Victoria Beckham explains the way she manages to get around sugar cravings
So... tell me what you want, what you really, really want. I'll tell you what I want, what I really, really want: to live like David & Victoria Beckham as a pervasive relic of 90s culture. Two beautiful, famous people still madly in love, unaffected by the sands of time, the envy of many of their contemporaries. Can you really ask for more in life?
As the face of England's Golden Generation, footballing superstar David Beckham is regularly (and maybe unfairly) associated with the sense of wasted talent and deep sense of dread that creeps around every World Cup year, but Victoria's legacy post-Spice Girls has seemingly only grown in the past couple of decades, as the 44-year-old shed her moniker of Posh Spice to become a mother-of-four, businesswoman, model and fashion designer in her own right.
But of course, with that much fame and scrutiny, there's a ton of pressure to stay on top of everything, including your weight. In the past, Vicky B has been lightly mocked for her sometimes bizarre food decisions (such as the time she celebrated her birthday with a grapefruit birthday cake that happened to be cake-free), but I think you've got to commend her for keeping it disciplined. You can see the results.
One such way Victoria Beckham stays in shape as she heads into her mid-40s is to stay away from sugar entirely. That makes her a braver person than most, but it turns out there's a slight trick she uses to make sure that she stays ahead of the game in that respect.
Exhibit A: Instagram. Victoria Beckham posts on her story a picture of her morning coffee, which she manages to squeeze in around getting her kids up, feeding them breakfast and putting them out for school, not to mention not one, not two, but three workouts. After all that, you really can't begrudge her a cup of joe: if it were me, I'd be exhausted.
But while the smell of coffee in the morning is enough to wake even the deepest of sleepers from their slumbers, the taste is closer to what I would describe as "acquired", and many people like to have a spoonful of sugar with their coffee. Victoria too likes her coffee with a bit of a sweeter touch, but how does she do so without violating her no-sugar rule?
If you'd said "artificial sweetener", you'd be right on the money, but Victoria has a certain brand that she's been pretty enamoured with in her time outside of the UK. Posting a picture of SweetLeaf Sweet Drops Liquid Stevia's chocolate and caramel flavours next to a cup of coffee, Vicky B asks: "I am totally into these 'sweet drops'. Anyone know where I can get them in London??" I don't know, Vicky, but if you're that into them, I'm sure you could sneak a couple of containers into your luggage. Beats the duty free, that's for sure.