Dairy Month on June, 2024: Can I lose 30 pounds in 3 months by cutting out dairy?
June, 2024 is Dairy Month 2024.
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Dairy, using its associations of cholesterol and intolerance frequently will get more bad press than good. Dairy Month encourages the strengths of dairy, from the wide-varying availability to dietary value, and encourages you to create a selection of dairy a part of a well-balanced diet!
Dairy is not making you overweight. You say yourself that you eat a lot of pasta and bread - the key is moderation of everything and proper portion sizes. Dairy substitutes aren't going to help you lose weight. If you have beliefs against eating dairy that's one thing, but weight loss is not a good reason to switch over. People who get on average 2 servings of diary a day actually are more likely to be a healthy weight (of course that could be because they are simply more diet conscious then those who do not).
Make sure your dairy is lower fat - reach for skim or 1% milk instead of cheese for your servings of milk.
I'd strongly suggest looking up the food pyramid and seeing how much of each foods you need. 2-3 servings of dairy is what your body needs. Mind the grains though (a serving of pasta is just 1/2 cup of pasta or rice. An average bagel has 3-4 servings of grains these days), and make sure you get all the veggies you need.
Sudden reaction to dairy with my 20 month old?
It is very possible that shes developed a mild lactose intolerance. Allergies and intolerances can appear at any age throughout a persons life even if they have not had reactions to those foods previously.
My son was similar. He was exclusively breastfed until I went back to work 2 days a week when he was about 7 months old, when he started on 2 formula bottles a day. I started him on formula a few weeks before i went back to work and he was fine on it. Then about 2 weeks after I went back to work, he started getting red spots all over his face and wherever any dairy product touched his skin.
But, he didnt get diarrhea or breathing difficulties or anything else associated with allergy.He also reacted to some yoghurts and not others and same with cheese, where previously he had been fine with anything.
I took him to the pediatrician and he sort of blew me off as an anxious parent (which I am anything but!) and after paying some exorbitant amount for each ped. appointment, my friend suggested taking him to a kinesiologist (sp?). I was sceptical at first, but he did this cool strength test thing (its really long and hard to explain but it is not at all invasive and actually quite interesting.) and the two he reacted to were "milk" and "anxiety". As soon as he told me that it made so much sense - the spots only appeared when i went back to work and he was feeling anxious coz i wasnt there!). After 3 sessions of this sort of baby massage thing, he was completely free of spots and has been ever since. Best of all, the sessions cost me $40 each, so all three sessions together were cheaper than ONE appt with the pediatrician!
I dont know if your daughter has had an experience like this, but its worth knowing that alternative medicine has its merits. Definitely see your doctor first but before you go buying soy milk and changing the whole families diets, do a bit of research. :))
Dairy Allergies in 8 Month old Child?
My children are not allergic to dairy, but I gave up milk several years ago, so we never use it in anything. Rice or coconut milks are decent substitutes in cooking (you can even find "ice cream", cheese and yogurts made from these). We substitute a lot of goat's milk products, but you might not be able to, depending on the extent of the allergy.
Recipes? Honestly, just use your favorites, and modify them. Mac and cheese might be difficult, but other recipes can substitute rice milk, coconut milk, or even water (you can thicken most with a roux, if the recipe calls for something "creamy").
Also, look up vegan recipes online, those are completely dairy free.