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Amy D. says ...
I really want to try to increase the percentage of products I purchase that are organic, locally produced, or otherwise produced in an environmentally-conscious manner. I also want to continue to reduce the amount of processed food I eat, and keep finding ways to replace grains in my meals with legumes and veggies! THANKS! :)
01/02/2011 11:25:23 AM CST
Abbey says ...
I am so happy to have moved to the Denver area from a smaller town where there were no choices for markets like Whole Foods. I am excited to have the chance to try healthier foods for my kids in the new year.
01/02/2011 11:28:00 AM CST
Suz Warren says ...
This year I plan on incorporating more FRESH fruits and vegetables in my diet. Hard for me, as I'm the "convenience" food queen!
01/02/2011 11:30:34 AM CST
Diane says ...
Hi I posted a comment earlier and it shows it's awaiting moderation. I noticed other comments have been posted after mines was submitted. Did I do something wrong? If so, please advise. Thanks!
01/02/2011 11:41:39 AM CST
Mylynka says ...
I am looking to go more organic, more veggie and grain based. To get more fruits, veggies, and healthy stuff and less of the processed, fried, and "fake" foods. This is the year that I get healthy, slim-down, and make the most of my life.
01/02/2011 11:59:05 AM CST
Holly Parker says ...
Would love to win this and take the next step toward optimal eating.
01/02/2011 12:04:53 PM CST
Diana owens says ...
i want to seek out natural foods because of concerns about gmos
01/02/2011 12:08:18 PM CST
Debbie says ...
I am working with a nutritionist who is dairy-sugar-gluten-wheat-yeast-soy and egg free just like me. I've been diagnosed with these sensitivities and need to rid my pantry of items that contain the above ingredients so I can eat and cook more healthy. I am however not vegan or a vegetarian. I am converting over to organic also. It's the only way to go so you're not consuming chemicals/pesticides. WF's has been able to accommodate my recipe ingredient needs and I feel so much better incorporating more grains, organic meats, veggies, & fruits going into 2011.
01/02/2011 12:18:34 PM CST
Kim Hopkins says ...
I have resolved to eat healthier for me... I have noticed when I do eat more natural products I feel better! I have already given up soft drinks (for 2 years now) and now I have two BIG challenges, having the money & not stopping @ fast food for the convienance. My biggest challenge is having the money to shop and knowing recipes to cook that will be healthy for me not only @ home, but on my long crazy work schedule. I love the option of getting with a Healthy Eating specialist that is right up my alley... I hope I win it will really help my budget out on this new year! I want to eat more organic healthy products, no more fried, watching my calorie intake and exercising more this year! Thanks for your generosity!
01/02/2011 12:26:54 PM CST
Jessica says ...
In 2011 I want my family to get on board with me and switch to a whole foods diet. I have a lot of heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis in my extended family and want to keep those things at bay as much as possible by switching to a whole foods diet. Eating whole foods is one of the best things we can do for our health. I am so grateful for the Whole Food Market and wish there were more locations closer to me.
01/02/2011 12:44:50 PM CST
Leigh-Anne Blaylock says ...
My approach to healthy eating is simple...eat real food that comes from the earth not from a laboratory. That means I eat as much fresh fruits and vegetables as I can get my hands on! If I can find local organic fruits and veggies that's even better. I also eat plenty of grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes. I try to avoid as much processed food as much as possible. But, it can be a challenge at times. I'm hoping to win this healthy pantry makeover so I can learn what kind of healthy foods to stock up on. That way, I won't be tempted to reach for over-processed foods when I'm short on time. Thanks!
01/02/2011 12:47:18 PM CST
Zenimue says ...
One of the resolutions I made is to go the year without using the microwave. Would also like to use our dehydrator more often to make flax and kale chips. Plan on introducing more healthy foods to my soon to be 1 year old son, who surprisingly likes the taste of wheatgrass! Thinking about having an anniversary party to celebrate 10 years of being vegan with lots of snacks from Whole Foods. Maybe in 2011 you will open a store in South Lake Tahoe,CA. I can dream...
01/02/2011 1:02:14 PM CST
T says ...
