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Billie says ...
Continue to live a heart healthy diet, low fat, low sodium, lots of fresh foods.
01/31/2011 3:18:58 PM CST
Amity Johnson says ...
We have been trying to phase out processed food and sugar no19034770 @yahoo.com
01/31/2011 3:37:09 PM CST
Justine says ...
I think moderation is the key...I try to eat things I actually love once in awhile or else I will eat way too much! I try to eat little carbs and mostly protein, fruits, and vegetables...
01/31/2011 3:41:59 PM CST
Christina Plotts says ...
My husband and I and our 3 kids are trying to limit processed food & sugar & fast food, eat more fruits and vegetables and nuts(raw), juice regularly, only buy organic and non-GMO food, limit consumption of animal proteins-opting for soy or pea protein(love almond and coconut milk), avoid foods with high fructose corn syrup and preservatives, not use the microwave and continue to take liquid vitamins and supplements and immune boosting herbs, drink more water, consume good fats (like coconut oil) & much more...all on a budget and without being too rigid for the occasional treats!
01/31/2011 5:17:42 PM CST
Liz says ...
To eat fresh fruits and vegetables everyday, and to eat only WHOLE grains.
01/31/2011 4:14:09 PM CST
Nicole says ...
We really want to feel healthier, have more energy and feel overall better for our 2 rambunctious toddlers and extremely busy lifestyles!
01/31/2011 4:27:45 PM CST
cy says ...
I receive emails from Dr. Mercola and also The Healthy Home Economist blogger. I also google info. We eat healthy-veggies, organic when we can, I try to make a salad every night, we drink raw milk, I make keifer, we limit our grains and eat alot of nuts, eggs, and protein, greens, tomatoes, onions, garlic, herbs, etc. We use healthy fats like coconut oil and olive and butter. We have our own chickens and ducks for eggs. I try to avoid buying any foods with chemicals and cook from scratch. We avoid HFCS and enriched flour. I make almond flour bread for me since I eat a low inflammation diet. Coconut flour is also good. I do not eat low fat because I have heard healthy fat keeps you full along with protein. So we do not do low fat but more low carb because the carbs are what make you gain weight and cause so many health problems. Since eating like this I look younger, feel better, sleep better and do not have to take any meds for my RA. We exercise strenuously every day for almost an hour and take supplements. At 55 this makes all the difference.
01/31/2011 4:30:25 PM CST
Steve Fox says ...
I love Whole Foods
01/31/2011 4:30:34 PM CST
Tom says ...
My family and I love all types of vegetables and finding high quality ones at Whole Foods makes our healthy eating habits a lot easier. We love the salad bar selections - a great way to have a quick and healthy weekend meal.
01/31/2011 4:40:40 PM CST
Jenny says ...
I'm trying to add healthier proteins to my diet like shrimp and salmon and cook a lot more after renovating my kitchen!
01/31/2011 5:21:53 PM CST
Bobbie McDonald says ...
Yeah, finally a chance to actually change my life by changing my diet. Oh yes, I have had plenty of chances to do this~never the incentive. This gift card could be a start to an ongoing life changing process. With my dear sweet friend, who has the absolute healthiest diet of anyone in my life,is willing to educate and support my "NEW LIFE CHANGE" by shopping and cooking with me. I will be visiting your store in Columbus OH very soon and this would be a fabulous incentive to help stock us a "Healthy Pantry"! I am wanting to change our diets completely. The last couple years of my life have brought many changes. The one I know I can help control are my illnesses. I truly believe that I am often ill due to my diet! Time for a change~NEDDED and DESIRED. I truly don't even think I should donate the food I will be getting rid of because I believe it is sooooo unhealthy. With or without the gift card I will be making major changes in my diet. I will also be visiting your store in Columbus. However, the $99 would come as a big help with the changes I am getting ready to endure. ~~Smiles and Sunshine BobbieMcDonald
01/31/2011 5:25:17 PM CST
Stacey C. says ...
I'm trying to make 1 small change a week. Trying to gradually phase out all processed foods, refined sugar, etc. I'm trying to move to a cleaner way of eating.
01/31/2011 5:28:13 PM CST
Lorien says ...
I am trying to eat a larger variety of vegetables, and eat fewer processed soy "meats" and more tofu and other vegan proteins.
01/31/2011 5:30:08 PM CST
Connie says ...
After reading Dee McCaffrey's book and being encouraged by friends to eat the 'whole food way', I'm determined to give it my all. I'm 60 and was diagnosed with Type II diabetes nearly 2 years ago, but haven't done so well eating properly thus far. I blame some of it on the stress and demands from my job -- which I retired from last week, in part because of the stress and my health! One goal is to rid my pantry of all unwanted food and start from scratch.
01/31/2011 5:45:17 PM CST
sharon mallard says ...
i am eating a diet consistent with the pink ribbon diet, a plant based diet with plenty of evoo. although i ate well, now i'm much stricter about the amount of veggies and fat i eat as well as less meat and no transfats!!! reading labels better and using organic produce when i can afford it, and buying local.
01/31/2011 5:49:42 PM CST
cheryl says ...
not eating as much and trying to eat more fruit and vegatables
01/31/2011 5:50:20 PM CST
Jan says ...
We plan to eat more fresh vegetables and beans, and less fat, less sodium, less sugar.
01/31/2011 5:53:57 PM CST
Jean says ...
I try to eat healthy everyday like adding more veggies...especially dark color vegetables- to counter act the bad stuff I still munch on.
01/31/2011 6:11:15 PM CST
Beckers says ...
We are making everything from scratch and trying to cut out processed foods.
01/31/2011 6:11:54 PM 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 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. 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 dietary needs. Dropping the weight, get my Diabetes in control, 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’s time to learn how to eat with an illness, with allergies, and into the healthier lifestyle. Sure, I’m on weight watchers, but this would be even more of a boost in confidence that I CAN do this program, that I CAN loose weight, and I CAN learn how to cook healthy/eat healthy/ and begin even more of a healthier lifestyle.
01/31/2011 7:14:18 PM CST
Cecilia says ...
I plan to choose more widely and incorporate more variety into my overall diet. This can be as simple as trying some new vegetables or maybe some whole grain rye or kamut for a change of pace instead of rice. Or how about pecans instead of almonds or black eyed peas instead of black beans. There are so many choices of fruits that I can have a lot of fun with this. What exactly is a starfruit?? I want to eat seasonally, too, as I am able. Pittsburgh is a challenge. It is great in the summer, but I don't think I could live on root vegetables for four or five months!! I also think eating the same things over and over, even if they are healthy, taxes my body over time and gets me into an unhealthy situation. I get my inspiration from my nutritionist who lives in California. I just saw her a couple of weeks ago and I am motivated. She is 85 and doing well.
01/31/2011 7:24:37 PM CST
Janice A. says ...
My family is big on snacking so we hope to find ways to make easy, affordable, and healthy snacks that everyone will enjoy.
01/31/2011 7:28:21 PM CST
Mary says ...
I plan to cut back on sugar. I also hope to make some meals ahead and freeze them to help make busy days a little less stressful.
01/31/2011 7:28:40 PM CST
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

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