Six Steps to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer
by Kim Beardsmore
We hear it all the time.lose weight for your health. Few people
however, realize the extent to which a healthy body weight is
critical to their physical and mental well-being and ultimately,
their life expectancy. Just how does obesity lead to disease and
At the risk of oversimplifying a complex set of interactions,
the typical Western diet - high in saturated fats, sugar and
refined flours - which may lead to obesity; may also act to
stimulate the growth of cancer cells.
The interaction of diet and the development of cancer is an
active field of research and Dr David Heber, M.D., Ph.D. and
author of "What Color is Your Diet", says "It appears that diet
has its most significant effects after the cancer has already
formed, acting to inhibit or stimulate the growth of that
Women who are obese after menopause have a 50% higher relative
risk of breast cancer. This is just one of the notable
documented links between obesity and cancer.
It is never too late to improve your health through healthful
eating and adopting a more health-giving lifestyle. Here are
simple steps to follow which can make an immediate improvement
to your health and vitality.
1. Check your Body Mass Index (BMI) to determine if weight has
become health risk. You can check your BMI at
2. Match your diet to your body's requirements. If you eat and
drink more calories than your body requires you will put on
weight. Learn to control calories and portion sizes, make
recipes leaner, and eat infrequently from fast food restaurants.
Also learn how to snack with healthful choices.
3. Color your diet with a large variety of colorful,
cancer-fighting fruit and vegetables. There are seven different
color ranges of both fruit and vegetables and by choosing
between 5 to 9 daily serves from a wide range of fruit and
vegetables, we are extending our consumption of cancer (and
other disease) fighting nutrients.
4. Eat lean protein with every meal. Protein provides a powerful
signal to the brain providing a longer sense of fullness. The
right source of protein is essential to controlling your hunger
with fewer calories and necessary to maintain your lean muscle
mass. Choices of protein should be flavored soy shakes with
fruit; the white meat of chicken and turkey, seafood such as
shrimps, prawns scallops and lobster and ocean fish or
vegetarians may prefer soy based meat substitutes.
5. Rev up your metabolism with activity. If you want to enjoy a
lifetime of well-being, exercise is a key ingredient. Adults
should do something for 30 minutes each day that takes as much
effort as a brisk walk. It is also helpful to build physical
activity into your daily routine: use the stairs instead of the
escalator or lift at work, park your car in the parking bay
furthest from the super marketing and don't use the remote
control to change TV channels.
6. Get support to ensure you develop a healthful eating plan and
reach your goal weight. Whilst a small percentage of people
possess the discipline to lose weight, you may respond better to
some form of consistent encouragement and coaching from a
professional weight loss coach.
Being overweight or obese has been identified next to smoking,
as the most preventable major risk to developing cancer. Even
small weight losses have been shown to have beneficial health
effects. So it's never to late to start and you can never be too
young or too old to be concerned about your health and do
something about achieving a more healthy weight.
Kim is successful a weight loss coach who will cut through the
diet-hype and ensure you find consistent results. You can
stabilize at your goal weight and never 'diet' again. No public
'weigh-ins', meetings that cost you money or fads...simply long
term results. You can receive a free, no obligation consultation
today. Visit: leanmachine.org