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What is one way you're going to try to eat healthier this year? (Page 1)


Eat more vegetables
20% (717 votes)
Eat fewer sweets
13% (465 votes)
Cook your meals at home
11% (384 votes)
Eat more whole grains
2% (72 votes)
Drink more water
11% (392 votes)
Cut back on caffiene
1% (45 votes)
Eat a healthy breakfast
4% (131 votes)
Eat fewer processed foods
19% (651 votes)
Cut back on calories
12% (430 votes)
Other, I'll explain in the comments
6% (217 votes)
Total votes: 3504

193 comments

Anonymous wrote 1 year 2 weeks ago

My local grocery (Kroger) now

My local grocery (Kroger) now has a terrific organic section--I'll be eating mostly organic food from now on!

Anonymous wrote 1 year 2 weeks ago

I am a few weeks into being a

I am a few weeks into being a vegetarian and I feel great!

Anonymous wrote 1 year 2 weeks ago

Fruits daily five servings

Fruits daily five servings Apple banana orange juice berries pomegranate Gauva vegetables like onion tomato garlic capsicum mixed wth egg to make omlate alternate day greentea mixed wth lemmonand honey low fat. Milk lot of chia seeds low fat cheese yougrt upside seeds sesame seeds lots of water tea And 1 hr walk I forgot iAds turmeric n omlate. Centrum silver dAily bran bread wow

 
wangaraf wrote 1 year 2 weeks ago

I am taking lots of water at

I am taking lots of water at hte moment, but i also intend to do more of fruits and vegetables. Hitting the gymn is a challenge, but with my rope, i do afew skips a day, consistently.....

Anonymous wrote 1 year 2 weeks ago

Eat less carbs do more yoga

Eat less carbs do more yoga

Anonymous wrote 1 year 3 weeks ago

Our doctor told my husband he

Our doctor told my husband he has to go "carb-less" for a month. What a great challenge! I am sure we won't maintain a no-carb existence, but we will keep the carbs in check once his glucose comes down.

 
smudgiesmom wrote 1 year 3 weeks ago

I'm giong too, and have

I'm giong too, and have already started, eating more yogurt, drinking a bit more milk, and get in at least one glass of water a day (I'm not really fond of just plain water). Also, if I can afford it, I'd like to start drinking more fruit/vergetable combination juices. Just simples things that are affordable and doable without going nuts and changing everything all at once. A good start I think. Also, even though I have to take them for medical reasons, I have recently cut down a considerable amount on my medications (which is NOT easy after taking some of them for over 20+ years trust me!). But I'm really going to try my hardest not to go back up on them no matter how much pain I'm in. I think, for me personally, this is a good start. Good luck to everyone else on here who are planning, in different ways that are right for them and their lifestyles and budgets, that they're able to carry through with their plans! :)

 
Lorene wrote 1 year 3 weeks ago

I'll try to eat more often

I'll try to eat more often (as in, more meals per day - I'm hypoglycemic so this is a must! Tired of purses getting ruined by mashed candies/glucose pills). I'll eat as many home-cooked meals and home-grown veggies as possible, and plan ahead by making healthy small meals in advance and freezing them for convenience.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 4 weeks ago

Addin chia seeds to my food,

Addin chia seeds to my food, but more importantly, not buying foods that have unknown junk in them and no hydrogenated oils or high fructose corn syrups at the least.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 4 weeks ago

exercise regularily

exercise regularily

 
gayle.capps wrote 1 year 4 weeks ago

I'll be on a sodium

I'll be on a sodium restricted diet this year; trying to avoid acceleration of kidney disease.

hooptyvan wrote 1 year 4 weeks ago

I was going to try

I was going to try NutraSystem to lose weight. But then I decided to try your Healthy Aging Menu Plan - 1500 calories a day. I'm up to day 8 and I can already see results. It's great. I love it that you offer two different entrees for dinner - so that if I don't like one - the other is good. Have been a life long member of Eating Well. I recommend you magazine and site to everyone. Thanks!

