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In a perfect world, I would eat pizza at least twice a day and chocolate chip cookies with chocolate milk for breakfast and crackers and cheese for snack...
But, oh yes...back to reality. For a good part of my life now, I have suffered with allergies of a certain type: sinusy chest throat cough type allergies. Despite numerous visits to "specialists", no one could tell me exactly how to make these symptoms go away. I got the usual suggestions like, allergy pills and nose sprays but still. Nothing seemed to make it go away.
Then I heard about dairy products and how they can sometimes cause people to feel weird symptoms (but then, of course, I read that this is just a myth- who reallllly knows) so I just randomly decided to start cutting back on the amount of milk that I consume. I switched to soy and almond milk, neither of which truly live up to milk's goodness, but I did notice a slight change in my sinus issues. Long story short, for the month of August, I intend to avoid dairy altogether- it's going to truly be a challenge especially since I do have a strong love for pizza and cheez-its and Greek yogurt and butter...mmm! But, I feel like since I'm writing it down here, I will be more accountable to follow through. We'll see how it goes! If my sinus issues are relieved drastically, oh my goodness, it will all be worth it.
Have you ever given up something you love eating? Is life too short for that? Have you changed your eating habits recently?