Bye Dairy.

F$$k dairy as a staff, record label and as a motherf@@king crew. And if you wanna be down with dairy, f##k you too. 

Recap: I recently started a fibre diet in which I eat more fibre rich foods. Usually I eat one wholemeal bap with oatmeal cooked in almond milk, garnished with blueberries, bananas and fibre god chia seeds. For two days I ate breakfast and other meals slowly and found that I was not as bloated and uncomfortable as usual. Things were going well, until today.

Today: I decided to switch it up today, probably out of laziness. Instead of oatmeal, I decided to just have the bap with a small pack of yogurt sprinkled with chia seeds. At the last minute I also made a bowl of bran flakes with almond milk, blueberries and chia seeds. All was well for a while; I had done 20 minutes of exercises and drank lemon water before breakfast so I was feeling good. Then as the day went on I noticed I was bloated and my stomach was huge. I tried on some of the outfits I hadn’t worn in months and was dismayed to find that they did not fit. This was quite depressing and my mood was ruined. I ate a salted caramel Twix bar and went for a long angry walk soon after. For a while I assumed it was the bran flakes messing me up and I couldn’t figure out why. After hours of blaming the bran, it dawned on me that it could be the yogurt as this was the only other change in my diet.

Background: I have an on-off relationship with dairy. I prefer soy milk, and will go long stretches without any animal milk (except in yogurts and ice-cream etc) because the word on the street is that dairy is bad for you. However semi skimmed milk is half the price of plant milk so sometimes I will say sod it and just buy the cow’s milk. I did this especially during my baking period when I needed a lot of milk. Then I got a vicious and unfair attack of cystic acne all over my jawline which the internet informed me was likely due to dairy. This time I was done for good, not just with dairy in cooking/breakfast but I also cut out yogurt and ice cream. I still have some greek yogurt that I cannot bring myself to eat or throw away. I am done with animal milk; they can keep that for their little babies. Yesterday I went to the store to get some wholemeal pasta, and unfortunately saw that my favourite yogurt was over 50% off. Now I did not want yogurt but I can not resist a bargain so I was compelled to buy the yogurt. I have a problem I know.

After today’s self esteem ruining bloat-fest, I ran to google like a child runs to its mummy, and yes dairy can cause bloating for some people. Let me find out dairy is responsible for simultaneously ruining my skin and waistline. One of the articles mentioned something about eggs and I immediately closed the tab. I cannot take another heartbreak.

After years of suffering in silence, I have decided to do more research on bloating and just be more proactive. Hopefully one day I can be bloat-free, and what a glorious day that will be!


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