Cheeeeeese! We scream it to take a picture or when we get a hot box of pizza delivered to our house. There's so many different kinds, like sharp cheddar, feta, Italians favorite mozzarella, neutral kinds like swiss and even moldy like blue. Whatever your preference we all love it. And while we all love it our bodies don't seem to.
Have you ever thought about it like this though? When you are born your mother (usually) breast feeds you until you can start to process real foods. Have you ever thought why don't they bottle up mother's breast milk and sell it or turn it into something else? EW! Of course you haven't because that sounds disgusting and a many other immoral things. BUT! We do that to cows...also weird right? Is it because to use they are just animals although we really are a breed of an animal also, or is it just because that's how its always been so no one questions it. Who really knows the answer. But my answer is pretty clear, to me at least.
Humans + dairy (or cheese in this case) = weight gain
Now, why do I say its simple? Well because it is. Our bodies were not created in way to digest another animals milk. Our bodies can handle our own mothers because that is simply where we were birthed from. When you look at milk, cheese, yogurts, creams and all that other good stuff the basis of it is coming from a cows utter. When understanding my body, I didn't understand why after I had a dairy product I felt bloated or had stomach aches, or was gaining weight when I was eating yogurt each morning. Until, I changed my nutrition. I stopped eating dairy as much as possible. I changed my regular yogurt to coconut milk yogurt. I decided to use almond milk in my coffee instead of half and half. These small changes gave me one huge result. No bloating, no stomach aches, no weight gain. So as if that wasn't clear enough I figured oh I must just be lactose intolerant. Not the case. If you think about it, a majority of people are lactose intolerant. And why do you think that is? Lactose intolerant isn't a "thing" someone has or develops, or you're born with, its something we all have! Some people may be able to digest or handle it better then others, or have slightly different results but at the end of the day we are all very similar. Our bodies can't handle a lot of the processed, refined crap we put in our bodies and dairy products are no different then eating a candy bar.
Now, I'm not saying cut dairy out completely because for some that isn't realistic or something they could never live without. But I am saying is watch your choices. Look for products that are more pure then others. Look to see if you can make those small changes like almond or cashew milk in your coffee each morning instead of whole milk, and see if you see any changes in your body. It is amazing how our body speaks to us. The human body can heal all on its own if treated and fed the right way. SO listen to your body! If after you have a chicken and cheese quesadilla you start to have a stomach ache, or after your morning coffee you realize you're bloated, LISTEN! You have all the answers within you, you just have to listen to yourself!