Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

quick question about dairy products

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • quick question about dairy products

    I just started reading The Primal Blueprint and I've read a lot of post's on this blog, but it isn't clear to me yet if, or how much dairy products I should be consuming. My wife is concerned that if I cut out dairy I won't be getting enough calcium in my diet. Is this true? Before, I was eating yogurt (unsweetened) and cheese pretty much every day. How much (if any) should I be eating?

    Mike

  • #2
    You can get dairy through tons of other sources besides dairy. As for dairy consumption, you can choose to eat it or not. It's up to you. Some people on here avoid it gecausr they can't tolerate dairy products, and others because they feel it impedes their weight loss. If you've no problem with either issues, go for it. There is no set amount.
    F 28/5'4/100 lbs

    "I'm not a psychopath, I'm a high-functioning sociopath; do your research."

    Comment


    • #3
      There are other sources of calcium and vitamin D. A quick google search will calm your wife's worry.

      There's also no problem with eating high quality dairy foods of you tolerate them.
      Sandra
      *My obligatory intro

      There are no cheat days. There are days when you eat primal and days you don't. As soon as you label a day a cheat day, you're on a diet. Don't be on a diet. ~~ Fernaldo

      DAINTY CAN KISS MY PRIMAL BACKSIDE. ~~ Crabcakes

      Comment


      • #4
        Good quality dairy (grass fed cream, raw milk and cheese, cultured stuff, etc) is great in moderation. Enjoy it!
        --Trish (Bork)
        TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
        http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
        FOOD PORN BLOG! http://theprimaljunkfoodie.blogspot.com

        Comment


        • #5
          +1 to what Dr. Bork Bork said

          However, if you are just starting out, it would be a good idea to cut out all the dairy for a bit (a few weeks may be) and then reintroduce it - just to check if your body tolerates it well. If it does - enjoy it in moderation, choosing the best quality produce.

          Comment


          • #6
            Thanks everyone for your input. For at least the last 6-8 years I have had a chronic allergies, which I assumed was due to living with cats in the house. The doctor gave me a prescription for Zyrtec, which is now an over the counter drug and I still take one, nearly every day. I wonder if food allergies could be causing these symptoms? Basically I get a runny nose, itchy eyes and sometimes it feel like my lips are swollen and itchy. Since starting Primal, I've removed wheat products from my diet but I've only been doing this for a few days so I may have to give it a few weeks. I wonder if I should try removing dairy too?

            Comment


            • #7
              good idea,Good quality dairy (grass fed cream, raw milk and cheese, cultured stuff, etc) is great in moderation. thank you

              Comment


              • #8
                Its one of these things that you will need to try for yourself.
                You will never know if it is affecting you until you remove it for say 30 days, then reintroduce, and see how you feel.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Do a little reading on the complimentary nutrients that aid calcium absorption. And on the calcification of arteries due to excess calcium intake. That will send you in the right direction!
                  Crohn's, doing SCD

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    It's up to you. Some people on here avoid it gecausr they can't tolerate dairy products

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Gecausr, indeed.
                      Crohn's, doing SCD

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        I agree you have to experiment.

                        I personally avoid 'gratuitous' dairy. So I drink black coffee now, but I will have a bit of fetta to transform a salad or use a tbspn or two of cream to make a mushroom and bacon sauce for my steak or same to make an avocado sauce for chicken. So I don't use it routinely, just enough to expand my primal cooking repertoire.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          If you find that dairy isn't an issue, go for it. But as with anything, there is grocery store cheese and there is artisanal and aged cheese. There is quality yogurt and there is yogurt with so much other bs in it that it should be called yogurt-type-food-product. Try to stick with the good stuff.
                          "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                          B*tch-lite

                          Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Loads of communities the world over never consume dairy and have fewer issues with osteoporosis than us Westeners do

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by mike View Post
                              I just started reading The Primal Blueprint ....
                              Yes, there is a chapter about dairy in the book, browse and you will find. All nicely explained.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X