Hi lovelies! I hope that you all had a great Monday! I had planned on going to yoga class last night, but decided that grocery shopping was more important. So, off to Whole Foods I went… Remember that gift card? Well this is how I used it:
As I mentioned, I used this shopping trip as a bit of a splurge since I had a $50 gift card. I bought things I don’t usually buy like goji berries, Tera’s whey protein powder, and yes, lots of bars. I usually try not to eat so many bars, but I have been finding myself starving during late nights at work and need to keep something in my purse for those times. What you also might notice, is the theme in my purchases: soy yogurt, almond milk yogurt, coconut milk yogurt, coconut milk, almond milk and coconut milk ice creams! This week, I’m going dairy free for the week to see if I have a lactose allergy.
For at least the past 6 years, I have had an issue with full fat or 2% milk. As the only time I really have milk is in my coffee, this was a problem when I went out to coffee shops. I used to always order nonfat lattes (ok, if you must know my order was a Grande Skinny Vanilla Latte with 2 pumps of sugar free vanilla, extra hot) but sometimes the baristas mess up. While that is understandable, I have endured many eye rolls and incredulous responses when I politely inform that the milk they have used is not nonfat. For me, it was never only a calorie thing, rather, that after drinking it I would end up feeling sick.
Fast forward to the past couple of weeks and I have been finding myself with horrible stomach aches and GI issues. I’ve been to enough doctors in the past to know that it isn’t something else and I’m pretty sure that it is coming from my diet. So this week, I’m going dairy free to see if I start to feel better. To be honest, I’m pretty bummed about not having my daily Greek yogurt or my splash of nonfat milk in my Americano or my beloved frozen yogurt but I want to figure this out, once and for all! Luckily, there are so many great dairy replacements on the market, I’m excited to try a bunch and report back!
-Are you vegan/have you gone dairy free?
-Have you ever had lactose issues?
-What’s your Starbucks order?
P.S. Look out for my first ever GIVEAWAY tomorrow!!