You also can’t eat any significant quantities of cheese and lose weight on a low carb diet. At 100 calories per slice or 100 calories per ounce, cheese is a caloric nightmare. It’s not uncommon for a salad at a restaurant to have 600-800 calories of shredded cheese on top of it. Next time you are in the grocery store, take a look at the calorie counts on the bags of shredded cheese for sale, imagine that the bag contains about a handful of cheese, and it becomes clear why it’s almost impossible to eat much cheese and lose weight. IHOP doesn’t sell an omelet with less than 1200 calories, and the cheese in their omelets accounts for much of this caloric damage.