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Cheese and Dips Diet Tips

By
Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Guess which cheese contains more fat: Brie or cheddar? Surprise! Even though brie seems so much creamier, cheddar actually has more fat and calories per ounce. Hard cheeses like cheddar and parmesan have had more of the water pressed out, but all the fat remains behind! But if you’re watching calories this holiday season, it’s better to steer clear of the cheese tray altogether. 

Cheese contains around fifty calories per bite, which adds up awfully quickly. Instead, park yourself next to the vegetable tray (and no double-dipping!).

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About the Author

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Monica Reinagel is a board-certified licensed nutritionist, author, and the creator of one of iTunes' most highly ranked health and fitness podcasts. Her advice is regularly featured on the TODAY show, Dr. Oz, NPR, and in the nation's leading newspapers, magazines, and websites. Do you have a nutrition question? Call the Nutrition Diva listener line at 443-961-6206. Your question could be featured on the show. 

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