This just in: women who ate an ounce of full-fat cheese daily gained fewer pounds over time than their less-cheesy peers, according to a study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, and reported in the December 2009 issue of Self Magazine.
So if I eat one ounce of cheese a day, I’ll lose weight? Hmmm … according to that theory, the more cheese I eat, the more weight I should lose, right? Kind of like my husband’s theory that the more often he uses the same towel out of the shower, the cleaner it should get?
Apparently, the study says that because whole dairy contains conjugated linoleic acid, it can speed up my metabolism. So, by eating a single-ounce portion (about the size of my thumb), every day, apparently I should look like a model.
If only it were that easy. Have you ever tried to just eat one ounce of cheese? It’s literally like trying to reach in and eat a single chip from a big bag of Ruffles. Anyone who can do that is a better person than I. Meanwhile, I’ve been shipping pounds upon pounds of Wisconsin cheese left and right to friends around the country for the holidays. I don’t think I’ll include a copy of Self Magazine in my gift boxes.