No dairy...soy products only

Turtle
By Turtle Latest Reply 2012-12-08 23:50:23 -0600
Started 2012-11-12 17:45:27 -0600

My primary doc. said no more dairy and it was difficult at the time. I was put on soy products. I drink Silk, very vanilla and chocolate. I have to search for non dairy cheese but it is hard to find.

Does anyone know where I can find non dairy whipped cream?


31 replies

Acousins
Acousins 2012-12-07 16:45:22 -0600 Report

Please let me know how you are doing with the soy.. I have been taking soy and using some soy products… I could use all the help I can get, so please keep me posted on how you are doing too… Thanks

Turtle
Turtle 2012-12-08 23:50:23 -0600 Report

I eat soy nuts and a choco. soy powder that is a protein mix. I put my choco silk milk with it and some frozen berries and half a banana if I have one and mix it all up with a mixer and it is a great drink. It is refreshing and can replacing a meal.

Turtle
Turtle 2012-12-07 22:59:58 -0600 Report

I am doing great with the soy. I use Silk and the very vanilla and chocolate. Both are great!. I use soy or veggie cheese, and soyuts.

Fefe12
Fefe12 2012-11-24 05:12:49 -0600 Report

I dont know what kind of stores you have around you. In WA we have, Trader Joes, Whole Foods, and health food store called Marlene's. Try your large health food stores, and markets that cater to the "natural" set. But be warry of soy. Its really not that good for you. If your female you need to watch out for the estrogen that it helps raise in your system. I cant eat soy being estrogen domiinate. It gives me hot flashes. Please read up about it.

Lentyl
Lentyl 2012-11-21 14:46:39 -0600 Report

I use almond milk which is very tasty - vanilla or chocolate unsweetened. Cow's milk is loaded with carbs.

BellumBageerah
BellumBageerah 2012-11-18 20:35:47 -0600 Report

(Posted this in the wrong place sorry it will show up twice)

As far as cheese goes, I am still trying to transition to Vegan, not that anyone has to follow in my foot steps. There are some great vegan cheeses out there that can suffice. I actually prefer some of them, because to me they have this nice smokey taste and they melt just as well as Kraft singles. You can buy them in block form and singles.
Now soy, causes mucus build in up in the body and adds to weight gain. So make sure you do a lot of research about soy intake.
If you ever want a sugary snack please do consider sweetening your deserts with dates or Agave Nectar. Of course ask your doctor first. As always give Vegan sweets a try you might be surprised,lower you sugar intake, and enjoy more food. Hope this helps.
http://www.veganstore.com/category/vegan-chee...;

Places to look for Blue Diamond and Vegan Brands: Fresh and Easy, Whole Foods Market, Wal-Mart (Almond Milk) Smiths (Almond Milk)

Do you own research as well. :D Happy eating

Somoca
Somoca 2012-11-16 19:42:51 -0600 Report

Good to know that I am not the only one. My body can tell when the least bit of milk is in the recipe.

Turtle
Turtle 2012-11-17 16:50:52 -0600 Report

Me too. Once in awhile, I might think, especially over the holidays…one little piece of pie with no foo foo or ice cream would be ok… nope. If I do, I pay for that milk for days.

liquorish
liquorish 2012-11-15 08:31:27 -0600 Report

Hey Turtle. I agree with the others. Soy milk, especially Silk, raises my sugars real bad. Ask your doctor what it is in milk that is bad for you. I cannot, absolutely cannot, drink whole milk. It shuts down my kidneys. But I can drink 1 or 2 percent just fine. It is the fats (if I remember right) in the milk that I can't handle. He might not know, but it is worth a try. I found out about the fats on my own. When I was taken off of milk in the 1960's, the only other alternative was powdered (yuk) or skim (also yuk). When I started using the low-fat, I tried to drink it from a glass, and it worked! But, don't do anything at all except what your doctor tells you to until you can talk to him/her. Go prepared with papers you have copied or books, etc.so he/she can read what you have been reading, and can make an educated decision. One of my doctors will even call other doctors while I am in the office and consult with them. Good luck. Liquorish

Turtle
Turtle 2012-11-16 17:37:18 -0600 Report

I do not have trouble with my bg going up when I drink Silk because I have altered my entire diet over time to allow for any spikes and they just do not happen anymore like they used to. Especially over Silk. I cannot drink milk because of an illness I had long ago. It brings it on and I end up in the hospital. When I drank milk before and right after I was diagnosed with D, I immediately went from 1% to skim milk. Got used to it.

Ladida 35
Ladida 35 2012-11-16 17:45:48 -0600 Report

Almond milk is good but unsweetened. Coconut is good also!

BellumBageerah
BellumBageerah 2012-11-18 20:33:03 -0600 Report

As far as cheese goes, I am still trying to transition to Vegan, not that anyone has to follow in my foot steps. There are some great vegan cheeses out there that can suffice. I actually prefer some of them, because to me they have this nice smokey taste and they melt just as well as Kraft singles. You can buy them in block form and singles.

Now soy, causes mucus build in up in the body and adds to weight gain. So make sure you do a lot of research about soy intake.

If you ever want a sugary snack please do consider sweetening your deserts with dates or Agave Nectar. Of course ask your doctor first. As always give Vegan sweets a try you might be surprised,lower you sugar intake, and enjoy more food. Hope this helps.

http://www.veganstore.com/category/vegan-chee...

Do you own research as well. :D Happy eating

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-11-13 06:07:27 -0600 Report

Have you tried Almond milk, Turtle?

The phyto estrogens in soymilk may interfere with one's hormone levels.

Turtle
Turtle 2012-11-17 16:57:15 -0600 Report

You can get organic soy milk that does not have the estrogens, etc. in it. I have not noticed a difference tho except in my wallet.

mmccance
mmccance 2012-11-13 10:11:15 -0600 Report

Yes… my vote is for Almond milk rather than soy, too. There is some controversy concerning the ultimate health of eating soy that prompts me to avoid it. AND you can make your own almond milk. There are videos on youtube that demonstrate the very easy method of making your own almond milk.

Turtle
Turtle 2012-11-17 17:00:38 -0600 Report

I eat soy everything as much as possible. Even trailmix with soy nuts in it. That's what I carry with me when my bg drops I snack on some trailmix and it comes up slowly. This is the trailmix w/out candy in it.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2012-11-13 11:23:27 -0600 Report

Yes, I agree with you both. Almond is the better alternative and the by products of making your own is almond flour. I use that in my baking to reduce my carbs along with sugar substitutes.

Turtle
Turtle 2012-11-17 17:06:26 -0600 Report

I have never made my own and since I rarely cook for myself, it might be a challenge for me. I wish I could cook but the only heat I am allowed near is the microwave.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2012-11-19 08:22:59 -0600 Report

No cooking required. Just a blender. It still may be trouble for you where you are, but maybe you could try it. You can just discard the pulp (though some people like it)

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-11-12 18:29:16 -0600 Report

Cool whip and Redi Whip makes a non dairy whipped cream but you still have to read the labels. I get it at all of my local big named supermarket. You might find it at Trader Joe's if you have one or even Whole Foods

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