Quick Health Tip #2: Eat less cheese to lose weight

I love cheese. There are so many interesting types of cheese including Cheddar, Gouda, Mozzarella, and Swiss amongst many other tasty varieties. Unfortunately, cheese has a lot of calories and saturated fat. It is very calorie dense (a lot of calories in a small serving size). In fact, a serving size is approximately the size of a dice. Most serving sizes have approximately 100-150 calories. Most people will eat several servings at once, thus taking in a large number calories without realizing it. This is especially easy while at parties. Cutting back on cheese is one way to cut back on calories and fat to help with weight loss. Unfortunately, even reduced fat cheese tends to have a fair amount of calories and saturated fat in a small serving size. (Watch those labels!)

Author: drjeffgreenberg

Dr Greenberg is a clinical cardiologist who specializes in preventive cardiology, nutrition, exercise, and longevity. He favors using natural methods to improving one's health.

2 thoughts on “Quick Health Tip #2: Eat less cheese to lose weight”

  1. There has to be SOMETHING that can be substituted for cheese, right??? Maybe?? Possibly?? Any suggestions for us cheese lovers??

    1. For those looking for a healthier alternative to cheese, there are cheeses made from soy milk and almond milk which have less fat and calories. There are also many good low fat and non-fat cheeses available. (Look at labels closely!) Otherwise, would keep a close eye on portion control. Watch what the serving size is and avoid over eating.

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