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The 29-year-old "Your Highness" star -- who isexpecting her first child with fiance Benjamin Millepied later this summer --is no longer a vegan.
"I actually went back to being vegetarian when Ibecame pregnant, just because I felt like I wanted that stuff," she saidduring a Monday phone interview with the Q100 Bert Show in Atlanta. "I was listening to my body tohave eggs and dairy and that sort of stuff."
"I know there are people who do stay vegan,"she added, "but I think you have to just be careful, watch your ironlevels and your B12 levels and supplement those if there are things you mightbe low in your diet."
The Oscar-winning actress -- who became a vegan in 2009after reading Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals --doesn't regret her decision to become a vegetarian again.
"If you're not eating eggs, then you can't havecookies or cake from regular bakeries, which can become a problem when that'sall you want to eat," she laughed. "I actually wanted eggs at thebeginning and then they grossed me out after awhile."
Food cravings aside, Portman added that she doesn't knowthe sex of her unborn child -- and she has no plans to find out any time soon,either.
"People can say a lot of things and they have a 50percent chance of being right," she laughed. "I'm Jewish and I thinkin Judaism, there's a lot of superstition around not doing too much before thebaby comes."
- Natalie Portman
- Benjamin Millepied