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Dairy Free | Week 1

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So, it’s been a week. This has actually been having a bigger impact on my life than I thought it would.

Getting started was a bit difficult and I kept messing up. While I don’t eat a lot of straight dairy, almost everything else I eat has some form of dairy in it. I decided to have black coffee instead of tea, but then I’d reach for a chocolate biscuit which has milk in the chocolate and butter in the biscuit. I quickly realised everything in my cupboards that I chose to snack on were now out of bounds.

I tried for a few days with just coffee (because I hate black tea) and jelly sweets (because I needed something to snack on), but it really wasn’t helping me. I can’t remember that last time my energy crashed that hard. By the third day, I had a pounding headache and ended up taking a 3-hour nap. So I set out to buy things to fill those holes in my routine.
A trip to Asda turned up Soya Milk, Chocolate Soya Milk and Almond Milk and a variety of Dark Chocolate, as well as more fruit than I would normally purchase. Finally, I could have tea again, it makes up a surprising amount of my day. And I could satisfy my chocolate cravings. The Chocolate Soya milk was not the greatest but the bars of dark chocolate more than made up for it.

But I am still suffering from a lack of energy, even my daily multivitamins aren’t helping. I can only think it’s the sharp reduction of fat in my diet that’s causing this. But I suppose that can only be a good thing for my waistline. I just hate not have energy and feeling tired all the time. I’m the kind of person who is easily irritatable; heat, hunger and tiredness set me off. Hopefully, my body will adjust over the next week.

What are your favourite dairy-free snacks?