Cut the Cheese


Go Ahead, Cut the Cheese

Who doesn’t love cheese? It’s creamy, gooey and 100% delicious! Unfortunately, it’s also nearly 75% fat, most of which is saturated. And honey, that ain’t the good kind. Just one cubic inch of cheddar (think party tray cube) has 110 calories, 9 grams of fat (81 calories from fat) and 6 grams of saturated fat (54 calories). Sure, it’s easy to keep popping those cute little cubes… but after just five cubes down the gullet, you’re out a quick 550 calories.

Make it a low-fat version, and you’ll rack up 47 calories and 2 grams of fat (one gram saturated) per cube (or 235 calories for five cubes). Don’t just leave this trick at the party; take it to your sandwiches, omelettes, dips, and toppings too.

Or, if you’re a cheese purist and wouldn’t dare dream of substituting anything for your rich, creamy cheese, you can still keep things on the skinny by making a conscious effort to cut back on how much cheese you eat each day.

If cheese is one of your main sources of calcium, make sure you’re still getting calcium somewhere else in your diet. Low-fat or fat-free yogurt is an excellent source of calcium, supplying up to half the recommended daily allowance for this slimming, bone-building mineral.

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