According to the World Health Organization and the American Institute for Cancer Research, it is estimated that up to 50% of all cancer cases are preventable by changes in lifestyle behaviors. Factors that increase risk include poor dietary choices (such as processed foods, red meats, low fiber), alcohol, smoking, physical inactivity, and UV radiation. Diets high in fruits and vegetables may protect against certain types of cancer. Along with a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy body weight has been found to reduce cancer risk. Note that this does not mean excess body weight causes cancer, only that weight and cancer are linked in ways we have yet to fully understand.
In this e-book, you will be introduced to specific tools and resources you can use to gain control over out-of-control eating, and to improve your overall eating habits. You will learn:
- How to tune into and honor your hunger and fullness levels before, during, and after meals
- The importance of reconnecting to the pleasure and satisfaction of the eating experience, and to avoid feelings of deprivation
- How the feeling of being deprived around food can actually be counterproductive when trying to gain control of your eating habits
- The practice and benefits of mindful eating, and how it can help you become more aware of your hunger, fullness, and satisfaction signals
- A step-by-step guide to mindful eating