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Kyl Neusch says ...
eat more fresh fruits and organic things
01/31/2011 7:48:46 PM CST
Lauren says ...
Most of all - cut back on fats and food with refined sugar (store-bought OR homemade)
01/31/2011 7:57:17 PM CST
Jane says ...
My plans for healthier eating include: 1.more whole grains 2. more whole foods, in general 3. less flour 4. less processed foods 5. less sugar 6. less salt 7. more sources of protein (beans, legumes, whole grains, fish, soy products) 8. less animal products 9. more fruits and vegetables 10. simpler menu plans
01/31/2011 8:00:01 PM CST
David says ...
More grilled vegetables, and less fried food
01/31/2011 8:03:50 PM CST
kricket says ...
I intend to spend more time reading the ingredient labels so that I can be more knowledgeable about what I am putting into my body.
01/31/2011 8:10:25 PM CST
jf says ...
before it was all fast food and a ton of soda.. barely getting one glass of water a day. now, i'm trying to eat more veggies/fruits.. and drinking lots more water (which is very very hard since it all tastes so blah to me). my motivation for changing now is because i am now nearing 30 and still look like the same chubby teenager i've always looked like. i feel ugly and since i suffer from pcos, i feel less like a real woman. i definitely don't want to follow the same footsteps as my mom and my grandmother, who both have diabetes and overweight issues. it seems every time i start to eat healthy, i start getting monthly visits again.. acne starts to fade... i feel less fatigue.. and i feel a lot better about the way i look. if i can keep it up, it'll have a huge impact on my self esteem and my future.
01/31/2011 8:22:38 PM CST
Amy says ...
I'm going completely vegetarian this year, finally giving up poultry!
01/31/2011 9:18:00 PM CST
Lisa D says ...
Mandie, have you talked to your endo about getting set up with an insulin pump and a CGM (continuous glucose monitor)? I am also T1D (since 1992: I am now 25) and have been pumping since 2004. My A1C's have seen a dramatic improvement, and my self-awareness (onset of highs and lows) has increased. Continuous testing (from the CGM), exercise and a healthy diet based in whole grains, fresh fruits, and vegetables has been key to my success, and may be the key to yours! (You may also want to discuss using Symlin as a way to help curb any post-meal bg spikes.) My goal is to try a new-to-me produce item each week. This week, it's blood oranges! Next week, perhaps some parsnips?
01/31/2011 9:24:37 PM CST
loni says ...
I am paying more attention to food that contain hydrogenated oils and are eliminating them. trippyjanet at hotmail dot com
01/31/2011 9:48:47 PM CST
jo says ...
I am interested in seeing the costs of transitioning a family of four who traditionally eat processed food into an organic eating family while eating less amounts also.
01/31/2011 9:51:55 PM CST
Sharon says ...
I have a number of challenges this year. I have a 12 and 14 year old that have a insatiable appetite. How can I keep them nourished and satisfied in a hurry. My son is a tall string bean, loves sugar and does not go for the protein snacks he needs. He loves white chocolate peanut butter. His last choice to eat fruit and vegetables. I need to fatten him up but at the same time my husband has high lipids (hereditary) and needs low fat/low sugar diet. My number one health issue is calcium. I am osteopene and need 1500 mg per day. My children like smoothies and I cannot keep enough yogurt in the house for all of us. I like fresh vegetables, quality fish and meat and am picky about where I shop (love Whole Foods). and seem to never have enough items stocked to cook the items I am preparing. I love to cook.
01/31/2011 10:00:09 PM CST
Tammy says ...
I want to get more flavor with less money and meat.
01/31/2011 10:16:37 PM CST
Melinda W says ...
I plan on serving more vegetables to help my entire family, also interested in serving more fish. I've been motivated by seeing how my kids respond to healthy foods vs. processed foods. Thanks!
01/31/2011 10:30:37 PM CST
Billie says ...
Trying to keep up with the low fat and low sodium of a heart healthy lifestyle
01/31/2011 10:36:55 PM CST
Suzie says ...
Love shopping at Whole Foods to find new and exciting way to add fresh foods into our diet.
01/31/2011 10:37:39 PM CST
Benjamin says ...
I'm going to try to make things from scratch. That way I'll be able to avoid a lot of the stuff that's put in processed food to keep it from spoiling.
01/31/2011 10:46:32 PM CST
Becca says ...
I have been eating a lot more veggies, and making a fancy salad my breakfast of choice (actually, I crave it). My new favorite veggies are sugar snap peas. I hope to become more plant-strong.
01/31/2011 11:25:27 PM CST
norma picou says ...
