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Karen says ...
Motivation to choose purer, whole foods is what I have been lacking; not making excuses but because of allergies and asthma, I had become lax and lethargic. My plan is to make the time, better preparing hunger busters such as take along snacks, mixing raw nuts/dried fruits, etc.; incorporating different grains, proteins and vegggies, and getting back to the basics of eating right to live healthy.
01/08/2011 7:13:27 AM CST
Ronda Van Horn says ...
I am challenged to regain a healthy weight and a healthy body after a son's 2 year long illness. The healthy habits and healthy choices that I left behind during these critical years, have resulted in me taking care of myself last instead of first. Taking total care of myself physically and mentally is my resolution for 2011.
01/08/2011 2:36:30 PM CST
Rachel says ...
I am planning on creating a diet with at least 80% whole foods (not processed), and I am starting that by incorporating at least one clean eating day per week into my diet and building from there.
01/08/2011 3:31:53 PM CST
Yara says ...
I want to cook meals at home more than I have in the past. No more fast food!
01/10/2011 5:55:24 PM CST
Marcelle says ...
This year I plan to eat more fresh organic veggies and fruits, ideally from local producers. I've noticed that Whole Foods does a great job of offering local organic options, which helps to inspire me every time I walk through the produce section!
01/26/2011 9:26:05 PM CST
Sharon says ...
Increase: Whole grains, vegetables, fruits, fish, beans, omega-3s. Decrease: White foods, sugars, sodium. More: Exercise and calm. Less: Stress and anxiety. I am inspired by friends and acquaintances in their 80s and above who are healthy and content. I am motivated, honestly, because this is the only life I have.
01/26/2011 9:26:44 PM CST
Tanja says ...
I Love shopping at Whole food market. I try to eat as healthy as possible and love learning new things. My family loves eating healthier too and my husband and I are both losing weight. I want to try and eat more veges and fruit and find healthier snacks.
01/26/2011 9:26:51 PM CST
Jackie S says ...
My husband had a stint put in his heart and I have been trying to following the DASH diet. I am going to make more changes to eat healthier meals. Cooking at home is the best way to stick to a game plan!
01/26/2011 9:26:56 PM CST
CindyLou Castro says ...
My husband was at the VA hospital today for a physical and came home with prescriptions for Diabetes Meds, High Blood Pressure Meds and Meds for pain. Needless to say he is devastated, and had a rude awakening. My husband is not over weight but clearly needs to step up his game, more juicing, more whole foods. I have also started to sport extra baggage in the belly. Cleaning up our food closet is not a choice anymore but a lifeline. We have two teenage boys and have been able to stock some healthier choices but the fact that there are still proccessed treats is unacceptable for us. We could clearly benefit from some additional guidance :)
01/10/2011 6:20:18 PM CST
Martha says ...
I need help! I am trying to go Vegan but I keep backsliding into eating cheese, not to mention ignoring the ingredients label when I get the urge for a candy bar. I want a healthy alternative, vegan nacho recipe. The gift card would be great but having some one help me shop would even be better. All those bins of bulk ingredients intimidate me. But I am sure that they are full of healthy delicious items that I would love if I just knew what exactly they were.
01/10/2011 6:27:39 PM CST
Andrea says ...
Every time I go into Whole Foods I am tempted by um... everything. I usually come out with some buckwheat noodles, maybe a bar of good baking chocolate, or an herb or spice that I run out of frequently. With a gift card... I might just splurge on a jar of vanilla beans. I love Whole Foods.
01/10/2011 7:08:14 PM CST
Amy Gardner says ...
My baby just turned a year old and is off of her formula. She is now eating table food and I want more than anything for her to learn how (from a young age) to eat healthy so I can keep her immune system strong, but mommy has to learn how first to be able to teach it to her so she will want to make good choices! My nephew was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes last year and my husband has a severe case of psoriasis. I truly believe that eating healthy is a life style and is the basis of people staying energetic, clear minds, toxic free and "healthy" etc... I know that type 1 is a lifetime, but it is my goal to be able to know what to make for him when he comes over to my house to eat healthy and to be creative with the food so its not boring and my husband has agreed this year to take a food allergy test which will eliminate a lot of the food we currently eat. I also strive to make good tasting food that everyone will enjoy and want more of!!! However, right now it seems overwhelming. I know its because I need help getting organized in my kitchen and I need to learn what to cook and have on hand. This is why being one of the 10 winners of Healthy Starts Here would be a HUGE help!!!! :)
01/12/2011 10:51:10 AM CST
Michelle says ...
I would like to try new healthy ingredients and learn to incorporate those into my recipes for a healthier start.
