Dairy Free for 10 Months: Clear Skin, Calm Stomach and Weight Loss


Thanks to Go Dairy Free viewer Shantell for sharing her story:

I have been dairy free for 10 months and I originally went dairy free because I am lactose Intolerant. I hated how I felt after I consumed any kind of dairy. Also, it turns out that dairy has been the cause of my acne. I didn’t realize it until people started complementing my skin after going dairy free, and it looked as if I was glowing. Now mind you, I went dairy free May of 2015 And my birthday was in July. Of course I had indulged in some cake. My mom bought it, so how could I not? But every time I ate the cake I felt awful. But that was the only time I had any dairy in the past 10 months. It has been forever since I had pizza and ice cream. But it is worth it for me as I love my clear skin.

However, the best part of this dairy free diet is the amount of weight I have lost. I have lost about 30 to 35 pounds. I was orginally over 200 lbs and have now dropped a good amount of weight. My waist got smaller and I had to give away all of my clothes. This is something that truly works. I didn’t even exercise! A diet can change your whole lifestyle. Try it.

Personal Story: Dairy Free for 10 Months and felt better, lost over 30 lbs (without adding exercise!) and banished acne.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. I never had acne growing up as a kid. I never really drank a lot of milk but I like cheese and ice cream. When I turn 25 years old, all of a sudden I developed a craving for milk and could not get enough. My face, chest and back started breaking out in huge volcanic, hot red cysts that produced a large amounts of pus. They would take a couple months to heal and would leave huge scars. I was told by a family friend that I might be allergic to milk.I went to allergists and dermatologists to determine that fact. They all told me it was in my head. I had no other choice but to educate myself through trial and error. I did determine that I am extremely sensitive to all dairy, regardless of the type of animal it comes from. I even have reactions to “dairy free” products processed on shared dairy lines. I can’t believe the government allows this type of cross contamination while the product still claims to be “dairy free”. I don’t know what is in the “dairy free” cheeses that still fires a similar break out. The only line of products that I have found that is truly dairy free is “So Delicious”. I feel for anyone like myself, that has a true dairy “allergy” for lack of a better word, as I have never been able to find anyone in the medical community that gives a damn.

  2. I just found out I’m allergic to dairy products, egg white and peanuts. I was eating low carb before and ate cheese and eggs as my go to food. Now just not sure what to eat in place of these items.

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