If you're ditching the cheese, you might want to listen up. You may not know what to expect when quitting dairy but you could be in for a few unexpected body changes that can definitely alter the way you feel in the day, until your body gets used to it. When you choose to cut out dairy, your body might be taken aback at first, as you are eliminating a food group that you may have been eating heavy amounts of before. (Between milk, cheese, and yogurt, there's plenty of dairy to go around.) Ultimately your body knows best, so if it's having bad reactions to dairy, you may want to cut back a bit.
As a certified health coach, I work with clients on figuring out what types of eating habits work for them and their lifestyles. By being more attentive to your body's needs, as well as how it responds to food choices, it can make you more aware of what gives you fuel and what depletes your energy or messes with your digestion. And, dairy is actually a common culprit in digestive woes, among those who are lactose intolerant, or suffering from autoimmune digestive disorders, like Crohn's Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. If you find dairy to be problematic, it may be time to make readjustments and see if there are any changes. Though, as a cheat sheet, here are five common things that can happen to your body when you decide to stop eating dairy products, according to experts.