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Bridget says ...
My goal for 2011 is to watch my sodium levels (which ultimately means, stop cooking PRECOOKED food; and actually do my own cooking with FRESH foods!) I also want to start eating more organically and recycling more. HUGE life changes in my goals; but ones that I know that will make my life and everyone lives better.
01/30/2011 7:48:53 PM CST
Cynthia says ...
Lately, I have been trying to add veggies to my diet. I am also trying to come out of my comfort zone and try new ones. I usually stick to the same couple of vegetables, so it would be nice to try different ones.
01/30/2011 8:01:07 PM CST
Matthew U. says ...
Well I have recently given up cannibalism and overall stopped eating meat, which I believe is called being a vegetarian or something like that. I've really taken full control over what goes in and on my body, although my girlfriend is pretty strong. For the past couple of years I have totally cut out all things that I know to be bad for me. The list is endless really, but one thing I have not full capitalized on is taking lots of vitamins, supplements, minerals, and herbs, etc. I have have taken some, but as of 2011, I have really been enjoying an abundance of these great things. I am also starting to really experiment with a lot of amazing spices and foods thanks to you guys and girls at Whole Foods. I really appreciate your establishment. Peace.
01/30/2011 8:41:28 PM CST
Nancy says ...
Around the holidays I got a gift of a reusable lunch bag from Whole Foods...which I absolutely LOVE! Before, I used to buy my lunch almost everyday. Even though I would buy "healthy" things before while on my lunch break, it was so easy to be in the sandwich line and say "yes" when asked if I would like cheese, dressing, etc. Now I am taking the time to prepare my own healthy salads, sandwiches and snacks the night before. I ask myself "Do I really need that cheese or dressing?" and stick to just veggies. Getting my reusable lunch bag has inspired me to eat whole, healthy foods! I am proud to carry my Whole Foods bag around and I can be confident that I'm making better choices for my body.
01/30/2011 8:53:06 PM CST
Susan says ...
I am making a point to have a cup (at least) of hot tea a day this year. I always tend to get a cold of flu in the winter, but since I have been drinking tea at night I haven't been sick all season! I know tea is beneficial in many ways, and now that I have witnessed its effects first-hand, trust me, I will not be without! I have been sampling different Whole Foods teas, and love them all, my favorite being Lemon Myrtle...it's a great way to unwind and end the evening after a day of teaching.
01/30/2011 9:00:02 PM CST
Ron Miller says ...
Become more of a fruit and veggie fanatic; rather then the meat & cheese idiot I've been..
01/30/2011 9:01:32 PM CST
Kerrie says ...
A year ago I started a program to lose weight. To this date, 105 pounds are gone. I am now going off the program and it is vital to me that both myself and my family get a fresh start this year. I need a pantry makeover to help us learn new ways of cooking and eating. This makeover will give me the opportunity to relearn how to plan, shop, buy, cook, and serve healthy foods to my family. This pantry program will allow me to make sure we do not fall back into our old patterns of eating white flour, sugars, fats, and takeouts meals. I want to stock vegetables, fruits, fish, whole grains, and spices, and learn how to use these to make healthy and enjoyable mail. Thank you for this opportunity to makeover our family's pantry.
01/30/2011 9:18:59 PM CST
mistysunrise says ...
I plan on eating more fruits and veggies. What gets me motivated, is when they start having the farmers market downtown. I LOVE fresh fruit from around the state.
01/30/2011 9:32:44 PM CST
Donna Galloway says ...
Today is my birthday. I just lost 30 pounds over the last couple of months, but during the holiday season they have inched back on. I need to get rid of the junk food and keep healthy foods and get healthy food recipes that I will use. My recipes are my mom's recipes and I'm sure they could use a makeover.
01/30/2011 9:42:26 PM CST
sheri says ...
Our goal this year is to eat more raw organic foods, and whole grains. We could really use help as a single mother of two boys,to do this on a budget. My family's health is very important, and to see us all sick less often, with more energy, is a huge motivation. We appreciate any suggestions.
01/30/2011 9:44:44 PM CST
al says ...
