Thursday, 27 January 2011

The Dairy Debate

As I sit here typing this blog, having just finished a quick dinner of avo and tomato puree on wholemeal, I have a copy of "Skinny Bitch" to the left of me. I have turned to this book as my source of evening reading because I want to sort my head out when it comes to dairy. I want to make an informed decision about adopting a vegan diet/lifestyle.

So let me see....."Chapter 5 - The Dairy Disaster".....woah! If you've ever read "Skinny Bitch" you'll know what I mean when I say these girls don't pull any punches! The authors present a damn good argument against dairy consumption, mentioning that dairy products have been linked to a host of diseases. In addition to this, they assure us that we can definately obtain enough calcium from a vegan diet (i.e from kale, greens, cabbage, chickpeas, broccoli, red beans, soybeans etc).

For all you vegans out there, did you miss or crave any non-vegan foods? How did you overcome this? Any advice on transitioning to veganism?

I hope you're all good in your part of the world :-)


  1. I recommend start slow. Lori was not a big dairy person to begin with, so for it was easy. But for me I loved cheese. But my body hated it. So one day I said I want to feel better, so I slowly gave up dairy. I do not really miss it too much, ever once and awhile.

    Pure2raw twins

  2. i feel dairy is produced by mother's for their children and the way humans have made a business out of it is totally un-natural. i don't miss milk but avoiding cheese is hard for me. i really like mozzarella! there's an interesting video on carmi's blog (the sunny raw kitchen) for making a dill and onion uncheese i'd like to try.