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It sounds like a cop-out, but you'll really just have to test it for yourself. If you've established a baseline of "no-frills" SCD eating for at least a few weeks, add some cheese and see what happens.
I've been able to have cheese in moderate amounts (meaning probably less than 2 oz, and it's always at a meal, and in place of some of the protein, never as a snack). It hasn't seemed to slow anything down for me. On the other hand, I'm not in a race, LOL, so even if it DID slow me down a bit, I'd weigh that against my overall satisfaction with my meals. I am in this for the longggg haul (read: forever), starting out with over 130 lbs to lose. I'm now getting close to 50 lbs off! If having cheese during the week is what makes me a happy and still-consistently-losing girl, then it's all good.
Not every body works the same way, though, and only you know if it would be a "trigger food" for you, etc.
Don't be afraid of testing it for yourself; it's not like one or two weeks of cheese experimentation is going to collapse the whole thing! (I'm picturing a horrific and scary CHEESE MONSTER..) LOL
'Despite low glycaemic indexes of 15-30, all of the milk products produced high insulinemic indexes of 90-98, which were not significantly different from the insulinemic index of reference bread (generally white bread)...Milk products appear insulinotrophic as judged from 3-fold to 6-fold higher insulinemic indexes than expected from the corresponding glycaemic indexes' ( pg 82 of the book, UK version ). Removing even a little dairy can dramatically accelerate fat loss.
Milk products include cheese. Cream is different to milk and cheese so is therefore acceptable in moderation.
I have done several weeks with no cheese and had great success. I have also done weeks where I ate as much cheese as I wanted (Usually in place of legumes) and did not notice any difference in weight loss or inches. This has been awesome for me because sometimes I just feel like rolling some cheese up in meat and calling it good for the day. I seem to be more satisfied eating less food but getting more protein....
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