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Therese M says ...
My nephew and I have severe food allergies so it would be great to start the new year being able to enjoy great tasting allergy food. We're so grateful for Whole Foods having a variety of options, especially for kids! Healthy, yummy food = happy, healthy kids!
01/11/2011 12:09:43 AM CST
Jaime says ...
We're learning more about raw foods, fermented foods, and soaking/sprouting grains, but haven't ventured into much of it yet. We just started getting into whole food living back in August, and it's quite a journey! Cutting out refined grains and sugars has made the biggest difference!
01/26/2011 12:28:53 AM CST
Clare says ...
Both my significant other and I have weight and health issues. I keep trying to get healthy, we are eating better. What we really need more than the gift card is to meet with one of your healthy-eating specialists. That would be awesome.
01/11/2011 12:37:45 AM CST
Kathy says ...
Our family is always on the go and while eating healthy is a priority I don't know how to prepare ahead of time to make quick meals when needed. I work during the day and attend school at night while my daughters have sports and music lessons. I would love to learn what to keep in my kitchen that would help me reach for more healthy ingredients when I need to cook something fast.
01/13/2011 3:05:41 AM CST
Lisa M says ...
I have already started to cut back on my sugar intake. I'm taking baby steps, but each one counts!
01/13/2011 2:40:50 AM CST
Denise says ...
I'm post gastric bypass and my husband is inching his way toward diabetes. Want to be proactive about maximizing the benefits of more whole foods for both of us.
01/13/2011 3:18:50 AM CST
Pierre says ...
I'm trying to minimize the amount of processed foods we eat, even though they're really tasty and convenient.
01/13/2011 3:22:08 AM CST
orlando says ...
I want to include more wild caught ocean fish into my diet, for the heart healthy omega 3 vitamins. Also, I want to understand more about healthy fats such as olive and coconut oil, raw milk and dairy, not to mention getting a hold of more local and organic produce. My approach to healthy eating is that I try to eat foods which are natural, while eliminating processed foods altogether, as best I can. I believe that the state of food production and agriculture is severely misguided by excessive corporate greed, and must be retrofitted with a new more sustainable direction and attitude by consumers and companies alike. Mainly, I am motivated to achieve good health for personal reasons, which extend to my personal wellness, vitality, and quality of life. From all of the positive and engaging information about health and natural living that I have gained so far, I hope to be able to influence anybody who would take the time or effort to learn/listen to such valuable and needed information, especially my close family and friends, each of whom I am dearly concerned about.
01/13/2011 3:46:09 AM CST
Lori says ...
I am a full-time student and a vegan and try to cook as much as possible but would like to be able to stock my pantry so I have ingredients at the ready, making it more likely that I will do so.
01/13/2011 3:46:29 AM CST
aline says ...
Having survived the brutal cancer treatment in 2010 and eating healthy food regimen of fiber, veggies, some fruit and protein helped my energy level and maintain the weight I was losing. I am still here and 2011 can only be another great year!
01/12/2011 1:02:49 AM CST
Jennifer Giantvalley says ...
I do not like processed foods, but sometimes they are convenient. I am trying to move to a healthier pantry, my husband is used to the boxed stuff. I guess if I don't buy it, we don't eat it!
01/04/2011 10:57:00 AM CST
Ani says ...
I would love this! I could use the help!
01/04/2011 10:58:27 AM CST
Malikah K. says ...
My biggest new year's resolution is to help my mother get healthy. I (24 yrs old) am the oldest of 11 children and have watched my mother put herself so far on the back burner for all of her children. She works everyday as a teacher and co-director at the homeschooling co-op that we all attended to ensure an excellent education for us. The problem is that she and my stepdad don't make very much money and feeding the household is already challenging so I am trying to show her that natural nutritious food can be affordable, and that it's time she made herself a priority! Wholefoods please help me give my mom a kick start to a healthy lifestyle!
01/04/2011 11:03:07 AM CST
Dianne says ...
