How to Go From Consuming Lots of Dairy to Virtually No Dairy & Have Clear Skin
I am going to assume you have heard the connection between dairy and acne. It is pretty much everywhere on the web. Thousands of people continue to claim that you can get rid of acne naturally by simply avoiding dairy. So, is this true? Somewhat. Avoiding dairy can significantly increase your chances of curing your acne and may even get rid of your acne completely.
This article will help guide you to consuming less dairy. Most of us love cheese, milk, yogurt, ice cream and all the foods that happen to contain dairy. Fortunately for you and me I was able to dramatically decrease my dairy intake immediately and it has led to almost 100% clear skin. Continue reading for some tips to lowering dairy consumption.
Baby Steps to Less Dairy Consumption
If you want to change the way you live in anything then I recommend you do it in baby steps. However, if you strongly believe you can take that large step, a t-rex size so to speak, then go ahead and do so.
A few months ago I ate lots of dairy. I had about 5 to 6 glasses of milk a day and also loved a turkey sandwich with cheese. I would also eat ice cream for dessert way more often then I should have.
If you are in this same situation then consider taking baby steps if you believe it will be difficult to take a large leap. If you drink 4 glasses of milk a day then start today by consuming 3. Next week lower the amount to 2 a day, then 1, then 0. Believe in yourself and you will be able to do this.
If you are consuming a lot of cheese them simply start by putting a slightly less amount of cheese on everything you eat that you would normally put cheese on. Each week or even day, just put a little less cheese on your food and eventually you will be cheese free or will at least have cut your consumption significantly.
An excellent way to stop consuming cows milk is to drink milk alternatives. I discovered almond milk a few weeks ago and love it. I still eat cereal in the morning sometimes and will pour on some original almond milk instead of cows milk.
Another excellent alternative is hemp milk. However, this is a little pricey so only purchase it if your wallet allows. Soy milk is better than cows milk but also comes with its own baggage so be careful with that. Coconut milk is also another excellent choice. Lastly, drink plenty of water. Water is always an excellent alternative to any drink.
Give it a Chance
Some acne sufferers learn that dairy causes acne and so they stop consuming dairy. They wait a few days, maybe a week or 2 and do not see results. Give it a chance. Go dairy free for 2-3 months and see how your skin reacts.
Additionally, it is important to realize that the best chance of having clear skin is to throw many darts at the board for the bulls-eye (clear skin). Go dairy free but also consume more antioxidants, get 8 hours of adequate sleep nightly, increase your happiness by being more grateful, etc. Do more than one thing if you want clear skin.