In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a new trend in pregnancy — not gaining any (or much) weight.
Stars like Victoria Beckham and Bethenny Frankel are prototypes of women who gained very little during pregnancy with the intention of losing it quickly, and that worries experts.
Said Manhattan dietitian Lisa Cohn:
“Beckham’s in her eighth month now, and looking too thin continues to be part of [her] plan - healthy or not. She hasn’t been looking as vibrant - pale face, dull eyes and more drained. If her extreme post-baby weight-loss plan of shedding 20lb in a short period is true, it sends a dangerous message to other women out there.”
Trying to maintain a healthy weight during pregnancy is a good idea, but if the ideal “healthy weight” is set to low by celeb standards, it could start sending the wrong message to women.
Anorexia and pregnancy should NOT be mixed!!
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