Edited to add because I totally spaced:
This post is brought to you by Beano, but all (embarrassing) experiences are my own.
For the first two years I blogged here, I blogged most of my meals, for better or worse.
And then I stopped for a number of reasons: Iâ€™d been laid off, and honestly, didnâ€™t want to be judged for what i was or wasnâ€™t spending my money on, I was bored of it, and I was having a bout of digestive issuesÂ and I didnâ€™t want anyone to potentially try to emulate the sometimes weird combinations I was eating to keep my stomach happy.
When I started trying to lose weight, my trainer gave me these nutrition guidelines.Â Iâ€™d been overweight and had digestive issues before then, so they were certainly worth a try.
One of the hardest guidelines to follow was cutting out dairy. BUT WHAT ABOUT CHEESE? AND YOGURT? I asked Joel. I soon realized it was easier to listen to him than not, so I just tried giving up the damn dairy.
I found that so many of my digestive issues went away, but I was still missing my dairy products. I would experiment with â€œcheatingâ€ a little and adding them back in sometimes.
I donâ€™t believe Iâ€™ll ever go 100% dairy-free (because, cheese), but I definitely have my limits. I canâ€™t have a meal with a particularly creamy sauce or some nice cheesy enchiladas without feeling sick, so I donâ€™t usually eat these foods, but it would be nice to be able to enjoy them every once in a while. I also REALLY miss yogurt. It was such an easy afternoon snack, and sometimes I look longingly at my coworkersâ€™ yogurts in the afternoon. (Non-dairy yogurt is just gross, sorry.) I can usuallyÂ (but not always eat fro-yo), but regular ice cream usually makes me sick. Pizza is very touch and go.
So as part of this Back on the Menu Challenge with Beano, Iâ€™ll be experimenting with their Beano + Dairy Defense to see if it helps me with some of these formerly off-limits foods. Iâ€™m thinking either some nice cheesy Mexican followed by ice cream.
What foods are off-limits to you?