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Cheese, Clean Food or No?


#1

Hi, I was just woundering if cheese was a "good" or "clean" food?

I usually eat 18%-21% fat % cheese.

for a 30g serving you would have : 5g of fat and 9g of protein, 0g of carbs. there are trans fat in there tho... like 0.4g I think.

Is that good?

Let's say I had to choose between 90g of cheese or 1 scoop of whey protein. What would be the best option?


#2

Think of the calorie difference between a serving of whey and that much cheese, if it’s acceptable in your diet then it should be fine.

Also I believe that the trans fatty acids in cheese and other animal products (vaccenic) are different from the synthesized ones (elaidic) made from olive oil; I am not sure of the difference however.


#3

The problem with the term “clean” is that every person will give you a different definition to what it means. To one person, a whole egg could be considered dirty while whole wheat bread would be considered clean. To another person, bacon would be considered clean while potatoes dirty. You get the point.


#4

Is it true or myth dairy/cheese makes you soft?

I am female, adapting to a keto diet and relying a lot on cheese so I am curious.


#5

[quote]Ruffio wrote:
Let’s say I had to choose between 90g of cheese or 1 scoop of whey protein. What would be the best option?[/quote]

Why on earth would you have to choose between the two?

Do you go to make a meal and say “Hmmm, what’s it gonna be 90g of cheese or a serving of whey?” LOL I hope not, anyways everything in moderation is fine. If it fits your macronutrient allotment there shouldn’t be any harm.


#6

[quote]Alpha F wrote:
Is it true or myth dairy/cheese makes you soft?

I am female, adapting to a keto diet and relying a lot on cheese so I am curious.[/quote]

I don’t exactly avoid dairy while I’m in contest prep, although my macro goals generally don’t allow very much.

I think in general you should strive for a balance of healthy fats, get plenty of nuts/nut-butters, egg yolks, fish oil, and red meat and you should be A-okay.


#7

[quote]Chi-Towns-Finest wrote:
Alpha F wrote:
Is it true or myth dairy/cheese makes you soft?

I am female, adapting to a keto diet and relying a lot on cheese so I am curious.

I don’t exactly avoid dairy while I’m in contest prep, although my macro goals generally don’t allow very much.

I think in general you should strive for a balance of healthy fats, get plenty of nuts/nut-butters, egg yolks, fish oil, and red meat and you should be A-okay.[/quote]

Thanks.
I have successfully introduced organ meat and I love it. Also quails eggs.

I was also told some types of cheese release/affect positively brain chemistry before bed.
I had them on an empty stomach with raw vegetables and had nice dreams and a restful sleep. Whether placebo effect or fact, I don’t know about that.