I love cream too but it’s not that very hard to keep myself from it. For a while. Never did a month since my lactose-free years ages ago The same with the others. No cheese for 1-2 weeks? I can do that now.
I can’t really exist without sour cream for long but I stop talking about these darlings…
You still have lots of food items! More than I have on my dairyless days, that’s just meat and eggs and while it sounds great, I do like and need more variety than that. But you can make lovely scrambled eggs with bacon and vegs, for example That sounds a great idea for me lately… I fear 2023 brings back some of my lost desires towards certain vegs. A tiny amount can make a big difference. It still fits into my carnivore-ish but I aim for stricter styles if possible.
Still hard to imagine life without dairy, I use them so often even if usually in small amounts…
I used to like homemade coconut milk. I remember making it almost every day… I made quite a few recipes to use up the leftovers.
And eggs are pretty good at substituting milk in some drinks. Sometimes my eggy coffee really feels like a milky one even though it’s different, richer but still have some similar feeling. I actually use 2-3g butter in that and it helps but if I used some coconut or almond milk, it wouldn’t be bad either.
@cvkemp: I gave up milk even before low-carb, it lasted for many years but now I added it back. I even can buy some nice raw stuff. I don’t care about animal sugars, they don’t seem to change anything important. It doesn’t mean I don’t aim for lower-carb if I don’t mind but if I fancy some dairy, I eat it.