Giving Up Dairy Didn't Happen Overnight
Giving up dairy didn't happen overnight. In fact, I went back and forth a few times, and at first, wasn't fully mentally committed to making the change.
While I was educating myself, I often found I was fighting with my inner self whether I'm doing the right thing for my body and my health or not. On top of it, I had to deal with my cravings.
Can you relate to the feeling that when you are not allowed to eat something, this is all you feel like eating? And you can't get it out of your head? :)
So what did I do?
* I created a new daily menu based on the things I like to eat, which helped me remove dairy from my diet.
* I planned my meals and knew exactly what I'll be eating in every meal of the day, what I will snack on in case I'm hungry between meals, etc. (this helped me a lot!)
* Since I am a very organized person and I always think a few steps ahead, knowing that I had a game plan, helped me stick to it and follow the change.
Breakfast was the hardest one and coffee too.
To find the right milk for my coffee that tasted good for me was not easy at first, but very quickly, I got used to it, and today I can't even smell dairy milk... It's just amazing how we can change our taste buds completely in a pretty short time.
(I'll get more in-depth on what I eat in a day in another post)
Tips to keep in mind:
~ Even if you think you cannot do it - yes you can!
~ Changing your taste buds is possible
~ Changing your habits is doable
~ Being open-minded is important - in every field in life but in food in this case
~ Many times it's up to you to help yourself feel good
~ What we eat has a large impact on our overall health and well being