Friday, June 8, 2012
Everything my heart desires...except Dairy
I was surprised to learn that as much as I like milk, cheese, yogurt and other yummy dairy products (such as Skinny Cow ice cream treats), they don't like me. My test results showed that I am highly sensitive..in a bad way..to all these things I have been eating for all my life.
In fact, eating them may have contributed to my lethargy, depression and weight gain over the years!
There were some other things on the list that surprised me...like citrus. And almonds! But for now, I'm only cutting out dairy products. I'll deal with the fruit and nuts later. This means, I guess, no more creamy casseroles, cheesecake (!!!!!!), buttercream frosting, butter ANYTHING, cheerios with milk, gooey pizza, cheeseburgers, quesedillas, nachos, cheese 'n crackers, cream of anything soup, fettucini alfredo. . . . . wait a minute.
Most of this stuff I haven't been eating anyway! So maybe giving up dairy won't be such a big deal. There are lots of opportunities in life to do things which are fun at the time and to eat things which taste good at the moment. But those things aren't always good for us. In fact, some of those things can cause us harm, like I have just learned about Dairy and Me. I must forego the fleeting joy of eating ice cream if I want to enjoy the benefits of good health (and feeling good!) for the rest of my life.
It's exactly the same philosophy as my new eating life-stye. I'm learning to like new things that nourish me and to walk away from the things that cause me problems. Now, if only I could do that in the other areas of my life! Sigh. One thing a time.