How To Eat Cheese And Still Lose Weight

When one wants to lose weight, the first thing that comes to mind is eliminating everything that tastes good. When something tastes good, one may think it contains ingredients that’ll make one expand and add weight. Naturally, you'll take out junk food like chips and fast food.

In the past, those who stuck to a diet tried to avoid eating cheese since it's perceived to be full of fat and can make one quickly gain weight. But recent studies have shown that eating cheese can be great for one's weight loss regimen, as long as you're eating it right and choosing the best types.

So, if you have a friend or a loved one who's wary of what they eat, don't hesitate to give them a gift with cheese. Luxurious cheese gifts like an elegant cheese hamper filled to the brim with delightful stuff like vintage cheese, premium golden ale, and a limited-edition beer can make anyone have a well-deserved cheat day.

How Can Eating Cheese Not Make You Gain Weight? 

One study indicated that those who ate a lot of cheese had a lower BMI or body mass index; and even though cheese is high in saturated fat, people involved in the study didn't suffer from high blood pressure. It was further found that the rich calcium content of cheese helps burn the fats in the body fast, thus the weight loss.

Knowing this, don't stop yourself from enjoying a night of wine and cheese with your friends. Prepare an elegant cheese platter using a personalised cheese board filled with all the yummy cheese and cured meats you can find.

Yes, you can still eat cheese even if you're on a diet. Here's how you can do it:

1. Go For Soft Cheeses

Most soft cheeses are low in sodium and calorie compared to other cheeses, especially the hard ones. Soft cheeses are also high in protein, which is ideal for weight loss. Today, people who are morbidly obese are given a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet to lose weight.

You’ll be surprised to see a 600-pound obese person riding on that diet and losing 100 pounds in two months. They often use cheese as the protein component of their meal because cheese can quickly satiate one person, and the feeling of fullness will make one stop eating.

2. Watch Your Portions

Portion size is essential in losing weight. Eating just the right amount of cheese, especially if you exercise daily, won't be a problem. Ideally, if you're on a weight-loss program, eating three 400-calorie meals daily with strictly no snacking between meals is sufficient to shed the pounds.

For cheese, the correct portion for daily consumption is three. One portion of cheese is equivalent to the length of your index finger, preferably reduced fat like brie, camembert, or Edam cheese, two tablespoons of low-fat cream cheese, one tablespoon of regular cream cheese, and three tablespoons of cottage cheese. Each portion would be roughly 150-165 calories.

3. Eat Cheese Post-Workout

During a high-intensity workout, the body's muscles consume most of the fuel source glycogen. It tries to recover by seeking protein everywhere in the body, so you must supply your body with the right amount of protein. You can get this abundantly from cheese.  

Eating a high-protein food like cheese will restore glycogen reserves, enhance muscle recovery, decrease muscle breakdown, and increase muscle protein synthesis, which is all necessary functions every time the body undergoes muscle hypertrophy.

4. Employ A Weight-Loss Regimen

Today, there are many weight-loss regimens that people swear by. Some practice intermittent fasting, ketogenic, or low carb, while some lose weight quickly on a water diet. You're the only person who can say which diet would suit your body and which one you can tolerate for an extensive period.

But a diet that still allows you to eat the food you like such as cheese would be best. It may require getting used to since you must give up a few practices like late-night eating or your favourite carbs.


Cheese is the quintessential comfort food. There’s something about that stringy and gooey mozzarella on top of your pizza, the elegance of the Manchego, and the pungent quality of Bleu cheese that makes simple dishes truly elevated. Whether enjoying a cheese platter with your Riesling or snacking on vintage cheese, it’ll make you feel satisfied and contented.

Knowing that you can eat your favourite cheese without gaining weight is comforting. But of course, as with life's little indulgences, something's got to give. Consider the ideas mentioned here as you plan and prepare.