Honestly, I’ve gone back and forth on whether to write about my reintroduction of dairy. It happened to be a very stressful and emotional day, which makes it difficult for me to judge whether my reaction was to the dairy or to the situation. For me, my stomach and body in general, doesn’t react well to stress. My stomach typically does several large back flips and my joints often feel achy. However, I am going to attempt to explain what reactions I could isolate as dairy affects.

I modified my original plan for dairy by adding cheese to my lunch, since I was too emotional to eat breakfast. Then, I had some Greek yogurt mid-afternoon, since my meal times were off. I ended with some ice cream after dinner. For the most part the only thing I felt that day was some initial bloating and then some gas. The next day, my gas continued, but other than that nothing  else struck out to me as different. I have to admit, I didn’t really want cheese on my lunch and I am not a fan of Greek yogurt. So for me, I’ll probably do cheese if I am having a special treats or if I am going to enjoy some rare Italian food. It will not be a staple for me in my daily food freedom. I am going to test later, some lactose free dairy products to see if that helps with the gas, more for others than me.

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About G. H. McDonald

I live in Greenville, SC, am a transplant from Lexington, KY. I love being outdoors, kayaking, and going on adventures. Writing is a way for me to work through my mental health journey and expressing my views that are often difficult to articulate. My hope is my writing is an encouragement and challenge to others. I consider myself to be a mental health advocate and ally for social justice.

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