Victoria Beckham's Posh Vegan Spice Girl Diet on Trial by Nutritionist
London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston looks at Victoria Beckham's Posh Spice Girl weight loss diet program and weighs it up against expert weight loss know how. Are seaweed shakes for wackos or weightwatchers?
Victoria Beckham is allegedly trying to get the Spice Girls to
join her on her posh diet of seaweed and strawberries.
A source told New magazine: "Victoria has told the girls her secret to staying trim is 200 sit-ups a day and a diet of soya edamame beans, strawberries and lettuce."
In Look magazine it was reported that Victoria Beckham was drinking 2 pints of algae and seaweed shake every day.
Harley Street Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston from Croydon said "The key things in Victoria Beckham's reported diet aren't as wacky as they sound. A good quality algae & seaweed shake is a useful way of getting some great nutrients into the body. Dulse seaweed could help to balance the body's metabolic rate and chlorella algae can help with detoxification and thus potentially assist with the breakdown of deposits of fat. Edamame soy beans are rich in protein and phyto-oestrogens, and strawberries despite their sweetness have a quite low glycaemic load and are rich in anti-oxidants. Miso soup generally has both tofu and seaweed it. "
Bishop-Weston adds that essential fats are important when dieting and suggests getting a balance of omega 3, 6 and 9 essential fats from hempseed. "When dieting, many people avoid all fats on a low fat diet. This can have devastating effects on your skin and the way your brain works, maybe even causing depression. Essential fats in balanced foods such as hempseed and hemp oil can help to keep your levels of essential fats balanced, especially if you ensure a supply of the supporting nutrients that help you process these fats."
For the really fat phobic there is now a sustainable, toxin free alternative to fish oil long chain omega 3 essential fatty acids from pure micro algae that come in small vegetarian capsules made from potato starch.
The nutritionist also warns about very low carb diets "It's wise to avoid nutrient depleted white carbohydrates such as white bread, white pasta and white rice but small amounts of the wholegrain varieties can supply important vitamins and minerals as well as fibre to help your digestive system function optimally" she advises.
Yvonne Bishop-Weston says that she is not a great fan of calorie counting and that all calories are not equal. "A nutrient rich calorie can have a profoundly different long term effect in your body than a calorie that is just all starch or all sugar. If you are calorie counting then it's important you optimise the nutrients in the few calories you are eating. You should look for an algae and seaweed shake with millions of high quality probiotics in addition to the other phyto-nutrients to maximise their absorption." says the Nutritionist.
Apparently it's a risky business trying to emulate supermodels such as Kate Moss and celebrity bodies that are unnaturally thin with very low BMI's. "At that level of dieting and calorie restriction it's even more important that you seek professional, qualified and experienced nutritional advice otherwise you could cause yourself long term health problems including infertility issues" warns
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