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12/21/18 2:58 P

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> SparkPeople's meal plans are designed to help a wide range of healthy people learn to make healthier food choices.

Apparently, a wide range of American and European-descended healthy people. Sixty percent of adults cannot drink milk. : "If you're American or European it's hard to realize this, but being able to digest milk as an adult is one weird genetic adaptation. It's not normal. Somewhat less than 40% of people in the world retain the ability to digest lactose after childhood. The numbers are often given as close to 0% of Native Americans, 5% of Asians, 25% of African and Caribbean peoples, 50% of Mediterranean peoples and 90% of northern Europeans. Sweden has one of the world's highest percentages of lactase tolerant people. Being able to digest milk is so strange that scientists say we shouldn't really call lactose intolerance a disease, because that presumes it's abnormal. Instead, they call it lactase persistence, indicating what's really weird is the ability to continue to drink milk.

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12/21/18 11:32 A

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I just can't even with milk. I am not allergic, but I think it's disgusting

I use nut milk. Silk even makes a cashew milk with added protein.

I also second Earth Balance as a butter substitute



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12/15/18 3:27 P

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I too am allergic to cows milk. I am specifically allergic to the proteins casein and whey. I turned off the meal plans and try for a balanced nutrition. I did say โ€œtryโ€. ๐Ÿ˜†

I use almond milk and non dairy butter spread in my cooking. The brand I use is Earth Balance.

I just returned from a cookie exchange and will donate them all. I look at my allergy as a way to say no thank you.

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12/15/18 7:43 A

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Since you do have issues with dairy, it may be easier to turn the meal plans off and enter your own foods. Yes, it's a bit more time consuming at first but it gets less so overtime.

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12/14/18 10:39 P



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There are lots of non-dairy substitutes, speaking from experience with intolerance to milk (not yoghurt or cheese) and a grandson with severe allergies, which for 9 years including no form of any type of dairy, egg, all nuts and many other foods.

Where it comes to milk; cheese; yoghurt, custard and cream, you can use alternatives. I use Soy Milk because a lot of alternative milks lack protein, calcium etc.

Here is a link for some dairy free replacements ... I use the Alpro Custard and even others who don't like different things have eaten it without realizing that it is soy based and not milk based LOL! Just choose your country from the link

www.alpro.com/

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12/14/18 11:45 A

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I'm sorry, there isn't a way to exclude dairy from the meal plans. Here's why we don't offer a dairy-free option:

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12/14/18 10:14 A

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I cannot have dairy - developed an inolerance and now an allergy. But every meal in the meal plan includes it. You can exclude any kind of protein so why not dairy. Is there any way to automatically exclude dairy from the meal plans that I am missing?

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