Ease Off The Cheese...Cheese is that familiar friend that has a way of getting invited to every meal. While one slice of american cheese has about 5 grams of protein, some calcium and potassium, it also has about 7 grams of fat, 350 mg of sodium (salt), 23 grams of cholesterol, and just under 100 calories. Those are substantial numbers for something that is just one layer of your sandwich. An easy way to limit how much you are eating in a day is to confine it to one meal a day. That makes it easier to track and control. Sorry but that does not include cheesecake!