My mom is intolerant to dairy, and I've wondered myself about it. But cutting out gluten is a big deal, and to cut out something else would be even harder.
Because who doesn't think a yogurt cup, a snack cheese, or a bottle of kefir isn't a quick, great snack? Especially for people on the road.
But after reconnecting with an old friend who is gluten free AND dairy free (and a few other things too), I became inspired that maybe I could become healthier.
For example, I hired a trainer and for about 4 months all I could lose was 6 pounds. She was like, "what are you eating??" Like I was sneaking 52 cupcakes every week and leaving it off the food journal.
I was eating greek yogurt all day! Because it is a really good thing to eat. I like dairy. I like cheese, milk, etc. etc.
But this past sunday I quit. I've been eating other things, using coconut milk creamer in my coffee, and had a little almond cheese. Yes, I said almond cheese.
The thing that's been really different, is that I have energy all day and all evening. I can work all day, eat dinner, and then practice the 3 or 4 hours that I really need. I'm not too tired anymore.
And I weighed myself at the gym. Since Saturday, I have lost 2.6 pounds.
But I'm going to go on like this for a while and see. Then inevitably I'll have some dairy somehow, and then I'll really see.
What I don't like about this change is that it puts me one step further out from "regular" food. But I know I can deal with the hassle of telling everyone about being gluten free, and so what's dairy too?
I like the idea of making a positive change for better health. In itself a reward.
Thoughts? Comments? Are you GF and dairy free?