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Dairy after 1 week of Paleo diet?

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Created November 08, 2010 at 4:50 PM

I've never had any issues with dairy products. I've been on a strict Paleo diet (no grains, legumes, dairy) the last 8 days.

I added cheese and sour cream to my fajitas last night. This tore up my stomach really bad. I had the same meal without the dairy earlier in the day, so I think the only thing it could be is the dairy.

Has anyone had problems this fast with dairy?

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on November 10, 2010
at 05:39 PM

I definitely notice that I get congested as soon as I have dairy now. I used to love cheese... it's just not worth it now. Although I do make exceptions for ice cream occasionally!

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on November 10, 2010
at 05:34 PM

I think it boils down to the individual's response to the food. Some people can be fine having non-Paleo foods once a week while others can't. So, with your example: you said you could have dairy once a week and not suffer any harm. If this prevents the bigger flareups when you have it, you may prefer it. My two cents: Even if I'm "adapted" to non-paleo foods, is this something I still want to consume? I assume it's still causing harm to my system even if I don't get the stomach problems.

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on November 10, 2010
at 04:57 PM

Interesting. Thanks!

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on November 10, 2010
at 04:57 PM

Yeah, I love cheese, but if it's "not meant to be," so be it. Interesting note on the different types of dairy.

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on November 10, 2010
at 04:55 PM

Yes. Basically: chicken, steak, onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms w/ guacamole. It was the same meal I had earlier in the day, but I added sour cream and cheese to it.

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on November 08, 2010
at 07:49 PM

just fajita meat right? no tortillas involved.

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on November 08, 2010
at 05:35 PM

Could very well be something that you never realized you were intolerant to then. I hope it works out for you. I will never give up cheese. I do notice for me different reactions with different types of dairy. So maybe some types are more potent to those who are not fully lactose tolerant (cheese vs sour cream or milk or ice creams.)

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on November 08, 2010
at 05:19 PM

I guess the sour cream could be the culprit. I doubt it though. I recently had a t-bone steak with all the fat on it and butter + 10-12 capsules of fish oil + a spinach salad with olive oil. Who knows though. Thanks for the reply Jake!

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on November 08, 2010
at 05:17 PM

Thanks for the comment Ben. I suppose it's a good thing: I'll definitely avoid food that gives me problems. I was just surprised b/c I've never noticed a food allergy before.

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on November 08, 2010
at 04:55 PM

I did.

I was "lactose intolerant" as a kid, and I seemed to grow out of it (I really just got used to feeling like crap). After going paleo for a short time, all of my childhood "allergies" seemed to reset, and now I'm ultra sensitive to dairy/grain.

It's a good thing, no?

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on November 08, 2010
at 05:17 PM

Thanks for the comment Ben. I suppose it's a good thing: I'll definitely avoid food that gives me problems. I was just surprised b/c I've never noticed a food allergy before.

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on November 10, 2010
at 05:39 PM

I definitely notice that I get congested as soon as I have dairy now. I used to love cheese... it's just not worth it now. Although I do make exceptions for ice cream occasionally!

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on November 08, 2010
at 07:33 PM

After being three months paleo, I decided to have a cheeseburger for my birthday dinner. It was a mistake on my part; it tore up my stomach and I was sick the rest of the night. The next day, which was my actual birthday, I decided to get doughnuts for breakfast. I ate one and spent the rest of my birthday laying on the couch. Suffice it to say, I will not be going back from a paleo diet. Haha.

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on November 10, 2010
at 05:29 PM

UPDATE!

I had vanilla ice cream last night after dinner. I had a simple ground beef omelet with spinach (the only ingredients were grass fed ground beef, omega 3 eggs and lots of spinach).

I had the ice cream about 15 minutes after dinner as a treat. It tore my stomach up. This is the only thing I can contribute it to.

I just find it crazy that I have any type of dairy intolerance. When I was in high school 10 years ago, I would often knock out a gallon of milk w/ plenty of shakes, etc in one day. Obviously, I was trying to gain weight then.

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on November 09, 2010
at 03:11 AM

I think this begs a good question I don't know the answer to. Is an 80/20 rule a better way to go, knowing that there will be those times when non-Paleo foods present themselves, in order to prevent the ramifications of consuming the foods on a less than weekly basis? I say this with respect to dairy and grains other than those containing gluten. I used to be able to tolerate some ice cream or other dairy on a once a week basis. I eat it less often now, and had some this weekend while celebrating my mom's birthday. Ouch.

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on November 10, 2010
at 05:34 PM

I think it boils down to the individual's response to the food. Some people can be fine having non-Paleo foods once a week while others can't. So, with your example: you said you could have dairy once a week and not suffer any harm. If this prevents the bigger flareups when you have it, you may prefer it. My two cents: Even if I'm "adapted" to non-paleo foods, is this something I still want to consume? I assume it's still causing harm to my system even if I don't get the stomach problems.

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on November 08, 2010
at 08:26 PM

I had a few pieces of bread and homemade banana bread after my Whole30 ended last week. The following 4-5 days were quite uncomfortable! I couldn't believe that such a small amount of grains (in the SAD world) would lead to such discomfort. I'm definitely going to keep my 'treats' to a smaller amount the next time.

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on November 08, 2010
at 07:32 PM

I gave up the heavy cream in my coffee for TWO DAYS and went back on day three for a "treat." HA! I was "treated" to multiple trips to the bathroom and much gurgling and loud intestinal complaining....the cream was the ONLY thing that had changed, so yes, it's possible to reset one's sensitivities that quickly. (BTW, I hesitate to call this an "allergy," because I have seen what a true food allergy can do....but sensitivity, yes, it could be that....)

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on November 10, 2010
at 04:57 PM

Interesting. Thanks!

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on November 08, 2010
at 04:56 PM

I don't know how fast your body can lose its ability to process dairy but I would think that only 8 days is not long enough. Given that assumption, it could have been that the additional sour cream added more fat than your system is used to processing and that caused the issues. Try upping the fat ratio slower and see if that helps.

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on November 08, 2010
at 05:19 PM

I guess the sour cream could be the culprit. I doubt it though. I recently had a t-bone steak with all the fat on it and butter + 10-12 capsules of fish oil + a spinach salad with olive oil. Who knows though. Thanks for the reply Jake!

1ec4e7ca085b7f8d5821529653e1e35a

(5506)

on November 08, 2010
at 05:35 PM

Could very well be something that you never realized you were intolerant to then. I hope it works out for you. I will never give up cheese. I do notice for me different reactions with different types of dairy. So maybe some types are more potent to those who are not fully lactose tolerant (cheese vs sour cream or milk or ice creams.)

Bfb84c2d73f78a3f94ec64ab9e7f760a

(10)

on November 10, 2010
at 04:57 PM

Yeah, I love cheese, but if it's "not meant to be," so be it. Interesting note on the different types of dairy.

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