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Eating Allergens (Eggs and Dairy) When Gaining Weight?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 08, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Over the past several weeks, I've been increasing my calories with the goal of gaining muscle. To help with this, I've re-introduced eggs and dairy (yogurt, butter). These are both foods that give me congestion and increased mucus production, which make me think I'm probably allergic to them.

Is it a bad idea to be eating allergens when trying to gain mass? Any other ideas for getting the needed calories?

Other foods I eat regularly: ground beef, lamb, chicken breast, canned tuna, salmon, sweet potato, beets, avocados, green veggies, berries, citrus, nuts.

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on June 08, 2013
at 08:30 PM

I am doing the same thing at the moment. I am consuming both eggs and dairy in the form of yogurt despite the fact that I am slightly intolerant to them, but I really need the calories. I say keep consuming them unless they make you feel really shitty.

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on June 08, 2013
at 03:48 PM

Huh, it could be that foods that are traditionally viewed as helpful for muscle gains can become deleterious in individuals that allergic to them (outside of the obvious crummy feelings). That is, they lose their muscle gaining properties due to the allergenic effect. The alternative would be that you can still gain the nutritional benefits of the eggs and dairy, you will just also be mucusy.

I can't say one way or the other, but it may go without saying that the congestion and mucus you get from the eggs and dairy may interfere with your workouts thus indirectly damaging your progress.

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on June 13, 2013
at 04:11 AM

Try Lard, and Ghee. Maybe ditch the chicken breast-lean and pretty tasteless

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