When you maintain a healthy body weight, by eating healthy and being active, you reduce your risk of breast cancer. We know that eating patterns are developed in the teenage years and early twenties. However, at this stage of life, when you take control over your eating choices, you are also exposed to fad diets and fast food. And although you likely have a high level of nutritional awareness, your exposure to fast food coupled with time constraints leads to poor attention to healthy eating guidelines.
If you develop healthy eating patterns now, you are likely to continue following those patterns later in life and reduce your risk of breast cancer by maintaining a healthy body weight. It is generally recommended that your diet be low in fat and processed foods, and high in whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
Girls who got the message say:
Iím more aware of how Iím meeting Canadaís Food Guide now.
I try to eat healthier, less junk food, drink water.
Iím eating way more fruits and veggies!