Limiting calories and limiting portions are not the same thing. Small portions of deadly foods can stop weight loss. In general, it’s almost impossible to eat even small quantities of nuts or cheese and lose weight. This is in spite what the low carb diet books say. Cheese is about 100 calories an ounce, or 100 plus calories a slice. 4 slices of cheese can be 600 calories. That handful of shreaded cheese on a salad can be 800 calories. I wish I were kidding. Nuts are the same caloric nightmare, but worse because of their carbohydrate content. Nuts are about 150 calories an ounce. That small bag of nuts from the gas station usually contains 250 to 700 plus calories. In addition there’s 7-25 grams of carbohydrate, or more. Starbuck’s very small bag of dry roasted almonds contains 240 calories and 7 grams of carbohydrate.