Non-dairy diet for weight training

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  • January 4, 2006 at 10:59 am #443

    Hi all,

    I’m new to the list but have been training in the gym for many years now with significant breaks from training here and there. My main reason for training is being stronger and healthier, both in body and mind.

    Unfortunately due to a number of issues I seem to have with dairy products (lactose intolerance, sinus type allergy reactions….) I have to rely on meats, eggs (incl egg white powder) and soy protein powder for my protein sources.

    After reading the pros and cons of Soy products, I’m very confused as to the best way to proceed, since my current protein shakes are made using soy protein isolate, egg white powder, soy milk and flax seed oil.

    Maybe there are some dairy derived protein powders out there that are less likely to cause me issues, dunno.

    Suggestions ?

    January 6, 2006 at 11:17 am #2126

    It’s a touchy subject, ut from what I know I think it’s best to probably avoid soy isolates most of the time.
    Anyway, Dr. J sells a variety of protein powders and I’m sure that some of the WPI products would be fine for yourself.
    I’m sure the Doc will be here soon with the information you need.

    January 15, 2006 at 7:11 am #2127

    I decided to give WPI and Calcium Caseinate a go (bought from Myopure). Have been using them for about 4 days now and haven’t had any of my typical dairy related miseries so I’m happy & surprised. It means I can give the soy isolate a miss from now on, or at least keep it to a minimum.

    January 15, 2006 at 8:57 pm #2128

    That’s good to hear.

    It may still be worth giving yourself a break everynow and again, just incase there’s a build up in intolerance.


    February 3, 2006 at 2:09 am #2129

    I have some lactose intolerance and found most WPC’s I’ve tried (not myopure’s yet) used to give me very bad bloating – normal milk would give me this as well but only now and again so I’m beginning to wonder if the WPC’s i’ve tried in the past were of low quality. Atm I’ve been sticking with myopure’s CC (for shakes during the day) and WPI (for post workout) which neither have the same effect because of the low lactose levels, but I’m interested to know how people with some dairy intolerance have gone with myopure’s WPC as I’d like to cut my costs a bit and try WPC again instead of WPI.

    February 3, 2006 at 3:49 am #2130

    Keep in mind WPC or WPI does not have to be an all or nothing thing.

    The WPC may be fine on it’s own but if it’s not perhaps a 50/50 WPC/WPI mix would work. This still averages down the cost. WPC has about 5% lactose and a 50/50 mix would bring that down to 2.5%.


    February 3, 2006 at 4:13 am #2131

    @Dr J wrote:

    The WPC may be fine on it’s own but if it’s not perhaps a 50/50 WPC/WPI mix would work.

    Yep! Have thought about doing that. I’ve bought 1:1 WPC/WPI blend before which seemed to effect me the least, although it was $43/kg off the shelf so that didnt last long. Next time I order a batch (and have the $$$), I may get a kilo of each and see if my stomach will cope with the blend.

    February 3, 2006 at 4:39 am #2132

    I’ve been using the Myopure Casein and WPI without any real gut problems or my usual sinus miseries I get with dairy products. There still is a higher than normal (non-dairy diet) level of gas production though…

    Interested to hear how you go with the WPC/WPI blend.

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