No Milk For MePosted: February 23, 2012
I have given up dairy. It has not been that hard for me but every so often something cheesy or creamy is very, very tempting. I can’t say that it has made a huge difference. I am not feeling much healthier, weight is not falling off my body, I don’t have some sort of milk free glow. But nonetheless, this no dairy thing feels right. I am less bloated and as I said yesterday I have not binged…I have overeaten a few times but that was done at meals with my family…I had an extra serving of something even though I was full. It’s not great but it is not tragic either.
Yesterday, in my inbox was an email from the Paleo Diet folks about why avoiding dairy is a good idea. Their reasoning makes a lot of sense. They explain that animals only drink milk in infancy. Likewise hunter/gatherers only drank milk when they were babies. Their conclusion is that our bodies just weren’t made to consume boatloads of dairy after babyhood.
I don’t know if that is true for everyone but I do think it’s true for me. So, I am committed to staying dairy free….Now, I need to focus on getting rid of my sugar addiction…..No easy task for this bovine who has quite a sweet tooth.
My happily milk free inner bovine,