For 2011 I plan on eating more fruits and veggies so that my body is properly fueled for all the soccer I play and whole foods has the best quality and variety of fruits/veggies to get me started on the right track.
01/30/2011 9:49:56 PM CST
Amy Kelly says ...
My goal this year is to simplify my kitchen, eliminate all processed foods and to learn to prepare healthy ayurvedic meals that my family will love as much as I do. At the moment, Maya Tiwari is my biggest inspiration and has helped me look at food in a whole new way. It would be wonderful to be able to have help getting organized and to learn how to stock a pantry with natural, organic foods.
01/30/2011 10:00:59 PM CST
lookitsatree says ...
I want my family to have more fruits and vegetables on hand. We will eat it if it is made convenient, like decorating the counter and prime real estate of the refrigerator. The bright colors of healthy produce are friendly, appetizing inspiration to "eat me." It would be great to diversify more; for example, I have never had kale at home before, and perhaps we would become more open to squash if I work out a palatable recipe incorporating it in with more--ahem--appreciated foods. Also, I want us to switch to natural butter from grass-fed cows. We have yet to convert. : )
01/30/2011 10:42:45 PM CST
Jay F. says ...
This year our family plans to eat more from local farmers markets. We've added some new recipes over the winter that we have been wanting to try. The goal is to be more healthy by reducing pre-made food.
01/30/2011 10:50:22 PM CST
Bell says ...
Last year our family goal was Family, Fitness First our goal this year is Family, Food, Fitness first. Last we successfully joined a CSA and started our own organic garden. This year due to health reasons(celiac, lactose intolerance)we are taking it another level and going gluten, casein and sugar free. This will require predominantly homecooked everything. The biggest issue we are facing is having to completely makeover the entire pantry.
01/30/2011 11:42:26 PM CST
Phiphi says ...
all i eat is processed and frozen food i need help to change my habits, learn to cook so i can get healthier for my future and my future family.
01/31/2011 12:14:18 AM CST
Laura Emerson says ...
I am going to shop from our local growers as I know that by supporting them, I am supporting our community. I have switched over to whole grains on everything from bread to rice and I know longer fry anything but bake and broil only.
01/31/2011 1:17:33 AM CST
Lyn Rogers says ...
We committed to a combination of both Engine 2 and Eat Right America, then we cleaned out the pantry, freezer, and fridge of foods that weren't on the lists. All 3 of us (my husband, daughter, and I) have lost weight, have more energy, and have seen our grocery bills shrink! We really appreciate the cooking and health classes at our local Whole Foods stores, and the support of the Healthy Eating Specialists.
01/31/2011 1:23:06 AM CST
vilte says ...
My goal for the longest time has been to cut out refined sugar so I can reach a point where I no longer crave sweets. I started really concentrating on this in December, probably the worst time because of the holidays, but I have to say I have never felt so good before. Eliminating sugar has caused me to really appreciate and love root vegetables and whole grains - they taste sweet to me now. My goal is to keep this up and to eat more nourishing food that is good for my mind and body.
01/31/2011 1:23:16 AM CST
Suzie says ...
Staying away from processed and sugary foods. More fresh foods, and whole grains.
01/31/2011 1:31:55 AM CST
Billie says ...
Always trying to improve on our heart healthy way of life. Low fats, less sugar, low sodium, fresh foods.
01/31/2011 1:32:52 AM CST
Tricia says ...
Use less butter and more herbs for seasoning foods.
01/31/2011 3:07:52 AM CST
Emma Peel says ...
watching the saturated fats intake
01/31/2011 3:10:55 AM CST
Adrienne says ...
In an attempt to save money and eat a larger variety of foods I'm going to include items from my pantry (healthy finds like canned salmon, beans and whole wheat pasta), garden, and fresh organic produce into most of my meals.
01/31/2011 4:27:10 AM CST
Susie Duff says ...
My healthy eating resolution for this year 2011 is to eat more organic veggies in place of the organic, gluten free starches I have been eating and to do the majority of my eating by 4:00 p.m. Thank you for asking my opinion and may we all win this contest.
01/31/2011 6:13:32 AM CST

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