Okay, so it’s really…
3 things a lactose intolerant chocoholic vegetarian never wants to hear someone say:
-Cut out the soy
-Cut out the chocolate
-Cut out the carbs
You’re kidding, right?
No? What now?
We buckle down people. It’s getting serious. Don’t get worried, not super serious, but when the whole staff knows something’s up because you have to walk outside to cool down, it’s time to figure out what’s going on.
I’m taking the supplements the doctor recommended but we can’t do the other meds because of the dizziness and nausea they brought on. But this week it has been consistently harder to control my temperature. So much so, my friends have been going to their mom’s to ask what they do to help….
I’m not kidding.
And that’s what we got out of it. Now, I don’t think I need to completely cut them out but I should cut back. A lot.
I need your help with this one. It’s not going to be easy.
Yes, I can use almond milk. But it doesn’t heat well with hot coffee….
Yes, I can eat more rice or quinoa or gluten-free bread. But it’s just not the same….
And chocolate…oh dear, chocolate. We have quite the love/hate relationship and lately it’s been this crazy love affair. But I do know it’s time we part ways for awhile. Life will bring us back together someday…
Can I just say this?
Meal planning just got a lot more complicated.
I just did some of this: wheat, dairy, corn (oh how I miss corn muffins), sugar, salt, and cut way back on soy and processed foods. Here are my suggestions:
1. Switch over to espresso, no need for milk. Coffee without milk is liberating.
2. Almond milk rules, embrace it along with almond butter
3. Explore your local market for fresh fruits and veggies at least every 2 days. Start your shopping in the fruit/veggie section. There are so many cool options. Try to pick one new item every trip to experience it. I picked up some sumo tangerines on my last trip and they were delicious.
4. Juice is always a great option, especially veggie juice.
5. Tea is your friend, it is always there for you, easy to make, and it never fails to lift you up gently. Iced if hot, warm if cold.
6. There are a ton of raw snack foods that are actually pretty tasty. They aren’t cheap though. You can probably make your own if you have time. Just steal the ingredients list of something you like and tinker.
I can’t help any with the chocolate issue, I haven’t figure that one out at all 🙂
Thanks for the suggestions! Chocolate is definitely the killer…;)
Oh no! I’m so sorry to hear it! The good news is that eventually you’ll adjust and it will just feel normal!
I totally agree; you need to cut back things, to see results:)