Good Morning Monday. Hello again and welcome to another week. Our focus this week is cancer as April is cancer awareness month. Many cancers have now been linked to obesity and our consumption of high levels of processed foods and sugars. It is important to be aware of this and do what we can to help ourselves stay healthy. We also want to let you know that we are doing an Introduction to Ideal Protein on Monday, April 20, 2015, at 7:00 pm, at our clinic in Fort Saskatchewan, 101, 10010 – 88 Avenue. If you know someone who is interested in learning more about your success along with the bonus health benefits, this is an “ideal” opportunity to find out about our program. Please confirm your attendance with your guest by calling us at 780-998-2248.
Cancer Statistics in Canada 
- In 2009, about 810,045 Canadians diagnosed with cancer in the previous 10 years were alive. This represents about 2.4% of the Canadian population or 1 out of every 41 Canadians.
- Based on 2006-2008 estimates, 63% of Canadians diagnosed with cancer are expected to survive for 5 years or more after a cancer diagnosis.
- Cancer is a disease that mostly affects Canadians aged 50 and older, but it can occur at any age.
- 2 out of 5 Canadians (45% of men and 41% of women) are expected to develop cancer during their lifetime.
- Lifetime probability of developing cancer in Canada is 45% (1 in 2.2) for males and 41% (1 in 2.4) for females.
There is some interesting information regarding cancer risk being reduced by weight control and weight reduction. Even with some studies being inconclusive, it is noted that health benefits do exist when a person loses 7 – 10 % of body weight and obesity related cancer risks decrease when 30% of excess weight is reduced.
Omelette Cakes (a spring recipe)
This makes a great breakfast, brunch, lunch or even supper.
Serves one person
4 eggs, whisked
1⁄2 cup leeks, chopped
1⁄2 cup mushrooms
1⁄2 cup green onions
1⁄2 cup tomatoes, sliced
1⁄2 tsp paprika
1⁄2 tsp cumin
1⁄4 tsp grape seed oil
sea salt & pepper to taste
Preheat the oven at 375°F.
In a hot non-stick pan with grape seed oil, add mushrooms, leeks, sea salt and pepper; let cook.
Add green onions; let cook.
Before the onions change color, add tomatoes, paprika and cumin; remove from heat and let cool down.
Once the vegetables have cooled down, in a small bowl, mix together with the whisked eggs.
Lastly, pour mixture into a few muffin tins; place in oven until cooked.
Enjoy this delicious meal!
Are you missing your cookies? Looking for a satisfying cookie snack? Try these and let us know what you think:
Ideal Protein Chocolate Zucchini Cookies Recipe
- Ideal Protein Crispy Cereal
- Ideal Protein Chocolate Drink Mix
- 2 egg whites
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1.5 teaspoon oil
- 1 Pack of Splenda or Stevia or 2 teaspoons Torani Sugar free white chocolate syrup
- dash of cinnamon
- dash of sea salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups shredded zucchini
Preheat oven to 350F. Using a rolling pin, gently crust the crispy cereal while still in the unopened package. Mix all the ingredients together except for zucchini until thoroughly mixed. Add shredded zucchini which you have blotted dry with a paper towel and incorporate into chocolate mixture. Spray a non-stick muffin pan with non-stick spray and then evenly add your chocolate mix to make 12 cookies. Bake for 12-15 minutes and then let cool in pan.
1 serving is 6 cookies which is 1 Ideal Protein serving and 1 cup of vegetables.
CONTEST FUN TIME: We are continuing our contest for all IP Dieters. Please submit your favorite recipes that are Phase 1 friendly. We will select and feature one recipe each week. If your recipe is selected, you will be acknowledged, your recipe will be shared with everyone and we will have a small prize for you. Send your recipes to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS: In keeping with our Monday morning goals of sharing interesting information and articles that relate to your health and wellness, the following has some interesting information on the link between sugar and cancer:
FUN TIME! A chuckle for your week….