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Lynda B. says ...
My Husband I don't know what we would do without our local Whole Foods store. He is a traditionally trained chef-- he is 52 years old and I am 50. Our goal is to be energetic, active and most of all healthy as we age. Both of us have huge histories of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, etc. in our family history, and we are determined to defy the odds and turn this trend around. With the help of our whole foods store - he comes up with wonderful healthy recipes to make. Our new goal this year is to eliminate anything from our kitchen that has an " ingredient label". Being a winner in this contest would help us accomplish this.
01/30/2011 11:44:07 AM CST
chau chu says ...
using smart balance. limit to deep frying and switch to stir frying. and whole grains all the way. :p
01/30/2011 11:51:22 AM CST
Christy says ...
First of all, I want to say how much I love Whole Foods and how big of a help this grocery store has been in my health journey! The eating changes I would love to make this year is to let less processed foods, refined grains and sugars. I want to eat more fresh, organic fruits and vegetables, also nuts, seeds, unrefined grains and lean organic meats. I find inspiration each time I visit Whole Foods because of the wide variety that is offered: wide range of fruits (even tropical sometimes), greens, packaged vegetables, organic condiments, juices, etc. Seeing these things readily available in one store makes me push myself to make the best health and eating decisions possible!
01/30/2011 12:04:41 PM CST
R&D says ...
This is the year I'm cutting down on sugar and sweets -- complicated because I'm the designated baker for family and friends known for cupcakes and cookie treats. Perhaps there's a healthier way to satisfy everyone's expectations (and sweet tooth!).
01/30/2011 12:22:33 PM CST
susmitha says ...
eating sprouts, replacing sugar with honey, drinking lots of water, eating lots of fruits
01/30/2011 12:22:52 PM CST
Carrie says ...
Cutting carbs, adding more organic vegetables & protein are ways that I'm improving my eating habits. It's amazing how much better I feel & look when I takes these steps to healthy living along with exercise.
01/30/2011 12:35:50 PM CST
anna haman says ...
I believe that eating healthy and reducing stress in your life is very important for one's well being. My goal for 2011 is to increase my fruit and vegetable intake and to try new recipes.
01/30/2011 12:36:21 PM CST
Sarah K says ...
I work full time as a private chef, and my husband is in grad school. We are busy and on a tight budget, but try to be very intentional about what we put into our bodies. In 2011 our goal is to eat a wider variety of whole grains, nuts, etc., and batch cook healthy meals we can enjoy 2 or 3 times!
01/30/2011 12:37:25 PM CST
Shari says ...
I'm in the process of moving from So. Cal to Austin, TX area and know that there is only 1 Whole Foods in downtown Austin. I plan on growing myh own fresh herbs, veggies and even some fruits so that I can have more organic produce and I don't have to serve processed foods to my family as much. I've cut down on sugar and salt in my diet for 2011.
01/30/2011 12:46:42 PM CST
Leah says ...
I want to significantly limit the amount of meat I'm eating this year for the environment and my health.
01/30/2011 1:10:17 PM CST
sheri says ...
We plan to eat much more organic fruits and veggies. We enjoy making green smoothies and veggie shakes in our high speed blender. We have been learning from Rene Oswald, on how to eat raw, and how this helps with so many health problems. She has a wonderful cookbook. This is our goal for the new year, to eat more raw healthy foods, and we appreciate your sales to help us do this.
01/30/2011 1:40:06 PM CST
Ashley Burns says ...
I hope to make eating changes that go beyond just me and help my entire family. Its not fair for me to criticize my husband for his unhealthy habits without being a loving, nurturing wife who is willing to help him change. Being healthy is tough and takes effort, time, and money! This year we are inspired to simplify life with a more natural living routine from bones to skin, bed to breakfast! Great things in 2011 : )
01/30/2011 1:49:58 PM CST
Lisa says ...
I plan to make a better commitment to stock my pantry with easy-to-make and healthy "emergency" food for those days when I am just to tired to put dinner together --those days where we opt instead for eating out.
01/30/2011 2:03:26 PM CST
Cynthia Corley says ...
My husband and I plan to continue eating only fresh food and are using as little sugar as possible. We are eating a lot of protein, also.
01/30/2011 2:04:30 PM CST
Nancy C says ...
My plan is to focus on eating more fruits, vegetables, and vegan entries, while reducing red meat intake.
01/30/2011 2:09:38 PM CST
Louise says ...
