Any dairy-free bees?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MichiganGirl24:  You might want to check out the Whole30 (there’s another thread in the wellness board about this http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/anyone-else-doing-the-whole-30-this-month#axzz2hXqtZLOv). I only started looking into it about 6 weeks ago, and the only time I’ve had dairy (this past weekend), I had a reaction to it, although I used to eat dairy. I did cut down for a couple of years, and switched to soy/ almond milk and yogurt, but started eating dairy again after the wedding, and I wasn’t feeling well so I decided to adopt the paleo diet. 

I do feel better, but I also removed grains from my diet, so I know for sure that the elimination of both makes me feel better, but I’m not sure if it’s more the grains or the dairy… It wasn’t difficult at all to take it out of my diet, and so far (the last 6 weeks!!), I haven’t missed it. 

Hope this helps! Are you doing for health reasons? 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

@MichiganGirl24:  Going off dairy was easy once I found an adequate milk substitute (for cereal/porridge).

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I’ve been dairy free for about four months now, and I don’t miss it at all. I started drinking almond milk instead. It does taste a little different at first, but now I love it! They also make delicious almond milk/coconut milk icecreams and yogurts that you can get. Also, I feel like since I stopped drinking milk/ eating dairy, I don’t feel as bloated as I used to. I think it’s a great idea! Give it a try!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

Yes. *sobs*

I’ve been dairy free my entire life due to a combo casein allergy and lactose intolerance. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@MichiganGirl24:  

ive developed a pretty bad allergy to dairy and now they’re thinking gluten as well ::sobs with @musician32992: ::

as someone who LOVES dairy I’m really struggling…eating out is a nightmare unless you want to live off salads but when you’re cooking it’s easier.

for eating out Asian entrees tend to be dairy free.

 

ETA: I use soy half and half for my coffee, toffuti sour cream sub these are all good…daiya cheese (but honestly it’s not that good and tastes nothing like real cheese..better when melted)

also read labels because a lot of subs are over processed…I don’t know if you’re trying to cut out processed foods but I don’t eat them often and I’ve noticed that. 

 

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MichiganGirl24:  hello! I have been lactose intolerant since I’m 25 years old (so 12 years now). I agree with you that humans are not supposed to consume dairy products after a certain age, and it is actually why some of us become lactose intolerant in our 20s (we don’t have the mutation that allows others to digest dairy). 

 

However, I didn’t cut dairy from my diet for a few reasons. First of all, it is everywhere (lactose is used as an additive or a sweetener in so many things). Second, I LOVE ice cream and butter. So I use Lactaids when I eat them. But the main reason I didn’t stop is because a biologist told me that cutting all dairy products from my diet would make me really sensitive to them, and since I can’t avoid them (because of their presence in restaurant and transformed food), I better keep my body used to them to a certain degree. I thought it made sense and that is why I keep eating them (to a certain extent) and use Lactaids many times a week. Now I believe it is easier to do if you’re caucasian (Europeans and their descendants seem to have kept drinking milk, thus enabling the mutation that allow them to digest it to take place). I read somewhere that it is not the case for other cultures. But I am not sure of that. Maybe the best thing would be to talk to a doctor, or a specialist in natural products (they are called naturopathe in French, not sure of the English word lol (I am French Canadian)).

 

Whatever you decide to do, make sure you do it for you and your body, because in this case, one size diet doesn’t fit all, and you body will react differently to different dairy products. It is best to experiment for yourself and see how your body reacts. And make sure you get your calcium somewhere lol

 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@MichiganGirl24:  I hope you realize soy in a LOT too… Youre talking a total life change here. Just be prepared for it and I think you’ll be fine but it’s not easy. To say the least. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

@MichiganGirl24:  

I drink silk (soy milk by whitewave) or any similar drink. Costco and wholefoods have comparible versions. It was really hard finding a soymilk that I liked. I am yet to find a non-soy version that I like (I have long stopped looking).

Tofutti and Whitewave have some good dairy free products including icecream, cheese substitutes, and yogurt. Tofutti’s sour cream & ice cream taste very good. My biggest challenge was finding good “taste” substitutes. However,  I was never hooked on dairy except when it came to my cereal!

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I don’t eat a whole lot of it because I have lactose issues and can’t stand the taste of most dairy products. I’m generally ok with mozzarella on pizza (don’t eat too often), parmesan cheese on caesar salad, and cream in sauces (not too much though or I do get sick). I am not sure I understand why you’d want to cut out all dairy if you enjoy it and eat it in moderation, though.. I don’t think it’s actually harmful?

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