Victoria Beckham’s favorite meal is toast and she orders steamed vegetables while out


Victoria Beckham has been the butt of jokes for years about her eating habits. She’s a svelte lady who is rarely seen eating. And whenever she is photographed with food or quoted talking about food, it’s just… weird. Like having a watermelon shaped like a birthday cake. Or that she sees a fruit plate as an indulgence. And even though she knows the world loves to poke fun at her dining practices, Victoria never shies away from giving them, even if they’re drab. Recently, she was asked about her favorite meal and her answer read like an Absolutely Fabulous punchline. Victoria said her favorite meal is toast. Toast with salt on it. Victoria went on to describe her standing restaurant order: steamed vegetables. No sauce, no, butter or oil, just plain ol’ steamed vegetables.

Victoria Beckham has divulged some of her most bizarre eating habits.
The 47-year-old singer-turned-fashion designer has been criticised for her tiny meals in the past as she sticks to a strict healthy eating regime to maintain her model-like figure.

And Posh’s latest food confession is possibly one of her weirdest yet.
The former Spice Girl has admitted that her all-time favourite meal is toast – but not just any toast.

Victoria loves nothing more than sprinkling some salt on her bread before gobbling it up.

Lifting the lid on her favourite cuisine, Victoria said: “This is where I sound even more boring in the food department.

If the fashionista happens to find herself in a restaurant, she will sometimes only order steamed vegetables for herself.

Admitting that she’s incredibly picky with food, Victoria steers clear of any butter, oils, or sauces as she simply doesn’t enjoy them.

The mum-of-four told River Café’s Table 4 podcast: “To most restaurants I’m probably their worst nightmare. I love some steamed vegetables, some balsamic vinegar and then to season myself.

“I like things to be cooked in a very simple way. I don’t like oils or butters or sauces.”

[From the Mirror via DListed]

I appreciate that Victoria owns her food quirks. She likes what she likes. I’m split on the steamed veggies at restaurants. I understand ordering something plain and seasoning it yourself. I know people who are so picky it is just easier to do it this way. And if someone actively avoids butter and oil, the amount they use in restaurants (which is why it tastes so good!) can be overwhelming. Yes, it’s a waste of the chef’s talents, but Victoria’s probably there because she wants to be with the person she went with, not the food. And her dining companion deserves to eat out. Not to sound too much like her mom, but where does Victoria get her protein? And, she has said repeatedly how much she loves wine, and that she’ll have a glass or two with her steamed veggies with no fat on them to slow the alcohol absorption down. At her perpetual size two weight, how does she not pass out?

As for the toast bit, no judgement from me. Toast rocks. Personally, I’ll take Nigella Lawson’s over Vick’s, but I’ll always die on any toast hill. I’ve told you before I cannot be trusted around a loaf of rye bread. Sourdough and most Italian breads aren’t going to last the day either. However, I dispute Victoria’s claim that toast is a meal. Maybe if it had peanut butter on it but salt? I think at least two food groups have to be present to qualify as a meal. And although I am fine with Victoria flying her food freak flag openly, I’m not sure All I eat is toast and plain veggies, is the kind of advertising her husband David Beckham needs for his Netflix cooking show. “So, David, what do you make most of?” “Uhm… hot bread?”




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  1. Shell says:

    She’s not picky, she has an eating disorder. There’s a big difference.

    • M says:

      Exactly. This is just restrictive eating to the point of illness. Treating this as normal is incredibly dangerous.

      • Haylie says:

        Indeed. We see it in the form of “eating clean”, gluten free (for non celiacs), going vegan, etc. not to say that any one if these things is a sign of disordered eating, but for some people, they are a great way to mask one in plain sight.

      • Emma says:

        Yeah calling this “food quirks” or “letting her food freak flag fly” is not accurate. She is describing disordered eating. A fruit plate is indulgent? I hope she’s joking about that… but I remember their Vogue cover story which mentioned she was eating a plate of peas. I was anorexic and I’ve struggled with eating and I really think there are BRIGHT red flags here.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        She’s loaded with red flags. At least her daughter looks fine and healthy.

        EDs are hard to recover from and tough to manage. I’ll give some credit to at least eating with consistency. Every little bit helps and before criticizing how little she eats we should see this as at least a step towards healing.

