The Big Diet Cheese

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Cheese & Dieting

Who doesn't like cheese? For that matter, who doesn't love cheese? Well....we can think of one-something-or-another that doesn't like cheese; our bathroom weight scales.

In fact, they react quite nasty in response to Full-Blown Cheese Overload. It doesn't take too much cheese either to send that little red needle from going away from our recommended weight to Diet T-I-L-T.

Calories & Fat in Cheese

Let's take a good gander at the calories contained in popular full-blown cheeses in order to get a clearer Diet Picture:

Blue - 1 cup of shredded blue cheese contains 477 calories and 38.80 total fat grams

Brick - 1 cup of shredded brick cheese contains 419 calories and 33.54 total fat grams

Brie - 1 cup of sliced brie cheese contains 481 calories and 39.86 total fat grams

Camembert - 1 cup of Camembert cheese contains 738 calories and 59.68 total fat grams

Caraway - 1 cup of Caraway cheese contains 856 calories and 66.24 total fat grams

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Cheddar - 1 cup of shredded Cheddar cheese contains 455 calories and 37.45 total fat grams

Colby - 1 cup of shredded Colby cheese contains 445 calories and 36.28 total fat grams

Feta - 1 cup of crumbled Feta cheese contains 396 calories and 31.92 total fat grams

Fontina - 1 cup of shredded Fontina cheese contains 420 calories and 33.63 total fat grams

Limburger - 1 cup of Limburger cheese contains 438 calories and 36.52 total fat grams

Mozzarella - 1 cup of shredded Mozzarella cheese contains 336 calories and 25.03 total fat grams

Muenster - 1 cup of shredded Muenster cheese contains 416 calories and 33.95 total fat grams

Provolone - 1 cup of diced Provolone cheese contains 463 calories and 35.14 total fat grams

Swiss - 1 cup of shredded Swiss cheese contains 410 calories and 30.02 total fat grams

In Weight Loss Summary

Cheese can fit into any healthy diet plan. After all, it is housed beneath the umbrella of the Official Food Pyramid in the Dairy Group. Because cheese is very high in calories, as well as in fat grams, opting for lighter, lower fat versions can assist greatly in keeping total calories as well as fat intake under control.

For example, 1 cup of nonfat shredded Mozzarella cheese contains a skinny 159 calories and 0.00 total fat grams.

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