Successes, Struggles, and Strategies: Inside AICR’s Weight Loss Program

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“I have participated in several New American Place Challenges and each time I learn more and incorporate the info into my daily life. Thank you for your valuable information, encouragement and unconditional support. This is an awesome program!”

This message is music to my dietitian ears. It comes from one of the participants of AICR’s 12-week healthy weight program.

As one of the NAP Challenge coaches, I hear firsthand how our challengers are embracing an eating style that focuses on plant foods, cooking, and becoming more physically active with dedicated daily walks and breaks between long periods of sitting. Read more… “Successes, Struggles, and Strategies: Inside AICR’s Weight Loss Program”

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    Eat More Fruits, Vegetables, Lower the Risk of Dying from Cancer, Other Diseases Study Finds

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    Five fruits and veggies a day are good, ten might be better. At least when it comes living longer, and not dying from cancer, heart disease and stroke, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.

    If everyone were to eat 10 fruits and vegetables a day, that could prevent an estimated 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide, the authors calculate.

    This study was an analysis of the global research, including 95 studies and over 2 million people. Read more… “Eat More Fruits, Vegetables, Lower the Risk of Dying from Cancer, Other Diseases Study Finds”

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      How to Choose More Tasty Whole Grains with Your Kids

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      Whole grains can add fantastic flavor and texture to your meals as well as support long-term health. Eating whole grains promotes healthy digestion, can aid in maintaining a healthy weight, and lower your risk of cancer and type 2 diabetes. Clearly, whole grains beat out refined grains for your family’s health any day of the week. Packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals and plant compounds called phytochemicals you can feel good about including them in your family’s diet . So why choose white when you can get the whole health benefits!

      For Cancer Prevention Month, why not challenge yourself to try a new whole grain recipe each week? Have your kids help you explore the endless variety of tasty whole grains!

      Here are some ways to get started:

      • Choose whole grain mac-n-cheese over white flour pasta. You can also boost fiber by adding pureed sweet potato, chopped sautéed cauliflower or peas.

      Read more… “How to Choose More Tasty Whole Grains with Your Kids”

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