You know why FF cream cheese isn't Core? Because it contains sugar. Look at all the brands in the supermarket. I remember when I was Somersizing and read in one of Suzanne's books to look for a brand of FF cream cheese that has no sugar.
Well, maybe those exist in California, but I've yet to find one in New York. Maybe I'll try the health food stores. If I DO find a brand of ff cream cheese that has no sugar, I will count it as Core (as long as it doesn't contain any non-Core ingredients). I would assume it would then be the same as ff ricotta, cottage cheese, etc.
Of course, I will share the name of the brand with you guys!
The first ten pounds I lost on my own—the rest I lost through Weight Watchers Core!