      • Andie says:

        “Don’t eat sauces on foods” is so classic diet/ED leading into advice. I gave up all sauces and spreads but mustard (0 cal!) gave up cheese (pretended I was lactose intolerant) never drank anything non-alcoholic that wasn’t 0 calories. I used to go to 7-11 after work to get a 2L of Diet Pepsi and a PACK OF GUM for my evening snacks. Fml

        I can’t imagine still living that way and now and I’m 36, younger than Vicky

      • Mustang Sally says:

        To Andie’s point, our bodies need a small amount of healthy fats (avocado, olive oil, etc.) from good brain function, hormones and skin/hair/nail health.

    • Pebs0899 says:

      Exactly. I’m a bit disturbed by celebrities trying to mask their eating disorders with their “picky /quirky eating”.

      • Noki says:

        @Simone her biography right? Yes you can tell from that book that she had serious weight hang ups and eventually they became her way of life. She is naturally rather fuller figured,you can tell she goes out of her way to maintain such a tiny weight.

      • Seraphina says:

        I agree I once read somewhere some people will claim they are gluten free to be left alone because of their eating disorder. Masking it is so dangerous.

      • purplehazeforever says:

        Some of us actually do have gluten allergies/ dairy allergies & disorder eating issues…It’s a real problem but less of one today than years ago in my teens.

      • Noki says:

        @Seraphina yes i remember once on KUWTK they asked Kourtney what it even means to be gluten free,she had no clue.

    • CC says:

      Please stop normalizing her “preferences” as if avoiding butter and sauce is a quirk rather than a clear attempt to avoid calories. This is disordered eating!

    • Me says:

      Not so sure about the eating disorder. It does sound like she made a business decision to be very thin. At 47, very thin is a lot of work.

    • Jaded says:

      Exactly. There’s an eating disorder called ARFID which stands for Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder. It’s basically an adult version of picky eater syndrome in children. Mr. Jaded’s ex-wife had it and had years of therapy before she’d let a piece of meat or fish or anything with a peel (apple, pear, green pepper, etc.) in her mouth because she’d gag. I also think Victoria just doesn’t appreciate food, some people seem devoid of a love of food. They eat to live, not live to eat. I am of the live to eat group.

    • jbyrdku says:

      THANK YOU! It’s not pickiness, it’s freaking starvation. TOAST. Seriously?!

    • Chilicat says:

      I don’t like to judge, I’m over weight so who am i to comment on someone’s eating habits. But this is an eating disorder. It’s restrictive eating. And in the same way binge eating shouldn’t be promoted, this restrictive diet shouldn’t be either.

    • observer says:

      you can be a picky eater who doesnt like sauces AND have an eating disorder… they can be linked or separate, sometimes one is a catalyst for the other and it starts to form a catch-22

      i speak from experience. anyway, she’s a “functionally” eating disordered person in my eyes (and i’ve had one for decades). like with kate middleton, nobody is ever gonna talk about it and act like she’s just naturally thin and quirky though.

      i defend her right to be a picky eater because some people ARE just naturally like that and they can’t change what they (don’t) like. however it’s possible though that she just literally has orthorexia, which is an entirely different thing than simply “picky eating”.

  2. Ruth says:

    These aren’t “food quirks” or “pickiness,” it’s disordered eating. Anyone who has been through it can see it from a mile away.

    • nicobel says:

      Ruth, agree. I had disordered eating when I was younger, I fortunately found a healthy relationship to food but all of this is a red flag to those of us who know. I have a teenage daughter and it is critically important to me to model healthy eating for her as I don’t want her to repeat my mistakes. I love to cook and make sure our family dinners are enjoyable, healthy and most importantly, no one is “worrying” about portions. IMO that photo with her daughter is so disturbing. Stick-thin mom, sky high heels and “normal” size preteen with a small belly – the juxtaposition is deliberate on her part. She knows exactly what she is doing on SM.

  3. Normades says:

    That just sounds really unhealthy. Fat is good for you.

  4. Esmerelda says:

    At least she’s honest: for most people, if you want to be that thin, you have to eat very little.

    • TeamMeg says:

      Agree: At least she is being honest. Most people who are pin thin consume very, very little food. I don’t think it’s healthy, and I don’t know how they do it—I could never (food is too delicious!) But I do know why they do it. Society approves, even reveres the gamine, ultra-svelte figure. Hepburn, Jolie, Posh…the list goes on.

