For thirty years, I viewed cheese as unhealthy. My belief was firmly grounded in decades of scientific research, health conferences, and nutrition courses. As a health educator, I encouraged clients and seminar audiences to avoid dietary fat, especially saturated fat.
Until recently, cheese was at the top of my list of foods to avoid. Occasionally, I would try non-fat cheeses, but since they weren’t satisfying, I opted to avoid the extra calories.
With great zeal and confidence, I shared my blacklist of fat-filled, cholesterol-drenched, calorie-oozing food and due to my reputation as a credentialed, well-educated kinesiologist, people believed me. I diligently followed the well-documented and popular approach to “healthy” nutrition.