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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 I also like the pre-shredded stuff (any kind) in bags at the grocery 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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feta (sheep or goat) and goat cheeses are less calories and fat then regular cheeses and damn tastier. A nice goat goes really well with fruit.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007, 2:05 AM

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Buy the full fat cheese and just eat less of it- your taste buds will thank you. I've always found that the fuller, richer flavors of a real cheese satisfy so much quicker than the bland and flat flavors of "diet cheese".

Wednesday, June 13, 2007, 10:09 AM

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A good way to measure portions, I've found, is to buy string cheese. It's yummy, and already in serving-size portions. Laughing cow works well too, if you want to spread it on something.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007, 10:18 AM

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Goat cheese is pretty delicious. A small amount goes a long way. You have to like the taste, but it has a pretty good nutrient profile.

Calorie and Nutrition Profile Of Goat Cheese

Roquefort Cheese also has a powerful taste:

Roquefort Cheese

Sunday, September 04, 2011, 11:45 AM

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here is the link to goat cheese:

Goat Cheese Nutrition Profile

Sunday, September 04, 2011, 11:48 AM

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I like feta too.

Sunday, September 04, 2011, 5:08 PM

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