Ideal Protein Phase 1 meals contain no dairy. To maximize weight loss, dairy is restricted from all meals during phase 1. Ideal Protein Phase 1 meals are also gluten free. Phase 3 meals are gluten free but do contain limited dairy.
More and more people are having trouble digesting enzymes found in dairy. They are not able to break down the lactose. This can result in gas, bloating, diarrhea, and stomach pains to name a few.
Foods that contain dairy are:
baked goods that contain milk
If you feel you may have issues with dairy Phase 1 of the Ideal Protein diet would be a great way to find out. During Phase 1 you will refrain from all dairy products as a part of the diet. Track your symptoms and watch for improvements. Simple changes in your diet and going dairy free can result in huge improvements in your healthy and lifestyle. With many dairy substitutes on the market today, including dairy free cheese, almond and coconut milks, and butter substitutes you may not even miss the dairy. But the results could change your life if you have an issue with dairy.