – pale face, dull eyes and more drained. If Beckham’s extreme post-baby weight-loss plan of shedding 20 pounds in a short period is true, it sends a dangerous message to other women out there.”

And another mom-to-be Ivanka also shows off her super slender pregnancy, recently modeling as a playboy bunny for Harper’s Baazar.

Mommyrexics stress about baby weight seconds after leaving the hospital. They don’t eat right, even skip meals, and feel the constant urge to exercise. Fitness centers are even offering more training programs for pregnant women – with MILF and Stroller Boot Camp options! WHAT?

Psychiatrist Isaac Herschkopf, who treats celebrities with eating disorders, explains that women most likely to fall into this trend are those whose beauty are significant to their persona.

“Women whose beauty is part of their allure, women who are frightened about losing their husband’s attention,” he explains. “You do see women – and it’s a vicious cycle – who are worried about losing their husbands, and will ignore the baby and even come to resent the baby.”

What do you think, Hollymoms? Is it more important to have a healthy baby or hot figure during and after pregnancy?

–Amber Belus

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Umm nope

Posted at 11:06 AM on July 1, 2011  

1. Rachel Zoe looks FINE.
2. My mother looked like that when she was pregnant and I’m just fine. Its in the genes and we all have fast metabalisms. Don’t hate just cause your fat ass can’t look like us.

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Posted at 8:48 AM on June 17, 2011  

I don’t agree with this story. I’m not skinny just an average girl and when I was pregnant I only gained 20lbs and had a healthy girl. I tried to eat really well while I was pregnant and I lost 23lbs in less then a month without doing anything I think it’s perfectly normal if you don’t gain all the excess weight while pregnant to loose the weight fast.

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Posted at 9:13 AM on June 20, 2011  

Victoria Beckham haz alwayz been a stick, preggo or not! She wul remain a stick, maybe David lyks em super skinny. As long as d baby iz healthy…. hu d heck cares?! Not me….!

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Posted at 5:15 PM on June 16, 2011  

This article is extremely misleading!

It’s a proven medical fact that eating ever few hours in stead of gorging when hungry keeps you from gaining excess weight when pregnant, plus it’s perfectly healthy to work out when pregnant. Victoria has has 3 healthy boys, you really think she doesn’t know what she’s doing?

I would buy that Rachel Zoe has a problem, she’s admitted having problems in the past.

But in all honesty, NO ONE knows what’s going on behind closed doors and to suddenly assume the women are putting their unborn babies in danger is just plain stupid.

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Posted at 1:10 PM on June 16, 2011  

Part of being/becoming a “Mom” is to put the child first, ALWAYS FIRST! You can work on your figure later. If your man can’t handle a few pounds put on while popping out his offspring than he has a problem. It is a fact of nature, deal with it!

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