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By January 27th, 202120 Comments

First of all I want to thank Danibella for acronymn’ing me out ;~) Check it out:

Hi Nikki. These are the reasons why I love your site:

C – Creativity at it’s highest
U – Unique: There is definitely no other blog
like this one
R – Receptive: You are open to our comments and
views
L – Loyalty: You continue to post these
wonderful topics without fail everyday
Y – Yielding: You give us the opportunity to
learn from others (eg. CN testimonials,
substitute teacher, journey to natural etc)

N – Necessary: Your blog provides so much
useful information and you have helped me
so much on my natural journey
I – Interesting: The content on this site is far
from boring. I have spent hours perusing
every single topic
K – Knowledgeable: You know exactly what you are
talking about, be it cones or combs.
K – Keen: You are extremely enthusiastic about
natural hair and positive lifestyles.
I – Intelligent: You display good judgment and
you give great advice in your posts

How awesome is that?! Thanks chica, and thanks to the rest of you for the comments on the 900 Follower Post.

Starting tomorrow, I’ll be pumping out product reviews…I’ve got a crap load of them to do, so consider this “Product Junkie Week”. If you’ve recently tried a product and would like to share your experience, please submit it to nikki@curlynikki.com.

In other news, today is the first day of my new healthy lifestyle! Thanks to all of you for your wonderful comments and suggestions 😀 Now I’ve got a plan and I hope to stick to it.

I’ll be walking (not jogging, lol) 3 times a week, either on my treadmill, or around the neighborhood depending on the temperature. Wish me luck! Eventually, I’ll incorporate harder cardio and toning…but I’ve gotta start somewhere!

I’ve again adopted the 6 day menu out of Eat This Not That … essentially you shop once, and eat for a week. The meals are easy to cook, and consist of lots of veggies, and lean meats.

I’m drinking more water, started taking my vitamins again, and have finally found a milk replacement– Almond Milk!!! I’m lactose intolerant and I detest soy and rice milks. I tried unsweetened Almond Breeze for the first time on my morning Cheerios and almost wept, lol. Finally, something pleasant to pour atop my favorite cereals…and to dip the occasional Oreo in 😉

I’ll keep you chicas posted, and thanks again for your comments…you’re the best!! You guys are truly nutrition experts!

Later Gators,
Nik

20 Comments

  • Cygnet says:

    I, too, love the lactose-free milk and have been drinking it for years, even while trying other non-dairy formulations.

    I could only tolerate the taste of 8th Continent regular vanilla soymilk for taste, because the Light version has artificial sweeteners in it. I dislike the taste of artificial sweeteners in most things and they intensify my sugar cravings. I thought the almond milk was okay, but again, I had to have it flavored, and I still preferred lactose-free plain milk over everything else I tried.

    Now that I have embarked on my own dietary change involving the elimination of breads, grains, starches, breaded foods, and all sweeteners except agave nectar, I would probably avoid the non-dairy milks simply because some of them have sugar in them.

    But between the 8th Continent vanilla soymilk and the almond milk, if I had to recommend one of them for taste, and the other person had no problems with soy, I'd recommend the soymilk, if it's that particular formulation. I actually drank a lot of it before I stopped because I kept not finding it in the store where I shop.

  • Anonymous says:

    I've been meaning to try almond milk…maybe I'll give it a shot since you like it. I currently drink Lactaid milk…real meal with just the lactose enzyme added. Love it! Good luck with your plan. You can do it! 🙂 ~KF519

  • Anonymous says:

    There is lactose-free milk. I prefer Lactaid.

  • Unknown says:

    I'm lactose intolerant, and my husband is vegan. We drink Blue Diamond Almond milk all the time. The chocolate one tastes good too, even warm! You can buy it at Whole Foods, Trader Joes, and now in many mainstream stores like Pathmark and Foodtown. You just have to look in the "health food" aisle. Good for you Nik!

  • clarahallow121 says:

    Almond milk? Sounds delish! Where do you get it? How do you make it? I so wanna try!! lmbo!

  • Anonymous says:

    omg i can't wait for pj week. im in the market for a new co-wash and dc and i know ur gonna have the answer….and i also dont care for soy milk imma have to give almond milk a try…good luck with walking I plan to start back but its hard to find time so im gonna have to make it becasue i dont want to blow up after completing the master cleanse…

  • Naturi Beauty says:

    I love Almond Milk and Almond Breeze with Vanilla is my fave brand when I'm too lazy to make my own. As a personal chef I often make it for myself and clients. If you all are interested in learning how to, check out my post on www.naturibeauty.blogspot.com

  • danniebella says:

    You are so welcome 🙂 Your blog is the bomb! Good luck on your new healthy lifestyle!

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    SunshineOne, I'm drinking Almond Breeze. Pretty decent 🙂 I had to get use to the gentle nutty flavor, but its ten times better than soy or rice milk.

    Good luck tkaluv!!!! Maybe we can be accountability buddies 🙂

    lol@ skylark. Even skim milk is a deadly weapon 😀

  • Tracy says:

    I like almond milk, it's really good. Glad you were able to find something because regular milk (even 2%) can be dangerous if you know what I mean hehehe

  • Carmel Stacks says:

    Love it!

    I started a new healthier routine as well. I have 15 lbs to lose!!! I'm going with the flat belly diet though. Hopefully it yields results.

  • SunshineOne says:

    Nik, what brand of Almond milk are you drinking?

  • Kcurly says:

    Nikki, good luck starting your workout routine. You can do it! And believe me, you will come to miss it if you miss a session. Way to go taking charge of your health!

    I started out walking and now run and bike on a regular basis. I am even currently training for a triathlon.

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    Mimi, unfortunately, Almond Breeze has a bit of soy on the ingredient list. If you want to try it, you might want to make your own with a juicer…I've ran across plenty of recipes.

    Thanks for the comments ladies!

  • Mimi says:

    hmm… almond milk, this is my first time really hearing about it. Well i'll give it a try. This will be strictly for drinking. Nik has never given me a terrible review

    besides,I'm missing my sour cream so dearly 🙁
    I wouldnt dare put soy anything near my lips again! Allergic to soy beans and lactose intolerant, WHYYYY!!!!!

  • SHADOW says:

    Woo hoo! You are so late on the Almond Milk! It's good stuff! and cashew cheese is scrumptious!

  • Anonymous says:

    never heard of almond milk i am going to try it.I am excited about pj week want to buy something new!I wish you well nikki on starting your new routine!

  • NappySince10/01/08 says:

    oh shucks here i go again with my fast reading. u LIKE the almond milk. im going to bed now, and starting over in the morning Lord willin' lol

  • NappySince10/01/08 says:

    damn. y didnt i think of that? lol. that was too cute and so true. u're so awesome for bringing us curlies together n' edge=u-macating (educating) us and keeping us lifted 🙂

    yay! PJ Week! Im excited. My favorite PJ's always help me to extend my wish list, save money, and get ready to make more money in order to spaz out on hair stuff 🙂

    lol @ the Almond Breeze episode. Sorry? I hear nothing but good about almond milk and cant wait to try it when I go vegan. Maybe homemade is better (you can tweak the sweetness) but miss thing Nikki doesnt like the kitchen 🙁

  • Anonymous says:

    Almond Milk is the bobmb. Learned about this at the natural hair show in ATL.

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