Over the years I have given up red wine (sad face) and caffeinated coffee (even sadder face) in the interest of feeling a little less “inflamed”. I’m stubbornly ignoring the gluten thing. I don’t think I can do it. I know people who really do have to and it looks to me like a total pain in the arse.
Recently I’ve internet-floated past many a sparkly-white health blog advocating a plant-based, gluten and dairy-free diet, and wondered whether I should give what they are doing a go. They all look so healthy and weirdly shiny. But instead of going the whole hog I randomly pluck out a few bits that I like the look of and then promptly apply a “break” rule as soon as I see a cafe that sells good coffee (decaf of course) and croissants.
But after nearly 4 months of on-and-off migraines and sinusitis, 4 rounds of antibiotics with not much improvement, I have decided to give the non-dairy thing a go.
So here I am. Day 2 of no dairy. I must admit that the sinusitis is noticeably less awful. However, hunger and chocolate/cheese cravings are at an all time high. I’ve cut down on cheese and chocolate previously, but not completely. I did not realise how much I rely on dairy – mainly cheese – for so much of what I eat. As a non-meat eater it’s often the easy option. I definitely eat it too much. So I’m on a mission to find lots of tasty dairy free meals. I know there are lots of them. I’ve cooked loads of them. I just got lazy recently.
So for now I must stop thinking and writing about cheese.
I really want some cheese.
Or some chocolate.
Or preferably both.