AICR joins National Obesity Care Week – here’s why

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This week, the 2nd Annual National Obesity Care Week (NOCW) seeks to ignite a national movement to ensure anyone affected by obesity receives respectful and comprehensive care. AICR is proud to join the campaign.

Today, more than a third of the adult population is affected by obesity. The number of adults who are affected by severe obesity continues to rise.

These statistics have serious implications for cancer rates. Aside from not smoking, staying a healthy weight is the single largest risk factor related to cancer. AICR research links excess body fat to eleven cancers, including colorectal, post-menopausal breast, esophageal and stomach. Read more… “AICR joins National Obesity Care Week – here’s why”

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    Changing Habits is Hard – Why Our Challenge Will Help

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    I’m so excited for the launch of our newly designed and updated New American Plate Challenge website! I love this program because it takes you on a journey of eating and physical activity changes, rather than a prescribed, one size fits all weight loss diet. Each week you’ll take on a new challenge for a healthier life – the goal is to find a way that works for you and practice it until eventually you make it a lifelong habit.

    Making changes is hard, especially long held eating habits and trying to get more active, so we provide plenty of tips, recipes and support from the NAP Challenge dietitians and other participants to help you succeed. You may also decide to go at your own pace and just work on a few of the challenges and skip some as we go along. Read more… “Changing Habits is Hard – Why Our Challenge Will Help”

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      Why finding healthy foods you love beats avoiding treats

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      Don’t eat the ice cream. Seriously, don’t eat that smooth, chocolaty ice cream. How much do you want ice cream now?

      Many people will try this method of avoiding treats to improve their diet. Another common diet strategy is to eat more healthy foods. We know that maintaining a healthy weight is important for preventing cancer and other chronic diseases. But how effective are these avoid and approach strategies for adopting a better eating pattern?PicMonkey Collage

      The newest study on these diets finds out why people with high self-control have more success. Read more… “Why finding healthy foods you love beats avoiding treats”

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