My Name’s Khila & I’m Addicted To Cheese

Cheese has always been my foodie vice, not chocolate or sweets but cheese. It’s the one thing I find difficult to cut back on when I’m trying to eat better but the one thing that I believe makes the most difference. On any given day I have some digestion complaint and after years of wondering what it is I’m eating that doesn’t agree with me I’ve concluded that it just might be dairy. It’s not like I can’t have any cheese but you have no idea the volume I would eat given the chance.. I just have to watch my consumption a little. If you’ve read any of my other posts relating to eating well or Weight Watchers you might have seen my low-cal wrap pizza’s and my salads laced with grated cheddar. That’s all well and good but you can have too much of a good thing, the night before my healthy kick started I attempted an entire margherita to myself and paid for it with little sleep and lots of nausea. It’s been a difficult relationship, I love dairy too much to give it up all together but for those of you out there suffering the same symptoms.. you may want to cut down and see how you feel. It’s supposed to be one of the more difficult food groups for the body to break down so too much may well cause anyone problems.

I’m currently following the http://mikhila.com/category/health/Weight Watchers ‘diet’ loosely and getting plenty of exercise but if you’re interested in following my progress check my food and health pages

Miss BB

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  1. 19 January, 2013 / 12:22 pm

    Definitely don’t cut out cheese entirely – my mum switched to half fat for a few months and it wrecked her nails due to lack of calcium, so just imagine what it could do to bones! Cheese is lovely, much luck with this x

  2. Lynda
    19 January, 2013 / 1:40 pm

    You are so lucky to be able to eat cheese, I am totally allergic & intolerant to all Dairy products, Even If I eat something with a teeny weeny amount of lactose, whey, dairy etc.. in it, I get the worst migraine in the world, I puke, I can’t see,I get flashing lights in my eyes, I go numb down one side of my body and I have to go to bed with a sick bowl until it finally goes away, the pain in my head can feel like I’m dying, I hate them :'( I even have dreams that I’ve eaten cheese & I panic that Oh No! I’m gonna be poorly now LOL!!! On the other hand, cutting out all dairy and changing to soya products, I lost a lot of weight that I had been trying to lose for 4 years LOL!!!

  3. 19 January, 2013 / 4:21 pm

    Hi Khila! I’m a huge cheese lover as well so I understand how hard it can be to cut down. One of my friends recently couldn’t eat hard cheeses (cheddar, most pizza cheeses, red leceister), but was ok with soft cheese (like fresh mozzarella, goat cheese) because of how they are processed. Wonder if that could be the case with you? x

  4. 19 January, 2013 / 5:00 pm

    I also have the same problem with dairy. For a couple of years I was really good, even when I wanted cheese I wouldn’t have it and I have lactose free milk. However it’s the hardest thing for me to cut out all together and now I just forget that I shouldn’t be eating that cheese sandwich or that bar of chocolate… But I don’t care, and I pay for it later by a) putting on weight and b) feeling sick and having stomachs cramps 🙁

  5. Annette
    19 January, 2013 / 6:14 pm

    Maybe try replacing the processed cheese with some more natural stuff? It might be the processed cheese that’s full of salt and additives which makes it difficult to digest? Real cheese is more tasty and you’ll find you eat less. I live in France where cheese is a religion yet there’s nowhere near the obesity problem over here that there is in the UK. (And i’m not saying that meaning you – i don’t think you need to lose any weight :-))

  6. 19 January, 2013 / 9:17 pm

    I agree that you should stick with full fat cheese. Cut out the processed crap, it doesn’t do anything for you – it’s not filling or nutritious (this is part of the reason I don’t like WW as it encourages you to eat low fat fake food). To eat well you need to eat food that is in its natural state, that’s the best for your body.

    This book is really good for explaining what your body needs.

    http://michaelpollan.com/books/in-defense-of-food/

    xxx

  7. 19 January, 2013 / 9:29 pm

    I think that might be my problem too. Pretty much every meal and snack suggestion is followed by “Shall we have cheese on it?”

    Plus in uni, it pains me to say it now, but during hard times I went as far as to melt some cheese on a plate and eat it with a fork, so grim, but so delicious!

    xx

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