Can't Eat Dairy

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    Apr 27, 2008 10:32 PM GMT
    Hey guys:

    I am currently following the 2100-CALORIE MEAL PLAN GUIDELINES provided by RJ and having a good time at it. I am not exactly lactose intolerant, but for the most part I don’t eat dairy. Any suggestions for standard replacements I can use when a snack of cheese is suggested, or even yogurt? Thanks.
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    Apr 27, 2008 10:45 PM GMT
    What ever you do, do not substitute regular cheese with soy cheese. I have tried half a dozen brands and they all taste like saw dust. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

    My guess is to replace it with an equivalent amount of fat and protein. Instead if cheese, a bit of almonds and tuna maybe.
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    Apr 27, 2008 10:48 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidWhat ever you do, do not substitute regular cheese with soy cheese. I have tried half a dozen brands and they all taste like saw dust.


    Plus you'll get man boobs.
  • badtouch

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    Apr 28, 2008 9:18 AM GMT
    i am lactose intolerant but have foumg some salvation in a few other sources.

    kefir: lifeway, original. it's sour but probitioc. mixed with frozen fruit and granola or cereal, you'll hardly notice. it is also an excellent source of soft calcium and in no way infringe on lactose intolerance.

    google tells me that at least one trader joes exists in your area. they offer a lactose-free yogurt cheese which is really rather tastey.

    inceidentally, high quality yogurts shouldn't affect you as the higher the quality, the more active cultures and so the lactose will be pre-digested. i reccomend stonyfield farms as that seems to be available through most every chain these days.

    however, if you should choose to eliminate dairy altother, my sister who is vegan extoles the virtue of natural nut butters, but not always peanut butter. i, on the other hand, opt for dairy alternatives that merely contain no lactose because of the calcium that is evidently key to their nutritional benefits.
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    Apr 28, 2008 11:04 AM GMT
    Thanks for the info guys, I look forward to trying, and not trying, your suggestions! icon_smile.gif