Pregnant Natalie Portman Craves Cake, Drops Veganism

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Natalie Portman, who is, I mean was, vegan, says she dropped the practice after becoming pregnant and experiencing a craving for cookies and cake. I mean eggs.

She told Atlanta's Q100 Bert Show:

Eggs I wanted in the beginning but then they grossed me out after a while. 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.

Isn't it nice to know Natalie is listening to her unborn child's demands for cookies and cakes just like the rest of us did?

I had some very odd cravings during both my pregnancies and I'm betting you did, too. Tell me about them in the comments!

I'll tell you mine -- after the jump!

When I was pregnant with my daughter, I had a crazy craving for sauteed spinach. I ate a bag of spinach every day, sauteed with Parmesan cheese. I haven't eaten it since! I also craved Edy's Double Fudge Brownie ice cream. It tasted like heaven while I was pregnant, but afterward I bought a carton, had a bite, and was all meh.

When I was pregnant with my son, I craved those nasty, waxy chocolate mini-donuts that you buy in bags from the grocery. I LOVED them, and my husband made so much fun of me for buying them that I would hide them where he wouldn't see them!

Again, I had one after my pregnancy and couldn't believe I had loved them so much while pregnant. They were awful!

Anyway, back to Natalie. She remains a vegetarian, but decided that she needed to listen to her body's cravings for eggs while she was pregnant, because she was probably having those cravings for a reason.

"I know there are people who do stay vegan," she said on the radio show, "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."

Good advice, Natalie. Now we know why you look so healthy right now.

Now it's your turn. Tell me your craziest pregnancy cravings!


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butte... butterflymkm

I craved things I hate! Like cheeseburgers with everything on em like pickles and mustard and ketchup. I usually eat my burgers plain. I want to get sick now thinking about eating the things I did while preggo.

lazyw... lazywench

Jalapeno Flavored 3D Doritos.  This is funny because when I was craving these (and when they were actually still available in the stores) Natalie Portman was on the front of the bags as an advertisement for Stars Wars: Episdoe II.

nonmember avatar Barbara

I ate a 10oz box of frozed spinach (cooked, with nothing added) almost every day during my first pregnancy. I figured I must have needed the nutrients from the spinach.

I still love spinach, but I don't eat it as often . . .

Nimue930 Nimue930

With my oldest son, I craved raisin bran cereal with sliced tomatoes on top!!! Blech!!! I can't stand raisin bran!!!!!! With my middle boy, I loved powdered sugar donuts!!! I swear I ate my body weight in those little heimers every day!!! LOL

kjbug... kjbugsmom1517

Canned pie cherries.. Yep a whole can.. Now I can't even touch em lol

vamom08 vamom08

Ribs and peanut butter and lemonade. I loved that I use to dip the ribs into the peanut butter that was the craziest craving ever I don't like ribs now my 2 year old loves lemonade. lol

kattod kattod

i cannot stand pop tarts of any flavor but when i was pregnant with my son, all i wanted to eat was the cinnamon pop tarts! they were so good.  after i had him, i thought, i will try the cinnamon flavor again, can't be so bad.  ick! i hated them and i still cannot eat them!

Ashley Post

Starbursts! My poor husband was at the gas station at all hours of the day and night buying me large packs of them. I still like them, but not like I did then :)

Linds... LindsayFerrier

Ha! These are awesome! I especially love ribs dipped in peanut butter and Raisin Bran topped with sliced tomatoes. BLECCH.

Keep them coming!

cecil... cecillesmommy

Mcdonalds mcgriddles! My poor hubby would walk the 2 miles(coming and going) at 6 in the morning to get them for me!

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