Okay so I do not know how many people run into the same issues I do when it comes to protein drinks or foods that they should and can eat. In my household we are dairy free. What that does is it limits me and my boyfriend from certain things. Granted I am able to eat eggs and cheese and things but I do what I can to not eat those things because of my boyfriend. That really limits what I tend to be able to eat and have. I am sure that there are many people out there the same way as we are and trying to be good and figure out what to do food wise and things like that. Well there are ways around it.
I wanted to share this with you in case you are the same as us. We found a good nondairy cheese that is not bad tasting and works. We get it from Safeway and it’s made by so delicious. We are able to make pizza and calzones and have meatball subs and use the cheese. Which is great and it gives you some calcium. But the protein drinks was the struggle. So I finally found one. It’s made by EAS it is soy protein. The only one that isn’t DF is the chocolate one. Which I don’t usually get. This last time it was all they had so it’s what I got.
The next struggle is now finding recipes that are DF friendly but I have hit the jackpot lol. I have been able to find some on Pinterest which is great because that is where I find a lot of my inspirations and motivations and well everything I may want to find. If you haven’t used it I highly recommend it so many different ideas and easy ones as well. Which is amazing if you’re short on time or just want a quick meal. Now I know it is still hard figuring out good choices for DF but that’s when you do what you can and eat what you know you can and that is good.
Now how does that effect those of us who work out and are working on losing weight? I can only speak for myself and no one else. I know many people have found what works best for them and that is wonderful! Stick with it guys! What I have found to work for me is that yes I will eat like a salad of a little more starch then I should but I work it off in the end. My goal is to work out for 2-3 hours a day and to do it twice a day from now on. It’s not always easy and there are times I struggle to get up and start moving but I know that if I do I will feel so much better. So what I did was I asked my boyfriend to make sure I get up early and take our dog for a run and then do my work out and get ready for the day. He is my accountability partner right now to help me. So if you don’t already have an accountability partner you should get one today! Ask your friend your parents you significant other or even a family member. Ask them to work out with you and motivate you. That’s the best way to do it. I have found when you have that you work harder to show that you got what it takes. So use DF as a motivator to do better and eat well and make sure that you do work off those items that might not be good.
Don’t feel the need to limit yourself any more there are options. If you have a favorite recipe let me know I would love to hear from you guys. I will start adding some of the things that I make in my house. Granted it’s probably not the healthiest option but it things we can eat and we work it off in the end. Stay tuned! J