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This is probably the hardest breakup I’ve ever had to endure, but it’s time to end this unhealthy, toxic relationship. It’s time for me to take a break from dairy. Dairy’s and my relationship has been a life-long love affair, as I am from the good ole state of Wisconsin (aka home of the cheeseheads). And while I love dairy more than anything (mac and cheese IS my favorite food after all), I have accepted that this is a one sided relationship, and that dairy doesn’t love me as much as I love it, and it doesn’t make me feel great.

Courtesy of Medical News Today 

I’ve known for a few years now that I was lactose intolerant, but I just kind of ignored it and kept eating all of the dairy. However, it has gotten to the point of me feeling really awful every time I eat dairy products, so I have accepted the fact that I have to change my eating habits. It’s definitely going to be a bit of a difficult transition, as I probably have dairy in every meal that eat in the day, so there is going to be a bit of an adjustment period as I not only cut down the amount of dairy I consume, but also find alternatives that still satisfy and taste delicious.

While the adjustment and change may be a bit tough, I know in the end, I will feel better physically, and will hopefully help my body, both outward and inward. 

Courtesy of Everyday Reading 

Sadie is co- Campus Correspondent for Her Campus DePaul. She is a proud Wisconsinite double majoring in Journalism and Media and Cinema Studies. She is a cheese-loving lactose intolerant, musical theater nerd, movie buff, and cat lady. If you ever need to know unnecessary random facts about celebrities or want a live reenactment of every episode of The Office, she's your gal.
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