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Cheese consumption

Asked on December 24, 2014
Created June 19, 2012 at 12:20 PM

So, I know that milk/dairy/cheese is ok on some lists and not on others. I'm curious where people fall on the spectrum? Also, what are your thoughts on a cheese heavy diet? I currently choose to believe I'm emulating the French. I'm not sure I'm willing to accept facts that are counter to my belief.

Dinner last night:
* Ground beef, burger style with copious melted blue cheese on top. (Tastes great)
* Portobello mushroom.
* A couple thick slices of Kerry Gold chedder cheese (Amazing)
* Two slices of 7 year aged gouda (Good, though expensive. I only buy from the bits & pieces bin at Whole Foods)
* Mozzarella (Full fat, mainly eaten because it was there).

I'd guess about half my dinner calories were from cheese. I'm thin and active and I don't actively track food consumption.

474ae29b80569199c6589e879e6cd7d1

on June 20, 2012
at 12:48 PM

Thanks for all the insights. I appreciate your taking the time to respond.

34b560c8b9ce660d7839fb7e29d7be89

on June 19, 2012
at 10:35 PM

No need to acknowledge anything treeees, I'm not saying you should or should not do anything differently than you are. I will say it sounds like you may enjoy partaking in a little stilton cheese, or maybe you already have? http://www.cracked.com/article_16178_7-common-foods-that-can-actually-get-you-high.html

58d456f4c4d551a697e65ada8c32ad4f

(1178)

on June 19, 2012
at 05:45 PM

If you didn't what someone making statements about how much cheese you eat, why the heck did you post about it? Needing attention? Isn't that what facebook is for?

474ae29b80569199c6589e879e6cd7d1

on June 19, 2012
at 01:16 PM

Amerindian: While I appreciate the factual basis of your comments, I'm not sure I choose to acknoledge it. Seriously, I wander around various eating styles out of curiousity which makes me feel best in combination with the level of enjoyment taken. As an aside, this means that even if cheese bothered it might be "in". It also means Velveeta is perpetually out. Final comment: The contextual advertising on this site is pretty wacky, I'm currently looking at an ad for Kraft mozzarella.

3b3a449b6705e9ec8b141d0bd07c1a64

(1489)

on June 19, 2012
at 12:57 PM

plus dairy is tasty as! why give it up if you don't have to and if it doesn't impact you/your goals negatively

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34b560c8b9ce660d7839fb7e29d7be89

on June 19, 2012
at 12:41 PM

I enjoy me some cheese, I'm a big fan of the Kerry Gold offerings BTW, but I think you may be consuming more than even the French. I am basing that off of figures of 24.4kg per person a year link. Which by my estimates is about ~2.5oz or about half of what your eating. Although if you don't have any problems with dairy and it seems to be working with you, then I can't really say that you should stop.

58d456f4c4d551a697e65ada8c32ad4f

(1178)

on June 19, 2012
at 05:45 PM

If you didn't what someone making statements about how much cheese you eat, why the heck did you post about it? Needing attention? Isn't that what facebook is for?

474ae29b80569199c6589e879e6cd7d1

on June 19, 2012
at 01:16 PM

Amerindian: While I appreciate the factual basis of your comments, I'm not sure I choose to acknoledge it. Seriously, I wander around various eating styles out of curiousity which makes me feel best in combination with the level of enjoyment taken. As an aside, this means that even if cheese bothered it might be "in". It also means Velveeta is perpetually out. Final comment: The contextual advertising on this site is pretty wacky, I'm currently looking at an ad for Kraft mozzarella.

3b3a449b6705e9ec8b141d0bd07c1a64

(1489)

on June 19, 2012
at 12:57 PM

plus dairy is tasty as! why give it up if you don't have to and if it doesn't impact you/your goals negatively

34b560c8b9ce660d7839fb7e29d7be89

on June 19, 2012
at 10:35 PM

No need to acknowledge anything treeees, I'm not saying you should or should not do anything differently than you are. I will say it sounds like you may enjoy partaking in a little stilton cheese, or maybe you already have? http://www.cracked.com/article_16178_7-common-foods-that-can-actually-get-you-high.html

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16e617676c5ac710e5235e0b773edc0b

on June 20, 2012
at 01:01 AM

I can't do cheese anymore because I realized that consuming it gives me acne and I don't want that so I stay away. I might have it once in a blue moon when I go out to dinner at a restaurant but I typically then have to deal with a breakout for the next week so it's not really worth it. I also think it was negatively affecting my digestion (constipation).

If it doesn't affect you, I say, enjoy.

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B36ef1655fb78b6a92bab60bacbdf8e0

on June 20, 2012
at 12:37 AM

I went over milk, could go over butter, but cheese is too difficult for me to give up [perhaps because I am french]; I take generally goat cheeses a bit in the morning and in meals after work-outs to get casein overnight.

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Cc3ce03985eac5ebcbb95fc2329f13b0

on June 19, 2012
at 03:05 PM

I like cheese, but I only eat it rarely. I don't have any digestion issues with it, and I am not against it, I just rarely buy it.

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on June 19, 2012
at 02:29 PM

I think cheese is fantastic! As long as you digest it well, it is simply food of the gods, IMO.

I eat 1-2 oz of cheese almost daily. European-made Edam & Gouda are a great source of K2.

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(2919)

on June 19, 2012
at 02:15 PM

A1 casein, even from raw dairy is bad for you and it shouldn't be part of your diet if you consider yourself "healthy."

A2 casein is superior.

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345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

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on June 19, 2012
at 12:58 PM

My daughter in law spent a year in france and is now battleing lactose issues, she says from all the creams and cheese she enjoyed. We just put her through GAPS intro to try and heal the issue, she's now on the intro to dairy part. She loves cheeses, etc. but suffers too much, so it was a plan to try and get back to health and enjoying those items again.

I'm also on that stage, I seems to tolerate full fat milk and cream and make my yogurt and sour cream from those as well, I however did not handle Brie well, but do well on Parmesan and Cheddar cheese.

Probably the difference could be the full fat products have less lactose, the older cheeses have been 'cured' longer and the bacterias eat off most the lactose. GAPS says stay away from fresh cheeses, probably because contain more lactose.

If you tolerate it and don't have issues with it, ENJOY!!
I love cheese!!

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(21420)

on June 19, 2012
at 12:40 PM

Casein is a very slow digesting protein. Even for those who tolerate it well, it can (and does) result in some gastric "stoppage" issues. For that reason I personally wouldn't eat a ton of cheese all the time.

My family goes through 1/2lb of romano (goats milk), asiago, or parmesan - and probably just as much dry raw milk cheddar in a week... I consider it a lot of cheese. I don't eat Mozz because I have a pretty strong response to lactose, and (I'm guessing from lactose) Mozzarella tears me up. Otherwise though, if you don't have significant issues from it, and you are sourcing good cheese I don't see much of an issue with it.

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