MEL B REVEALS HER PREGNANCY DIET

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Former pop icon and reality TV star Melanie Brown, 35, lives in LA with husband Stephen Belafonte, 35, and children Phoenix, 12, and Angel, three. She is expecting her third child. Here, she reveals a working day’s diet.

BREAKFAST

For breakfast I have an egg-white omelette with turkey, avocado, peppers and onion, with a slice of wholewheat toast and low-fat spread. I do like my big cup of coffee in the morning. We might nip down the street to the local cafe and get a latte or a mocha latte or a vanilla soya latte. Some fruit, nuts or rye crackers. I’ve recently got into water, too, and have been drinking lots.

LUNCH

Lunch tends to be fairly light – a chicken or fish salad. I have to eat regularly – every two to three hours, as I hate it when your body starts telling you it has no sugar. Horrible. I may drink peppermint or another herbal tea, I don’t tend to drink much caffeine – it’s so hot in LA, you can easily get dehydrated.

SNACK

I might have a smoothie or a piece of fruit – what I eat depends on when I’ve d o n e my workout. I love little oranges, red grapes and cherries.

DINNER

My husband does all the cooking. He usually cooks the kids a hearty meal – like spaghetti bolognese, and then he’ll cook me either fish or chicken, often with quinoa. I am so lucky he is such a great cook. He marinates the fish or chicken with different herbs and special spice ingredients he won’t tell me about.

I’ve always been surrounded by amazing cooks – my dad or my best friend or my husband. I eat healthily in the week and then kickback at the weekends. I might have a hot dog if we are at the movies or a slice of pizza. I do like a good glass of red wine with a meal but I haven’t had any for months because I’m pregnant. Before bed I have a herbal tea.

NUTRITIONIST LIZ TUCKER SAYS

As this is Mel’s third pregnancy, I assume she knows she only needs an extra 400 calories a day, and is taking her folic acid.
She also needs plenty of iron, zinc and calcium throughout the whole nine months – my concern is her diet doesn’t seem to have much dairy in it, which is absolutely vital in pregnancy, both for the growing baby and her own body’s resources.

You need to have a good bone density a decade before your menopause, as there is a risk of developing osteoporosis after.
I do wonder if during the week she is not a bit too careful with her diet, as she still gets cravings and looks forward to bingey weekends. I think her approach to good and bad foods may be a bit severe.
The key is balance and the odd slice of pizza is not sinful. If you can step out of this mindset, it is easier to find a diet you love.

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MELC FOR HSI´S CAMPAIGN TO END ANIMAL TESTED COSMETICS

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Animal testing for cosmetics is banned in the EU, but products and ingredients tested on animals in countries such as the United States, China and Brazil continue to be sold in EU shops. Thousands of animals—such as rabbits, guinea pigs and mice—are subjected to cruel and inhumane experiments including being forced to swallow cosmetic chemicals or have them dripped into their eyes.

A Europe-wide ban on the sale of animal-tested cosmetics agreed 18 years ago under the Cosmetics Directive was originally due to be implemented in 1998 [2]. It has since been pushed back three times—to 2000, 2002 and 2013—and now the European Commission is considering further postponement [3].

Melanie C says:

“I believe we should always strive for beauty without cruelty to animals. A new shade of lip gloss or a different scented moisturiser just isn’t worth an animal’s life, let alone the lives of thousands of animals still subjected to painful testing around the world. EU politicians promised to ban animal-tested cosmetics from shop shelves come 2013, so let’s hold them to that promise. Sign HSI’s petition and let’s kiss goodbye cosmetics animal testing once and for all.”

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REMINDER: VB´S BDAY PRESENT PROJECT

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REMINDER!!

Hi, Spice fans!

Victoria Beckham’s birthday is on April 17th and ZigaZig-Ha joins GlamBeckhams to invite you all to participate in the fans video-present for her.

To participate:

* Only 1 PICTURE PER FAN (NOT videos)
* Write only 3 lines
* Write big and clear your name and country
* BE CREATIVE AND HAVE FUN! surprise her!
* Last day to e-mail the picture: April 7th, 2011.
* Questions and picture, send to: foro.glambeckhams@hotmail.com

GlamBeckhams website & Zigazig-ha.com

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MEL C WANTS TO EXPAND HER BROOD

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The singer and former Spice Girl has been enjoying life as mother to two-year-old Scarlet.

Mel, 37, who met her property developer partner Thomas Starr on a holiday in Barbados, said: “We’d definitely like at least one more,” but added that there are no plans for marriage.

She said: “My own parents divorced when I was around two so it’s not something I’ve really grown up with and I’m not a girl who ever dreamt of a white wedding.

