Posts tagged with "dairy free cooking"

How to give up dairy without feeling deprived

Posted January 10, 2017 in How to go dairy-free, dairy-free, vegan and 5 more

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I stopped eating dairy last August and, honestly, it hasn't been as hard as I thought it would be.

My functional medicine doctor recommended that I eliminate dairy from my diet to balance my hormones to alleviate my hormonal headaches and because my blood work showed a sensitivity to casein. 

Many people eliminate dairy because of an allergy, to see if they have a food sensitivity or just to see if they feel better without dairy in their diet. 

How could giving up dairy improve your health?

Eliminating dairy may be your solution to clearer skin, it could decrease your risk of developing cancer, it can aid in weight loss and it could help alleviate digestive issues. It may be worth eliminating, even for a short time, to see if you notice a difference in the way you feel and/or look. 

You're probably thinking, 'Umm, no Sara. Cheese is amazing." I get it, cheese is pretty much the best thing on earth, and it's also addictive. Scientists have found that dairy products can trigger the brain's opioid receptors, which are responsible for addiction. 

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Weekend Recap {Jan. 13-15, 2017}

Posted January 16, 2017 in Weekend Recap , yoga, dairy free cooking and 8 more

Today is my favorite kind of Monday...I slept in (I got nine hours of sleep last night!), I'm still in my pajamas, I'm under a fuzzy blanket and I'm sipping coffee. I had today off from MLK Day, but a lot of the city is shut down because of an ice storm.

We were anticipating the ice storm, so we didn't make any plans for the weekend. It ended up being the most relaxing weekend that I can remember.

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What I Eat in a Day {Jan. 24, 2017}

Posted January 25, 2017 in dairy free cooking, What I Eat in a Day, dairy free and 5 more

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Ever wonder what a health coach eats throughout the day? Today I'm sharing every single thing that I ate yesterday!

Tuesdays are my longest days, so it's important that I eat for optimal energy. I teach fitness classes at 5:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and work my 8 to 5 in between, so it's a long day that requires plenty of energy.

I'm usually pretty tired by the time I get home, which is why I try to keep dinner simple - leftovers or something easy to throw together. 

I'm currently not eating dairy, and I usually only eat meat a couple times a week. Tuesday just happened to be a dairy-free, meat-free day (not vegan because I ate eggs). 

I don't count calories or track my food. I simply focus on eating whole foods that will make me feel my best. 

Here's a look at my entire day...

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I stopped eating dairy a year ago. Here's what changed.

Posted July 27, 2017 in dairy-free, giving up dairy, vegan and 2 more

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It's been nearly a year since I stopped eating dairy! 

Honestly, when I first gave up dairy products, I didn't think it would be a longterm lifestyle change. 

I stopped eating dairy products after consulting with a functional medicine doctor about my frequent headaches and hormonal migraines. A full blood panel showed that I had a sensitivity to casein, a protein in milk. 

In addition to giving up dairy, I also went off of synthetic birth control. My functional medicine doctor and I have been working together to balance my hormones over the past year. While I do have a food sensitivity to casein, dairy products also contain hormones. 

Before I tell you about what's changed since I stopped eating dairy, I want to be totally transparent...I've eaten dairy probably 10 times over the past year. 

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