2011 - a year of health and happiness. This year I hope to, like the rest of the world, be more healthy. I aim to eat more raw foods and be a bit more conscious of the nutritional value of the foods I eat. I am starting a 3 year course in nutrition and hope by the end of my 3 years, once I am a qualified nutritionalist, I will be able to share my learnings with people who have the same goals as me. I strongly believe in the age old classis " You are what you eat". I know that many modern day illnesses are a result of what we eat and with a little bit of dedication these can be avoided. To health!
01/30/2011 2:10:04 PM CST
Bennie Madison says ...
I plan to eat less starchy foods, espscially breads. I plan to drink more water and take more Whey Protien. My goal is also to exercise more.
01/30/2011 2:29:46 PM CST
Donna says ...
My husband and I have committed to a healthier lifestyle and better eating habits. I need to make changes in our meals and I'm starting slowly, elimination the old processed food previously purchased and replacing it with Natural ingredients.
01/30/2011 2:32:02 PM CST
Lori says ...
I been trying to start a new eating regime so that I could become a much healthier person,as well as loose some much needed weight. Over the years, I've had many starts, but no finishes. I recently been reading material by nutrition and dietitian, Cynthia Sass, and have been impressed with the lessons taught in her book Cinch!. I've committed totally to this new way of eating - starting with restructuring our kitchen. January 15 my son and I went shopping at Whole Foods for the foods detailed in the book. This was my first time shopping at your store - I've been there a few times with friends and picked up one or two things. But I have never fully "shopped" there. I was very please that we were able to find everything we needed to start on our path to healthier eating. It makes it easier to stick to a healthier way of eating, when the place you shop at is fully stocked. I look forward to this new year of healthy eating, as I know I will be able to keep on the path because I have a place I can find healthy foods! I have also been enjoying your website - especially the recipes.
01/30/2011 2:37:23 PM CST
tiffani says ...
The one thing I am concentrating on this year is to send my kids to school with healthier lunches. With four kids it's always a challenge on many differents levels: diverse preferences, time-management, budgeting, etc.!
01/30/2011 3:04:15 PM CST
Jaclyn says ...
Our healthy eating goals are to is a sense do more or go deeper. We already try to eat healthy and make lots from home. First, we need to deliberately start eating more fresh fruits and vegetables. Next, I want to do more of our foods from scratch. I do some already, but when I'm tired/lazy, it's late, or any other excuse, it is easy to fall back on packaged foods from the store or carry-out. I want to be more conscious of the prep work, stocking, and meal planning to make quick and easy weeknight meals more often. Also, we try to buy local fruits and vegetables in the summer. This year I want to start buying more locally and to do more canning and preserving in the summer.
01/30/2011 3:39:39 PM CST
angie says ...
I am trying to make sure that I eat at least one serving of FRESH (not frozen or canned) fruit a day. More if I am able. This may not seem like much, but for me its HUGE!!!
01/30/2011 3:48:30 PM CST
Bonnie George says ...
Last week I brought my 88 year old Mother home to live with me from the hospital. She will no longer be able to live on her own so we'll both be making radical adjustments. I felt it was a good time to really commit and focus on eating more healthfully. I have been "leaning into it" for a few months now. I drink Natalia Rose's recipe(The Raw Food Detox Diet) for Green Lemonade almost every day. I also have had Dr.Fuhrman's Eat To Live book for a few years, but only recently began to seriously follow his plan. I want to be the best I can be so that I can take good care of my Mom and perhaps influence her habits as well. I am open to all the guidance I can get to implement living & eating well.
01/30/2011 4:00:47 PM CST
Cristina says ...
My 13 month old has eatten nothing but breast milk and food from Whole Foods. In fact, he loves going to Whole Foods...he helps push the cart, climbs on the step stools and waves to everyone. So, eatting healthy is very important to us. Organic when ever possible! A healthy start is so important and I will go to any length to insure he is healthy and happy. As a nurse, this is so important to me. He is all the motivation I need to have healthy, safe food in the house. He is the unofficial Whole Foods mascot!
01/30/2011 4:11:49 PM CST
Cari says ...
As a vegetarian, I plan to reduce my intake of dairy and eggs and lean more toward a vegan diet. One of my New Year's resolutions is to eat 5 servings of fruits & veggies every day & so far so good! I plan to continue to buy mostly organic produce. I would like to eat a wider variety of proteins like beans, nuts, and seeds.
01/30/2011 4:23:46 PM CST

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