South Beach Diet - Cheese Allowance?

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01-02-2013, 01:31 PM
Hi all! I used to frequent this forum, but let's just say I got lost for a few years, haha.

Anyway, I'm back, and back on South Beach. I do have a question though.

When I look at the wonderful sticky about Phase 1 foods, it doesn't say how MUCH cheese you are allowed, just what types of cheese. Can someone tell me what the daily limits/recommendations are on cheese?

Thank you so much!

01-02-2013, 05:42 PM
Low fat or reduced fat cheese with less than 6g of fat per ounce. I believe dairy is 2c per day, but that doesn't mean 2c of cheese or half and half. It is a little confusing I was checking my Super Charged book, but cannot find an exact answer. I'll keep looking unless someone else has an answer

01-02-2013, 06:48 PM
I don't believe there is any "set" amount of cheese you can have, but just remember that cheese is high in calories, so it's best to keep it to a reasonable amount.

01-02-2013, 08:05 PM
I want a cheese allowance.... :D

01-03-2013, 12:44 AM
I typically keep myself to no more than 1 cup a day (typically 1/2 c) and at least another cup of other dairy. It seems to work for me!

01-03-2013, 07:57 AM
Just a reminder that cheese is considered a protein on SBD, not part of your dairy requirement.

01-03-2013, 12:11 PM
I want a cheese allowance.... :D

mmmm, me too!

One ounce/28 grams is typically considered a "serving" of cheese. I usually limit myself to one or two servings a day. I count calories in addition to doing SBD, so it always annoys me how many calories are in a serving of cheese - 110 in the tiny ounce I added to my salad yesterday! There are times in the past when I have had a large proportion of my calories coming from cheese and nuts :o Danger, danger... mmmm but so delicious...