Ex-SPICE GIRL Victoria Beckham has hit out at reports she's starved herself to regain her slim figure following the birth of her third son, CRUZ last month (20FEB05).

Victoria's soccer star husband DAVID infuriated new mothers by praising his wife for shedding the pounds she gained during her pregnancy within three weeks.

But Victoria is horrified by reports she followed her actor pal ELIZABETH HURLEY's controversial one-meal-a-day diet to lose the weight, insisting she achieved her new look by eating healthily and training in the gym.

Her spokeswoman says, "She hasn't been on a mad diet. She has been working really hard in the gym and feels great.

"The aim of any new mum is to fit into a pair of pre-pregnancy jeans and Victoria is delighted to do that.

"But she is keen for other young mums to know she has not been on a crazy diet. It's about healthy eating."

Despite Victoria's gym trips, a majority of doctors recommend new mothers wait eight to ten weeks before resuming exercise following a caesarean section operation.

28/03/2005 13:42