I couldn't understand why for the past week I was craving rice and pasta like crazy! I was getting a minimum of 2600 calories a day, and still desperately wanting anything starchy with tomatoe sauce. I found out I am 4 weeks pregnant yesterday and am beginning to suspect that is why the cravings were so strong, maybe I need to take in a lot more calories to prepare my body for pregnancy? The cool thing is that I will get to see how eating a fruit based diet makes me feel compared to how I ate with my first pregnancy. Initially, with that pregnancy, I was eating lots of leafy greens and whole grains (macrobiotic) and experimenting with gourmet raw vegan, but then the mere thought of a leaf of kale made me want to gag and I took a complete 180 and started eating lots of junk food from the gas station for 3 weeks straight. I was eating stuff I would have previously turned my nose up to and completely disgusted by leafy greens. I read somewhere that most leafy greens, especially those that taste bitter, have natural toxins in them. I read that certain Asian elephants that eat lots of leafy greens, make a monthly "pilgrimage" to a water hole to drink and also slurp up the clay at the bottom of the water hole, which helps them remove those toxins from their body. That got me thinking about women I've heard of that crave eating red dirt (high in clay) while pregnant. Anyway, just thoughts that go through my mind. I know a lot of holistic practioners recommend some types of clay for detoxing, like bentonite. I'm not sure, I tend to lean toward natural hygiene, but the elephants "supplement" and that makes me think about it a little harder. Anyway, that was a pretty random little rambling... Anyone have experience being pregnant LFRV?