Quitting Dairy for Better Health
That slogan was spoken by American celebrities in the 80s and 90s. The dairy industry convinced Americans that it was the perfect nutritional source.
But, did you know that sensitivity to dairy is by far the most common? This type of sensitivity triggers an immune response from one or more protein-based components of cow’s milk. Symptoms can range from mild to severe, but they typically include nausea, cramps, bloating, constipation, or even gas. Some people even say that dairy causes them anxiety and depression.
This challenge is designed to help rid you from all forms of dairy – milk, cheese, and everything in-between. Journaling can help cultivate the momentum and commitment required to overcome what some doctors refer to as "dairy crack". Are you ready to get started? Let’s go!
There is no doubt that milk and dairy are addictive. In fact, it has been said that dairy proteins inside cheese can act as mild opiates to your brain. Yikes! Who would have known, right? Well, don’t let that scare you. You’re in the driver’s seat today and it’s your time to explore what your primary reason is for going dairy free. So, don’t be bashful, and answer the following questions:
Congratulations, you made it through the 1st day without touching any form of dairy. Does it feel good? Well, it should! Revel a little bit in the accomplishment of getting through the 1st day. Now it’s time to dig even deeper within yourself to describe how you felt yesterday by reflecting, and then crystallizing what you are achieving by following through on this challenge.
Let’s get down to business.