I have a small confession to make: In the three weeks since starting the dairy-free challenge, I cheated. Just once, though. In a moment of weakness, I ordered coffee with cream from Dunkin’ Donuts. Ahhhhh! DD cream is much less offensive than other restaurants (they use real light cream), which is my poor rationale for getting it. Now on with the update.
I am sincerely beginning to think that eliminating dairy has reduced a lot of unnecessary hunger pangs and occasional stomach cramps I used to have. Dairy is a good source of fat, which is great for satiety, but I find that other sources such as coconut oil and animal fats work better at keeping me feeling nourished. And that’s the reason for eating, right?
On a similar note, I have been practicing mindful eating. As a result, I am better able to eat when hungry and stop when full. Anything more is wasteful to ourselves and the planet. Take a minute to read the principles and incorporate into your life!