Tip of the day: “Be as lean as possible throughout life without being underweight”

Obesity is clearly linked to breast cancer in postmenopausal women, adenocarcinoma of the esophagus, and cancers of the colon, rectum, uterus, kidney, and pancreas. Evidence is also showing that obesity is linked to cancers of the gallbladder, liver, cervix, and ovary.

Main ways to reduce your risks of developing cancer are maintaining healthy body weight through physical activity and diet as well as obviously holding back from tobacco. People who maintain a healthy weight have a lower risk of cancer than those who have gained and then lost weight.. this is why children need to be educated of healthy eating at a young age! However if you are already overweight, it’s still worth it to lose that weight because your chances of developing cancer still are lowered.

So keep all of these helpful tips in mind the next time you reach for fried foods or sweets.. it pays to eat healthy!

Source: Nutrition Action; Still Not Getting It? 10 Messages That Don’t Seem To Stick; June 2012

3 thoughts on “Tip of the day: “Be as lean as possible throughout life without being underweight”

  1. I am so over counting calories. I used to count religiously. However I found that when I was counting, I was in turn cutting back. You would think this would be a good thing, however, I was not getting enough calories to keep up with my weight loss. So dieter beware, it is not always best to just cut calories.

    • As long as you keep a healthy balanced diet and include all your food groups everyday, there’s no need to count calories because it becomes a lifestyle habit. Counting calories can become overwhelming to some people, which like you said can become dangerous to the point where you don’t get enough calories. Some people feel the need to count calories, however, which can help many stay on track.. it’s all up to the person! 🙂

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