Dairy Free

I love milk!  As a child I hated soft drink and would have milk instead.  I remember going to Sizzler and my siblings would get soft drink and I would get milk from the coffee machine.  The past year I have limited myself to low fat milk (it just isn’t the same as full cream) but in my research on controlling PCOS naturally I’ve seen a few things on going dairy free helping.   There are hormones in dairy products which when they get into our bodies can worsen our already mucked up hormone problems.

I was very resistant to this.  I have read somewhere that women that drink milk whether it is full cream or light are on average a healthier body weight than those that don’t.  This is the kind of thing I have been telling myself.

However, I decided that I would give it a go.  I started just not having glasses of milk and drinking more water.  Now I have changed to almond milk for my muesli in the morning. I’ve cut right back on cheese except occasionally feta in a salad.  I’ve also started to get organic milk for my husband and also for when I want a cup of tea.  Almond milk is fine in my muesli… I think it blends in well because there are already a lot of nuts in the muesli, but it is awful in tea.  Too nutty!  So at the moment the only dairy I have is in my cups of tea and that is organic milk.

I’m liking my spearmint tea more and more, which is a blessing.  Acne is still going really good.  I have been really naughty with my low GI eating because of Valentine’s day and birthday parties.  But I think it is good to enjoy those things and not be overly strict otherwise I would be miserable.  My sister gave me a box of chocolates last night and they have been staring me down 😦  I’ll wait for my hubby to get home later before opening them because he will eat most of them and that way I’ll eat less.  I have 3-4 black chin hairs that have been growing back really quickly but no new ones have developed.  I’m lucky that I’m fair as my face is hairy but so light only I notice it.

Hope you all were spoiled as I was for Valentine’s Day!

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Very Late Update

I’ve been so slack with blogging over the last month/s.  I blame Christmas, being on holidays and always spending heaps of time with my friends & family.  Hope you all had a great holiday time.

So, since I stopped taking the pill about a month and a half ago now, not much has changed so far.  I did get a few more pimples at times, but at the moment I have none again.  I have noticed that the couple of hairs on my chin seem to grow back a fraction quicker, but that just could be my imagination.  I think the pimples could just have come with different bad foods I’ve been eating and also the weather being so humid, my skin gets pretty oily.

I’m pretty sure I had a cyst on one of my ovaries at some stage.  It wasn’t too bad just made it’s presence known.  When I was on a lower dose pill I was getting cysts so I was kinda expecting that. 

Anyway,  I’m so happy with how my skin is right now, lets hope it lasts.  The spearmint tea is growing on me, some days I have an extra cup to make up for what I’ve eaten. 🙂 I have no idea if that will make a difference but I like to think so.