I would be so thankful to win this contest. I could use the help of a specialist. I am allergic to most uncooked fruits and vegetables and find it hard to find ways to eat those healthy options on the go. Money is definitely tight with only one income in our household currently so any aid in a pantry makeover would be greatly appreciated!
01/02/2011 1:14:11 PM CST
Justin H says ...
Being Vegan I already feel that I eat pretty healthy, but I've been thinking this year I'd like to start out going Raw once a week and gradually move it up to 2-3 times a week. In winter it tends to be difficult but I think by spring/summer I can hit that 3 times a week mark, especially with a great Farmers Market here in town. I also think I may try and kick my energy drink habit, although I do try and stick with the healthier ones... maybe even switch to Tea or Coffee at least I'd be saving some cash. All in all I feel that this new year I need to make some important changes in my life to ensure that I am able to have a happy, healthy and long life. I just hit 30 and I see friends and family falling apart (for lack of a better term) due to poor life choices and although I probably have a head start on them I would like to continue pursuing a healthier me.
01/02/2011 1:24:20 PM CST
Tina says ...
I plan to be a flexitarian in 2011. My motivation comes from my fitness plan, family, friends, and finances.
01/02/2011 1:33:32 PM CST
Ashley says ...
I am going to try to eat less processed food. I already eat pretty healthy but I want to start cooking more fresh veggies, beans, and tofu. I also want to start snacking on fresh, unprocessed foods instead of things that are packaged.
01/02/2011 1:57:37 PM CST
Teri says ...
Now this just falls right in line with my plans! :-) I've been taking cooking classes at Whole Foods and have rediscovered my passion for cooking. This year I want to try many of the intriguing ingredients I see thru-out the store...veggies I've never seen before, beautiful seafood, exotic spice. It's going to be a grand year!
01/02/2011 2:01:59 PM CST
robin says ...
I could use a pantry makeover- I'm going Vegan for 2011!
01/02/2011 2:14:13 PM CST
Kelly says ...
Like the rest of the world, my husband and I have begun a journey toward a healthier life. We are trying to eliminate eating out, processed foods and generally unhealthy food. We are trying to incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables, and lower fat options in all meals. We have started exercising and are taking the dogs along with us. We noticed our weight gain has also impacted the 4-legged creatures as their collars were a little tight. With the help of online support boards, family, and God we will be able to achieve our goals.
01/02/2011 2:16:49 PM CST
KathieW says ...
My food enlightenment began in the spring of 2010 after watching Food, Inc. My plan in 2011 is to continue eating real food and to now make my own bread.
01/02/2011 2:27:54 PM CST
Jill says ...
The truth about a whole food plant-based diet has been out there for a long time, but it was only this fall that my husband and I finally got the message. Weight loss has been a by-product to remarkably drug-free better health in the face of chronic disease. I'm enjoying finding new foods and new ways to prepare old recipes, and we continue to be surprised by how much more we enjoy our food now.
01/02/2011 2:32:12 PM CST
L. Michelle says ...
What a GREAT giveaway! The main thing that I would like to focus on this year is eliminating as many processed foods from my diet as possible. I would like to incorporate more fresh vegetables and drink more water.
01/02/2011 2:32:18 PM CST
Crystal says ...
I really want to be dedicated to buy more organic meats and milk.
01/02/2011 2:33:13 PM CST
Carin says ...
While visiting friends this Christmas Eve, I discovered I had "pantry envy" when she opened a closet that I had thought all along was for coats. Now, I'm in process of re-organizing my closets to make a pantry in the beginning of 2011! I think it will be so much easier to cook healthy, non-processed foods when I am well-stocked and organized since I own my own business, have two young kids and my husband works away from home and my time is limited in the kitchen to begin with. I recently went to a healthy living retreat and learned how to cook with many new ingredients that I want to buy in bulk but I have no place to put them until I get cleaning and organizing. I hope someday to have a pantry full of wholesome foods to call my own.
01/02/2011 2:33:48 PM CST
Allyce says ...
as a family we are going to eliminate as much wheat, meat, dairy, and sugar from our diets as we possibly can...might be a bit of a challenge at first with two young kids with a savage sweet tooth! we will focus instead on other whole grains and organic produce, and we will do a lot more baking and home-cooking, and a lot less eating out.
01/02/2011 2:52:54 PM CST

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