No Dairy Products for 6 Weeks!

@dawnald (84146)
Shingle Springs, California
April 14, 2008 2:51pm CST
I'm seeing this Naturopath and he is helping me with a long list of health problems that conventional medicine only seems to be able to do so much with. So right now we're seeing if my psoriasis is related to or aggravated by a milk allergy. So he took me off of milk products for 6 weeks (except for butter). This sounded fine to me in theory, but it practice it's really hard. I can do without milk, sour cream, creme cheese, whipped cream, etc. etc. etc., but what's really, really hard is doing without cheese! Just try and eat at a Mexican restaurant and find something with no cheese, you end up having to special order. Eating at home isn't a problem so much, but eating out is. And we eat out a lot! So enough whining already. Does anybody have suggestions for types of cuisine that mostly don't use milk products? Thanks!
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
15 Apr 08
This would be very hard for me to have to give up, the only one that I could really live without is the milk. I love the others too much to have to give up. Especially cheese!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Apr 08
Cheese is hard. Love Mexican food. Try eating Mexican without cheese!!
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Apr 08
I can do it but I refuse to like it! :-)
14 Apr 08
Hmmmm its funny this day in age dairy products seem to be everything. Since you are banned from dairy products and you have to make enemies with cheese, for one i advise you not to go to anymore mexican restaurants because thats gonna give you good o cheese memories and we are trying to avoid that right now. So my second piece of advise to you is to look up a restaurant called HuHot mongolian grill...the bar is filled with frozen meat and veggies,,and the 2nd bar is filled with sauces....you combine the meat and veggies you want in one bowl and you can put together your own sauce in another bowl and they have this gigantic grill they cook it on for u and you get to watch em do it. its insanely good and for a cheap price...check it out and let me know how u like it
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Apr 08
I love those kinds of places and my husband too. The kids don't so much, but I can check it out when we are out alone or at lunch!
• United States
17 Apr 08
try chinese or thai, they don't have much dairy used in those types of food.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Apr 08
Yes, you are right!
@dvschic (1796)
• United States
15 Apr 08
i haven't had dairy in just under 4 years. its a HUGE hassle to go out to eat and not have dairy! i do a lot of burger joints... turkey burgers or boca burgers, that way my family can still have the cheeseburgers if they want... most of the asian restaurants (be it japanese, chinese, mongolian bbq) etc will not have a large amount of dairy. also try sandwich shops... yes a sandwich tastes just a lil worse without the cheese, but you will survive. its only for 6 weeks! you can do this!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Apr 08
I'm managing. But I did have a funny moment the other day at Carl's Jr. I made a big point of ordering a chili cheese burger without the cheese, onion rings instead of chili cheese fries and (ahem) a chocolate shake. Food comes to the table, husband says, "doesn't a shake have milk in it?" "Shut up and give me your Coke!"
@callarse1 (4793)
• United States
21 Apr 08
Hey dawnald, you asked about what to do with eating out. Well, if you go anywhere that makes the food from scratch like Chipotle for example you will request them to not buy sour cream or cheese. If the stuff is already premade (such as some items at McDonalds) then you have to have them make a special order. Or you could stay in, go to Trade Joe's (or another Natural food market) and get many vegan options. Those options don't include any type of animal products. You could also try soups that don't contain diary. Pablo
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Apr 08
Thanks! That's more or less what I'm doing. But let me tell you, I love Mexican food, and without dairy it is just no fun!!!