[a weight loss story]
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What sort of cheese do you buy?
I'm very much on the cheese fence - sometimes I buy a yummy full fat vintage cheese thinking I'll use less because it's more flavoursome and other times I get the low fat option. I've never found a low fat cheese I really like though. Are there any good ones out there? I don't see the point in eating a non-delicious cheese though.
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Luckily I'm not a huge cheese fan -I like it but I've never let myself love it totally as I know I could never stop. Currently, I'm loving Danish fetta in salads. Quite a creamy taste and I couldn't tell you what the fat content is as I don't eat that much of it. On sandwiches etc I generally eat the Bega So Light (50% reduced) as I find it doesn't taste like plastic. I also am eating a lot of low fat ricotta which is kind of yummy
I'm loving lite cream cheese right now! its the best on an english muffin or bagel with fresh tomato & basil pesto. there is almost always cream or cottage cheese in the fridge. I also buy these cheese slices that are half a pt, mainland super low fat. not much taste but is nice in a cheese & onion toastie!
I try to cut down on my cheese consumption, but when I actually do buy cheese it's usually a really good one (read: full fat one). I don't like the low fat or no fat cheese and for me there's just no point in having something I don't really like...
I'm with you, if i'm having cheese I want cheese, not a slice of something that resembles the colour of cheese but tastes like soap. What's the use?
i'm pretty easy to please in the cheese department... I normally go for the WW one. I've never been big on the cheeses tho....
As far as getting bang for your buck, I don't think you can beat parmesan. A little bit goes a long way and you can put it on/in just about everything.
kefalotiri...hehe ... this is the cheese Mary buys! Its the cheese we greeks use in pasta, or we fry it in olive oil and squeeze lemon on top (this is soooooo good!). But it aint low fat baby!
Personally, whenever I get cheesy urges, I'd much rather go all out and eat the full fat stuff. One thing I can recommend is those Mainland cheese and biscuit packs, I always get the extra tasty or the edam. It's nice knowing with those that the only portion of cheese I'll eat is what's in front of me (about 25 grams). I still love brie and camembert but eat them only sparingly now (or, rather, gorge myself on it for one night and then not touch it for a month!).
I'm right into the Philly 5% Cream Cheese at the moment, with some Sweet Chilli Sauce poured over the top, eaten with some wafer crackers!!
Cottage cheese - full of flavour but probably not what you are after.
I totally agree - if you're having cheese it's got to be the best. I've never found a good low fat cheese and being as I can't stop eating full fat cheese when I start i stay away from it on the whole. occasionally I'll have a little bit of really mature cheedar - it has to be mature:D
I am definitely a sharp, vintage, full-fat AND taste cheese kind of girl. I used to have a lot of the low fat cheeses but ended up not eating any becuase I didn't enjoy it. Now I have the good stuff, but a lot less of it. At the moment I'm loving shaved Jarlsberg and prosciutto on turkish bread - grilled. Mmmm.
Just remembered another one.
I LOVE cheese and before this weight loss journey indulged to my heart's content on King Island Brie and Camembert but unfortunately this is one thing I've had to give up. I use low fat cream and cottage creese, Kraft free plastic slices (as only half a point each) and low fat ricotta occasionally
Gotta agre with Caramel. Mat and I invest in a good fresh parmesan. we use less, its packed full of flavour and we can use it on anything if we get a cheese urge.
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Weekly Goal Lifestyle Changing Challenge-A-Rama
Week 1 - Drink more water
Week 2 - Cut out sugary treats