Ending My Dairy-Free Trial

I missed you Chobani

Last month, I decided to try dairy-free for a week.  Then, one week into “dairy-free,” I got my period, so I had to extend the one week trial run (with my period, I would not be able to fairly assess the size or feel of my tummy).  Then, I had the 12-day-what-the-f-long-ass period.  And here we are.  Post menstrual cycle and dairy-free for what feels like about a month.

So what’s the verdict?  Though I definitely had significantly less tummy issues (i.e., no gas), otherwise, I did not really feel a difference, and…I really missed my greek yogurt and feta cheese.  I do think the lactose is not my stomach’s friend, so I will try to at least limit dairy products in my diet, but the dairy-free trial run if officially over.

Next up, I may just give the gluten free thing a whirl.  Maybe.


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2 Responses to Ending My Dairy-Free Trial

  1. Deena October 2, 2012 at 9:17 pm #

    Hey– you might want to try full-fat yogurt. It is easier for a lot of people to digest than low or no-fat yogurt, actually. The higher the fat, the lower the lactose.
    And if you’re worried about the extra fat, I can tell you that I have never had a client gain an ounce from switching to full-fat dairy. Notta one! And about 3.5 years ago, I switched to full-fat dairy and am now 25 lbs lighter than I was then:)
    Gluten-free is definitely worth a try too!

    • Chana October 3, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

      Hey Deena, Thanks for the tip — of course, did not know that the higher the fat, the lower the lactose. And so happy to see that you read my blog. Hope the new digs are good; loving your newsletters. Will let you know if I decide to go gluten free. :)

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