We ALL love cheese, right? It is a wonderful food with so many variations and flavors, and good nutrition to boot! Cheese is a good source of protein and calcium. It is also a source of vitamin B12, which is especially good news for vegetarians.
However, cheese contains 600 percent more saturated fat than sirloin steak (pound for pound)! One 1 ounce piece of cheddar cheese (visualize dice) contains approximately 119 calories, 9 g fat, and 6 g saturated fat. How many times do you only eat a dice-worth of cheese?
Now, I'm not saying DON'T EAT CHEESE! Cheese has it's place. But, does cheese need to top your burgers, tacos, and sandwiches? Maybe not.
If cheese is really truly special to you-- don't read this. How many times have you taken a bite of your patty melt or taco and said "Wow, that cheese really makes it"? Not likely (argue with me as you wish). AND, by cutting out the cheese out of cheese-laden foods, you could be cutting out 150-200 calories from foods that may already be heavy on the calorie side.
Would you enjoy your cheese slightly more if you had a piece with a nice apple for a snack?
This is NOT A RULE. Just a thought................................................