Check how you feel.
I’m currently undergoing a 30 day “cleanse” where I’m going to eat a very clean primal diet, comprised of meats veggies fruits and eggs. I don’t typically consume nuts, and my dairy sources were only heavy cream and butter which I’m not consuming for right now.
To be honest, I only feel crappy when I have a LOT of either grains or sugar (dairy has never made me feel physically bad, but we’ll see once I reintroduce it)
- If I have a lot of grains (like more than one slice of pizza) I get very very tried and groggy, but mostly just very physically tired.
- If I had a high concentration of sugar (like a standard size bag of skittles) I become nauseous and usually get a headache, I’ve thrown up as a result of too much sugar.
These are things that I’ve experimented with either purposely or just cus they were around or in a moment of weakness, but they happen every time without fail.
Other grains don’t have such a serious impact. I can have some white rice, or even some bread and feel okay. Again, dairy doesn’t seem to do anything detrimental to me but then again I don’t just drink milk, I only add small amounts to food or drink.
If your concern is having to completely eliminate grains and dairy what I’m saying is you don’t absolutely have to depending on your needs. I should have stated that I’m a healthy individual with no history of diabetes or any present ailment. Some folks here DO have to completely get rid of gut allergens and other such triggers.
Final word, I do believe complete abstinence from grains is a step towards better health, there’s just nothing “essential” about them at all. If it’s carbs you’re after there’s way better choices.