Anybody go to Coachella this weekend? I was suffering bad from FOMO. I had to miss out this year. It’s okay though. I’ve been pet-sitting the sweetest pup! But he sure is a freaking handful.
I mentioned how I think I’m lactose intolerant in my last post, but didn’t really elaborate, so here I am!
Having insane amounts of dairy just does not work well with my stomach. I mean I can have some, just depends on how much. My pharmacist said that I may have been this way my whole life, but did not realize it because I’ve never consumed that much to begin with.
I’ve never been a huge fan of milk.
Actually, it kind of disgusts me. It’s another animal’s breast milk… ew. To add, the dairy industry is just fucked. These poor animals are pregnant for majority of their lives & their young are ripped away from them to be made into veal. I will leave it at that because I have an EXTREMELY hard time talking about animal welfare because the lack of consideration humans have for another life is astonishing.
I’ll admit, I fucking LOVE sourdough toast + butter and a good bowl of cereal with milk. Both are not that great for you, but UGH. It’s a long time favorite. BUT IT’S 2017 GUYS, there are alternatives! If there’s ever been a time to cut out dairy, it would be now.
I am not a fan of definitively cutting things out of my diet, but I do think that there are some things that you should only have sometimes. Dairy is one of those things. If you’re not going to cut it out completely, you should definitely cut back.
THE “POSITIVES” OF MILK
Moooo?? More like BOO!
The dairy industry tries realllyyy hard to talk about the benefits of dairy. *eye roll*
Calcium? Vitamin D? Protein?
There are PLETNY OF WAYS to get calcium WITHOUT MILK. The milk alternatives have a ton of calcium in them already AND there are a bajillion other foods with tons of calcium.
As far as Vitamin D goes, you can’t even get enough Vitamin D from the foods you eat. Get your ass up and go outside. Sunlight on your skin will provide you with all the Vitamin D you need.
Protein protein protein. People put WAY too much of an emphasis on protein. I’ll get more into that in another post, but don’t believe everything they tell you. Do yourself a favor and research how needed to consume your weight in grams of protein ( like if you are 100 pounds you need to have 100 grams of protein ) is fabricated bullshit. Anything that tells you that you need an insane amount of protein in your diet is BS !!!
THE TRUTH ABOUT MILK ( WHY IT ACTUALLY SUCKS )
An argument I’m sure you’ve heard before is how milk is meant for the calf, not the human. We are not baby fucking cows, guys!!
The nutrients in cow’s milk may be good for the calf, but the hormones in milk can cause some of the following in humans:
- disruption to the endocrine system (causing eczema and seasonal allergies )
And on top of that, the high amounts of trans fat can cause:
- increased cholesterol levels
- heart disease
Now that I’ve cut majority of the dairy out of my diet, I just feel SO MUCH BETTER! My skin’s cleared up. I don’t feel bloated.
It is AH-MAZING how big of a difference it’s made.
Like always, I recommend you do your own research so you can formulate your own opinion on this.
If you’d like more information on the bad effects of an animal based diet, watch the documentary Forks Over Knives.
It’s on Netflix right now.
Okay loves, I’m off for now!