CLEAN Program Elimination Diet – Dairy Reintroduction

by Khaleef "Fat Guy" Crumbley on June 10, 2014

in Diet, Food

As I wrote the other day, we have finished the 2nd phase of the CLEAN program elimination diet! The next phase involves reintroducing many of the “forbidden” foods/food groups into our diet over a 2-day period, and then going back to the full elimination for 2 days and noting how our bodies react to having dairy again.

Because it covers such a broad category, and it includes some of our favorite foods, we decided to add dairy back into our diet first.

CLEAN Program Elimination Diet – Dairy Reintroduction

Clean Program Elimination Diet - Dairy

We purchased cheddar cheese, milk, cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, and a few other things so we could incorporate dairy back into our diets again. I already know that my body doesn’t have a problem with dairy, but I wanted to follow the program exactly as outlined.

Unfortunately, I got extremely sick after adding in dairy, but I think it was either due to a stomach virus, or a bad pineapple that I ate on the second night. I was so sick that over the next 2 days I was only able to eat 300 calories of rice and I lost 4lbs!

Here is the video account of me reintroducing dairy back into my diet (if you are reading via email, click the link to be taken directly to the video):

Since I got sick directly after adding in dairy, I had to reintroduce it into my diet once again after everything else was done. As I expected, my body was perfectly fine with it, and I confirmed that the previous sickness was due to something other than the dairy.

Here is the video account of my dairy re-reintroduction:

I will be writing about how my body felt after reintroducing gluten, nightshades, and eggs in the next few days, and then talking about our experience with this elimination diet as a whole.

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Stefanie @ The Broke and Beautiful Life June 10, 2014 at 9:01 pm

I’ve been having mixed feelings about dairy lately. I could never go without cheese full time, but I have been trying to cut back. I’ve also eliminated butter, yogurt, and switched to almond milk.

Khaleef "Fat Guy" Crumbley June 15, 2014 at 10:17 pm

What made you want to cut back on dairy? It’s such a great source of fat and protein, which is why I love it!

Stefanie @ The Broke and Beautiful Life June 16, 2014 at 8:15 am

Too much information about the process, same reasons I became a vegetarian.

Khaleef "Fat Guy" Crumbley June 16, 2014 at 8:52 pm

I can definitely understand that.

Marie @ 724 Credit June 13, 2014 at 5:54 am

I really love dairy so much. When I ate something, I will include dairy to it. It makes the food more delicious one!

Khaleef "Fat Guy" Crumbley June 16, 2014 at 12:15 am

I agree. That’s why I was happy that I didn’t have a problem with it :)

Lisha June 15, 2014 at 5:09 pm

This is very interesting. My husband often gets sick when he eats, so he is most likely allergic to something, or has some sort of food sensitivity. This would be a good plan for him I think…

Khaleef "Fat Guy" Crumbley June 16, 2014 at 12:16 am

This is definitely a great way to test your body’s reaction to certain foods. Let me know ifhe tries it.

Michelle June 15, 2014 at 6:14 pm

Probably was a huge shock to your system Khaleef! It might happen again…I can’t do dairy though as I’m lactose intolerant. Maybe that’s your issue?

Khaleef "Fat Guy" Crumbley June 16, 2014 at 12:17 am

Nah, I think the first time was a fluke. Bad timing either with a stomach virus or that bad fruit that I ate. That’s why I did it a second time a few weeks later just to be sure. Dairy is my friend once again hahaha

Daisy @ Prairie Eco Thrifter June 18, 2014 at 9:45 pm

Congrats on losing the 4 pounds! That’s impressive. I have never been a big dairy fan (though I do love ice cream and frozen yogurt) so this diet would have been relatively easy for me. I have been making a huge effort to clean up my diet, and while my diet was pretty healthy before hand, I have found it a bit difficult.

Khaleef "Fat Guy" Crumbley July 17, 2014 at 10:55 pm

Thanks, Daisy! The thing that made the diet hard was that so many things were eliminated. Grapes, tomatoes, and other things like that, which aren’t part of most elimination diets. What things have you been doing with your diet?

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