Dairy. I’ve mentioned that I was vegetarian for about 6 months a couple years ago, and at that time I was also staying away from dairy. Nowadays, I have milk in my morning coffee and my nightly ( yes, nightly! ) cup of ice cream. Ever since I moved in with my boyfriend, we’ve had ice cream every night and I think its playing a part in the digestive & skin issues I’ve been having. I’ve decided to eliminate dairy to see how my body responds. I’ll keep you posted! <3
article I’m reading —
As soon as I started thinking of going dairy free, I knew the info I needed would be on Dr. Joe Tatta’s website. Dr. Joe is a physical therapist, nutritionist, and a natural care expert. I heard him on a podcast one time, and he is an excellent communicator. Don’t you love when someone can make a point without sounding preachy about it? That’s totally Dr. Joe.
I found this article titled, Got Joint Pain? Why Dairy Makes me Hurt. The title alone intrigued me, and I soon discovered that this was the ultimate ‘quit dairy right now, Jess’ article I needed! Here’s a quote:
“Go without dairy products for 21 days, and you will notice your cravings will be gone, and your pain will be lessened. If you are an athlete, you’ll enjoy increased energy, speed and recovery when joint pain is no longer an issue. “
Read Dr. Joe Tatta’s article, Got Joint Pain? Why Dairy Makes Me Hurt :: here.
most popular tweet —
— jess (@PTcontender) July 20, 2017
If you’re getting into Physical Therapy, that episode is a MUST. Find it here.
what I’m drinking —
I rarely buy sparkling water, but this week I was feeling bubbly! So, while I’m working on my PT school application, I’ve been sipping on this and feeling fancy.
Lemon-Mint Sparkling Water
- 5- 6 mint leaves
- 1 – 2 lime or lemon wedges
- sparkling water
First, I bundled up my mint leaves until they were all stacked on top of each other, and then twisted them (kinda like lightly wringing out a wet towel ) before I put them in the bottom of my glass. Next, I squeezed the lemon before dropping that in there too. The last step is just filling it up with sparkling water!
tool I’m using —
I made this little table to help keep track of my experience going dairy free. It has a skin section & a digestion section. I’m going to be taking quick note of blemishes on my face, and also how my digestion is going.
What am I keeping track of ? Blemishes/Breakouts & Digestion
Why keep notes? To see if I notice any changes during the experiment
I’m sharing it here in case anyone wants a simple tracker too.
Do you want one? Get the Dairy Free Tracking Printable : here.
I can also email it to you if you want to edit it on your computer instead of printing it!
Just lmk, my email is : firstname.lastname@example.org
quote I’m reflecting on —
Last week, I mentioned that I was going hiking, and we had such a good time that we are going again tomorrow! My boyfriend is deploying soon, so we are trying to make the most of these weekends together. On that note, I’m off to get my ‘hiking outfit’ ready!
. . . lol jk I don’t actually have a hiking outfit. I wear workout clothes, half a bottle of sunscreen, & half a bottle of bug spray.
How do you feel about the whole non-dairy thing? Do you have any experience with it?
Feel free to drop your favorite dairy free recipe in the comments!
Thanks for letting me share my diet experiment with you guys <3