      • teecee says:

        It’s interesting that for most of those women the most celebrated version of their bodies indicated severe internal trauma. Hepburn’s came from the starvation she suffered during Nazi occupation, Jolie’s* thinnest points were during her grief period after the loss of her beloved mother, and Posh clearly has an eating disorder.

        *I would also say that Jolie got a lot thinner when she got with Brad, and so did Brad’s other high profile girlfriends. When already thin women get that much skinnier, it’s a red flag for abuse. It’s one of the reasons I believe Kate Middleton’s marriage is so much worse than even most people expect. (Kate’s still a racist who sucks.)

    • Kristen says:

      Agree. Idk how healthy it is, but VB has always been upfront about how little she eats in order to stay so skinny. Honestly this is a lot better than Jennifer Aniston talking about how she stops at one M&M and people praise her restraint.

    • minx says:

      I find her constant posing irritating…the tilted head, etc.

    • Moneypenny424 says:

      She’s partially honest. She’s honest about what she eats, but not WHY she eats that way. It isn’t just her tastes or a quirk, it is an eating disorder.

      And it *might* just be her taste now, after years of deprivation.

      • Kristen says:

        She’s actually been pretty open in interviews that she eats and exercises this way in order to stay so skinny; it’s the author of the article who’s describing this as picky and quirky.

  5. manda says:

    Toast and bread and butter are delicious treats, but neither is a meal. I remember reading years ago that she never drank water, only diet coke (which I doubt is true now but might have been true at some point). And, I remember she used to snack on some kind of tiny shellfish or maybe an unusual sounding bean, I wish I could remember what it was. I guess if she’s happy living like that, although I don’t see how! I will say, she looks good, and not like a wrinkled bag of bones, like some other skinny minnie ladies look like. I also do not believe for one second she doesn’t like butter at all. I mean, I just find that impossible to believe

    • TabithaD says:

      I think it was edamame beans. I remember reading that she’s go out to high-end restaurants and just order a bowl of edamame beans and some red wine. One time, she was at a Gordon Ramsay restaurant in London and ordered just lettuce and tomato ketchup.
      I know she wants us to admire her “discipline” but in reality it’s extremely disordered eating – I really hope she’s not going to pass any of this on to Harper.

      • manda says:

        If it was edamame, then I am red in the face! Although, I probably hadnt heard of them yet when I read the article, pretty sure it was early 2000s, before my palate had broadened.

        I would think that it would be impossible not to pass it on to Harper, unless her mother spends no time with her at all. I would think it would take pretty strong teaching to overcome stuff she’s probably just observed

  6. Noki says:

    Victoria,Jennifer Aniston and Kate Midds have some serious discipline,they have managed to stay a close size zero for decades.

    • Moneypenny424 says:

      It is not basic discipline, it is disordered eating. Aniston looks much healthier than these two. I do not think she has an ED. She likes simple, fairly boring food, but she never looks like she deprives herself like Posh and Kate do.

      As a former anorexic/exercise bulimic, I can say that if I was famous like these ladies that I’d also be as impossibly slim as Posh and Kate because I couldn’t handle the world commenting on my being “heavy” (aka a normal sized human). I used to be very proud of the discipline I showed eating once every 3 days (even while working out for hours a day)

    • Esger says:

      Jennifer Aniston & Goop have smoked cigarettes since before they were famous and are STILL doing it. It curbs their appetite, makes them feel full, etc. just like most models do. Coffee/cigarettes = model’s continental breakfast the joke but also for actresses their whole lives. They can pretend they’re all about health & wellness but they’re chain smokers and have been for DECADES. They just hide it.

  7. Merricat says:

    Imagine going most of your life without the incredible pleasures that flavors provide. I’m not a size 2, and I’m not willing to give up what’s necessary to get there.

    • sally says:

      Indeed. Also my parents screwed me up in many ways, but I love that I grew up with a healthy relationship to food and that I don’t have to force myself into weird habits to stay at an actually healthy weight.

  8. Chill says:

    I love toast too. I have butter, kosher salt and honey on toast. It is wonderful.

