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Michelle D says ...
We will be trying to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables each week, as well as eating as many local foods as we can.
01/06/2011 7:33:36 AM CST
Wendy C says ...
I am trying to eat less meat and processed foods. I eat a lot of whole grain and organic vegies. I want to continue heating healthy and have less cheats! :)
01/06/2011 7:33:36 AM CST
rosebud says ...
Love your Rose City, NJ store! I shop their for all my food and other natural products. Eat your grains everyday, and keep the doctor away during this cold and flu season! I try to eat and make for my toddler a varierty of grains everyday, use a variety of vegetables of all different colors, making the plate look visually fun and to ensure we are getting the vitamins we need. Our meats, we try to eat all grass fed, no antibiotic or growth hormones. The butcher shop at the Rose City store is wonderful and ful of a variety of meats. We add flaxseed into alot of our foods including cereal, baked goods, etc...A multivitamin everyday as well as probiotic (my hsuband and I use the 365 brand,for my son we use either Primadophilus or FLorababy. We will continue our health "habits" throughout the year and hope for another healthy year ahead of us. P.s. I make most of our foods but when life gets busy we take some whole foods prepared food shortcuts!
01/06/2011 5:30:17 AM CST
Diane says ...
Well, you said you wanted to hear it all, so here goes...the first time I ever went to Whole Foods was probably a year ago. I walked in and was shocked by the prices, thought to myself, "I'm never going in here again." Since that time, I have had a transformation in my thinking, which I am very grateful for! It started when me and my son, age 15, were over a friend's house for lunch and they shared some of the nasties about the food system. Then we watched the documentary "Food, Inc." We were both fascinated, but disgusted, too. That led to watching other documentaries - The Future of Food, FoodMatters, the Gerson Miracle, and more. Had no idea the food system was in such a mess, or that we were destroying ourselves bit by bit! Big changes...after watching the documentaries, I went to Whole Foods again, this time with new eyes. I could see the value of the food, not just the prices. Then I took my son with me. It was a regular field trip! So, we are starting off the new year with a commitment to eat well. Fresh ground peanut better, organic pasta, organic produce, and more to come! The coupons help soooooooooooo much. Every penny counts!
01/24/2011 9:27:06 PM CST
Dani says ...
My husband and I went on a all natural kick for Jan 2011 just to detox and feel better about ourselves after the holidays. Although we do eat decent year-round I would like to include more natural and organic food in my diet more often (and that would also fit my budget of course). It is a challenge to find a variety of natural and organic in a regular grocery store. I was introduced to Whole Foods by my mother when she was here for the holidays. I really liked the wholesome, quality foods that they provided in their store.
01/07/2011 4:01:00 PM CST
Katrina Kruczko says ...
Ive been cooking at home alot more than eating out. Ive been buying better quality food. Going to whole foods once a month and trying to incorporate seafood into my diet at least once a month.
01/07/2011 4:03:08 PM CST
LoveBrownSugar says ...
One of the things I plan to do this year is eat less meat, up my intake of fruits and veggies, and drink half my body weight in ounces of water each day. Really hope I win this Gift Card! It would SO help me with my goals! :) <a href="http://www.lovebrownsugar.com" rel="nofollow">Cece from LoveBrownSugar</a>
01/07/2011 4:07:48 PM CST
Dorothy Chamberlin says ...
We have been into good nutrition for 50 years and made the biggest changes in 1992 when I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer. Going to Dr. Nicholas Gonzales in NYC really changed our lives. We began then to eat only organic foods and follow his detoxing program and I have been cancer free for 18 years. I am always "preaching" nutrition to all my friends and am happy to say that I have influence a good many people to change their ways. My husband is 85 and I am 72 and being retired, we don't spend much on entertainment or restaurants, but we buy all the best food and take the best care of ourselves as we can. We used to buy in Wild Oats until Whole Foods opens and now you are our favorite healthy store.
01/07/2011 4:24:24 PM CST
Autumn says ...
My plan is to dramatically cut sugar intake as well as only eat whole foods, nothing processed.
01/07/2011 4:27:02 PM CST
Ruthie says ...
Rather than completely overhaul my diet, my health-related goal for 2011 is to choose more mindfully because I think I can be successful if I pay attention to the smaller details and choices I make on a daily basis. I will consciously portion out a healthy amount of food at each meal, instead of getting a huge restaurant-sized portion and eating more than I meant to before I even know it. When something's good and I want, but don't need more, I won't keep eating just because. When the opportunity arises, I will substitute healthier items (e.g., milk instead of half and half, olive oil instead of butter). I will incorporate more fruits, veggies, and whole grains into my meals, and avoid whenever possible processed foods or foods with additives. This one will be a tough one for me, but try to eat less dessert overall, or at least less of it when I do, or better yet rely upon nature's dessert -- fruit. I have to work on disciplining myself and keeping myself accountable, along with finding motivation and inspiration to help me choose correctly.
01/07/2011 4:54:21 PM CST
Diane says ...
