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Beth S. says ...
I want to continue to try to find ways to reduce meat from my diet. I don't want to eradicate it altogether, but I do recognize there is a need for Americans to reduce their meat intake. I'm trying to find ways to create more hearty veggie dishes that are just as satisfying as a roast chicken or steak supper.
01/02/2011 9:14:08 AM CST
Annette Saclett says ...
I have come to the grave realization that I am hooked on sugar! In 2011 I am going to make a concerted effort to limit my refined sugar intake and opt for healthier options to curb the ever-present sweet tooth:)
01/02/2011 9:15:10 AM CST
Laura says ...
Less eating out for starters.. following a meal plan will help.
01/02/2011 9:16:30 AM CST
Lisa Guill says ...
In July 2010 my husband had a massive heart attack. After 4 stents and a second chance at life my husband made the necessary changes to live a longer and healthier existence. In September 2010 co-workers found my stepfather slumped over a piece of machinery 33 minutes after he had clocked in for his shift. He had already passed away. This last month my doctor told me if I didn't change 'my ways', I wouldn't live to see my grandchildren. I'm overweight, borderline diabetic, and have high blood pressure. I don't smoke, do drugs or drink. My only vice has been food. Bad food. I've been living in denial about my husband's heart attack and my step-father's death. But, when my doctor told me I wouldn't live to see my grandchildren, I knew it was time to make a change. I'm excited to be beginning this year with a new attitude. I am looking forward to seeing those grandchildren one day.
01/02/2011 9:19:16 AM CST
alicia oliva says ...
I plan on drinking more water, cutting back on sugar and salt, and taking more walks.
01/02/2011 9:20:42 AM CST
Jenn Burka says ...
I try to eat lots of leafy vegetables and I skip the red meat and pork. I love making food myself and don't go to big american chain restaurants where the portions are out of control and the food isn't that great.
01/02/2011 9:26:35 AM CST
Robin says ...
Love the Whole Foods salad bar! Hope to use it as often as possbile in the New Year!!
01/02/2011 9:34:51 AM CST
Anna says ...
I'm trying to eat a more plant based diet this year. Less processed foods!
01/02/2011 9:45:07 AM CST
Lexxie says ...
We're definitely trying to eat much healthier all around. Since my husbands triple bypass at 39 yrs. old it has been a struggle to find the best approach to a healthier diet for all of us. We're trying to incorporate more fiber, fresh veggies, chicken and fish and cutback on our sugars. I'm glad I found Whole Foods. Now I know I'm getting the best available for my family.
01/02/2011 9:45:55 AM CST
Denise Bolin says ...
Like many others, I need to get serious about my diet and eat more whole foods. I'm convinced organic is better for all of us and the planet as well. I will still eat humanely-raised meat but will also incorporate other protein sources (beans, quinoa, etc.) and try to reduce refined carbs. It's a constant struggle but I know I am not alone...
01/02/2011 9:50:25 AM CST
SusieBeeOnMaui says ...
More veggies and fruit. Portion control! Use herbs and spices to max out flavor. Shake up my routine meals-e.g. yesterday I made a hummus and cucumber sandwich for lunch instead of my normal turkey and low fat cheese.
01/02/2011 9:50:36 AM CST
Shannon says ...
I vow to cook more rather than going out to eat (which I unfortunately do way too much). I have some great cookbooks and online tools for healthy recipes, and I intend to use them. This will allow me to use some fun and healthy spices, control my portions, and see exactly what I am digesting.
01/02/2011 9:50:44 AM CST
Elizabeth says ...
I will be eating more balanced, satisfying and healthy meals by planning ahead. Taking time each weekend to be a bit more thoughtful about lunches and dinners will (hopefully) ensure fewer "why the heck did I eat that?!" moments in 2011. Being a vegetarian (and soon to be marathoner as of Jan. 9th!), I look forward to having plenty of balanced options on hand to help fuel workouts, as well as the daily grind.
01/02/2011 9:51:27 AM CST
Linda says ...
We are always looking for low sodium options since my daughter has a kidney disease, FSGS syndrome. I love to cook and serve whole, fresh foods to my family. Each New Year brings new challenges as we work to expand our low sodium recipe ideas for a busy family!
