Last Updated: November 5, References. This article was co-authored by Find BC Dietitians. Find BC Dietitians is a central hub of qualified nutrition experts in British Columbia, Canada with a mission to connect people to a registered dietitian best suited for their needs. BC Dietitians offer online consultations and provide evidence-based care on a wide range of nutrition matters such as diabetes, weight management, food allergies, eating disorders, and intuitive eating. There are 15 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. This article has been viewed 5, times. Cheese, a dairy food, is often high in sodium and fats, and can contain saturated fats and cholesterol. Please help us continue to provide you with our trusted how-to guides and videos for free by whitelisting wikiHow on your ad blocker.
Eating too many calories and fat can prevent you from losing weight. Cheese is often lumped into a category of dieting “don’ts” because of its calorie density and saturated fat content. While too many calories from any food can derail your diet goals, small servings of cheese may actually help you reach your weight loss goals. Cheese comes in thousands of varieties, some with a higher percentage of fat and a greater number of calories than others. Hard cheeses, such as cheddar and Parmesan, contain about calories and 9 g of fat per ounce. Blue and brie cheeses contain just below calories and 8 g of fat per ounce. Feta and part-skim mozzarella cheese provide about 74 calories per ounce and just 4 to 6 g of fat. A cup of 1 percent cottage cheese contains calories and 2 g of fat.
Depriving yourself of a food that you love is always a recipe for disaster. Instead of giving up on cheese, you are much better off finding a healthy way to include it in your diet. Cheese is full of protein and calcium. No matter what type you choose you will get at least 6 grams of protein by eating just one ounce. Protein helps keep you feeling full. It keeps your blood sugar level where it needs to be and keeps you from eating too much. The secret is all about learning which cheeses work against you, and which will help you in your goals. There are over different types of cheese in the world, and they all have different nutritional values. Breaking them down into different categories can be hard.
We all know how we wallow in self-pity when we’re upset and subject our bodies to those cheese-loaded pizzas and fries. After that, we wallow in misery about the extra calories and kilos we have added to our bodies. Well, all that won’t happen anymore, because, as it turns out, cheese can actually make you lose weight if you eat it right.