I'm going to equip my pantry with healthy indulgences. Facing the fact that life is filled with surprises, some more pleasant than others. And to battle the sponteneous poor choices, I am arming up! Packing my pantry with the better choices, effective asap!!!
01/07/2011 4:53:34 PM CST
Barbora says ...
As a vegan, I want to eat less vegan junk food and more the healthy stuff but still enjoying myself. That means, I'll be doing lots of research and testing new recipes! This year is my year of making myself a better and healthier vegan to be a better role model of how a plant based lifestyle can do magic :)
01/22/2011 5:22:47 PM CST
Michael McDonald says ...
I plan on eating at home more often, eating more salads, and eating less sodium and fat.
01/07/2011 5:25:19 PM CST
Danielle says ...
I have always been a pretty good eater...not a lot of eating out or junk food. But sometimes I get bored making the same recipes. I love Whole Foods because there are so many samples to see in the store to give me ideas of new things to make. I also get so many wonderful recipes in your emails &amp; I use them! I am going to start eating more greens &amp; incorporate them into almost every meal in 2011! I love the feeling of being healthy and having energy. There's no sluggishness happening when you eat right! Thank you Whole Foods!
01/07/2011 11:58:39 AM CST
Brian says ...
It's not easy to eat healthy--especially if you're trying to save money in the process, but I found a fantastic meat market near my house that specializes in organic, farm raised, grass-fed products! As a diabetic, it is imperative that I learn to do better and constantly look for sound advice about healthy products that keep my A1C in check.
01/07/2011 12:01:12 PM CST
Pamela says ...
I plan to eat a lot less. Enough is enough, I say and less is even better. I find a lot of my motivation from listening to the radio and powerfully positive people who are so in tune with life and helping other people trying hard to survive. I need to do this and get my body running again.
01/22/2011 9:29:50 PM CST
Diana says ...
We plan to eat more vegetables, even though currently we are eating healthy, our diet is heavy on meat and beans and carbs, fruits and veggies are lacking. So more vegetables for my two year old would be a great thing, especially since she is a allergic to many things and is a very picky eater.
01/07/2011 12:19:22 PM CST
Christine Chesko says ...
I already consider myself a fairly healthy eater, however I know that there is so much more I can do to better myself through my diet. In 2011, I plan to try new foods. I am a college student living in the dorms, and, typically, I definitely do not consider myself a cook of any sorts. My main goal for 2011 is not only to continue to learn about healthy living, but also continue to learn to try new things in the kitchen. I want to learn to cook myself better meals, both tasty and healthy. I would use the gift card to buy the healthiest, organic products that I know Whole Foods has to offer. Thanks :)
01/21/2011 10:01:08 PM CST
Ashley says ...
Getting home from work at 6:30 makes it hard to avoid a quick, and unhealthy meal. Looking to start buying easy, quick but HEALTHY meals to make after work for me and my husband!
01/06/2011 12:42:23 PM CST
Amanda says ...
My brother has to eat gluten free food which cost 3 times more than regular food and we love whole foods so much! we would love to win this. please pick us!!
01/07/2011 2:09:40 AM CST
Brionne Griffin says ...
I aim to eat as many colors everyday as possible. I eat foods that inspire me and I give myself the gift of healthy eating.
01/07/2011 2:13:08 AM CST
Linda says ...
I most certainly need to replenish my pantry since I am on dialysis.
01/07/2011 2:53:38 AM CST
Jennifer Sullivan says ...
We are going to eat grass fed meat products as well as more fresh veggies.
01/07/2011 5:02:24 AM CST
Beth says ...
My New Year's resolution is to see myself back at my physical peak, where I was before an injury that I suffered about 6 years ago. Due to an improperly healed ankle and resulting problems with my gait, I ended up unable to keep up the active, calorie-burning lifestyle that I'd had, and ended up with 20 extra pounds. I have a very small frame, so that weight took an extra toll on my healing. My vow this year is to take the next step from my mostly vegetarian diet (ok, I'm addicted to Jamaican snapper and broiled, herbed Mediterranean-style Branzino). This year, I plan to eat in more often, and prepare lots more fresh vegetarian foods, include more healthy, fat-burning, vitamin- and mineral-rich "superfoods" in my own cooking (meaning flax, quinoa, spinach, beans, etc), and include more raw vegan food (yes, the dairy has to go--even my beloved goat's milk will be replaced with hemp and nut milks!). My inspiration was thumbing through an old photo album, where I saw how great I used to look, and realized how far I've come from that ideal. I'm not a supermodel, but I am a beautiful woman. This year, my goal is to uncover that woman and to enjoy delicious, healthy home cooking in the process!
01/07/2011 4:58:24 AM CST
Stefanie says ...
I find a lot of inspiration and motivation in the recipes I find at Whole Foods as well as the great products available. I am a vegetarian so this year I am vowing to add more vegetables to my diet and cook more often. I love experimenting with recipes in the kitchen and would love to try out more of the vegetarian products at Whole Foods.
01/07/2011 5:09:45 AM CST

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