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Why Goat and Sheep Cheese are SHAPE-Approved

Updated: May 5

Goat and sheep cheese weren’t always on the approved list for Phase I of the SHAPE Program. SHAPE ReClaimed is consistently growing and evolving based on new nutrition information and experience.


You may wonder why goat and sheep cheese are approved for Phase I: FasTrac Cleanse, but not regular cheese made from cow’s milk. Here’s why:

  • Goat and sheep cheese are less inflammatory.

  • Goat and sheep cheese are easier to digest.

  • Goat and sheep cheese do not contain lactose, the sugar found in cow’s milk. Lactose can cause allergic reactions in those who are intolerant.

  • Goat and sheep cheese contain a different form of casein (the protein in cow’s milk that contributes to dairy allergies), so will be less likely to cause allergic reactions.

  • Goat and sheep cheese contain higher amounts of protein and less carbohydrate. For this reason, we consider goat and sheep cheese to be a dense protein option.

In Phase I, goat and sheep cheese are allowed up to 3 oz. per day.
  • For Phase I: FasTrac Cleanse, you can count this towards your daily allotment of protein.

  • For Phase I: Basic Cleanse, you can include up to 3 oz. of goat and sheep cheese daily in addition to the 3 oz. of cheese made from cow’s milk. Avoid cow’s milk cheese if you have a dairy allergy or sensitivity.


What about goat and sheep milk yogurt?

Goat milk yogurt is relatively easy to find in natural food stores, but most brands contain tapioca starch as a thickener, which is not ideal in Phases I or II of the SHAPE Program. Additionally, the protein content is quite low compared to the carbohydrate content. If you find a brand without additives, you can count it towards your dairy protein allotment for the day (up to 14 oz. if allowed per your SHAPE practitioner’s recommendation).


Sheep milk yogurt is less popular and may be more difficult to find. Use the same guidelines for goat milk yogurt and check the ingredients list for additives like tapioca starch and sugar.

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Reference: SHAPE ReClaimed Updated 1-28-22


Hormonal Imbalances

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Feel like you’re carrying the Freshmen 15 plus some? “𝘚𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘺 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘺 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘴, 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘦𝘢𝘭 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘯𝘰𝘸.”

Why is it that we live in a world where constant fatigue, low libido, and inability to lose weight are deemed as normal?

When did we stop fighting for our health? No one wants to feel this way. These things are NOT normal.

But why are we never told the WHY behind it? I’m here to tell you why: hormonal imbalance.

Let me guess - you’ve already had lab work done but you were told everything was normal, or that you were within range?

Are those symptoms still present? My guess is yes. And in that case, you aren’t Normal!

Here are the 6 most common causes of hormonal imbalances:

  1. STRESS: You’ve probably been told repeatedly that you are experiencing ____ symptoms because of stress! Unfortunately, that is most likely true. Why? Cortisol & the HPA axis.

  2. HORMONAL PHASES: Again, I’m sure you have been told that whatever you are experiencing is “normal” because you just had kids or are close to menopause, etc. While I don’t agree that these symptoms are anywhere near normal, these hormonal phases can seriously impact our body chemistry and its balance.

  3. DISEASES: Our bodies are very detailed and finely tuned machines that can detect any change or “defect,” no matter how small. Whether this be gut dysbiosis, gastroparesis, diabetes, PCOS, etc., these all can affect hormonal balance.

  4. DIET: What we eat greatly influences our internal hormone production. Focus on eating real, nutrient dense foods and stay away from processed foods, as well as excessive caffeine intake  and proper supplementation.

  5. SLEEP: While we sleep our body releases hormones into the bloodstream. If our quality of sleep is subpar, then this process is unable to be completed.

  6. MEDICATION: While yes there are some medications that are necessary and/or beneficial, many are not for the sole purpose of balancing hormones. There is no magical pill that will cure everything. Usually we are prescribed medication, such as birth control, to “fix” some of the symptoms we are experiencing, when they are addressing surface level issues rather than the true root causes.

I recognize that at least 40% of women aren’t losing fat due to one of these 6 factors. I work with the client to provide more than just macros and exercise to get sustainable results.

If this sounds like the help you’ve been looking for give me a call TODAY.

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Medical disclaimer: This information is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment. Medical conditions require medical care.

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Love a little goat cheese on my salads. Just the trick to change up a boring salad to a great one.

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