Did Richard Simmons say that? I don't remember!
But I do remember his sequined shorts & tank tops, LOL. I used to enjoy 'Sweatin' to the Oldies' back in the day.
As for trying Almond Milk, I have. It's a little too sweet for my liking. I've had the same experience with Soy Milk, I just don't care for it. I used to drink a lot of milk as a young adult, but not so much now. Maybe a little bit in coffee now and then, or cereal. It's more the cheeses, yogurts, ice cream, etc. that I have indulged in and need to curb.
But I do have psoriasis and was told if I cut out the dairy I might see some improvements there. It just seems really daunting to cut dairy out entirely.
Going 'brown' on the grains shouldn't be too difficult. My husband does all the food shopping -- he insists on it, because he doesn't like how I shop, LOL -- so I'll just ask him to stop buying simple carbs. That shouldn't be a problem.