We challenged local Cleveland blogger @eatswithclaire to go dairy-free for a week! Read her recap here!
Dairy has been something I’ve always enjoyed without a second thought. However, last year, I started becoming more conscious about where I got my food; specifically, animal products from, and how what I ate had an impact on Mother Earth, and I chose to start reducing my meat intake and opting for dairy-free choices sometimes. A few months ago, I also started to realize that dairy was messing with my digestive health. I wouldn’t poop (sorry, I said it) for days at a time, and I’d deal with uncomfortable and painful bloat for days after large dairy consumption.
Last week, I decided to go 100% dairy-free (except for one moment, which I’ll talk about later), and I figured I would share how my experience was!
Will I keep being dairy-free?
It’s technically been 3 days since I have stopped my challenge of being 100% dairy-free, and I have yet to consume dairy, which used to be a daily thing! Being dairy-free has so many health benefits for me while also being more sustainable, so I definitely plan on continuing to eat dairy-free when I can! However, due to my ED past, I don’t think labeling myself as 100% dairy-free and fully restricting myself is the best option. I’m so glad I tried this though and plan on being as dairy-free as possible without feeling restricted moving forward!