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Doing Profile With Lactose Intolerance/Dairy Allergies

Whether you follow a dairy-free/lactose-free diet due to an allergy, intolerance, or preference, OR if you’re following a vegetarian or vegan diet, you can still have a nutritious lifestyle and start losing weight! At Profile, we work hard to create personalized meal plans for all individuals, no matter their dietary preferences or restrictions. Profile Plan gives you the freedom to work with our expert health coaches to customize a weight loss plan to best suit your lifestyle and goals. In fact, we even provide members with hundreds of recipes that were created to be modified as needed. In this article, we will cover all you need to know about a dairy-free/lactose-free diet on Profile.

 

Included in this blog:

  1. Does Profile have a plan that accommodates with lactose intolerance or dairy allergies?
  2. What does a typical day of meals look like for a member?
  3. Healthy dairy-free/lactose-free recipes for weight loss.
  4. Milk allergy vs lactose intolerance.
  5. Get matched with a Profile plan.

 

1. Does Profile have a nondairy or lactose-free plan?

At Profile, we have meal plans that can fit a variety of dietary patterns – whether you have a food allergy, intolerance, or follow certain dietary patterns. For those who need a low-lactose or lactose-free diet, we have a plan for you! With a selection of Profile foods that do not contain dairy, your Profile coach can provide you with a list of both grocery store items and Profile products that can fit right into your weight loss plan! 

 

2. A day in the life of a nondairy/lactose-free member

For individuals who do not consume dairy, we recommend our Balance nutrition plan. Although we have plant-based protein shakes and bars, many of the other Profile foods contain dairy proteins. The Balance plan would offer more variety in foods. Here’s what a day on Balance would look like for a member following a dairy-free diet:

 

Breakfast

Snickerdoodle Shake + Peanut Butter Toast w/ Sliced Strawberries

snickerdoodle shake

 

Snack

Profile Strawberry Peanut Butter Plant-Based Protein Bar

strawberry bar

 

Lunch

Taco Salad + Baked Tortilla Chips and Salsa

Taco Salad

 

Snack

Apple Slices + Mixed Nuts

mixed nuts

 

Dinner

Chili Lime Shrimp with Brown Rice

Chili Lime Shrimp

 

Snack

Profile Chocolate Peanut Butter Plant-Based Protein Bar

chocolate peanut butter bar

 

3. Healthy recipes for weight loss.

There are many people out there who eat dairy-free and/or lactose-free and are also trying to follow their health goals. You aren't alone! You can still eat and enjoy all of your favorite foods while excluding certain ingredients with common day substitutes and creative recipes. And we've got you covered with plenty of ideas to keep your tastebuds satisfied. We have rounded up some of our favorite recipes anyone can dish up, even with dairy and lactose allergies. Check them out!

Dairy Free recipes

 

4. Milk allergy vs lactose intolerance

A milk allergy and lactose intolerance are two very different dietary restrictions. A food allergy happens when your immune system overreacts to a specific food protein (dairy proteins including whey and casein). When you eat or drink the food protein, it can trigger an allergic reaction. Whereas food intolerances do not involve the immune system. People who are lactose intolerant are missing the enzyme lactase which breaks down lactose, a sugar found in milk and dairy products. As a result, people with lactose intolerance are unable to digest these foods and often experience symptoms such as nausea, cramps, gas, bloating, and diarrhea.

 

5. Find your plan

We know living with special dietary restrictions isn't always easy, especially when working towards a healthier lifestyle. But we want to make your weight loss journey as smooth and convenient as possible. Not only do we want to see the number on the scale go down, but the non-scale victories along the way are just as important on a member's journey like gaining energy, being able to do more of what you love, having new experiences, reducing medical burdens, and so many more.

Curious which Profile plan is the best fit for your health and wellness goals? Let us find you a match! Take our short 2-minute quiz to get paired with a custom weight loss plan and see how our science-backed nutrition plans can help you lose 3x more weight and keep it off for good.* Get started HERE.

Looking for more healthy meal ideas that work with your dietary restriction? Get access to our collection of nutritious dietitian-approved recipes that anyone can dish up, even with dairy and lactose allergies.