Pregnant Emily Deschanel is a 'Total Hippie'
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
September 15, 2011
Bones star Emily Deschanel is Fit Pregnancy's newest cover girl, where she talks about her vegan diet, pregnancy cravings and being a "total hippie".
The 34-year-old is a committed vegan and shares that keeping up such a strict diet is surprisingly not difficult even though she's pregnant.
"I don't think it's any more challenging for me than for anyone else," she says. "The real challenge for a vegan is getting vitamin B12 and omega-3s, but you can get those in a vegetarian supplement. The funny thing is, I love kale and always used to put it in my breakfast shakes, but for some reason I can't stand it right now."
But one thing she can't get enough of? Lemonade.
"I want it all the time," she confesses. "But I also crave chocolate all the time, and I try to ignore that."
And when it comes to breastfeeding, Deschanel says she will "absolutely" do it for a year, and maybe longer.
"I'm a total hippie, so we will co-sleep and breastfeed," she says adamantly. "It's cheap and much better for the environment, and you don't have to lug all that stuff around. I'm not saying it's for everyone, but I'm determined, even if it's hard at first."
As for her advice for other first-time mothers out there, she keeps it simple.
"Trust your instincts. I love that."