You know, I have been down this "dairy is evil...wheat is evil...sugar is evil...etc." road and frankly, I've concluded that you have to look at how you feel.
I can eat lots of sugar, and it will make me feel like total crap. I'll crave more, I'll overeat, I'll even get colds and yeast infections if I overdo, so I have really minimized it in my diet.
I can eat lots of wheat products, and I feel a little phlegmy when I do. I might get a little gassier than normal, but beyond that, it's just a mild annoyance. So, I eat wheat products when I'm in the mood.
I can guzzle milk like there is no tomorrow. I can eat yogurts, butter, you name it and not notice a thing. So, I don't worry at all about removing dairy from my diet.
There is no dietary perfection. We don't go to dietary heaven when we get it all exactly right. In fact, there is really a guarantee that, no matter how healthy we eat or how much we exercise, ...there is a 100% chance we'll all be taking a dirt nap someday.
So, I say just go by how you feel, and enjoy! In fact, I stopped keeping food diaries with calories, etc. in them, and exchanged it for a "how I feel" diary. It was much more illuminating.
"Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing something, but in doing it"
|1,096 Days since: Sugar and HFCS