01/13/2011 9:16:29 AM CST
Christian Imani says ...
I had a health scare just before Thanksgiving which forced me to finally quit smoking (Thank God) and become more health conscious in general. I'm stocking my pantry with more healthy staples now. Forcing myself to cook at home, take lunch to work and even schedule one vegetarian day each week. As a result, I'm continuing the weight loss I began during my 5 day hospital stay. I'm beginning to have more energy which helps me be more productive and have less depression. I’ve also been pleasantly surprised that I can shop at Whole Foods more often since I’m not wasting money on fast and processed foods.
01/13/2011 9:16:57 AM CST
Jenn says ...
I recently started subscribing to Whole Living Magazine and Real Simple and obsessed with collecting healthy recipes and trying new things. I rarely make the same meal twice. I collect your Whole Foods "The Whole Deals" and plan my weekly meals and shopping lists around them. I love coming into your store and challenging myself to buy something that I never have before.
01/13/2011 5:38:31 AM CST
Lynda VanLeeuwen says ...
I need this.....please.
01/14/2011 6:54:27 AM CST
Kirsten says ...
Trying to eat healthier this year: less animal-based products and more organics.
01/14/2011 6:57:25 AM CST
Quelina says ...
Makeover my pantry!
01/03/2011 7:12:32 PM CST
Barb Capeletti says ...
We changed our eating habits 2 years ago to a healthier diet (more fruits, veggies and whole grains). My husband lost 90 pounds and is now off blood pressure meds. We both feel better, but resolved this year to eat more raw foods and less glutin. I spend more time in Whole Foods and less time at Publix choosing organic foods and gluten-free ingredients. I bought a juicer and new mixer and food processor and am looking for raw and gluten-free recipes to ensure a healthy retirement with little or no meds for us both!
01/03/2011 7:12:34 PM CST
KEL says ...
I have Crohn's Disease and it has disabled me. I am about to go into remission after two years. Why now? My neighbor and good friend has been cooking fresh healthy meals for me lately. She has been doing all my grocery shoppping the last few months and buys fresh fruits and vegetables first and anything else last. She has a medical background and tells me that the the processed foods I've been eating is what has prevented me from getting better. As soon as I started eating all the meals she would prepare from scratch and snacking on the fresh fruits, I started feeling much better. Sure enough, just this last week, the doctor gave me good news, that I am going into remission and that I should continue this diet of fresh fruits and vegetables when preparing any of my meals! The only problem I have is that the fresh fruits and vegetables can get expensive. I'm hoping that someone can show me how to prepare the fresh meals as my friend did for me on a budget so that I can stay healthy.
01/03/2011 9:14:11 PM CST
Gayle says ...
As a cancer survivor who went through chemotherapy and radiation treatments, I've been working on getting my body back. I'm learning about all sorts of nutritional ways to eat that can help build the immune system and stave off other diseases. But it's been very hard. It's expensive to eat the way we're supposed to eat, for one. But now I'm learning that I might have diabetes - or am close to it - that I am suffering from GERD and it's causing hives to break out all over my body. So I know that food and healthy eating, changing my life completely, is the way I need to follow. I've been researching the living/raw food diet, for one, and I'm reading about whole grains and organic vegetables. There's a lot of information out there and I find my excursions to Whole Foods becomes an educational event. I would love to win this makeover for my pantry! It would really help me start the new year on the right path towards gaining control over my health.
01/10/2011 11:16:13 PM CST
Moitreyee says ...
I spread my veggies around on the table like a fruit bowl, and even my kids loves munching on them when they look so beautiful. Also, I am cutting down white rice from now, and sticking to brown.
01/10/2011 11:12:39 PM CST
A. Baxter says ...
This year I plan to continue my healthy eating habits by incorporating more veggies, especially green ones and continuing to choose organic food and body products. Organic, natural skincare is so important due to much of it ending up inside of you. This is an oft neglected fact. Plus I can’t go wrong by actually utilizing the affordable Whole Deal recipes instead of just saying to myself, oh wow that’s a good idea. Here’s to seeking health on all levels D---|
01/10/2011 11:20:21 PM CST
Tresha A says ...
my goal in 2011, is to continue eating more and more health foods. I love the fact that stores like whole foods provide more healthy alternatives for consumers like myself. I definitely want to eat more colorful fruits and vegetables giving me the nutrition i need, but also more whole grains as well.
01/10/2011 11:37:41 PM CST
Lauren says ...
My daughter is turning 2, and it is my duty to make sure she is as healthy as possible, which means fresh fruits and veggies. No icky processed foods.
01/26/2011 12:07:16 AM CST

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