Dairy Free


Excuse typos, blogging from my phone.

It’s now over a week since I went dairy free to see if it would improve Oliver’s mood / sleep / digestion. Since then:

# Oliver is sleeping better.
# We’ve not had any night-long screaming.
# We’re seeing an overall improvement in mood in general with things that would be usual triggers for grumpiness not having the same effect.

Of course I can’t definitely point to the exclusion of dairy definitely, we’ll have to do a reinclusion once the 6 weeks are up to see what happens.

I have to admit that it’s harder than I thought it would be. I don’t eat much cheese or drink milk so I thought that it’d be a breeze. Little did I know that EVERYTHING contains milk. Stock cubes, supposed non-dairy spreads, even a bottle of wine sat in my fridge door since January which I kept forgetting to chuck!

Still, I’m still here, and massive sugar cravings aside (from the lack of chocolate biscuits) I’m actually better for it having lost weight (if my belt is to be believed). And I have a few recipes up my sleeve and that’s good, right?

Posted in Misc

4 comments so far

  1. Christina Kearney said:
    On April 6, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Try Kallo stock cubes. They are dairy free ;-) It does get easier after a while.

  2. Mumblies said:
    On April 7, 2013 at 11:42 am

    I have been mooching around the net to see if I can find decent recipes for you to try and I like you am shocked to see just how much of what we eat in our daily diets contains milk , I’m really glad that Ollie seems to be sleeping better though, that’s a good thing. Fingers crossed it stays that way.

  3. Kelly said:
    On April 8, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Try these for sugar cravings. Not quite like Marylands but still pretty darn ace.