    • Seraphina says:

      YES, me too!!! And my husband is keeps asking why I put kosher salt on butter and honey, but it brings out the flavor of the honey. It is so good……….YUM.

      • Keats says:

        Ooo I’ll have to try this. I’m not a huge honey person but this sounds cozy and delicious

  9. Aang says:

    Disordered eating for sure. My daughter is in a dietitian program and she was afraid to choose that as her major because she thought it might make her anxiety around food worse. But it’s actually given her freedom to eat a wider variety of foods because she’s learning that her restrictive eating was depriving her body of needed nutrients. It’s like the knowledge gave her permission to eat. She gained 5 much needed pounds, her periods became regular, and her thinning hair is even starting to grow back. Starving yourself is so harmful.

    • SophieJara says:

      Aang I’m so happy for your daughter! That’s wonderful news.

    • Lady Keller says:

      I’m happy for your daughter. I considered going down the dietician/nutritionist route when I was younger. I took a short nutrition course in college and the instructor completely put me off the idea. She obviously had disordered eating habits masked as “healthy”. I created one recipe that had slivered almonds sprinkled on top, the goal was to create a healthy dessert, and she failed me because almonds “have fat in them”. The assignment said nothing about fat free, and I argued with her that almonds were healthy but she wouldn’t hear it, because fat and calories. She preached against any kind of fat, even healthy ones like olive or avocado. It made me assume the field was going to be a hotbed of disordered eating. Sad, because in retrospect it would have been a great career.

  10. KinChicago says:

    I’m awful lactose intolerant and sometimes having to explain this to others is painfully awkward “I love cheese but but don’t you miss ice cream? Butter?” No. Because every single experience is painful and not worth the suffering.
    I am not trying to push this on others- I hope you enjoy what you like! But please understand that sometimes when in a restaurant setting explaining cramps, nausea, diarrhea as inevitable to a server or other diners is no fun. No one chooses an intolerance and having to detail because pressed is a bummer.

    • ellie says:

      Yep! I don’t eat gluten, dairy or eggs and I avoid meals with tons of fat.

      The amount of know-it-alls telling me I have an eating disorder when in fact I just don’t want to feel awful, sick and bloated 24/7.

  11. Seraphina says:

    There are days where some toast with butter and salt is what I am craving. And it’s oh so good.
    But I don’t claim it’s a meal. And certain oils are healthy and needed by the body. I agree this has morphed into a disorder.

  12. purplehazeforever says:

    This isn’t picky eating…this is disorganized eating/ eating disorder.

    • LillyfromLillooet says:

      I feel for any child who has to watch a parent doing this.

      • Noki says:

        I fear for her daughter, i see the comments on the daily fail calling her honey boo boo,porker etc She needs to be watched carefuly but then look at her mothers eating habits. The inevitable will happen.

      • LillyfromLillooet says:


        I knew a person who had anorexia and a daughter. She overfed her child, forced food on the child. The husband would have divorced this woman if he felt she was passing along her starvation ethic to their daughter, so the person made a show of feed, feed, feed. The poor kid is never going to learn the basics of eating well, or of what a healthy weight is, or a basic sense of okayness around any of this.

  13. Eurydice says:

    Huh, so if she doesn’t eat any fats, is she eating dry toast with salt on it? But really, all she said was her favorite food is toast and she orders vegetables in a restaurant, not that she doesn’t eat anything else.

    • Seraphina says:

      I find it hard to digest – pun intended. With all that money to only eat food the way she does? she can get her hands on organic and well prepared food and if this story is really true – she is missing out.

      • Eurydice says:

        I don’t think it’s possible that she doesn’t eat in a nutritious way. She’s a public person who wants to look good and she needs the energy to run her businesses and keep up with her family. A diet of dry toast and steamed vegetables isn’t going to do that. I don’t follow her personal habits at all, but she might be drinking protein shakes or eating lean protein or tofu or something else. As for how she spends her money, maybe she doesn’t like food all that much – some people don’t. Sadly, I’m not one of them – I like food – a lot.

      • Lizzie Bathory says:

        @Eurydice, I don’t follow her, either, but you’d be surprised at how much you can accomplish/maintain with an eating disorder. I’m in recovery from ED, but the weird thing about it is that even though you’re starving, it can give you an intense high & energy boost. My guess is that’s how she keeps going.

