I know I've read here on the forums how many grams of fat we're allowed to have in one ounce of cheese... but I sure can't find it and I lent my SBD book to my Gram who is reading it now. Part of me is thinking 6 grams or less... but then that seems like it might be too high?
Sorry Kris - I can't really help you with that one. But what I do - I cannot stand the ff cheeses - I buy the light and just limit the amount I eat - I'm not a huge cheese eater to begin with - but I figure an ounce of light cheese per day is not going to kill me.
And since this is a lifestyle change - I want to be realistic and only eat & buy foods I know I can tolerate. I wouldn't last very long on this diet if I HAD to eat FF cheese.
Yes Kim, I am with you! I'd rather go without any cheese at all than eat fat free... yuck. At least the kinds and brands I've tried. They seem to have no taste and a rubbery texture. That's why I am looking for more low fat cheeses I can enjoy.
Just checked Fitday and it shows an ounce of most lowfat cheeses to have 2 grams of fat. I think 6 would be a bit high. I'm with you on the no-fat crud! By the way, the Phase I Food List does not say just no-fat cheese - it says light or reduced fat, I think.
By the way www.fitday.com is free and very handy.
Change isnít easy. But if you donít change, you stay the same, and whereís the fun in that?
Thanks Ruth and Jenn. Yeah, I have an account with Fitday, Ruth. I like it. I just wanted to make sure the low fat cheeses I've been choosing weren't too high. I knew I remembered 6 grams from somewhere.
I think that the shredded no-fat cheeses are seriously gross, but I like the kraft no-fat american cheese. It melts nicely and I can't tell the difference (melted!) between it and full-fat american cheese. I haven't tried it by itself so I don't know if you can taste a difference there, but the texture it the same.
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