Just for the record, I love ice cream and am deeply saddened that I can’t eat Breyers or Micthell’s, but not that sad because Ben & Jerry’s is living in 2050 with their bomb vegan ice cream.
Anyways, it’s not necessarily that I can’t. It’s that I simply won’t. I’ve always heard about the controversial topic of consuming dairy and how it positively or negatively effects your body. After a couple experiments, the results from my research show that there are DEFINITELY more downsides to consuming dairy…like disgusting downsides.
I used to tell my mom to not drink milk and I always get the same argument back, “No, it has Vitamin D and makes bones strong”. First of all, consuming a glass or more of milk a day will not make you superhuman. In fact, you’ll probably have more acne than you should and probably feel bloated more often than you should.
Here’s what I found after Deleting Dairy:
Lost 3 pounds
Skin cleared up
Felt less bloated and more energetic
YES, it’s true.
My stepdad was actually a leading figure in this experiment and sparked my initial interest in looking into dairy. I had really REALLY bad breakouts in high school. My forehead, my cheeks, even my back. It was disgusting. During my senior year, prom was only 2 months away when I noticed my stepdad’s face cleared up from all his acne. He told me he read something on the internet and stopped eating dairy. I decided to give it a try. I used to have a bowl of cereal with milk every day for breakfast and also greek yogurt as a snack before cheer practice every day with the usual indulgence of ice cream. I stopped eating dairy all the way up until prom and my GOD my face cleared up like no other. Not only that, but I started to feel more energetic for cheer practice and less bloated squeezing into my uniform.
When I started college, I used to have milk and cereal at the dining hall during my first year living at the dorms. Once I moved out my second year into an apartment, I felt less of a need for milk as I was on a budget. To this day, I sub in almond milk for EVERYTHING: cereal, eggs, mac n’ cheese, baking, etc. I feel so much better and much more refreshed!
Don’t be afraid to delete dairy!