In addition to ramping up my cardio & Pilates the past couple of weeks to get Bikini-Body ready for Hawaii in a couple of weeks, I’ve been reading up on food-based cleanses and other recommendations to get rid of any excess bloat before suiting up. Only 12 MORE DAYS until I say “Aloha”!!! Can’t wait!
A 2009 Baylor College of Medicine study found that about 12% of adults are lactose intolerant, which causes swelling during digestion. In many, the symptoms can be mild enough or we can grow to believe they are “normal” enough to where we may not even know that we have the intolerance.
Several experts suggest ridding your diet of both dairy & wheat products for 7-14 days before a beach vacation to appear as svelte as possible.
I love my morning coffee with 2% milk and my afternoon Tazo Awake Tea Lattes from Starbucks, so this is going to be a tough one!
I started substituting almond milk in my morning coffee, which isn’t bad at all. I’m going to switch to herbal tea in the afternoon or a cappuccino with almond or coconut milk. We’ll see!
I don’t think ditching wheat products will be too difficult. I did it once before in the 2011 Whole Living Action Plan (and dairy too, for that matter). I did feel immensely better after giving up dairy, caffeine, and wheat products for an entire week!
I’ll keep you posted on my journey! Any ideas for your favorite milk-substitutes are much appreciated! I do LOVE a good coffee in the morning since I don’t use any sweetener, a little splash of something creamy is a must!! Thanks for sharing below!!