Natalie Portman has drifted back to a vegetarian diet after telling a radio show that she’s listening to what her body needs while pregnant.
“I actually went back to being vegetarian when I became pregnant, just because I felt like I wanted that stuff,” she said during a Monday phone interview with the Q100 Bert Show in Atlanta. “I was listening to my body to have eggs and dairy and that sort of stuff.”
The 29-year-old, who recently won a Best Actress Oscar for “Black Swan”, added: “I know there are people who do stay vegan, but I think you have to just be careful, watch your iron levels and your B12 levels and supplement those if there are things you might be low in in your diet.”
Interestingly, one of Portman’s main complaints was that her body was craving cookies and cakes – but that she couldn’t enjoy them from “regular bakeries” due to eggs in the ingredients. Hence the switch. Something tells me any number of vegan bakeries would have loved to have lent a hand!
But hey – for those that are disappointed, at least she’s still vegetarian. It will be interesting to see if two other stars, Emily Deschanel and Alicia Silverstone, stay vegan through their pregnancies. Sound off below!