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Old 04-30-2007, 03:47 PM   #1
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I'm a little confused about something I think I read somewhere. Is it possible to use cheese as a protein instead of dairy? If so, is it the same amount of cheese? Thanks for the help
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Old 04-30-2007, 04:08 PM   #2
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You can use cheese as a protein instead of a dairy. The amount you can have depends on your plan. One dairy is always 2 oz of cheese, but depending on your protein sizes, 1 protein is either 2 or 4 oz. Somebody else jump in if I'm wrong, but I think that's about right...
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Old 04-30-2007, 04:26 PM   #3
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On the Gold plan, 2oz. of cheese can be used as either a Dairy or a Protein.
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On Red 2 oz is One Protein.

I use it as a protein only as a last resort.
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Old 04-30-2007, 07:10 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info. I'm on purple, so I'm assuming 2 oz. is one protein for me. Not very much.
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Old 04-30-2007, 07:54 PM   #6
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I have my purple plan book from a couple of months ago, and it says 4 oz of cheese is 1 Protein. It's QUITE filling.
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Old 04-30-2007, 09:16 PM   #7
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I'm on Red without Lites and mine says 4oz = 1 Protein
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Old 05-02-2007, 08:06 AM   #8
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I guess that brings up another question. If you have your cheese as a protein, does it also count as your dairy, or do you also get another dairy serving?
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Old 05-02-2007, 12:59 PM   #9
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If you use your cheese as a protein, you need to get in your dairy exchange.
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Yup, it's a vegetarian protein. You could still have your dairy that day as well.
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Old 05-06-2007, 10:48 AM   #11
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I use cheese often but when I have used it frequently my loss has been a bit slower.. it's higher in cholesterol and sodium so they suggest using one that has 3g of fat or less per serving.
Hope this helps!
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Old 05-07-2007, 01:40 PM   #12
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When I was on the Purple plan, I was having difficulties making the Veggie requirement. My counselor informed me that I could exchange a dairy... is this true? Anyone else ever hear that?
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Old 05-07-2007, 01:44 PM   #13
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I've never heard that, and unfortunately I would doubt that it's true. Veggies are pretty important nutritionally, and I don't think a dairy is generally comparable (plus the average dairy exchange has quite a bit more calories than the average veggie).

I wish it was true though. I looooove my dairy
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A dairy instead of Veggie?? I haven't heard about this either... But I'd trade in a heartbeat!!
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