Let’s found out about James Hardy’s 3nd week on my challenge:
Journal entry date: September 28th, 2014
I am more than three weeks into no dairy and no eggs. There have been some battles over the last week. My wife’s family had a pre-holiday get together and the foods I love the most I had to avoid. It was tough but I fought through it.
Since my last post I have noticed some more changes I have noticed. For as long as I can remember I have had issues with plaque buildup on my teeth. I brush twice daily and floss trying to prevent it. On day 18 I did not have any plaque buildup. I kept to my ritual but I haven’t had any plaque buildup on my teeth since then.
The next thing I noticed was my bacne has gotten better. I do a lot of weight lifting and no matter what I do, it doesn’t go away. On the three week mark I noticed that my bacne was noticeably better. My wife has also commented on how much it is clearing up. I was told by a doctor when I was in high school that if I avoided milk it would clear up but I didn’t listen.
Week three was very rough for me because I was sick as well. I was starting to feel a cold coming up but my mucus never thickened or changed colors. My body still hurt and I suffered many of the symptoms but my nasal passages moved very well and my mucus stayed thin. I am fully recovered and feeling great.
This diet change as not just been tough on me, but it has been a challenge for my wife as well. One of a go to quick meals has been hamburger helper, which requires milk and has cheese in it. Since I am avoiding dairy we have had to get creative on quick meals so we came up with our own version. We brown hamburger meat like you would for hamburger helper and then we add half a can of tomato paste, 1 cup of almond milk, handful of daiya cheese, and then we sprinkle in some of our favorite seasonings. It taste much better than hamburger helper and it is much healthier.