Two weeks ago, when my husband was experiencing yet another bout of tummy problems, I suggested he try gluten-free, dairy -free and sugar-free for 3 days. To my surprise, he agreed, and is now on his second week and feeling great.
Though I could convince my husband to give these foods up, I was reluctant to try it myself. After all, I am already an uber clean and healthful eater. Hardly ever touch white flour or white sugar. Eat a mostly vegetarian diet, chock full of grains, fruits and vegetables. Why should I give up whole grain bread or my almost nightly blueberry chobani greek yogurt and peanut butter concoction (its delicious — go ahead and try it),
Well, ladies and gentlemen, I am here to say that as of today, I am going to give dairy- free a shot for one week and I will report back to let you know how it pans out.
Why dairy-free? (1) for me, I realize that every time I eat that delicious greek yogurt, my stomach gets upset, and (2) I have read and heard from many who say that dairy is really not intended for human ingestion (kinda makes sense that only calves should drink cow’s milk) and (3) as someone who works out hard and eats well, but still has that layer of momma middle (translation: belly fat) on top of her rock-hard core :) its intriguing to hear that dairy may be the culprit and that cutting dairy could help me get rid of that fat.
So, today, at the co-op, I just bought almond milk, and I walked right by the greek yogurt (well, that’s not entirely true — I did buy some for my kids), and now I am blogging about it, so I’m kinda committed.
Have you ever tried dairy free? Let me know in the comments below. And yes, I will report back with my “findings.”