White Mini Dress + Why I Quit Dairy

Fashion blogger Lilly Beltran wearing a white eyelet dress + talking about how quitting cow's milk improved her overall health.

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Is it a coincidence that today I am talking about dairy while wearing an all white dress? haha! Anyways, I am loving this cute little tiered number. It is one of the cutest dresses I’ve owned and I am not even mad about the amount of frill on it. TBH, I’ve only worn it for these photos but will for sure be wearing it for date night with Erick soon.

For reference, I am 5’7′ and it isn’t too short. I love that it has a longer sleeve to balance out the short length. Makes it a bit more classy vs. skimpy. Know what I mean? I cannot wait to style it with sneakers, how cute will that be!

Fashion blogger Lilly Beltran wearing a white eyelet mini dress from Chicwish perfect for a summer date night.

Ok, so a few of you guys took on DM’s to ask why I don’t drink dairy. So thought I’d write up a brief on why I quit dairy almost four years ago.

There’s a quote somewhere that says “Dairy is nature’s perfect food – but only if you’re a calf” Food for thought isn’t it? For me, it all started a few years back when I started having a very uncomfortable pain on the lower right side of my back. It was a pain so uncomfortable that I couldn’t do simple tasks like sweep, vacuum or even lay on that side of my body at night. I saw the doctor many times, ran countless tests and couldn’t come up with a diagnosis.

I had a gut feeling milk was causing the pain. So I started paying attention to the onset of the pain and quickly realized that every single time I had a glass of milk, almost like clockwork, I’d start having pain within the hour. Well, turns out drinking dairy was causing such bad inflammation to my intestines that “air bubbles” or “gas” would get stuck in the curving of my intestine. Precisely on the right side where I felt the pain.

After the “chronic inflammatory” diagnosis I realized that all my life I’d dealt with gas issues, stomach pain and very constant diarrhea. – Sorry if this is TMI but I want to make sure I give you all the truth- I so wish my mom would’ve been a bit more aware of my symptoms when I was a kid but at the same time I totally get that food allergies where not as prominent back in the 80’s or even 90’s.

Lifestyle blogger Lilly Beltran wearing a white eyelet dress for a summer date night look.

So I quit dairy cold turkey and Instantly started feeling normal!! And I realized that I had never felt this kind of normal before. No more pain, no more bloating, no more uncomfortable situations where I’d have to run to the RR. Ahh feels so good! And all I had to do was quit cows milk.

As some of you may have seen on stories last week, I sometimes slip and fall into temptation. I’ll have dairy thinking a bit won’t hurt but almost always end up feeling like crap! One time while on a date with Erick I accidentally had a latte with cows milk and on our drive home, he literally had to stop at a very known Houston Hotel because I really had to go!! LOL it’s funny now but it was not a fun situation at all.

Since I quit dairy I now avoid any drinks with cows milk, ice cream, sour cream & cheese. I don’t miss it because we’ve found great alternatives. But every once in a while I do crave a very cold glass of milk with a slice of cake. And we all saw what happened this past weekend when I caved!

I suggest you do your own research and educate yourself on the consumption of cows milk, but here’s a few things you should know about dairy.

  • Dairy is linked to prostate cancer
  • It’s full of saturated fats and linked to heart disease
  • It aggravates irritate bowel
  • There is no evidence that dairy is good for your bones or prevents osteoporosis. In fact, the animal protein it contains may help cause bone loss! – Source
Lilly Beltran wearing a white eyelet mini dress + talks about how quitting dairy improved her health.

I hope I answered you guys questions. Let me know if you’d like a more in depth post and I’ll work on that.

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