I have been wanting to quit adding so much cream to my coffee for months, and months. And I’ve never found any worthy substitute, so I could never actually commit. I wanted a high fat, not coconut oil or butter, cream substitute that would leave me feeling full and satisfied. After the suggestion of some keto friends online, I tried unsweetened coconut cream and was astonished. While it wasn’t the same as regular heavy cream in my coffee, it still had that thick and creamy texture that I desired. And it had a slightly coconutty taste, but it wasn’t this slick layer of oil settling on top despite my best emulsifying efforts. So, we are two days in, going on 3 tomorrow, and I just went and bought 6 more cans of the stuff, this time from Trader Joe’s. I’m hoping theirs is better than the Thai Publix brand. I will report back.
For what it’s worth, I already feel less bloated, less self conscious, and I feel like my stomach is flatter over the last two days. I’ve still had some dairy, like cheese and sour cream at Chipotle yesterday and again on my fajita salad today, but the difference is astounding.
As for missing my dogs, the immediate sting and shock of them being gone has faded, but I still feel like everything else happening around me is completely and utterly insignificant. My head is full of… Nothing matters, nothing’s important, what’s the fucking point, who cares about whatever it is you’re complaining about, omg, seriously, shut the fuck up already.. I find their dog hair on my clothes from time to time and instinctively, I go to brush it off, and then I stop and think how I don’t have a steady, reliable source of dog hair anymore. And then I still proceed to pick it off my clothes. It’s sad. The whole thing is sad.
Yay dairy reduction.