When it comes to weight loss, not all things are created equal. Women have a different body composition and way of processing caloric intake. Ever notice how all that excess fat seems to go to your hips? You’re not alone! We’ll still love you, even without your love handles! Women can take on anything – from marathons to childbirth – so they deserve a diet and immunity boosting program that is as strong as they are. That’s why The Skinny Line has a team of comprehensive and compassionate professionals dedicated to helping all women, especially those who are at increased risk of breast, ovarian, colon, uterine, endometrial and other cancers. Our weight loss, whole food and immunity boosting diet program offers support, guidance and education for women to safeguard their bodies against the harmful effects of the Covid-19 virus and various cancers.
CALL IT THE ANGELINA JOLIE EFFECT!
When the actress was in the news back in 2013 describing her genetic susceptibility to breast cancer, many women started questioning their own risk factors by asking themselves, “what’s in my DNA?” The famed actresses’ family history played a role in her decision to undergo surgery, and she publicly addressed her personal health issues. The conversation surrounding the decisions we make surrounding our own health and well-being has continued, and we want to be a part of it. For most women, genes play a small role – what’s far more important, according to science, is how we live, and that includes what we put in our bodies.
“Breast cancer, as well as other cancers women are most prone to, are in part related to the number of menstrual cycles a woman has.” says Jacqui Justice, Co-Founder of The Skinny Line. “The more cycles, the more estrogen the body produces, and the higher the risk of cancer. But there is plenty in the way of food, diet, immunity, fitness, and other lifestyle factors that women can do to minimize this threat and significantly decrease the risk of cancer.”
We’ll start off with the bad news – and then quickly move on – don’t worry, there’s plenty of good stuff to go around!
When it comes to breast cancer, many women start to fear that they haven’t done enough to incorporate a cancer prevention diet and lifestyle, and that perhaps it’s too late for them.
The good news is that there is much in the way of food, immunity, weight, fitness and other lifestyle factors that women can do – and that are easy enough to start today – to significantly decrease cancer risk.
“Always keep in mind that 70 to 80 percent of cancer patients have no family history, which means that for most women, our lifestyle choices are likely just as important, if not moreso, than genetics in warding off this devastating disease,” says Lisa Avellino, Co- Founder and Fitness Director of The Skinny Line.
“Shedding weight and keeping it off is key to a woman’s cancer prevention,” says Skinny Line Co-Founder Julie Sagoskin. “Ready for the really good news? Several major studies, including the Nurse’s Health Study, have found that if you have been previously overweight but then healthily shed those pounds, your risk factors for cancer go back down – it’s as though you never even carried those extra pounds.”
Excess body weight increases the amount of hormones in your body, and when those extra hormones go unused, they can promote cancer cell growth, increasing a woman’s risk of breast and endometrial cancers. It’s time to live your best and healthiest life by taking control of your calories – nothing will be able to stop you now!