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Putting Dairy Back On The Menu

Thanks, BEANO® +DAIRY DEFENSE™, for sponsoring this post and helping me put dairy back on the menu!
Macaroni and cheese

Did I ever tell y’all that I’m a picky eater? Oh, I am, and it’s bad. After 35 years, though, I’ve just accepted it. I like what I like.  The one food that I NEVER have a problem with, however, is cheese. Well, that and ice cream. And yogurt. Well, I’m pretty good with all dairy, actually. Except for, you know, the lactose intolerance and all. Oh, it’s such irony! The gal who doesn’t like to eat much gets an achy belly from the things that she actually DOES enjoy eating.

I think I may have always been lactose intolerant, but it really became apparent that I had a problem digesting lactose while I was in college. Because of that, I stopped drinking milk, started using non-dairy creamer, and went cold turkey on yogurt. I was never able to give up my beloved cheese and ice cream, though. Instead, every time I indulged, I knew I was making a conscious decision to invite painful cramping and bloating into my life. But…ice cream. Am I right?  That’s why I’m excited to try BEANO® +DAIRY DEFENSE™ over the next few weeks.

Putting Dairy Back On The Menu

BEANO® +DAIRY DEFENSE™ is the first over the counter option that prevents gas and other uncomfortable issues. I’m hoping that it  will allow me to eat my favorite foods without having to deal with all of the funky stuff that comes along with it! It’s a tiny little chewable that you take before eating your favorite offending foods.  Here’s how it works:

Each Beano® +Dairy Defense™ tablet contains two natural food enzymes that break down complex carbohydrates and lactose found in dairy products which can cause bloating, discomfort and diarrhea. Take just one tasty, chewable, raspberry sorbet-flavored tablet before your meal so that foods will be easier to digest—giving you much needed relief from these uncomfortable symptoms.

Since Terrence also has digestion issues with certain foods, he’s joining the Beano® +Dairy Defense™ Back On The Menu Challenge with me. After all, I can’t keep all of the delicious mac ‘n cheese, pizza, cheeseburgers, and ice cream sundaes to myself!

If you were me, what kind of restaurant would YOU go to in order to test out Beano® +Dairy Defense™ ? Leave me a comment to help with ideas!

Arelis Cintron

Monday 7th of July 2014

I would go to Friendly or Dairy Queen ... you can try doing multiple items that ail you at once ... might be overload though ... and you might not be able to leave the restaurant in a bit. Love to hear how this goes ... I started having these issues with my stomach when I turned 30. I thought it was the end of the world when the doctor told me to cut out dairy. SAY WHAT?!