For your 10-day trial it is most important to take a break from the obvious offenders. This would include milk, cream, cheese, ice cream, buttermilk, and butter. Many components of these products also linger under various chemical-like names in processed foods. Milk proteins and lactose have an amazing presence on the grocery store shelves! If you strictly follow the Dairy Free Challenge, then utilize our Food Labels section for some very useful information. At the very least, do a spot check on food labels for anything that sounds “creamy”, “milky”, or “cheesy”.
Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.