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Wednesday, 1 December, 1999, 10:29 GMT
Posh denies 'anorexia' claims
Victoria Beckham: "I'm not anorexic, I'm not bulimic and I'm not a skeleton"

Posh Spice Victoria Beckham has hit back at reports she is suffering from an eating disorder.

The 25-year-old pop star admitted having lost weight since giving birth to her son but said "vicious" reports about her weight were getting her and her family down.

The Spice Girl told the Mirror newspaper: "They keep saying how thin I am, hinting I must be anorexic or bulimic or something. It is so upsetting."

"I'm not anorexic, I'm not bulimic and I'm not a skeleton. I'm 7.5 stone, very fit and I feel great," she added.

Football star David is "annoyed and upset" at rumours
Victoria, who is married to Manchester United footballer David Beckham, said she had lost about a stone since Brooklyn was born eight months ago, but insisted she was healthy and eating well.

"I haven't changed what I eat or anything. I honestly feel my metabolism has changed as I've got older and had Brooklyn, I just seem to burn up food faster," she told the Mirror.

To prove her point, Victoria rattled off a typical day's menu, saying: "For breakfast I had two bowls of Sugar Puffs, for lunch two chicken fillets with loads of vegetables. I'm eating some cod and more vegetables now, and when I get home my mum will have a dinner ready."

The singer said she was working all hours in preparation for the forthcoming Spice Girls tour and was worried about the impact reports about her weight might have on fans.

"With the other girls I have a responsibility as a role model. Some young fans might get the wrong idea."

She told the newspaper: "All that matters is I'm healthy, and so are my lovely baby and my lovely husband. I would never put myself in danger by going on crash diets or anything because of them."

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