When you eat food as close to its natural state as possible, it is healthier. This means no frying, no added sugar. Eat fruit as a snack. My grandson thinks carrots are candy.
01/04/2011 1:03:32 PM CST
marsha gibbons says ...
I cook a lot and enjoy all the fresh veggies I get at whole foods. I know my pantry could use some help. Mainly, more whole grain carbs. Thanks for a great contest!!
01/04/2011 1:05:37 PM CST
Kasey says ...
Hi Whole Foods! I love you so much! :) I try to eat healthy by getting a variety of foods that are organic, high in nutrients, and that are served at Whole Foods. I do not spend much time in my own kitchen, I unfortunately do not spend much time at home nowadays, though I do spend many a lunchtime hour in my local Whole Foods with a friend and/or family member having a blissfully delicious healthy meal. I try to get in as many colors of fruit and vegetable as I can, which is very easy to do at the hot bar and salad bar. I think that Whole Foods is one of the best ways to eat healthy. There is always a wide selection of healthy foods to choose from and it is both satisfying and delicious. I hope to continue to eat healthy this new year. Happy 2011 Whole Foods!
01/04/2011 1:12:52 AM CST
Andrea Honore says ...
Now that I have gotten my husband off of lunchmeat (that he ate every workday!) and we got handed down a microwave for him to use at work, I want to find more good things for him to eat for lunch. I would also like to find healthy non-perishable snacks for my girls that we can take with us.
01/04/2011 5:47:50 AM CST
Mary Ann Crain says ...
My husband and I have decided to eat more healthy and organic foods because I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer last year and he had a Triple Bypass in November. I feel that all of the chemicals and hormones in our foods helps contribute to all health conditions. Wish we had a Whole Foods closer to our home.
01/04/2011 5:50:54 AM CST
Susan says ...
Our LO has multiple food intolerances - dairy, corn, soy, gluten, nuts, canola - so i've cut out processed foods. Whole foods has been my savior. They have a potato chip we can eat as well as Namaste mixes which LO likes. As I am breastfeeding, I have to maintain this diet. I would like for my husband to also start following a less processed diet. The healthy eating specialist may benefit both of us.
01/04/2011 5:34:27 AM CST
Lisa says ...
My goal is to cook more so we eat out less often. I've struggled with meal planning and shopping on a regular basis, especially with my toddler.
01/19/2011 2:38:56 AM CST
Anna Redding says ...
I LOVE Whole Foods! It feels good to shop there because it is consistent with what I believe. On a personal and global level it is vital to eat healthy and use natural products. I have met the most interesting vendors at WF whose products I turn to again and again. Like WIll Harris of White Oak Pastures Beef. In 201 I plan to continue to eat colorful foods. I want to learn more about whole grains and how to make meals from them.
01/04/2011 3:57:17 AM CST
Stephanie Vining says ...
I have been trying to walk at least 30 minutes a day and I really want to stop eating late at night after dinner. I will also try to eat more fruit and vegetables and less starchy foods. I also want to get pregnant someday and want to be healthy and fit for my children.
01/04/2011 3:28:30 AM CST
Andrew says ...
Slowing down and paying attention to what I eat. Not multi tasking and truly enjoying what I am eating.
01/04/2011 1:44:09 PM CST
RoseAnne says ...
After years of eating processed, fatty, sugary foods I finally realized how out of whack my body was - 60 pounds overweight and completely out of shape. Tired of not being able to take part in the life God has created me for I have decided to mend my ways. A few months ago I got rid of most of the processed foods in my life and have tried, as often as my budget will allow, to switch to organic foods. I am now trying to seriously increase my vegetable and fruit intake in an effort to naturally get all the nutrients my body needs.
01/04/2011 1:46:37 PM CST
Rich Hrazanek says ...
This year I'm trying not to eat or buy any mega corporation food. I want to try and incorporate more things like Quinoa into my meals to replace things like rice and pasta. I will cook with olive and grapeseed oil. I will eat yogurt with active cultures and I will try to add sprouts to my sandwiches.
01/04/2011 3:00:36 PM CST

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