OK, so first off, I am not pregnant. I am 100% positive of that, so lets move on :)
The reason behind the title: I am just about to go crazy with this dairy-free diet. At first I thought I knew what I was doing, but today I was doing some more research, and discovered that there are many milk products/ingredients that have unrecognizable names (to me, the untrained dairy-free newbie). Things like casein and whey. Why didn't I know this before!!!
So, really, I haven't been totally dairy-free at all yet. I am back down to having no bread, no margarine, no chocolate, and I am CRAVING IT! I am also sooo hungry all the time. Partially because I just don't know WHAT to eat, and because diary really does fill you up.
I need to head to the store when I have lots of time, no kids, and no distractions. I have a list of ingredient names to avoid, and I need to read labels. Lots and lots of labels.
Just to clarify, I did ask my ND if I needed to be super strict on this, and she said yes, even trace amounts can be detected by the body, so I need to be serious about this.
I've been reading over at Go Dairy Free and have basically just gotten more upset and frustrated by the lack of options in food. I read my cocoa can to see if I could make myself some brownies to ease the cravings, and of course, it 'may contain milk ingredients'!!! Also, my unsweetened chocolate for baking is 'manufactured on equipment that processes milk'. ARGHH! Anyone have some tips for me? I'm one unhappy camper right now.
Brenda (aunt) you must have something to share with me. I have nothing but utter respect and amazement for you right now. How on earth did you ever find anything for Rachelle to eat?!! I just had no idea.