South Beach Diet - SBD and Dairy Free?

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05-20-2010, 01:38 PM
I have an autoimmune disease and one of the issues I have as a result is hypercalcemia, or very high blood calcium. I have to be very careful with how much calcium I eat, and as a result, I have almost completely cut out dairy from my diet.

My doctor would like me to be on a diet similar to SBD (low on processed food, high on good fats, lean protein, complex carbs and fruits. I've read over a lot of the SBD recipes and meal plans and so many of them are dairy based. Is it possible to do this diet and not include a lot of dairy? Most non-dairy cheese/milk/ect is also off limits because it is enriched with calcium in the processing.

05-20-2010, 01:52 PM
See the thread further down this page. That should help.

05-20-2010, 01:53 PM
I'm doing it without dairy. You just have to make your meals from the foods to enjoy list without the foods you can't have. I've found I have to plan a little more and have more veggies around to nibble on for snacks. And I've replaced a lot of the ricotta recipes with tofu and they turn out pretty decent.

The basic concept is to get rid of the processed foods from you diet-white bread, white rice and go for whole foods.

We've covered this topic a couple times recently:

Good luck