We love Khloe Kardashian. She somehow managed to make us jealous of a pantry organization, she rocks a fresh lob haircut better than we could ever hope, she keeps it real with simple jewelry organization hacks that even us mere mortals can manage and she’s about to help us all get our most rockin’ revenge body with a new TV show. And while she’s always been a bombshell, recently she’s been stepping out looking extra fierce. So what’s her secret? Eliminating dairy from her diet.
As she disclosed to NewBeauty Magazine, “I’m obsessed with cheese and milk, but eliminating them from my diet (I did it gradually) made the biggest difference.” But just how much weight did she drop? The results amazed Khloe: “In a month and a half, I lost 11 pounds just from not eating dairy, without doing anything else different.”
No doubt it worked for Khloe, but is eliminating an entire food group a healthy decision? Stacy Goldberg, a nutritionist for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons and the CEO and founder of Savorfull, thinks it can be, if done for the right reasons. “Giving up dairy can be a healthy option for people who have an intolerance to it, but if you don’t, dairy should be a part of your diet, but only in moderation, never in excess.”
Lindsay Langford, a sports dietician at St. Vincent Sports Performance, agrees. “Dairy has many health benefits, including calcium, vitamin D, protein and electrolytes. Some research and fad diets recommend eliminating dairy due to possible inflammation and bowel issues. If this isn’t you, don’t eliminate it! If it does cause upset stomach or even constipation, then eliminate, but don’t hop on the wagon if the wagon wasn’t built for you.”
Thinking about eliminating dairy, or maybe just cutting back on the milkshakes, brie and yogurt? Goldberg suggests making sure you’re still getting plenty of calcium, Vitamin D and protein. “Nuts and seeds are great nutrient sources. Chia seeds, pistachios, walnuts, nut butters — they can all provide the nutrients you’ll be missing with a dairy-free diet. For recipe inspo, be sure to check out these chia seed recipes for getting those nutrients in your diet.
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