Hi. I am a new mom of a 6 month old boy who is my world. I am married to his loving father and we are back in the wing of the gym routine, finally. I was raised in a poor family as a "vegetarian", I consider it a fake term used too loosely, because I was raised to never eat red meat, but I ate chicken, turkey, fish, dairy, eggs, etc. At 8, I decided vegetarianism wouldn't be so hard, I'd just skip the meat portion of school lunches. My mom threatened that I would have to cook for myself, and I did it, still eating fish for a few months before eradicating it from my diet. A year after that I decided that animal products such as chicken flavoring, leather and gelatin all had no part in my life either. And here I am at 21 years old, training my body and raising a child who deserves better than dairy. He deserves his mom to provide healthy *alternatives*, not just a diet lacking. I am 3 days egg and dairy free. I feel great.