Has anyone given up dairy?

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What was the reason and what has your experience been since?
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I did years ago. I had two ruptured discs in my neck that did not require surgery and the surgeon sent me to a chiropractor to help manage the pain. He put me on an anti-inflammatory diet. I could not have:

dairy
wheat
soy
corn
rice

What's left???? I did eat a lot of unsweetened applesauce and sushi with no rice. I lost weight and never did see a difference in my pain level. So I eat everything now. I don't drink milk because I don't really like it. I love cheese. Yogurt is okay, especially Greek yogurt.

When I was pregnant and breastfeeding, I drank a ton of milk. It's like my system knew I needed it somehow.

Why? What's up?
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I have cut it completely out in the past to help my stomach.

I never felt better. My allergies cleared up, my stomach troubles went away, I overall felt & looked great. It did more for me than I intended.

I want to cut it out again, and have been having trouble. I'm slowly decreasing my dairy intake. I want to feel like I felt then. It was great!

Eta: I did not consume dairy for about a year or something like that. It was long enough to notice a difference. I have been vegetarian for many years, and was vegetarian at that time. For whatever that's worth.
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I'm vegan so milk went buh bye! Won't lie though it is hard.
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I did years ago. I had two ruptured discs in my neck that did not require surgery and the surgeon sent me to a chiropractor to help manage the pain. He put me on an anti-inflammatory diet. I could not have:

dairy
wheat
soy
corn
rice


What's left???? I did eat a lot of unsweetened applesauce and sushi with no rice. I lost weight and never did see a difference in my pain level. So I eat everything now. I don't drink milk because I don't really like it. I love cheese. Yogurt is okay, especially Greek yogurt.

When I was pregnant and breastfeeding, I drank a ton of milk. It's like my system knew I needed it somehow.

Why? What's up?
Originally Posted by goldencurly
My niece and nephew are on a diet exactly like this. Kids are not happy and I ve not seen any difference in their behaviour. Very nice children, but ADD is killing their mom, my sister.
On the other hand, my SO (after an allergy test) stopped taking diary and wheat. It has been glory for him.
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I never drink milk. I don't eat cereal, so I just don't find the need to buy it. I rarely eat cheese. I don't like melted cheese, so I don't cook with it. If I'm at someone's house and they have a cheese platter I may have a little. I also rarely eat yoghurt because I don't care for the taste. Most in the stores are full of sugar, so I have a yoghurt maker, but I don't use it much. I do love cottage cheese, but I rarely buy it. I don't eat much dairy for dietary reasons. I just don't care that much for it. I don't eat wheat either. I'm kind of a weird eater.....egg yolks for breakfast, veggie soup or salad for lunch, and if I have dinner a protein with veggies. I know, I'm boring.
I did years ago. I had two ruptured discs in my neck that did not require surgery and the surgeon sent me to a chiropractor to help manage the pain. He put me on an anti-inflammatory diet. I could not have:

dairy
wheat
soy
corn
rice

What's left???? I did eat a lot of unsweetened applesauce and sushi with no rice. I lost weight and never did see a difference in my pain level. So I eat everything now. I don't drink milk because I don't really like it. I love cheese. Yogurt is okay, especially Greek yogurt.

When I was pregnant and breastfeeding, I drank a ton of milk. It's like my system knew I needed it somehow.

Why? What's up?
Originally Posted by goldencurly
My niece and nephew are on a diet exactly like this. Kids are not happy and I ve not seen any difference in their behaviour. Very nice children, but ADD is killing their mom, my sister.
On the other hand, my SO (after an allergy test) stopped taking diary and wheat. It has been glory for him.
Originally Posted by maria_i
They should probably add sugar to that don't eat list.
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3b (with 3c tendencies) on modified CG

I did years ago. I had two ruptured discs in my neck that did not require surgery and the surgeon sent me to a chiropractor to help manage the pain. He put me on an anti-inflammatory diet. I could not have:

dairy
wheat
soy
corn
rice

What's left???? I did eat a lot of unsweetened applesauce and sushi with no rice. I lost weight and never did see a difference in my pain level. So I eat everything now. I don't drink milk because I don't really like it. I love cheese. Yogurt is okay, especially Greek yogurt.

