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CHARLOTTE1947 SparkPoints: (43,553)
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6/30/13 3:00 P

I am lactose intolerant. I make Smoothies with Gold Standard 100% Egg. I use unsweetened Almond Breeze for the "milk" base and add fruits and Splenda for sweeteners. This product comes in Vanilla Custard and Chocolate flavors. One servings has 24 grams of protein, 0 grams of lactose, 5 mgs of cholesterol, 2 grams of carbs. It contains soy, btw. Go to

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6/30/13 12:22 P

I did take a look at your food tracker and here are a few suggestions.
1. continue with a protein powder on days that you are stuggling to get 60 grams of protein daily.
2. I see that you include chicken in your meal plans, but focus on using a higher protein food at each meal: bfst, lunch and dinner: eggs, turkey, deli meat, pork chop, lean beef, beans, lentils, black beans, fish, shellfish, tuna, milk, lowfat cheese, yogurt, etc.
3. Your breakfasts are very low in protein so try to increase this meal with a few more grams: yogurt, milk, egg, lowfat cheese on whole wheat toast, higher protein cereal, protein pancakes made with greek yogurt, etc

And do watch those "extra" foods. On about 1200-1300 calories no more than 100-150 calories should be used daily on foods with little nutritional benefit. Like the Klondike bar, Entennmans, Homemade gatorade. Make sure that all your foods include the grams of protein, fat and carbs too (not just the calories)---for accuracy.


6/30/13 9:15 A

I too am lactose intolerant and have had success with brown rice protein in the past. I have heard good things about pea protein as well.

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AMANDAS157 SparkPoints: (4,702)
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6/30/13 9:10 A

Thanks for that! I will give it a go!!

AMANDAS157 SparkPoints: (4,702)
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6/30/13 9:10 A

Hi Becky

Just made my food tracker public. I feel like Im eating a lot of chicken and chickpeas!!


BUNNYLAMB SparkPoints: (39,447)
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6/29/13 2:21 P

Hello! I am also lactose intolerant and had similar symptoms from whey powder. I switched to a brown rice protein powder (Sun Warrior - it's vegan) and it seems pretty good so far. Good luck!

6/29/13 12:36 P

Go to your Sparkpage.
Click EDIT Sparkpage.
Check the box to "Share my nutrition tracker"

Let me know when you have this done and I can give a look.


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6/29/13 10:18 A

Hi Becky

How do I make my nutrition tracker public so you can give advice on upping protein?


6/28/13 8:44 A

If you make your nutrition tracker public, we would be able to give more helpful "food tips" on ways to reach 60 grams of protein daily. Let me know if you need the steps to do this.

There are other forms of protein powder as others have already mentioned. You may tolerate one of these better.

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6/28/13 6:49 A

It MAY not be the whey.
It is perhaps the additional fruits, etc., that are added.

Obviously, it will take some experimentation to determine exactly the cause of your stomach distress.

6/28/13 12:20 A

There are non-whey protein powders available. Made from egg white, soy, rice, pea, etc. I just ordered a plant-based one (haven't tried it yet but it got good reviews.):

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6/27/13 6:47 P

Congratulations on your journey! Have you tried Greek Yogurt? There is more protein, and the lactose is a different kind. You should also try half a scoop like you suggested. Are you feeling weak if you are on the low end of your protein? If you are close, you may not have to worry too much as long as you still feel ok.
Keep up the good work.

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6/27/13 6:24 P

Hello all

I have started using protein shakes - whey powder as I struggle to eat enough protein through diet even with eating large amounts of chicken breast etc. Ive noticed stomach ache and bloating about half an hour after drinking the shake and think this may be caused by lactose intolerance and wanted to know if others have had this problem and what the solution is? Perhaps I should just try half a scoop at a time? Maybe I will get used to it? Are thre any other easily available healthy protein shake alternatives?


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