Victoria Beckham has finally admitted to having suffered from an eating disorder in her first book Learning to Fly in which she tells of her relentless battle to look good.
In the book, the former Spice Girl details how she became“obsessed” with her body and with her appearance during the time when her career with the Spice Girls was at its peak. In the gym, instead of checking my posture or position, I was checking the size of my bottom, or to see if my double chin was getting any smaller.”
Beckham claims that her image obsession began in the early days of the Spice Girls, circa 1994, when their management told all five members of the girly group to slim down. Years of dieting ensued and at the suggestion of fellow Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, Beckham claims that she substituted food with liquid.
“I began living on vegetables and nothing else. But it never occurred to me that I had an eating disorder,” fametastic.co.uk quotes the star as saying. Later, Victoria reportedly succumbed to binge eating, with the BBC reporting her as saying she ate ten bowls of cereal in one sitting.
But while the now super skinny footballer’s wife admits to being obsessed with her body in the past, she passionately denies that she still suffers from eating disorders.
“I think there’s a big difference between someone having an eating disorder and someone who is controlled about what they eat,” she told People Magazine.
“I eat really healthy, I love Japanese food, lots of fish, any sort of fish, any sort of vegetable, lots of fruit, that kind of thing,” Beckham says.