FML - Stomach Pains and Dairy

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 10, 2011 at 3:00 PM

Now this feels like a silly question to be asking, but i'll ask anyway.

After not eating dairy for 6 weeks i had my first creamy sauce with meatballs the other night cooked by my gf (also partaking in paleo). And today i'm experiencing horrible stomach pains, almost to the point where i wanted to end my Starting Strength workout early as i was struggling to keep my mind on track.

We used full fat cream to thicken up the sauce and that would be the only non-paleo item.

Now i understand that this must mean i'm intolerable to dairy right? But what exactly does this mean? I'm looking for details mainly out of curiousity.

Thanks in advance



on July 10, 2011
at 09:32 PM

Ya homemade paleo meatballs - at the time they were gorgeous lol...



on July 10, 2011
at 05:40 PM

Were the meatballs homemade? I was disappointed to discover the Costco ones have breadcrumbs.

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on July 10, 2011
at 03:31 PM

It doesn't necessarily mean you have a dairy intolerance. It could but it's not a given. Remember that any time we make significant dietary changes (omitting something, adding something entirely new, drastically changing macronutrient ratios) our gut flora have to adapt. This takes...time.

Took me at least six months (and probably more like 10) to adapt to eating coconut milk and coconut oil. But now it's fine - even straight.

Give it some time.

Or don't. :) It's certainly not a necessary food.


on July 11, 2011
at 10:38 PM

Could be dairy, but could be additives in the cream (if there were any, ie: gums of any kind).

Test dairy on it's own after a few days/a week and see if you get the same result?



on July 10, 2011
at 10:20 PM

I can handle a bit of cream but once we made 'alfredo' sauce and I thought I would die!

So wondering if its the quantity of cream consumed at one sitting that could cause the issue?



on July 10, 2011
at 04:00 PM

I've only been eating paleo for 3 months and I'm finally somewhat able to handle dairy in small amounts. The first time I ate a meal with carbs that consisted of flour I also had a bad stomach ache. If anything it just encourages me not to eat it. I you want to have cream then slowly have it in smaller amounts.

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