I didn't grow up eating cottage cheese, so naturally, I wasn't accustomed to the taste when I went away to college.
In college, I would see many people eating cottage cheese at the cafeteria. Especially the guys and girls who had just returned from the gym would have a bowl of it. I could never understand how they liked that stuff because it doesn't taste that great.
Then, I started seeing the campus dietitian for help on losing weight. She helped me put together a diet plan and exercise routine that would work for me. One of the foods she suggested was cottage cheese. She told me that it's rich in protein and low in calories and that it would give me the energy I need. She also recommended having a bowl before I went to bed, especially on the days I work out to reduce muscle loss.
Now, I eat cottage cheese everyday. Sometimes I add fruits or nuts in it to make it taste better. But I make sure to have it for its weight-loss and muscle-building benefits.