How Cheese Can Be Part of a Healthy Weight Loss Plan

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If you want to lose weight but enjoy eating cheese on a regular basis, you will be happy to know that cheese can be included as part of your healthy diet plan. While you will not be able to eat as much cheese as you may want and/or may need to forgo eating too much of the wrong types of cheese, you can eat cheese in moderation and still lose weight.

The types of cheese with the least amount of fat are feta cheese, goat cheese and part-skim mozzarella cheese. Feta cheese is an ideal salad topping; part-skim mozzarella is a great addition to an omelet and goat cheese can be used instead of cream cheese as a cracker or toast topping or for sandwiches. Alternatively, hard cheeses with a strong taste can be added in moderation to your favorite dishes to add additional flavor. A tablespoon of aged cheddar, parmesan or Romano cheese adds only 1.5 grams of fat to any meal. 

If you really want to indulge in a fattening cheese on an occasional basis, you can do so if you are willing to give up other (healthy) fattening foods throughout the day. For instance, a snack including cheddar or regular cream cheese can take the place of a small bag of nuts or avocado. 

Dieting does not mean eliminating all the healthy foods you enjoy eating from your meal plan. It simply means cutting back on junk food intake and eating healthy yet fattening foods in moderation. Cheese is good for you and eating some from time to time is fine even while dieting as long as you choose the right types of cheese and ensure that you not eating too many high-calorie healthy snacks.


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