        A few years ago, Jack Dorsey (Twitter founder) bragged about restricting his eating & how he had more energy & mental clarity. A bunch of women on Twitter were like, “congrats, dude, you discovered eating disorders.”

      • Seraphina says:

        Yes, @Lizzie Bathory. Not only that but there are so many emotions that help feed an ED; depending on who you are. EDs can also be about control. But never ever discount the euphoric high felt from an ED – parallel to a drug abuser.

  14. Watson says:

    I’ve never had salt on toast before. Butter? Olive oil and balsamic? Avocado? Ricotta and honey? Condensed milk and butter? All yes. But salt? Only salt?

    Talk about misery and deprivation…

    The steamed veggies with balsamic sounds decent though. High quality balsamic is a treat!!!

    • Busybody says:

      @Watson: tell me more about condensed milk and butter. Sounds delicious—like caramel?

      • duchess of hazard says:

        @busybody – yes if you can bear it, condensed milk is thick, sweetened cows milk. It’s normally sold in tins and does taste similar to caramel. I can’t eat dairy, but I loved it with oats as a child.

  15. Jillian says:

    Hmmmmm Victoria, I worry about you, gal. I do love toast, I have toast and fruit for breakfast everyday. Get yourself a loaf of croissant toast, that shit is unreal

  16. lanne says:

    My eating disorder radar is blaring here. She likely eats more that this at home–she probably just orders steamed vegetables at restaurants because it’s easiest to control her intake that way–proteins are likely cooked in fats in amounts she can’t control. With an eating disorder, whether its subclinical or a full-on case of a named disorder, she’s at a high risk of osteopenia and bones breaking, especially as she is likely in peri if not full menopause. I’m not concern trolling here–I think it’s really difficult to be in the public eye as a woman without experiencing some form of disordered eating. We police women’s bodies so harshly in pop culture. It makes me sad.

  17. OriginalLala says:

    I can’t judge her for this – she is in an industry that drives women to develop lifelong eating disorders. It’s sad to think of the damage our society has done to women…I hope she will be able to find peace with food and her body someday.

  18. Granger says:

    There are a few things about this I feel the need to unpack. One, it’s the author who writes that “she will sometimes only order steamed vegetables for herself.” He then quotes Victoria saying, “To most restaurants I’m probably their worst nightmare. I love some steamed vegetables, some balsamic vinegar and then to season myself.”

    So does she actually say that veggies are the ONLY thing she orders? Or does she say that’s how she asks for her veggies to be prepared when she orders a restaurant meal? It’s kind of vague. And I’m guessing the author/paper likes it that way because they get more comments.

    I agree Victoria seems to have a disordered attitude towards food, but when I look at her, I don’t see someone who suffers from a significant eating disorder. Her skin is nice, her hair looks good, and she looks pretty healthy — not painfully thin. So I’m guessing she eats more than we’re led to believe here. She obviously doesn’t indulge, other than with wine, but she’s eating what works for her.

    • Valerie says:

      I think you’re right about the framing and selective reporting. And there is a difference between having an eating disorder and having disordered habits. However, when I was at my lowest weight, which was super unhealthy, I didn’t look painfully thin because I was short and could get away with being underweight without it being too suspicious. My hair was nice. My skin was shit because I was 22, lol. Supplements and skincare products can only go so far, but I’m willing to bet that they’re doing some lifting here. And she can afford the best. I don’t think you ever see her looking anything less than perfectly turned-out, so that makes a difference.

      Not trying to project or diagnose, I’m just saying that if things don’t add up, it may not just be sensationalistic reporting.

      • Andie says:

        Right I had disordered eating from ages 22-26 (and on and off into my 30’s but never as severe.) I was 6’, 120 lbs, and literally never had so many compliments on my looks ever as I did then. I had clear skin probably because all I ate was fruit, veg, and lean proteins (ugh), my hair is naturally thick so any thinning didn’t show much at all, and I have small bone structure for my height so I looked idk, model thin and not skeleton thin.

        Also she craves salt because she likely had some kind of deep mineral imbalances due to her restricted intake. A lot of anorexics crave unnatural amounts of salt— It’s similar to pica.

  19. SophieJara says:

    My mom is (undiagnosed) anorexic, or maybe orthorexic. It sucks. One of my friends once gave me a cupcake cookbook for my birthday and my mom called it disgusting to her face.

