National Nutrition Month: Tip #9

People like cheese. Fair statement right? The problem is that is usually adds extra calories. I don’t believe you have to give it up, but to save you the extra calories, only use it for your protein source. So if you already have a protein (meat, eggs, nuts…) then you don’t need the cheese. It is all about a balance, right?

I also prefer buying portion controlled cheese such as string cheese, shredded cheese (that you could measure), slices, Laughing Cow wedges or Babybell. I have even seen pre-portioned brie cheese (at Costco if you are interested). Ultimately these will help you control the amount and calories.
In other news, today is National Registered Dietitian Day. So hug an RD today!

Emily Fonnesbeck RD,CD