I've suspected for a while that dairy might not be my body's best friend. My stomach kind of rebels after I have milk or yogurt, especially when I have it first thing in the morning. But I kept telling myself it is just a coincidence.
I told myself the same thing again Sunday morning when I ate Grapenuts for breakfast. I had a moment of hesitation when I debated between using regular (cow's) milk or almond milk. But I brushed off the thought that the cow's milk would affect me, poured it on my cereal and inhaled my breakfast so I wouldn't be late for church. By the time I got to church, my stomach was not happy and I felt like I looked at least 6 months pregnant. Then last night I had a bowl of Greek yogurt with blueberries and bananas. And I woke up bloated and uncomfortable. Just how I love to feel when I head out for a run!
So I'm going to see how cutting out dairy affects how I feel the next few days. One of the hardest parts would normally be going without my post run glass of chocolate milk, but luckily I only indulge in it when I run more than 60 minutes, which hasn't happened in months and is still a week away from happening on my training plan.
I know it's possible to develop intolerance or allergies at any age, so I'm finally letting myself believe I might have some degree of lactose intolerance. There are tests I could have done to find out for sure, but I figure I might as well try the process of elimination first. Wish me luck!
Do you have any food allergies or intolerances?
What is your favorite post-run fuel?