Body by Cheese
People always ask me how I stay thin and eat cheese all the time. My answer is always “because I eat cheese all the time.” Cheese has a bad reputation for being unhealthy, but that’s a lie. We should be calling it a superfood.
It’s an exceptional source of protein, calcium, omega-3 fats, and Vitamins D, E, and B12. It’s good for your heart, can lower your blood pressure and cholesterol, and is associated with a faster metabolism and longer lifespan. The key is really portion control – which is hard when you love to eat, but it is possible. Trust me.
Here are 4 steps to losing weight while eating all the cheese.
1. Buy artisan cheese
Studies show that organic and/or grass-fed cheeses are higher in omega-3s and heart-healthy conjugated linoleic acid. Compared to factory production, artisan production is also better for the environment and the animals.
2. Eat 2 -3 ounces per day
Cheese is so nutrient-dense that you don’t need to eat a lot of it. Limit yourself to 2 – 3 ounces, depending on your individual needs. The fat and protein help you absorb nutrients and will keep you satiated, even with a calorie-restrictive diet.
3. Pair with plants
Cheese lacks vitamin C and fiber, so pair it with lots of vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and legumes. Let them work together to create a deliciously nutritious meal. Try this blue cheese salad, eggplant and mozzarella stacks, or Oaxacan black bean soup.
4. Enjoy mindfully
Cheese is too delicious to eat when your mind is distracted by work or Instagram scrolling. Give cheese your full attention and enjoy every scent and taste. Make it a ritual, an offering to yourself. You’ll be full in the tummy and satisfied in the mind.