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What kind of cheese is best?

I know it's OK to have a little cheese sometimes - I want to incorporate it in for snacks, like some cheese with fruit. Which kind of cheese would be the healthiest? Soft cheese, hard cheese, regular or reduced fat?

Tue. Jun 12, 5:41pm

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Say 'yes' to cheese!

I think most weight loss people recommend the lower fat cheeses. Many full fat cheeses have very similar calorie counts, although feta may be a little less. My favorite weight loss resource is a big fan of Laughing Cow cheese.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 6:00 PM

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You can eat any cheese you want as long as you do it in moderation. But stay away from Brie, and buttery French cheese. I personally love Feta, (don't buy the kind floating in oil) and Cheddar. Be careful with the reduced fat cheese, if you look, often times it has way more sodium!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 10:51 PM

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eat any cheese you want-but have just a 1oz serving-which is roughly 100 calories. You can weigh it to be sure, if you have a food scale or if you are looking for something to gauge how much an ounce is- it is the size of your thumb (not if you have enormous hands obviously) or 4 dice.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 11:51 PM

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laughing cow cheese is awesome and low in cals, and i also sometimes use sargento fatfree shredded cheddar in dishes, and i can't really tell the difference.
but really i love cheese so much that i have trouble with moderation so i avoid for the most part. once you give it up you won't miss it as much as you think. and it really cuts down on saturated fat in your diet. whatever you decide, stick to your plan and you'll feel great!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 11:58 PM

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i'm the same way....can't do just the moderation thing. so once a week or so i make a recipe that has a lot of cheese and then with that meal have a salad w/ no calorie dressing....or soup.....i'm not saying i have 1000 calories of cheese or anything, but just something to help balance out the difference.

Parmesan cheese (the kind in a can) has a lot less calories if you just sprinkle some on here and there. It's great on top of veggies....try this recipe "roasted garlic cauliflower" on allrecipes.com I also like the pre-shredded stuff (any kind) in bags at the grocery store....you can sprinkle a little on and it seems to go a lot further than chopping some off of a block or even the presliced stuff. Mmmm..cheese..... :-)

Wednesday, June 13, 2007, 1:59 AM

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