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10 Foods That May Help Prevent Breast Cancer

I’ve always had a pretty healthy lifestyle, but when I discovered a strong history of breast cancer in my immediate and extended family — two of my sisters, an aunt, and a grandmother have had the disease — I doubled down to reduce my risk. And what does that look like? Well, I rarely drink alcohol, I exercise 5-6 days per week, I’m striving to lose those extra pesky pounds that have stuck around for the past few years (thanks, perimenopause!), and I eat a varied diet brimming with healthy, plant-based foods

 

I take comfort in knowing that all of these factors have been shown to reduce my risk,1-6 but still, I’ve wondered, since maintaining a healthy weight with a healthy diet and plenty of physical activity has been shown to reduce the risk of several different types of cancer, are there any specific foods I should be eating that may help reduce my risk of breast cancer? Turns out there may be. 

 

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here’s a look at 10 foods that may hold promise for potentially helping to prevent breast cancer. Just remember: While no single food can prevent breast cancer, eating a healthy, varied diet, exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy weight may help reduce the risk of developing it.7
 

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Quiz: Are You Eating Too Much Sugar? Don't Be Tricked By Your Treats!

Sugar can be hidden in the most surprising places, and if you're not careful, you might be consuming more sugar than you think. Take this quiz to test your sugar knowledge and find out if you're eating too much sugar — and we'll give you 10 healthier (but still delicious) alternatives to try! 

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Healthy Tip of the Week: Eat More Veggies

Each week, we’ll highlight some of our favorite healthy habits and the benefits behind them. We’ll also share a quick and simple tip from Heather Lake, a Jenny Craig Health & Lifestyle Contributor, to help support your weight loss goals and inspire you throughout the day! This 12-week series will focus on everything from how to eat more vegetables to delicious ways to incorporate more protein into your meals.

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Finding Your Weight Loss "Why" & Letting It Guide You To Your Goals

You’ve decided it’s the right time to lose weight, and you’ve committed to a program to help you achieve your goals. You’re ready to start your weight loss journey! But even if you have all the tools you need to help you stick with it — knowledge, access to healthy foods, a support system — there’s one more critical thing you should do before you begin: find your “why.” 

 

Knowing why you want to lose weight in the first place is an important initial step to starting your weight loss journey, as it helps guide you when you’re questioning how to stay motivated to lose weight. Without a clear vision of what’s motivating you to lose weight, it may be more difficult to follow (and stick to) a program. 

 

Whether you’re just beginning your journey or have been following a plan for a while, discovering your weight loss “why” may help you reach your goals. Here are a few tips for finding your “why” and idea starters that can help you stick to your intentions when it comes to losing weight.
 

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7 Healthy Dinner Ideas for Busy School Nights

If you’re part of a busy family, you undoubtedly know that weeknights can get a bit crazy as you wrangle kids’ homework, extracurricular activities and sports — all while trying to get a healthy meal on the table that everyone will not only eat, but actually enjoy. And while it might be tempting to head to the drive-thru on the way home from soccer practice or piano lessons, eating out too often isn’t good for your waistline — or your health.

 

The issue can get even more tricky if you’re on a path to weight loss. After all, you don’t want to spend oodles of time planning and cooking meals that everyone but you can enjoy.

 

But don’t worry: We’ve got you covered. We’ve rounded up some easy weeknight dinners you can prepare for your family in a flash — and if you’re on the Jenny Craig plan, we’ve included complementary meals you can enjoy alongside your loved ones. (Because who wants to feel left out of those all-important family meals?) Read on for seven quick, easy, healthy meals that are sure to delight the entire family!

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Healthy Tip of the Week: How to Stay Hydrated

Each week, we’ll highlight some of our favorite healthy habits and the benefits behind them. We’ll also share a quick and simple tip from Heather Lake, a Jenny Craig Health & Lifestyle Contributor, to help support your weight loss goals and inspire you throughout the day! This 12-week series will focus on everything from how to stay hydrated to delicious ways to incorporate more protein into your meals.

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