“Tom and I have been together nine years, share a home and have a beautiful daughter and that’s commitment enough for us really.”

She said of being a mum: “I’m truly having a ball now this little person is in my life. She gives me so much joy bit it’s really surprised me how much having her has affected and changed me.

“I’m really mellow, more confident, more unselfish and feel grown up, I suppose.”

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MEL B IS PREGNANT!!

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Former bandmates Victoria Beckham and Emma Bunton are well into their pregnancies.

And now Mel B becomes the latest Spice Girl celebrating baby news.

She revealed that she’s expecting with husband Stephen Belafonte in an exclusive interview with HELLO!

And the couple, both 35, were evidently delighted about their new arrival, which is due this summer.

“We’re really thrilled. We wouldn’t have planned and waited for four years to have a baby if we weren’t excited and ready for it.

And, quashing separation rumours which emerged last year, the couple talked about their happy marriage.

“We’re really happily married, and we’re both very much in love.”

When Mel broke the news to music producer Stephen, he cracked open a bottle of champagne, telling his wife: “Baby, enjoy this glass because you can’t drink anymore!”

But despite her joy over the news, Mel’s third pregnancy hasn’t been plain sailing.

“The first three months, I was pretty sick and tired, to be honest, which I’ve never been before,” she said.

The sex of the baby is not yet known and the singer revealed that she hasn’t “fully decided if I want to know or not”.

But the little one will be joining a thriving female clan.

Mel has daughters Phoenix, 12, and Angel Iris, three, while Stephen has one daughter, Giselle, who is turning seven.

The pair secretly wed in Las Vegas in 2007.

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VIDEO: MELANIE C TALKS ABOUT SPICE GIRLS DANCE

Robert Webb hosted a top fifty countdown of the hippest, sexiest, quirkiest and campest dance crazes of the last forty years. Re-live your guiltiest pleasures, celebrate your fast-footed heroes and scorn those annoying ones you thought you’d forgotten in a fun-filled romp through the archives. What turns a simple bit of choreography into a worldwide phenomenon? Here is a video of Melanie C talking about the Spice Girls´dance:

MELANIE B WANTS ANOTHER BABY SOON!

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Mel B has admitted that she is eager to have another baby.

The former Spice Girl raises three children with her husband Stephen Belafonte – her daughters Phoenix, 12, and Angel, 3, from previous relationships, and his 6-year-old daughter Giselle – but the pair are now hoping to have a child together.

She told Reveal: “I’m always broody. Hopefully, I’m going to be pregnant by the end of this year, or, if not, next year. I love kids.”

Mel B and Belafonte were friends for years before becoming an item and the singer said that this has made their relationship stronger.

She explained: “What’s the key to a happy marriage? I married my best friend. We’ve been mates for ten years.”

The 35-year-old insisted that she has always felt comfortable with Belafonte.

She added: “It was never awkward because we knew each other so well. I can see how it could be awkward, but for us it was just funny.”

Mel B recently revealed that she is happy living in Los Angeles.

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AUDIO/ DOWNLOAD: DAVID INTERVIEW WITH RYAN SEACREST

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International soccer star David Beckham called into “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” Tuesday to talk about the big news that he and wife Victoria Beckham are having their first girl. The couple — who famously have three boys Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz — revealed the news last week, leading to questions about if the couple planned to have a girl.

“No, not at all,” said Beckham. “It’s something we obviously hoped for, but obviously when you have a baby, [the biggest concern is] it’s healthy and everything’s good with the mom. But when you have three boys, you just kind of assume you’re going to have another one.

Beckham also talked about his future in soccer in light of his contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy expiring soon. “I’ve enjoyed my time here and I’ll continue enjoying it,” said Beckham. “I haven’t thought about what i’m going to do — whether or not I’m going to continue to play, which I think I will because I think I can still play at the top level. I still love the game as I did when I was 21 years old, so there’s no reason to stop yet.”

Beckham also gave us some clarity into Victoria’s “6 Commandments For Keeping The Marriage Fresh and Sexy,” a list that has been making it’s way around the web. Read David’s comments, commandments by commandment below!

1. Breakfast in bed without the kids once a week and one day in bed alone each month.
“We try to do that. We don’t do it all the time, but we try.”

2. Monthly summits to address issues before they turn into something bigger.
“Again, we try.”

3. No talking about the kids one night a week.
“Oh God, no. That’s definitely not true.”

4. Marathon bed sessions and four week sex bans to build up tension.
“Haha, that’s definitely not true. I got a hot sweat when you started saying that.”

5. No dressing or showering in front of each other.
“Again, not true.”

6. Sleep in seperate beds every other week to keep the intrigue alive.
“Oh my goodness, definitely not true.”

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