Metabolic Research Center - Food related: what is 'hard cheese'? and vinegar??

07-14-2012, 06:33 PM
What is 'hard cheese' that is listed on the food sheet for pre-conditioning??

Also: can I soak my cucumbers in vinegar (apple cidar)?

I was at MRC this morning for my b12 shot - but forgot to ask them.


07-14-2012, 08:28 PM
OK, over 30 views and no one knows what hard cheese is? Aren't we all on the same program?

Didn't everyone have to go through pre-conditioning???

07-14-2012, 09:10 PM
I believe hard cheese is the kind you buy in a block. Cheddar, Swiss, pepper jack.... It comes in an 8 oz pkg and when I buy it, I cut it into eighths and put it in a ziPlock bag. Then I can pull out a 1 oz piece when needed. Hope this answers your question.

07-14-2012, 09:15 PM
Examples of hard cheese are cheddar,provolone,gouda and swiss. As far as soaking your cucumbers in acv that's fine,it list it on the sheet. Good luck!

07-14-2012, 09:20 PM
The above comments are right. You can always do the squeeze test: if it feels about as "hard" as a block of cheddar, it's probably hard. If it's softer, like mozzarella or goat cheese, then it's a no-go!

07-15-2012, 07:27 PM
Thank you! I was thinking of the sticks of chedder cheese for easy portability. I saw some 60calorie kinds last night in the store.