Around a month ago I went to see a nutritionalist about whether my diet was causing my psoriasis to flare up.
After chatting for a little and conducting some tests I was told to immediately cut out dairy from my diet as well as avoiding tuna, prawns and aspartame. Plus I was told to re-introduce meat into my diet. I had stopped eating meat to try and clear up my psoriasis. Note to self, stop self diagnosing because usually you are wrong.
As a cheese and cake lover I was devastated. No more chilli sauce soaked chips dipped in blue cheese sauce. I can forget having a large slice of chocolate cheesecake afterwards, or so I thought.
The number of dairy free alternatives and options available in stores is incredible. You can buy anything from non-dairy milk to cream cheese or ice-cream to cheesecake. Basically if you want it their is a dairy free alternative and if it is not pre-made you can find a kick-ass dairy free alternative online.
Removing dairy from my diet has not been as difficult as I first thought. Though you would be surprised by the amount of products that have dairy. I’ve been following a tomato based diet allowing me to have curries, chillies and pasta. Thai and Chinese food are everything to me as they are coconut not dairy based.
I haven’t venture too much into eating out yet and I am not sure how that will be. The restaurants I have been too have been extremely accommodating and made sure I have been well fed!
Don’t get me wrong, I’m desperate to have a big four cheese pizza but I’m sure I’ll find a non-dairy alternative soon enough!
What are your tips for a Non-Dairy diet?