01/02/2011 9:52:40 AM CST
JamieR. says ...
I have 3 boys 3 and under so snacks are a big deal around here. I want to focus on creative, healthy snacks this year and make sure snacktime is one more chance to get in lots of vital nutrients these growing boys need!
01/02/2011 9:56:15 AM CST
Julie Geistlinger says ...
I've been working on having my family eat healthy for several years. We've already taken out sodas and most processed foods in our diet, gone organic and added supplements. My focus for 2011 is to to add more variety into our diet by adding more vegetables (we rarely ate vegetables 2 years ago!) and spices that aid in overall health ie: tumeric, cumin, etc. Since I am not working any more due to an autoimmune disease, I have the time to experiment with new recipes and I am looking forward to new dishes. Of course my inspiration is my family, but since I have become ill and my oldest daughter has asthma I really have been focusing on what can ail the body and eliminating some of the toxins in our diet and in our house. I discovered Whole Foods about 6 months ago and now am a regular shopper...I really appreciate the organic, non-hormone dairy and meat products (especially having the option of grass fed beef). The last 2 years has been a process and I look forward to continuing the process in 2011!
01/02/2011 10:24:57 AM CST
Richard says ...
My daughter has found Whole Foods in Westport .... we are now all eating Whole Foods Healthy! We are not allowed to shop anywhere else under penalty of law! Rich
01/02/2011 10:26:55 AM CST
Michelle says ...
I like to try new recipes to keep eating healthy fun & interesting!
01/02/2011 10:30:41 AM CST
Kerry says ...
My fiance and I take baby steps every month or so toward eating healthier. We have incorporated lots of whole foods recipes in our diets, and shop almost 100% of the time at whole foods... especially for meats (mostly chicken and turkey) and seafood. The difference is remarkable. Not only in taste and conscience, but in the after-feeling. My body (our bodies) feel satisfied and invigorated instead of bloated and lazy. I can't wait to learn more. We plan to start a family this year and our goal is to make sure our children don't get any additives that we all unfortunately grew up with. :) This prize would be so awesome for helping us on continue on the right track!
01/02/2011 10:32:20 AM CST
James says ...
This new year, I plan on eliminating glutens and sugars from my diet, and increase my intake of healthy, organic foods, as well as take my vegetarianism more seriously. I plan on incorporating my local Whole Foods Market in my newfound way of life by using their recipes and staff to help me make better dietary decisions. I am a creature of habit, so I know once I get into the swing of healthy eating, it will become second nature to me.
01/02/2011 10:34:59 AM CST
Denise-EPL says ...
My goal for the year to help keep my family eating healthy is to start meal planning. I find myself running off to the store mid-week grabbing whatever seems easiest to prepare or even worse picking up take out. I want to have a stocked pantry, ready and prepared for the week's meals!
01/02/2011 10:54:30 AM CST
Susan says ...
I'm going to focus on alkalizing foods in 2011 and greatly reduce the highly acidifying ones: meat, dairy, wheat, alcohol and sugar. My motivation is how great I'm going to feel following this diet!
01/02/2011 10:55:29 AM CST
Erin says ...
After struggling for years with an eating disorder, Whole Foods is helping me fall in love with food again. I love their simple recipe ideas and the entire Whole Deal magazine, as well as the helpful store employees... all make grocery shopping less overwhelming so I can stick to my recovery. This year, I am reclaiming my health!
01/02/2011 11:16:55 AM CST
cherry pfau says ...
I recently survived breast cancer and my new approach is to eat fresh,organic food cooked at home instead of pre-packaged, processed foods. I think the chemicals and fake foods contribute to cancer, so my motivation to change is preventing re-occurance of my cancer.
01/02/2011 11:22:55 AM CST
Victoria says ...
This year I plan to eat only foods that are 100% natural, unprocessed, non-GMO, and mostly organic so my body feels energized and not bogged down by processed, unnatural foods. Luckily my local Whole Foods has many more choices that will fit this criteria than my regular grocery store!
01/02/2011 11:23:04 AM CST

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