Things I learned from eliminating all dairy so far:

  • Eliminating anything dairy related is really really hard.  Butter, cream, milk are only the beginning.  There’s stuff like whey and casein in lots of stuff.
  • I don’t think I’m lactose intolerant. My symptoms have not gone away, but I’ll stick it out the two weeks.  Supposedly lactose intolerance symptoms can last 2 hours to 2 days.  Looking forward to a big glass of milk and some PIZZA.
  • Soy yogurt is more like low sugar pudding.  And expensive! And not low cal! 160 calories in 6oz!  At least it was edible
  • Most margarines have milk derivatives (whey) in them.  Nucoa margarine does not!
  • Trader Darwin’s (Joe’s) Vanilla Soy protein powder is icky and chalky.  I just don’t think I like soy protein powders period.
  • MRM Egg White Protein powder is fine, but it would be awesome without so much stevia in it. Let me add my own sweetener!
  • Blue Diamond Vanilla Almond Breeze (milk) is YUM.  Makes great smoothies.  I can even drink it straight, which can’t be said for soy milk.
  • Trader Joe’s Soy Mozzarella cheese is good melted on pasta.  I didn’t care for it cold from the package though.
  • Asian food is a safe bet to usually be lactose-free. Asians have a way higher percentage of the population that are lactose intolerant.
  • Good dark chocolate has NO DAIRY!

One more week to go.  No results back from the Celiac test yet.

Carry on!  Mooooooooo!

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