Lactose milk sugar intolerance results from an inability to digest lactose in the small intestine. Lactose is the main carbohydrate or sugar found in milk, and in varying quantities in dairy products made from milk including yoghurt, ice cream, soft cheeses and butter. Lactose is digested in the small intestine by an enzyme called lactase. This enzyme allows the body to break down the lactose into two simple sugars, glucose and galactose. These are quickly absorbed by the intestine and provide energy for the body. The level of the lactase enzyme varies between individuals, as does the severity of symptoms caused by lactose intolerance. Some people may suffer severe symptoms after consuming small amounts of lactose.
COVID is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. Get the latest public health information from CDC: Talk with your doctor or a dietitian about changing your diet to manage lactose intolerance symptoms while making sure you get enough nutrients.
Honestly, the worst thing you can do to sabotage any diet, in my opinion, is to allow yourself to be hungry. Note that you could make your week even easier by doubling up some of the menu items during the week — I kept it varied to offer you more ideas. Finally, scale serving sizes to fit your caloric needs and keep snacks on hand! Feel free to share your favorites below to give others go-to menu ideas! The books are going well, but writing hit a slow down this month as other projects came into play. October is my favorite month of the year, and I plan to get a second book nearly finished this month! Here are the prior posts, just in case you missed them. Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.
Planning a reduced-dairy diet for lactose intolerance is really a balancing act. Sarah on October 6, am. Definitely trying it this week — thanks for sharing Melodie! Florian ContentednessCooking on October 5, am. Go Dairy Free 2nd Edition best seller! October is my favorite month of the year, and I plan to get a second book nearly finished this month!