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Are You Lactose/Gluten Intolerant?


#1

I found out recently an intollerance I've had since birth to lactose and gluten has been causing me a myriad of problems. This for me really pissed me off, 90% of my calories were coming from gluten and lactose sources. I have obviously stopped ingesting them now.

So I know these days you can get a lot of gluten and lactose free substitutes for milk, grains etc. Do any of you have any experience with this?

Also, would I be ok to keep using supplements. If not do you know any specialised supplement companies who cater for us lactose / gluten intolerant people. :slight_smile:


#2

I just started (about 3wks ago) the anabolic diet. I stopped taking in any lactose or gluten from monday to friday.

i’m lactose intolerant as well and i think i might have a mild amount of gluten intolerance as well.

so this is working out great for me thus far.

also i don’t have to have any shakes in my diet (which has has gluten in there)


#3

[quote]B rocK wrote:
I just started (about 3wks ago) the anabolic diet. I stopped taking in any lactose or gluten from monday to friday.

i’m lactose intolerant as well and i think i might have a mild amount of gluten intolerance as well.

so this is working out great for me thus far.

also i don’t have to have any shakes in my diet (which has has gluten in there)[/quote]
Thanks man. Yeah my diet now if I had to give it a name is pretty much the anabolic diet. I feel great cutting out all the crap thats been making me feel rubbish.

If you don’t need shakes then I’m not going to bother, at least until I can find one absent of gluten.


#4

I found gluten-free beer. It’s called Red Bridge and it’s made by AB. The taste makes me think of a bitter version of Bud Light. Not horrible, but not great. Surely the best gluten-free beer I ever had. Ok, it was the only gluten-free beer I ever had.


#5

[quote]Hemi Cuda wrote:
I found gluten-free beer. It’s called Red Bridge and it’s made by AB. The taste makes me think of a bitter version of Bud Light. Not horrible, but not great. Surely the best gluten-free beer I ever had. Ok, it was the only gluten-free beer I ever had.[/quote]

Lol beer makes me go red as a beetroot.


#6

[quote]BruceLeeFan wrote:
Hemi Cuda wrote:
I found gluten-free beer. It’s called Red Bridge and it’s made by AB. The taste makes me think of a bitter version of Bud Light. Not horrible, but not great. Surely the best gluten-free beer I ever had. Ok, it was the only gluten-free beer I ever had.

Lol beer makes me go red as a beetroot.[/quote]

Some beer does that to me as well. Wine, champagne too.


#7

I’m lactose intolerant, wasn’t an issue til about 2 years ago.

I drink lactose free milk now, but my consumption has gone way down.

Just got to work around it, man.


#8

Lactose intolerance is such a non-issue nowadays that it really isn’t worth of discussion.

Lactase pills are dirt cheap and lactose-free milk, while the more expensive option, is available pretty much anywhere.


#9

There is more to it than that. Some folks are sensitive to casein.

http://www.flcv.com/hgopioid.html


#10

I am allergic to lactose and peanuts, it really sucks. I cant drink whey or eat protein bars. Luckily I just found a product called sunbutter, it is peanut butter made with sunflower seeds and also no gluten. It is the shit.


#11

My brother has a gluten allergy and he eats a boatload of carbs. I avoid gluten just to show solidarity with him and I feel great.

The Paleo Diet is a wonderful way to avoid most food allergies (“If it doesn’t run, swim or fly, or if it’s not green–don’t eat it” is the basic tenet). You’d avoid both dairy and grains, amongst other things.

Some links of interest:

www.paleodiet.com

www.paleocookbook.com

Also, “Now Foods” sells bodybuilder friendly supplements that are gluten-free:

Best,
Henry