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Take the 28-Day Challenge

Health Starts Here

Are you ready to make a fresh start? Though every body has different needs, there are some basic healthy choices you can make that will contribute to your overall wellness.

These simple changes can make a big difference over time.

And one of the best ways to start is by taking our Health Starts Here® 28-Day Challenge! At Whole Foods Market®, we believe that focusing on our four pillars of healthy eating offers the greatest health benefits, no matter what dietary path you follow.

1. Eat whole, unprocessed foods.

2. Eat a colorful variety of plants.

3. Eat foods rich in micronutrients.

4. Get fats from whole plant sources.

And based on our four pillars of healthy eating, we’ve created free weekly menu plans, assembled cooking tips and videos, and put together a four-week newsletter series designed to support you as you travel the path to better health.

Are you up for the challenge?

Each of the weekly meal plans focuses on plant-based, nutrient-dense whole foods and healthy fats. You’ll find a delicious array of flavorful dishes like:

Simple Black Bean SoupThai Shrimp and Carrot Salad

Baked Chili PotatoRoasted Fish and Veggies with Quinoa and Pine Nuts

Southwest Veggie BurgersMighty Bowls of Goodness

Plus you’ll find quick and simple breakfasts and tasty, packable lunches too!

What do you think? Could you change your eating habits in just 28 days?

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Karen Ford-Jackson says …

I am excited about starting this and am looking forward to doing this starting on Sunday the 13 with some friends. Thanks for providing this information it really is perfect for me I do best when it is laid out for me. So thank you.

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F.D. Cox says …

Thank you! I really liked the 28 day challenge. A lot were foods that I would eat anyway but it added variety and made me look at different ways to stretch stables and get in more whole foods and vegetables. I especially like the way to saute aromatics (onions, celery, garlic) without oils and the 'mighty bowls of goodness' were just fun. I never would have thought of using dates or apricots to get sweetness without added processed sugars. My daughter thought it would be a lot of work but I enjoyed it, we got to cook together, talk, brain storm on making the recipes fit individual tastes and best of all eat BETTER.

Lynn Seward says …

Excited to get started! Thanks Whole Foods!

Morgana Ricardo says …

Thank you for promoting this. I can't wait to try it. I lost 15 pounds just by cutting out dairy, eggs and most oils and try to eat mostly vegan. It is a process, but I love it and it's getting easier.

Cathy Petchel says …

Thank you! Looking forward to your information

Sandy Ray says …

I would like to receive information.

Carrol Denney says …

need to try for autoimmune problems

Jeff Kauffman says …

Can't wait to try

Shona Patterson says …

Im really interested in trying this but it looks like it might be expensive?

Vee says …

Looking to feel better and lose weight.

cslove81 says …

I would like to start this! I cant wait to get going and introduce all the new meals to my family!!!

Bernard Edmond says …

I am interested in trying this twenty eight day challenge what do I do

Kieron McCourt says …

I have maintained poor eating habits for quite some many years and am in desperate need of a healthier diet. I've already started a juice cleanse, and it has me feeling better already...with the weekly meal plans I have no doubt I can change my eating habits in 28 days.

Mindy Dufresne says …

I want to take the challenge equip me please

Mikejones says …

Yes I'm ready to take the challenge

Bruce Pontner says …

need a plant based diet for beginners

Beverley Drew says …

Really looking forward to making a change to my diet. I love these types of food, I'm just not very good at putting them together. I need to loose a stone in weight so potion control is where I need extra advice too.

jerretta davenport says …

I need help- Thanks

Danielle says …

I'm interested i trying this, but is there a vegetarian friendly version? I see a lot of photos of meat based protein above. . .

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@DANIELLE - There are tons of HSH vegetarian options. On our recipes page, you can search through the items for an advanced search and check off vegetarian and HSH to find them!

Bill Gehlhaus says …

My wife and and I are going to do this and need to know how

WENDY says …

this sounds so great and just what we need

cynthia says …

I am looking for a whole foods healthy diet.

Pamela says …

wanting to start the whole foods way of eating . to shed some kilo's and become more healthy Thank you Cheers Pamela

Jeff N says …

Looks great I'm in starting today!

Tiffany Bocox says …

I would like to start eating healthier and want to know more about the 28 day challenge

Karen says …

I have been wanting to eat whole foods but did not know where to start.

rt says …

want to start afresh and get healthy

Judy Childers says …

I'm ready

Melissa Valentine says …

Gluten free please.

Elizabeth Montano says …

Im trying to lose weight (a lot of it! ) and eat healthier , Im hoping this is a great way to start :-) looking forward to starting

Alesia Brown says …

IHello, I would like to register for the 28 day kickoff scheduled for this Saturday, Febraury 1, 2014. Please send the necessary registration forms. Looking forward to hearing fro you! Alesia

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@ALESIA - The 28 day challenge is operated by each store location. Reach out to the Healthy Eating Specialist at your local store to get the specific details!

Kathy Martin says …

I forgot to sign up last week is there a way I can still participate in the 28 day challenge?

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@KATHY - Check with your local store directly to see if they can send you the info...it's never too late to start!

Rebecca Gevanthor says …

Is it possible to lose weight with the 28 day eating plans?

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@REBECCA - While weight loss is not the ultimate goal of a 28 day challenge it is possible for some participants.

Kelly Walentiny says …

Would like to start the 28-Day Challenge

Dawn says …

I just want to be healthy and less fat

Boss says …

How to sign up for thd 28 day challenge

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@DAWN & @BOSS - Check with your local store to see if they will be beginning a 28 day challenge any time soon.

Natalie says …

I would like to get a meal plan please.

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@NATALIE - Check with your local store to see if they have a meal plan to share with you!

Susan says …

How can I get in on this 28-Day Challenge sue

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@SUE - Typically the challenges will be designed by each store location. Check with your local store to find out if/when they will be starting another challenge!

Janyce Spurlock says …

I am ready for the challenge. I am ready to get healthy and feel good!

Jennifer Vitera says …

I would like to sign up for the Gateway Location.

Megan says …

@JENNIFER - Check directly with the Gateway store to find out when they will be starting another challenge, and sign up with them! You can find the Gateway store page here: https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/gateway

Gwen Cauley says …

I lost 16 inches in about 21 days of following this plan...

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