I’ve been without dairy for over two weeks now.
At first I was all like:
But now I’ve actually lost a pound or two. A friend of mine was gluten-free and dairy-free for several months for various reasons. She was quite thin, and I remember thinking, “She’s given up gluten and dairy: of course she’s skinny! There’s nothing she can eat!” And now I’m in the same boat (albeit by choice). So yeah . . .
I doubt any weight I lose is due to my giving up dairy, exactly, and more a matter of my having fewer food options. For snacks I’ve got nothin’ but fruit and nuts, nuts and fruit, as far as the eye can see.
Also, I’ve learned to drink my coffee black (gasp!). I never thought it would happen. It tastes a bit better when I brew it with some cinnamon shaken in with the coffee grinds (thank you Sharon, for the tip). And I think that my caffeine addiction is just stronger than I gave it credit for.
Cutting out a whole food group is a pretty drastic way to lose weight. I don’t know whether I’ll keep it up when (if???) I get down to my goal weight. I experienced weird stomachaches and headaches recently, and those are gone now. So maybe I was slightly sensitive to milk? I don’t know. We’ll see.
I’m linking up with Org Junkie for Menu Plan Monday. About the menu plan though: Girl 2 is sick and screams if I don’t hold her constantly. I don’t know what I’ll cook, if at all. Fortunately we have enough leftovers and odds and ends to keep body and soul together. But here are some ideas I have for later in the week:
And next time I’m at the store I plan to get some rice papers, to make Asian-style leftover rolls, like my little sister did:
Have a great week!