When I was pregnant and breastfeeding, I drank a ton of milk. It's like my system knew I needed it somehow.

Why? What's up?
Originally Posted by goldencurly
I tend to really over do it w/ cheese and cream and I think it's the main culprit in my "inability" to lose weight. Other than cheese and cream, my diet would be really healthy.

Last year for Lent, I gave up cream (iced coffee), and I lost 18 pounds without making any other changes (and still drinking it on all of the Sundays of Lent). But of course, as soon as Lent was over, I went back to drinking it daily and I gained it all back.

I'm also what ppl would consider seriously constipated like all of the time. I have a BM ~maybe~ twice a week. But I eat lots of vegetables, so it's not that.

I'm wondering if I have some weird version of lactose intolerance. (i.e., I don't have gas and bloating, which I guess are the typical symptoms.)
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Last edited by spiderlashes5000; 03-14-2013 at 12:56 PM.
Cheese will definitely make you constipated. That's what it's known for.

Both cheese and cream are high in fat and should be eaten in moderation. If you love cream in your coffee, limit it to a couple tablespoons a day and don't eat other fats like bacon, dressing, butter, etc.
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Cheese will definitely make you constipated. That's what it's known for.

Both cheese and cream are high in fat and should be eaten in moderation. If you love cream in your coffee, limit it to a couple tablespoons a day and don't eat other fats like bacon, dressing, butter, etc.
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I did for a couple of years...I didn't eat any dairy or rarely did. I did this so my face would not break out. The hardest for me was ice-cream, queso and pizza. Those 3 things...although Velvetta is not dairy so queso was a little easier. Soy cheese and soy ice-cream or rice ice-cream is not the same. I know because I tried them. Breyers finally came out with a non-dairy vanilla that was really good.

I think the best my face looked and I probably would have lost weight if I wasn't pregnant...I did not drink any caffeine,...rarely cokes, I drank 10 glasses or more of water. I had the prettiest skin. I wish I could go back to this. I'm slowly cutting down coffee intake...but love my 1/2 and 1/2.
I've given up all dairy except the occasional cottage cheese (1%) because I've been on a diet the last month. I miss my coffee, even though I only used 1% milk for cream. I've been drinking lots of tea and water.

The only difference I've noticed is that my stomach doesn't get bloated, as it seemed to be doing when I had milk. I think I'm getting lactose intolerant. My skin has not been any clearer, still the occasional cysts that I've gotten since teen years (long ago!).

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I did a detox for 3 weeks not too long ago and I cut out dairy and quite a number of other things. The detox was suppose to be healthy and a great cleanse which it was to some degree. I didn't notice any huge differences by cutting out dairy products but my mom and sister who have a bit of a lactose intolerance did notice an improvement in digestion.

I don't care for milk very much, to me it doesn't taste terrible but it also doesn't taste great so I drink unsweetened almond milk. I don't usually eat cereal because all the ones I like have too much sugar so I don't even buy them. I like yogurt every once in a while but they also contain too much sugar and I find that artificially sweetened yogurt tastes weird. I actually buy the non fat Greek yogurt and just add organic raw honey to it. I love cottage cheese once in a while but I think my weakness is cheese! Seriously I think almost everything tastes better with cheese on it but I know it is unhealthy so I buy the 50 calorie low fat slices and I have that a couple times a week because it is portioned controlled and a bit healthier. A lot of other foods contain dairy products though so I doubt I would try to give it up completely.


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I've done it before for short periods of time and lost weight. Now, to be fair, I was on specific diets that eliminated the dairy, so my overall calorie consumption was lower.

I recently downloaded the book The Virgin Diet, and she asks you to give up 7 known Food Allergens for 3 weeks, one of which is dairy. I think the diet itself is healthy and sound, so I'm going to give it a go.

I don't drink milk or adore yogurt, so I think the only thing I'd crave was cheese. I do enjoy some half and half in my coffee, but can easily substitute that with almond or coconut milk.

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