    Now that she’s getting older her bones are getting very bad. She got a nutritionist and she said to me – “I thought they were going to be so impressed with my food diary! [all vegetables] They’re weren’t impressed at all!” I used the word anorexic with her, gently, and she didn’t argue, so that was cool.

  20. Barbie1 says:

    Posh has such an incredible life. The gorgeous husband, the kids, the jewels and her fashion biz. She has done so well for herself. Please put on a few pounds. Her face looks great though.

  21. AMJ says:

    Stop normalizing eating disorders as ‘quirks’. If people don’t face the fact the have an illness, they never get help – and disordered eating can be lethal. There’s already a lot of pro-ana content available, let’s not add to that. There’s a responsibility that celebrities, journalists and bloggers have and the more they normalize ED, the more dangerous it is to the audience, especially underaged one. To a person who’s already ill, it’s even worse: each absurd statement like VB’s or each overly thin body that’s shown in photos is an inspiration to lose even more weight.

    • Valerie says:

      Is there a lot out there? I feel like there used to be about 10-15 years ago. I don’t see as much of that now. What I do see is a lot of fitspo, which can sometimes mask unhealthy habits. We seem to have shifted our focus from being as skinny as possible to being as fit as possible, which is good, so long as you do it healthily and don’t go to extremes.

      • Kkat says:

        There is a ton of pro Ana on Instagram and YouTube and tiktok

      • SKF says:

        Yes, there absolutely is. TikTok is rife with ED stuff. My Day On A Plate and What I Eat In A Day are trends loaded with EDs and Disordered Eating. And once the algorithms catch your interest in that content, they continue to funnel it to you, more and more. Even when you’re trying to get away from it. If they ban words like #thinspiration it pops again as #thynspiration or some acronym. It’s hugely problematic. There was a Four Corners (Aussie investigative journalism) program on it recently. It’s really bad.

  22. L4Frimaire says:

    This is someone whose main nutritional goal is to stay thin. This is way beyond pickiness and an underdeveloped palette. This sounds like an eating disorder disguised as disciplined. Hope we’re not supposed to admire this because it sounds like pro ANA fan fiction.

  23. Krystina says:

    I mean, one of my favourite things to eat in the whole world is toast and butter. I hardly ever eat it, though. Mostly because I’m diabetic, so it’s literally like bread has become a treat, lol.

  24. Valerie says:

    Salted toast actually sounds pretty good, lol. When my eating disorder was at its peak, I avoided fat as much as possible. I counted my daily fat grams religiously and panicked if I went over my allotted amount.

    I don’t want to armchair diagnose, but when I hear about someone being so restrictive as to cut out an entire nutrient (not food group because I understand that that’s necessary for some – it is for me), ED alarm bells go off in my head. It’s just too familiar. Also familiar is the casualness with which she talks about it. I felt I was completely justified in doing what I did because it’s normal for people to cut down on this or that—just not to the extent that I did. I’d make the same excuses. “Oh, I don’t like to have too much [whatever].” If she really is eating super low carb AND low fat, she probably feels like shit. I know I did.

    The truth is, even as you get older, you can eat a normal amount of food and still ~keep your figure~ LIke, you don’t have to eat dry veg and toast for the rest of your life to maintain that.

    • Enough says:

      Honestly. I think over 35 you cannot maintain a size 0-2 and eat over 1000 calories in more than 1 meal unless you’re running at least 10 miles a day. Posh is probably a 00. The camera adds 20 lbs. I got down to a size 2-4 doing 40 hour fasts every other day and eating 2100 calories every other day. God is cruel to older women.

      • Valerie says:

        I’d agree that *people* are cruel to older women, lol. We place a huge premium on looks and hold women to an impossibly high standard. There are a lot of variables at play. For some, it does take more work as you get older, but it doesn’t always require extreme or unhealthy measures. Unfortunately, t’s easy to find yourself on that continuum.

    • Jaded says:

      I haven’t found it hard to keep my weight in the healthy range as I’ve aged. I’m now 69 and weigh only 10 lbs more than when I was in my 30s and living on salad. The one thing that VB needs to worry about is osteoporosis. Despite my healthy eating habits it runs in my family so I had to go on osteo meds after menopause. It worked really well and my osteoporosis has basically reversed itself. Exercise is key. Happy you got your ED under control Valerie!

