The ideal “weight loss pantry’ is an article series dedicated to uncovering what SHOULD be in your fridge (or pantry) if you hope to lose weight in 2018. So much focus is placed on what you shouldn’t eat if you’re dieting, so let’s check out what you should.

Stock up on:   Cheese

Cheese is a pretty great source of nutrition, and it tastes great. But there’s a BIG problem with cheese – people grossly overestimate how much cheese is an appropriate amount to eat while on diet.

You see, cheese is high in fats, which means you’re getting a lot of good stuff when you eat it, but you’re also getting a lot of calories.

So how much should you eat?

My rule of thumb for cheese is that you should cut it into thin slices and have three or four, or cut it into a thicker slice the size of your thumb and have it as a side to a meal or a snack.

If you’re eating pizza from a restaurant, ask them to halve the usual amount of cheese topping – it’ll still be more than enough to taste great, but you’ll cut the calorie load drastically.

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Cheese (like chocolate) will satisfy you more if you eat a better quality product. So rather invest in strong, matured cheddar so you get more flavour packed into smaller portions.

Cheese does make some meals more tasty, so don’t stop using it, just make sure you get your portions right. You’ll save on the grocery bill as well as on the calories!


Find out what other items you should be keeping in your “weight loss fridge/pantry” below:

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