The Cottage Cheese Diet
As a general rule, it is important to remember that eating only one type of food or mostly one type of food is not a wise and sound way to lose weight. There are lots of diets out there claiming miracle foods, but for the most part, those diets are probably trying to tap into the pocketbooks of folks who happen to love whatever particular amazing food is being touted.
For peanut butter lovers, there is the Amazing Peanut Butter Diet. For lemonade lovers, there is the Lemonade diet. For meat lovers, there is the Atkins Diet. For sweet lovers, there is The Cookie Diet. The list goes on and on.
And now, some folks are claiming the miraculous cottage cheese diet is the best thing in the world for losing weight; one beauty pageant contestant springs to mind immediately. Regardless of what she says, eating one kind of food most of the time is not the way to go. I mean who wants to constantly eat grapefruit or drink lemonade? How boring is cottage cheese the fifteenth time you spoon it in? Is that any way to live and enjoy the abundance God gave us? I think not.
That being said, however, the cottage cheese diet does have some merit in a way. Basically, cottage cheese is good for you, and the dairy industry is now claiming that dairy products really do help people lose weight. So, incorporating dairy into your diet, including cottage cheese, is probably a very sound idea.
What exactly should you do with the cottage cheese? Well, I have picked up a container off my refrigerator shelf, and I can see that a serving has only about 160 calories. My particular brand is made using 1% milk. That is not a lot of calories. My little jar also explains to me that my cottage cheese has twenty-eight (28) grams of protein. That’s a lot of protein, and we all know that protein is healthy.
You know how doctors are always saying you should eat “lean protein?” Well, 160 calories and 28 grams of protein sounds like the definition of lean protein to me.
Cottage cheese is also very versatile. You can top it with some berries or peaches for a yummy dessert or afternoon snack. That is obviously better than hitting up the office vending machine for a chocolate bar. The cottage cheese diet might also suggest that you put a spoonful atop some greens and veggies for a little dash of protein with your garden salad.
You can also experiment with jazzing up your curds. Do you love apple pie? Why not throw a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg in your cottage cheese? Do you enjoy fruit smoothies? Try throwing some strawberries, a banana, a dash of water or milk, and some cottage cheese in your blender. You will get a nice consistency to your drink, and it will be absolutely delicious.
Finding interesting ways to add healthy items into your daily eating is the best way to get great nutrition, and the best cottage cheese diet of all is one that replaces higher-fat and higher-calorie foods with cottage cheese once in a while.