Calories in Milk and Cheese

Dairy can be a great source of protein and calcium.

Despite the dairy industry's promotion of low fat dairy as a weight loss aid, contrary research fails to support this position. However, dairy can still be a healthy part of any weight loss diet.

  Serving Calories Carbs
(g)
Protein
(g)
Fat
(g)

Whole Milk

1 cup 146 11 8 8
Milk - Reduced Fat (2%) 1 cup 122 11 8 5
Milk - Low Fat (1%) 1 cup 102 12 8 2
Milk - Non Fat 1 cup 83 12 8 0
Cream (light whipping) 1 cup (whipped) 350 4 3 37
Cream (heavy whipping) 1 cup (whipped) 414 3 2 44
Cottage Cheese - Low Fat (1%) 1 cup 163 6 28 2
Cottage Cheese - Low Fat (2%) 1 cup 203 8 31 4
Cheese - Cheddar 1 slice (28g) 113 0 7 9
Cheese - Colby 1 slice (28g) 110 1 7 9
Feta Cheese 1 wedge (38g) 100 2 5 8
Camembert Cheese 1 wedge (38g) 114 0 8 9
Brie Cheese 1 ounce (28g) 94 0 6 8

 

Carbohydrates, proteins, and fats are rounded to the nearest gram.

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Trying to Lose Weight?

A recent review of research showe:

Of 49 randomized trials assessing the effect of dairy products or calcium supplementation on body weight, 41 showed no effect, two demonstrated weight gain, one showed a lower rate of gain, and five showed weight loss. Four of 24 trials report differential fat loss.

References

  • Thompson, W. G., Holdman, N. R., Janzow, D. J., Slezak, J. M., Morris, K. L., & Zemel, M. B. (2005). Effect of Energy-Reduced Diets High in Dairy Products and Fiber on Weight Loss in Obese Adults. Obesity Research, 13(8), 1344-1353. Link
  • Harvey-Berino, J., Gold, B. C., Lauber, R., & Starinski, A. (2005). The impact of calcium and dairy product consumption on weight loss. Obesity research, 13(10), 1720-1726. Link
  • Lanou, A. J., & Barnard, N. D. (2008). Dairy and weight loss hypothesis: an evaluation of the clinical trials. Nutrition reviews, 66(5), 272-279. Link
Last Update 31 Dec 2014