no i don't avoid cheese as in cut it out...but i don't eat a lot of it anyway. If I'm in the mood, i'll have it. Sometimes I'll have digestive discomfort depending on what it's in or on...considering I'm lactose intolerant, but not on a serious scale.
If you have no problems with it (should know about
6 hours afterward with gas, etc)...then eat it in moderation. Some cheeses are easier on the system than others. soft cheese, more difficult than harder cheese...etc.
Cheese also comes in skim milk varieties as well as soy varieties...you have some options.
why are you on the Atkins diet anyway? For weight? If so, choose carefully regarding fat content and other ingredients.
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 4(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!
Post Edited (quincy) : 10/29/2008 1:19:55 PM (GMT-6)