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Old Yesterday, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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My heart problems ended alcohol consumption. No biggie.
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Old Yesterday, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I’ve had a hiatal hernia for years and had my gallbladder out a few years ago. Either because of those things, or coincidentally, I find I need to eat very small meals, and watch the timing of some things I eat. I’ve lost about 30# without trying, which is good. All my labs are super.

I still eat whatever I want, but I wouldn’t eat desserts at night, especially chocolate. I go easy on fried foods. I’ve switched to lactose free milk, just to be on the safe side, although I’ll still have things with lactose if I feel like it.

Things that I think bother me more now are mayonnaise, fresh tomatoes, cayenne pepper and oregano. Things that have strangely lost their appeal are burgers and pizza, and bread.
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Old Yesterday, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I'm probably going to have to cut back on the alcohol in the evenings.

I drink pretty much exclusively beer and the getting up to pee is worse than the alcohol itself. I barely get to sleep, then it's pee time again.
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Old Yesterday, 08:21 AM
 
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Alcohol: Exasperated Acid Reflux and GERD and Barrett's esophagus, and raised my blood pressure.
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Old Yesterday, 08:32 AM
 
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I’ve always had to be careful of dairy product amounts due to lactose intolerance. As I got older, the limit seems to be lower still. An exception is butter. Whatever amount I would actually want seems OK. Probably because it is mostly dairy FAT, not sugar.

A goat farmer told me if it is lactose intolerance, I might be good drinking goat milk instead.
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Old Yesterday, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Iíve always had to be careful of dairy product amounts due to lactose intolerance. As I got older, the limit seems to be lower still. An exception is butter. Whatever amount I would actually want seems OK. Probably because it is mostly dairy FAT, not sugar.

A goat farmer told me if it is lactose intolerance, I might be good drinking goat milk instead.
Did you know that Greek yogurt doesnít have lactose, because the whey has been drained off.
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Old Yesterday, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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I am a vegan, so I have given up eating many things, but not because I HAD to. However, I do firmly believe a plant-based diet is beneficial and could help many people with their health challenges.
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Old Yesterday, 09:34 AM
 
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Did you know that Greek yogurt doesn’t have lactose, because the whey has been drained off.
I'm not technically lactose-intolerant (was tested) but regular milk will upset my GI tract for sure. So I buy Lactaid. It's also a little sweeter because of the lactase, which I consider a plus. It tastes much better to me than regular milk.

Yogurt is lower in lactose first because the fermentation enzymes and probiotics break some of it down, and then as you say, Greek style is lower yet because of the straining process.

Ironically, butter and heavy cream also have very low levels of lactose but are super high in fat so touchy tummies could be upset by that rather than the lactose, LOL

Hard cheeses also have also no lactose because there is little or no "milk" left in them. Soft cheeses = more lactose.
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Old Yesterday, 09:52 AM
 
Location: USA
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When I hit my 40s something changed. I have to watch sulfites. I can have some but too much causes breathing problems. Took me a while to figure it out and they are in so many things. Onions and garlic are the worst offenders for me. I avoid those entirely.
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Old Yesterday, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Dover, DE
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I have had to give up any "fizzy" drinks. No carbonated anything. After my diverticulitis surgery I had several sips of my DH's soda and I got gas pains so bad that I cried. That was 2 years ago and I haven't touched a soda since....not that that's a bad thing! But I sure do get a craving for cherry Coke every now and then, just not enough to bear the pain. I mostly drink ice tea and flavored water. Unfortunately that means that I had to give up my favorite wine, a Moscato 'd Asti.

I also had to give up the cruciferous veggies..... broccoli, cauliflower and Brussel sprouts, all of which I loved.....all for the same reason.
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