I’m lactose intolerant. It seems like a quarter of the people I know are as well. I used to be a normal iron-stomach kind of girl, but trouble started somewhere during my junior or senior year in college. I went from drinking 3 dining hall sized cups of milk with lunch and dinner every day to not being able to drink 1/4 cup of milk if I wanted to button my pants (or wear them at all)! Ew.
I steer clear of milk for the most part, unless someone cooks for me and adds milk which I deal with. Or, if I want to have ice cream (often) I’ll usually take a Lactaid. Some cheese is ok, but I’ve found if I am training intensely, there is really no dairy that my body can tolerate. Cheese is my major downfall. I sometimes think I have to decide if I’d rather be a really good runner or eat lots of cheese. The verdict is still out on that one…
So there you have it. Another random fact about me that has nothing and yet everything to do with my running! Happy Monday!
Do you have problems with dairy? Have you been able to give it up completely? Any tips for quitting cheese? (I’m not into the vegan “cheese”, sorry)