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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