So I have been more or less-sometimes we cheat-dairy free for a couple of years now, once for a full year straight right after my daughter was born because I suspected some silent reflux. I am someone who becomes congested with dairy too and I see candida issues as well, especially if I am nursing. Anyway, I have been trying to get my diet back on track to loose my baby weight from having my second daughter and I just can't seem to shed these pounds. After my son I lost the bulk of the weight pretty quickly, I would say 30 of the 40 I gained within 6-9 months of him being born. My daughter is 18 months old and I am only about 6 pounds under my weight when I delivered her! I realized that since I have learned more about my families dairy issues and cut it out that my portion sizes and sugar consumption have increased exponentially. I always felt so much more satiated when I had dairy in my diet and just didn't even think about treats.
How do you replace the nutritional complexity of the proteins, sugars, and fats in dairy in a healthy way? I used to eat a multigrain bagel slathered with cream cheese and freshly sliced pineapple for breadkfast every morning and loved it. I would eat yogurts or sliced hard cheddar with fruit and crackers during the day for snacks and I just never overate. Now without dairy I feel like I am searching for something and not done eating even though my stomach is full.