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There is cheese on everything I eat.
Every time I go into a restaurant it seems like it is impossible to avoid having cheese thrown on your food. It is everywhere. I read somewhere that the average american eats 30 pounds of cheese a year. In the 1940's it was about 1/5 of that.
Fri. Aug 17, 1:36pm
In the 1940s, things like cheese were rationed during and immediately after the war, so that's an unfair comparison.
Friday, August 17, 2007, 1:37 PM
YOU choose what you eat, even in a restaurant. Ask for it without cheese!
Friday, August 17, 2007, 1:38 PM
1:37- prior to that time it was even lower- from 1915 to now cheese consumption has steadily increased. In 1970 it was about 10 pounds per year, in 1985 it rose to about 22 pounds a year, and in 2000 hit 30 pounds a year. Anyone who eats in a mexican restaurant on a regular basis probably eats more than this.
Friday, August 17, 2007, 1:42 PM
I love cheese and I won't apologize for it!
Friday, August 17, 2007, 1:43 PM
most fat people do love cheese and milk.
Friday, August 17, 2007, 1:46 PM
1:42...interesting point. Perhaps it's not that we're eating 5x more of everything, but cheese-heavy cuisines (Mexican, Italian) have become more popular and convenient in the past 60 years.
Friday, August 17, 2007, 1:48 PM
mmmmmmm cheeeeese :-)
I am enjoying cheese right now - 2 oz of premium white cheddar (sharp) on whole grain crackers with a plum. Sooo good.
However, there are not many places where I could get such a small serving and I have also noticed that many dishes seem to come with cheese. Honestly I can't blame a business for catering to the desires of the customers. Having been a waitress I know that most dishes are more popular with cheese - if you offer a 'plain' version and a version with cheese, the later will be more popular by far. So, it's good that you are aware of it - cheese, unless it is in a baked dish, is often added at the end so it's easy to leave off. I find that most cheeses offered in restaurants are so bland that I don't miss it. I prefer the hard, sharper cheeses so I make room in my diet for those and avoid the softer, creamier ones (with the exception of the Lite Laughing Cow w/Garlic & Herbs)
There is also more, and much cheaper, refrigeration now than there was in the 40's and cheese isn't the only thing we consume much more of.
Friday, August 17, 2007, 1:52 PM
i am a vegan and i can eat in any of the chain-style, national restaurants. you need to know about the menu (look online or ask them to fax you one before going), and a bit about basic dishes. the cheese doesn't grow on the food, a person puts it there, so you can always request certain dishes without cheese.
Friday, August 17, 2007, 2:18 PM
I think everything 'way back when' was about a 1/5 of what it is now! Plate sizes, portions, pants sizes, arses....
I LOVE goat cheese :)
Friday, August 17, 2007, 3:37 PM
I love cheese too, but have majorly cut my cheese consumption, and I think that's a big part of the reason I've been losing weight. Cheese is great but it has so many calories, I don't feel like using up all my calories for the day on one food item.
Friday, August 17, 2007, 4:41 PM
1:46 wow that is a big generalization and a pretty stupid one at that. Most of the people I know don't have weight issues at all and almost all of them enjoy full fat cheese and other dairy products. Saying most fat people love cheese and milk is like saying most blonds are dumb. Maybe your a blond, lol!
OP if you find cheese on everything you order perhaps your ordering the wrong kinds of foods. You can choose to not have the cheese, its as simple as that.
Friday, August 17, 2007, 8:37 PM
Anyone try "veggie" shreds, which taste like cheese? I haven't tried it yet, but I've heard it's good!
I've stuck to my FF cheese, reading the labels, and measureing it out quite sticktly lol. But, if I want cheese, I'll eat it - just make sure I count it.
Friday, August 17, 2007, 8:38 PM
I'm with you 8:38
I use cheese almost every day but I measure or buy pre measured and I am very strict about it.
Some things I just prefer to have and as long as I can and still stay within my calorie limits then I will.
I think the key is to think of cheese as a condiment and not the main part of your meal. The same with meat.
Saturday, August 18, 2007, 12:53 AM
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