It's been 7 months since we last encountered one another, and I can't say that I miss you. Sure, we had some good times together with pizza, tacos, baked goods and smoothies but even without you in my life I am free to enjoy those things. And I do.
While it does require a bit more Nancy-Drew-like stealth on my part, I am able to avoid you in all of your forms like whey, lactose and casein. Why do you feel the need to be a part of so many things? Is the whey powder really doing anything for the flavour of the potato chips that Joey snacks on? Is your presence in powder form really adding anything to gluten free english muffins?! But I digress. I am happy to enjoy so many foods that are free of you and your pesky friends.
And please don't hold the calcium business above my head. I understand that you have calcium and although you would like me to believe that you are the best and only source of it, I can get it elsewhere. Broccoli, kale, bok choy, almonds, tofu and sesame seeds provide me with calcium every time I eat them, and they don't upset my tummy the way you used to. Almond milk now provides me with a rich, creamy addition to my cereal or tea and banana soft serve has replaced you as a delightful dessert. Life is good.
Look how much fun I’m having without you!
Breakfasts, lunches and dinners without a single drop or shred of you, dairy.
I’m glad we can be on speaking terms, but I’m also happy to say that it’s over.