April 21, 2010
Milking my diet
So, many of you may recall the hard core diet/lifestyle change I underwent a while ago – wow, almost a year and a half ago! On the advice of my acupuncturist and nutritionist, I went completely sugar-free and dairy-free, and did it cold turkey. I lasted about nine months…I mean, seriously, you can do anything for nine months. 😉 I never really missed the dairy (I’ve always been slightly lactose-intolerant), but the no sugar KILLED ME. After a while, I just got sick of denying myself and thought that I could just eat some sugar and a little dairy…but clearly, I’m an all or nothing kind of girl.
After getting over my body’s readjustment to eating those things (I still feel super bloated and sluggish if I eat too much sugar), I now just try to eat generally healthy, with a few sweets here and there. (I mean, dinner isn’t dinner without dessert after. ;-)) But for some reason lately I have been CRAVING dairy. I still can’t stomach a glass of milk, but every morning I have a Stonyfield Farm yogurt super smoothie, and my snack of choice (well, besides dark chocolate) is an organic mozzarella string cheese! Oh, and we just had our inaugural ice cream from the local creamery. 😉
I have no idea whyI’m suddenly craving dairy, but I can only think that this might be a good contribution to our upcoming cycle. Maybe my body knew that I needed extra protein and calcium…I mean, can’t hurt, right?!?