South Beach Diet - Ricotta Cheese ?




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Jenn73
05-11-2006, 04:35 PM
Uh oh..I think that maybe I'm eating the wrong Ricotta Cheese. The one I bought is Ricotta Light and it's 5% MF. I've just noticed that I'm supposed to be using part skim, not the same right??


Schatzi
05-11-2006, 05:02 PM
I think you're okay Jenn... go to the FAQ section of South Beach and review the Emergency Handbook for Phase 1... In general part skim and LF cheese is okay -- look for cheeses that are less than 6% fat ... (just check to see that when lighten stuff up it is not replaced with sugars) Here's an extract from the food list in that Emergency Handbook:)

CHEESE (FAT-FREE OR LOW-FAT)
Look for varieties that have 6 grams of fat or less/ounce
American
Cheddar
Cottage cheese, 1-2% or fat-free
Cream cheese substitute, dairy-free
Feta
Mozzarella
Parmesan
Part-skim Ricotta
Part-skim String
Provolone