Stocking a healthier pantry means making better food choices: 1. should reflect The 4 Pillars of Healthy Eating, that is, WHOLE FOOD- fresh, natural, organic, local, seasonal, unrefined, unprocessed e.g. Kale (green vegetable) ANDI 1,000 FISH Tuna ANDI 46 Salmon 39(Think outside the CAN i.e. no canned salmon, tuna, MEAT Bison top sirloin(ANDI 39); strawberries ANDI 212, blackberries 178 2. PLANT=STRONG - RAW VEGETABLES, FRUITS, LENTILS (ANDI 104), ORGANIC DRIED KIDNEY BEANS (ANDI 100), WHOLE GRAINS (OLD FASHIONED OATS (ANDI 53), WHICH I HAVE EATEN MY WHOLE LIFE!), WILD BROWN RIC (ANDI 43) 3.HEALTHY FATS e.g. TOFU (ANDI 37), NON FAT SKIM MILK(ANDI 36), PLAIN NONFAT YOGHURT ANDI 30 WHOLE PLANTBASED FOODS E.G. NUTS, SEEDS, (WHOLE FOODS BULK AISLE) SUNFLOWER SEEDS ANDI78, ALMONDS ANDI 38. WORK TO MINIMIZE AND ELIMINATE EXTRACTED oilks and processed fats: 1 micronutrient dense source of healthy fats is avocados; processed fat Margarine!! 4. NUTRIENT DENSEbuild your pantry around plant-based foods, rich in micronutrients when compared to total caloriic content (ANDI scoring system) i have many more shelf basics like quinoa (whole grain) unsweetened almondmilk organic no-salt =added almond butter 1 -18oz jar, unsulfered apricots, dates 8oz ea. 1 32 0z bottle organicc apple cider vinegar 1-10oz bot sodium-reduced tamari soy sauce. 2lbs wholewheat pasta i have much more to contribute but time and space are running glout! Thank you for choosing me! sincerely, norma picou
01/31/2011 11:30:05 PM CST
vivian says ...
cut back on sodium ty.
02/01/2011 3:14:32 AM CST
Chika says ...
A healthy pantry is a great idea!
02/01/2011 10:06:44 AM CST
Mandie says ...
My name is Mandie, I’m 24 years old and a Diabetic, plus a Vegetarian trying to become Vegan. Also, I’m going Gluten-Free/Casein-Free diet and sadly through depression, and insulin that I’ve had to take/had I’ve put on 185 pounds over my weight limit If I were to win one of these gift cards it would help me better control my Diabetes to where my blood sugars are stabilized, both my Endocrinologist and I would be happy to see a good A1C and superb blood sugars. An A1C provides a picture of average blood sugar control for the past 2 to 3 months. Also known as glycated hemoglobin or HbA1c. I’ve not had a good one in quite awhile no matter what I do. I’ve been a Diabetic for 11 years since I was 13 years old and it’s hard knowing what is proper amount of food to eat. Though I’m a type 1 Diabetic I struggle with weight issues and I know that Whole Foods is a way to help me better manage my health. Along with being a Diabetic I have food allergies, and so sometimes when I eat things with Gluten I get rather sick. I’m deathly allergic to Pine Nuts, and I have a small allergy to any type of nut. Where I live in Humble, Texas we do not have a Whole Foods grocery store, so there’s really not a grocery store where I can shop properly for my needs. My goals for 2011? Live a healthy and happy Vegetarian lifestyle. With your help I can succeed at this! When I reach my weight goal, you’ll be the first to have a picture with me, if you were to help me fulfill my goal of weighing 130 pounds, and having good blood sugars/A1C’s and allowing my Vegetarianism/Vegan activism continue. It would mean a lot to me if I were able to get one of these gift cards. It’s time to learn how to eat with an illness, with allergies, and into the healthier lifestyle.
02/01/2011 2:44:44 PM CST
Amy says ...
I'm a vegetarian and need to find new ideas as I'm getting a bit bored with my usual dishes. I've cooked a little with quinoa but need some good recipes for this amazing grain. I love trying new natural food products and I want to remain healthy and energetic for 2011.
02/01/2011 7:41:58 PM CST
Alison says ...
I am moving to a new state, new city, new home, want to start a new healthier way of living. Can't wait! :)
02/01/2011 9:18:04 PM CST
sandy says ...
Love the way you are stocking humanely raised pork. You are right that it tastes better than factory raised pork but besides the taste, it's the right thing to do. Thankyou for giving us the opportunity to do the right thing.
02/02/2011 6:02:30 AM CST
Tisha says ...
My husband and I made a decision in early January to eat organic, go green at home, and make healthier choices for ourselves and our family. In the last few weeks we have primarily eaten fresh, local and organic foods - we feel so much better already and are amazed as we didn't actually think we would feel better physically. It really is making a difference for us. Thanks Whole Foods!
02/02/2011 6:12:01 AM CST

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