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janejohnson says ...
@Jo The 28 Day Challenge has no connection/affiliation to Dr. Ornish or any of the plans.
03/05/2012 1:09:15 PM CST
paig292 says ...
@Linda Thanks for asking how our Health Starts Here program works for people with type II diabetes. I checked with our Health Starts Here team and here's their guidance: "Our Health Starts Here program is based around our four pillars: Whole Foods, Healthy Fats, Plant-Strong™, and Nutrient Dense foods. Dr. Neal Barnard (on our medical advisory board) has a book titled <em>Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes without Drugs</em>. This is available in our stores and might be a great resource. Whole grains take longer for your body to digest so they end up raising blood sugar more slowly than refined or “white” carbohydrate sources. One does need to watch portion sizes in order to maintain a consistent carbohydrate count for the day but I don't think turning to "low carb" products is the answer. Whole, unprocessed foods with lots of fiber (veggies!), reducing oils, salts, granulated sugars and other refined or processed products can help you make great strides in slowing the progression of diabetes."
03/05/2012 2:16:41 PM CST
soon to be RD says ...
@Annette You really should find a Registered Dietitian (RD) to help you with your diet, as they are certified to educate and create meal plans to manage chronic conditions. Depending on the state you live in, some people may be able to call themselves "licensed nutritionists" (GNC employees, etc), however this is NOT the same as a Registered Dietitian. Eatright.org can help you locate a dietitian, or you can ask for a referral from you physician.
03/05/2012 6:26:31 PM CST
Gina says ...
This is my 1st time seeing the challenge &amp; I'm so excited. I too have many health challenges two if which are gluten intolerance &amp; diabetes). Thanks for all the AWESOME recipes. When I was 1st diagnose with diabetes in 2010 I was in the ER and my blood sugar was 600+. I have benn making diliberate healthy choices daily since then and I am NOW off of all insulin (YIPPEE), By making the baby steps, introducing one new recipe a week, and making different choices I can tell such a big difference. When 1st diagnosed it was all overwhelming, but now....I seek new ways of eating old foods. Thankk you WF soooo much for the recipes and suggestions on this blog and alll your help!! I look forward to tweaking some of these recipes for myself. See you tomorrow :-)
03/07/2012 4:35:20 PM CST
Lauren P. says ...
I love the idea of the 28-day challenge. It is like "spring cleaning" for your body. As an athlete all my life, I focused left on what I ate and simply focused on simply getting enough calories. However, recently I have discovered even small changes in my eating habits have made me perform and feel better over all. I have more energy naturally and depend less on caffeinated beverages to get me through my classes. I appreciate the link with suggestions, especially the guide on portion control. I also feel like you have provided great support for those wishing to follow your meal plan with specific recipes. Thank you Whole Foods! Tulane University- A.B. Freeman Student
03/07/2012 8:12:57 PM CST
Kim K says ...
Hi, I have a portion size question. I am arriving late to the challenge, and just cooked my first meal from it, SWEET POTATOES WITH COLLARDS AND ADUKI BEANS. (It was amazing by the way, I had never eaten collard greens before). My question is this, the recipe says that it is a serving size of 2, but the 28 day plan says that you should save half for lunch the next day. Does that mean if you are cooking for two people, you should double the recipes? Or maybe we should have just eaten half of the meal? Thank you so much for your help!
03/11/2012 7:37:51 AM CDT
paig292 says ...
@Kim Glad you liked the recipe! The menu plan was put together for one person taking the challenge but the recipe are easily doubled, tripled, etc. If you are cooking for two, feel free to double the recipe. Or, you can eat an alternate choice on the day you would have eaten the leftovers. Good luck!
03/12/2012 7:19:52 AM CDT
janejohnson says ...
@Kim Yes, if you're cooking for 2 then one recipe should feed 2 people. However, if you'd like to save some for lunch the following day, you'll need to double the recipe to have enough for lunch leftovers for 2. Thanks for reaching out.
03/12/2012 10:09:28 AM CDT
Hungry Peter says ...
The link to the meal plan is broken. :-( 404 error. But I do have a couple of questions. If we do take the challange. Does it come with a weekly grocery list or does that have to be derived from the meal plan? Also, is there is discount on groceries if we commit to this? (family of 4 here). Thanks! Hungry Peter
09/06/2012 10:25:26 AM CDT
Gloria Henry says ...
I am interested.
09/08/2012 10:08:58 AM CDT
Ronnie says ...
I've just started a low carb diet about a week ago, but am new to this. Are there any suggestions on meals i can prepare or even if i eat at a restaurant or anything like that? Any comment helps
09/10/2012 6:21:41 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@RONNIE - The 28-Day Challenge is not specifically designed to be a low carb option. You can find a weekly meal plan at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/healthy-eating/health-starts-here/meal-planning-cooking that will give you options that are under the Health Starts Here program. You might be able to find recipe ideas on that page. You can also check with your local store to see if they have products that are considered "low carb". Unfortunately at this time, we do not have any lists for low carb options for restaurants.
09/11/2012 12:33:01 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@HUNGRY PETER - Sorry for the delayed response! I believe I wrote back to you but might have incurred a technical glitch. I have fixed the links in the post above. I was unable to find a grocery shopping list but yes, you could take the recipes listed and derive a list. At this time we do not offer any discounts on following the 28-Day Challenge.
09/11/2012 12:37:52 PM CDT
crystal says ...
Excited to start
09/16/2012 10:30:24 AM CDT
Kelly twigg says ...
Excited to start
11/04/2012 9:32:05 PM CST
Jessica says ...
Sounds great!! Lets do this!
11/11/2012 3:34:53 PM CST
Sonia Burgess says ...
I am looking for "normalish" recipes my kids will eat and won't notice are "different"
12/28/2012 3:20:42 PM CST
manny says ...
Hi,i am looking for a 28 day cycle menu and must be budget please B/fast , Lunch and dinner Also looking for Menus and ideas for a Lunch pre made meal packs with a snack item and a fruit Thank u so much
12/29/2012 8:12:53 AM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@SONIA - We have you covered! In a more recent blog post, you will find great ways to add in nutrition for the kiddos! http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/blog/easy-tips-new-year-9-ways-sneak-nutrition
12/31/2012 2:13:24 PM CST
Catherine says ...
I just went and bought all the food for week one and now the menu is not online any more. Does anyone have week one that they could send me?
01/01/2013 5:21:27 PM CST
Reets says ...
Interested in trying this out.
01/02/2013 3:58:34 AM CST
patricia gass says ...
I was enjoying the 28 day challange went to log onto to see this weeks meal planner and noticed it was gone is there any way I get the plan again.
01/02/2013 5:55:12 AM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@MANNY, @CATHERINE & @PATRICIA - Since this is a blog post from last year's challenge, the menus have been removed. This year, each store Healthy Eating Specialist will be working with their region to design their specific challenge along with menu/meal planning. Reach out to your local store HE Specialist to get on their email distribution list for great ideas. Best of luck with the challenge!
01/02/2013 12:53:51 PM CST
VANESSA SEAGRAVES says ...
I would love to be on your 28 day challenge of healthy eating.
01/04/2013 12:27:47 PM CST
Teresa says ...
Thank you whole foods! I agree people need to recognize they are offering a free service to help us make better decisions. Be grateful not hateful ! :)
01/06/2013 11:39:05 AM CST

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