I met with a friend the other day, who is quite obese, and has turned around her eating habits (Yeah!!). She said she went to a nutrition lecture, and learned to eat better. She's lost 14 lbs in nearly 7 weeks, and feels a whole lot better. The one thing she said was that they recommend dairy-free (the lecturer was also vegan, but didn't necessarily recommend that).
I guess I'm curious about the whole dairy free thing. I agree, you don't see humans necessarily nursing off a cow, so were we really *meant* to eat dairy, and we simply adapted to it? (and that many didn't, they're lactose intolerant) Is it easy enough to get calcium from leafy greens, etc.?
I'm curious if there's anyone here that is dairy free, why they did it, do they do better on it, etc. I'd also be interested if someone tried it and didn't like it.
I think another thing too...isn't almond, soy, etc. milk processed? People eating these kind of diets strike me as more of a 'whole foods' diet type, but almonds and soy beans obviously don't produce milk, so are these necessarily "good" for us? Or just sparingly so they can adapt 'regular' recipes to their diets?
The main reason I like south beach is that it really seems to be how our body was meant to eat....heavy on veggies, lite on meats/proteins, lite on fruit, whole grains, blah, blah, blah. So this dairy free thing has peaked my curiosity