April 12th, 2011
03:26 PM ET
A pregnant Natalie Portman has decided to give up being vegan so she can nosh on the food she really wants.
"I actually went back to being vegetarian when I became pregnant, just because I felt like I wanted that stuff," she recently told Atlanta’s Q100 Bert Show. "I was listening to my body to have eggs and dairy and that sort of thing."
The 29-year-old Oscar winner became a vegan after picking up a copy of Jonathan Safran Foer's "Eating Animals," but now that she's got a baby on board, Portman says being a vegetarian is a better fit.
"I know there are people who do stay vegan, and I think you have to just be careful, you have to watch your iron levels and your B12 levels and supplement that if there are things you might be low in in your diet," she told the radio station.
Plus, she went on, "If you're not eating eggs, then you can't have cookies or cake from regular bakeries, which can become a problem when that's all you want to eat."
Portman and fiancé Benjamin Millepied will welcome their new baby sometime this summer.
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