Natalie Portman ditches vegan diet

by Rebecca Cope

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Despite being Hollywood's most famous vegan, mummy-to-be Natalie Portman has given in to pregnancy cravings and returned to being a vegetarian.

The 29-year-old Oscar winner, who designed a vegan footwear line in 2007, revealed her new diet in an interview yesterday in Atlanta on the Q100 Bert Show.

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'I actually went back to being vegetarian when I became pregnant, just because I felt like I wanted that stuff,' she said.

'I was listening to my body to have eggs and dairy and that sort of stuff. I know that 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,’ she advised.

She also spoke about the difficulties that being a vegan causes, especially if you’re in the thralls of pregnant cravings.

'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.’

Natalie was less forthcoming about the sex of her unborn baby, which she has decided to keep a surprise.

'People can say a lot of things and they have a 50 percent chance of being right. I'm Jewish and I think in Judaism, there's a lot of superstition around not doing too much before the baby comes.’

The Black Swan star is expecting her first child with fiancé Benjamin Millepied later this summer.

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