      The “other” Valerie

      • Valerie says:

        Hey 😀 Thank you! Glad to hear you’re doing well.

        I’m 33, and my mom is 71, and she’s the same way. We’re both naturally on the slimmer side, and I think we feel even the tiniest of changes more because we’re not that tall, haha. She’s also taking osteoporosis meds but has pretty much reversed it too. Her last bone density scan was great. My eating habits are so much more balanced now, and I never could’ve imagined that that would be possible when I was younger.

  25. DaphneOG says:

    This article went on to cover her mercury poisoning a few years ago from consuming too much tuna and sword fish. These are classic ED food habits and I hope she is getting physicals to check her heart health etc. I worry about her brain. Literally.

    • Valerie says:

      Yeah, it can wreak havoc on your organs, and your brain is an organ! I hope she’s okay, too. The damage is reversible, though, or mostly reversible, depending on when you begin to recover.

      • TEALIEF says:

        I worked for a woman who had an ED and got mercury poisoning because her main and only protein source was salmon. She also was overly fond of wine – her corner office was nicknamed the wine club – and an obssesive exerciser. We bonded on the exercise because I like to exercise. I got out of her group, because she while she worked with and mentored mostly women, she modelled – I believed – unhealthy, self-destructive habits. I saw my peers mirroring her habits. Intelligent, once normal-sized women were outside the office building dragging on cigarettes, quaffing down Starbucks, and sucking on lollipops for energy and the  glucose their brains needed to do their actual jobs, to be slim like her, be visually pleasing to her. All to get her approval, and maybe, just maybe, she would invite one to the ABT with her, she being a season ticket holder. Nope, I was out of this office version of the Black Swan.

  26. Mcmmom says:

    Please, please don’t normalize this. She is anorexic, full stop. If she didn’t have implants, the extent of her true eating disorder would be much more evident. I don’t think her appearance creates a bad example for women as much as talking about her behavior as if it were a sign of great discipline. This is an illness and should be treated as such. If she were downing a bottle of scotch every night, we wouldn’t write about how “that Victoria Beckham sure knows how to cut loose” – we would rightfully acknowledge that she was an alcoholic. This is no different.

    • Valerie says:

      True, although I think that there are still a lot of people out there who glorify drinking. to excess. I’m not saying Celebitchy would, just that too many people still don’t take alcoholism as seriously as they should. If they did, we wouldn’t have women calling themselves moms and aunts or putting up cutesy little signs that say it’s Wine O’Clock. It’s the Mother’s Little Helper mindset all over again, this time magnified and reinforced by social media.

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  27. Lulu says:

    I know a few people like that since childhood, who are so picky they literally cannot stand any sauces and seasonings. They tend to prefer bland food. In Victoria’s case though, based on her own anecdotes over the years, it comes off as an eating disorder that turned into a permanent lifestyle.

  28. Kfg says:

    There’s nothing healthy about being stick thin unnaturally. It’s disgusting and ages you which is why she gets so many fillers. Weight is necessary to looking healthy. Sallow and thin haired and bony is not sexy. I don’t know why this is still being pushed as discipline, it’s bizarre

  29. Chelle says:

    I feel sorriest for her daughter who will grow up being maligned by horrible people on SM and the BM if she’s not as skinny as her rail-thin mom.

    I took after my dad’s side of the family and no matter how much I starved myself to try to look like my size-2 mom, it was never going to happen. I didn’t get off the struggle train until I was well into my 30s. Now, whenever I read another story about a famous woman’s disordered eating habits, or see pics of another famous woman’s unfortunate plastic surgery, the first thought that crosses my mind is “thank god I’m not famous.”

    The pressure that women feel to stay young and thin at all costs is absolutely soul-crushing; especially in this era of toxic SM and society’s astonishing lack of compassion and empathy. It seems the more things change for women, the more they stay the same.

    • Valerie says:

      I’m happy to hear that you’re doing better, Chelle. It’s a hard road. I think a lot of us get a raw deal when it comes to body image, famous or not. I can’t imagine what it would be like to be so visible and to know that your livelihood depends on your looks. As someone with BDD, just going outside as a ~regular person~ used to be an ordeal!

