Maintaining a healthy body weight is a critical component to both reducing your risk of cancer as well as your risk of recurrence. Try these 3 easy weight loss tips that you can implement today.
1. Front-load with a salad or soup: Studies show that eating a salad or soup before your dinner main course can help prevent overeating and may be an effective weight management strategy in the long term. In this way, you are getting nutritional benefits from the salad or soup and feeling full for your main and dessert.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar: Studies have shown that vinegar may be helpful in losing abdominal fat, specifically the deep visceral fat that is found around our organs and is connected to a host of diseases. Along with reducing your waistline, regular vinegar consumption can also help reduce spikes in blood sugar and improve your insulin response to a meal. As a bonus, it can also help you feel fuller after eating. Try 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, diluted in some water (and drink with a straw!), throughout the day. If you are consuming three meals, try two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a little water about 10-15 minutes before each meal.
3. Ground Flaxseed: Flaxseeds are high in soluble fibre and can help keep you feeling fuller for longer periods of time. Studies show that over time, regular consumption of flaxseed can help with weight loss efforts. Flaxseeds can also help improve fatty liver, the most common liver disease. The main benefit comes from ground flaxseed, not the whole seed or flax oil and the recommended dose is 2 tablespoons per day. You can add flaxseed to soups, salads, smoothies or even include it in your favourite baking recipes!