  30. Monica says:

    Shocked—SHOCKED, I tell you!—that a woman whose job basically is being thin doesn’t eat much!

  31. Chelle says:

    Valerie, thank you. Hopefully you’re healing, too. 🙏🏼

  32. Duchess of Corolla says:

    She definitely has a restrictive eating disorder. A disease. Nothing glamorous about that. My daughter is recovering from anorexia; it is a draining, terrible thing. I am tired of of behavior like this being glamorized.

  33. Queen Meghan's Hand says:

    A lot of celebitches are saying this is disordered eating. Is it though? I thought ‘disordered eating’ is a medical diagnosis or a symptom of a mental illness?
    Another point: MANY women celebs do not eat much in order to fit into their red carpet dresses, costumes for work, clothing for their campaigns. Does this mean they suffer from disordered eating?

    • Jaded says:

      It becomes a medical disorder when you go to the doctor and he/she says “You’re underweight, let’s look at your diet and make some adjustments, then perhaps you should speak to a therapist who specializes in eating disorders.” EDs are a symptom of a much larger problem. It’s not based on vanity and a desire to stay thin for the cameras, it’s based on a mixed-up perception you have of yourself physically, emotionally and psychologically and the inability to control it, so you control your food intake instead.

      While I think VB is far too restrictive in her eating and underweight a la Kate Middleton, I don’t think it comes from a mental disorder. She did go through a period of time about 20 years ago when she became skeletal, and I do think she was going through something seriously stressful — maybe issues in her marriage — where she tipped over into a true ED.

  34. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Bread. Toasted with butter. Possibly some melted fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced avocado, tomato, basil… No wait, some toasted rye, cream cheese, capers, red onions and smoked salmon. No wait, a pita toasted with pesto, olives, mushrooms, feta and goat cheese. I could go on. Like forever.

  35. Busyann says:

    Is this really disordered eating? Im not so sure. I think there’s a fine line between disordered eating and self-discipline. I follow the mediterranean diet and its a lot of veggies, seasoning, oil…but you have to be careful with the oil. I understand the steamed veggies and when I go wild, its usually a piece of plain whole wheat toast, full plate of fruits (which is your dessert), and plain greek yogurt. So much of what we eat is just not healthy…eating disorder or not.

    • SKF says:

      Interesting. I’ve lived in Spain and Greece, what you’re describing is not how they approach food at all.

  36. rainbowkitty says:

    At 40 years old I still live with disordered eating; I think a lot of women do. This screams of disordered eating. You can have healthy low cal/low fat meals with all the food groups or protein subs if you are vegan/vege. I know it’s easier said than done but I wish a lot of us would get help, myself included.

  37. ChattyCath says:

    Little Miss Eating Disorder. That look just looks awful as you get older. I know. And she must be hell to live with. Looks like she has that classic eating disorder thing of feeding others. Her daughter is very overweight.

  38. ChattyCath says:

    I didn’t mean to insult her daughter but her mother needs to concentrate on providing healthy meals for all of them. I’d hazard a guess that the poor child has to find her own food.

  39. Ann says:

    I love toast in the morning but with fucking jam on it!

  40. Joy says:

    Everyone LOVES to jump on here and say she has an ED because she’s thin and admits that she doesn’t gorge herself. Everyone loves to judge her health based on her body. But Lizzo is a queen and you can’t look at her obesity and say a WORD or you get shouted down for being a terrible person. There is ample science to back up the fact that obesity is dangerous and yet if anyone points it out we’re a concern troll. If we can’t discuss a very obese celebrity and their obvious binge eating problems (spare me the thyroid and PCOS lectures it doesn’t negate thermodynamics) then we need to stop playing armchair doctor with Victoria. Once upon most women were closer to her size, and it’s not all related to an ED. At least she’s honest. I lack the discipline to ever be her size, but as someone who avoids certain foods so I don’t waste my calories for the day, it’s really annoying to see ANY restrictions labeled an ED. No, you can’t stuff your face all day and maintain a healthy weight. I need to burn more than I eat. And it’s not disordered to do so.

    • Monica says:

      I know there’s nothing I can say to change your judgment, but FYI, not all extra weight is due to binge eating. Follow me around for a year and you’ll see.