Anonymous wrote 1 year 4 weeks ago

Gluten-free! I have been

Gluten-free! I have been gluten free since January and have lost 15 pounds.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 4 weeks ago

I am now on a renal diet and

I am now on a renal diet and it is very difficult. Lower potassium foods seem to be most important along with no salt or salty foods. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 5 weeks ago

I will eat non GMO products.

I will eat non GMO products.

 
nadrojab wrote 1 year 5 weeks ago

I WILL TRY TO EAT AT LEAST

I WILL TRY TO EAT AT LEAST THREE MEALS A DAY. NO MORE GOING WITHOUT EATING FOR TWO DAYS.

 
sturd830 wrote 1 year 5 weeks ago

Watching carbs and sodium and

Watching carbs and sodium and fat walking everyday 3 to 4 miles.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

Portion control! Already

Portion control! Already have incorporated most of the others. Now, simply need to listen to when I am satisfied and eat less!

Anonymous

Anonymous wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

Planning to cook and eat more

Planning to cook and eat more quinoa and quinoa flour.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

Be more active and watch my

Be more active and watch my salt in take.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

we as a family will try our

we as a family will try our best to be gluten dairy and sugar free .I plan on teaching them the importance of eating this way for life:) My husband and I are both Diabetic and my two youngest out of 4 are epileptic and have adhd :) Hoping that eating healthy will make a difference . I want to show them how to grow their own food to do a really nice garden as well.

 
Lisa_583 wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

I am just getting back to

I am just getting back to cooking, after an unfortunate hiatus. I just love your vegetarian recipes. How about a Eatingwell Diet Vegetarian Cookbook? I would buy it!

 
pmcmillan5547 wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

cutting the salt and carbs

cutting the salt and carbs and when I win the new kitchen $15,000 make over I will love cooking even more ! Its always more exciting when its new !!!!!!

 
pmcmillan5547 wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

cutting down on Sodium !

cutting down on Sodium !

 
foreverlovinghi wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

Have switched to a clean

Have switched to a clean eating habit. Cut added sugar out of diet.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

To lose weight I decideto

To lose weight I decideto push myself to do yoga every morning and to cut down on my favorite fried stuff
I am suffering from rhemotoid artrities , disc bulges of my last 2 section of my sinal chord and carpel tunnel of both wrists and fingers
Can please advise me on my diet
Thanks

Anonymous wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

I'm a Type 2 Diabetic, so I

I'm a Type 2 Diabetic, so I have a lot on my plate, such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, and heart disease. The list is much longer than this, but I don't want to bore you. Anyways, I have to overhaul my diet and break some bad habits. Regular exercise helps to keep one regular. I would like to have a balcony garden for fresh vegetables....leaf greens at least. My doctor says "no protein", is this even possible?? I love your recipes, and have tried several, but I am living in the city now, which provides some interesting ways to get your fresh greens.

I'm looking into Vegetarianism, and so far has proved quite challenging. In time I will wean my self off meat.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

we have stopped eating

we have stopped eating anything after 8 p m and it is working good luck everyone who is trying.

 
ajljdavis wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

Sticking to one glass of red

Sticking to one glass of red wine per day and learning something new every month. This month I've taken on guitar. Brain health is my highest priority these days

 
Cheryl_362 wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

I am doing all the items you

I am doing all the items you listed; as well as watching my sugar & carb intake... exercising at least 30 mins. / day.
Thank you for all your great recipes!!!

Anonymous wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

I am sticking to recommended

I am sticking to recommended portion sizes.

 
monica55497 wrote 1 year 8 weeks ago

Dr. Says it has to come off.

Dr. Says it has to come off. I'm going to do it right. No scams, retrain my eating habits. Lean meats fresh and frozen fruits and veggies. No carbs except a little whole grain rice on rare occasions.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 8 weeks ago

No GMO foods, corn products,

No GMO foods, corn products, wheat, soybeans, etc. Unfortunately most are not labeled so that means no pre-packaged foods. No fructose corn syrup or cane sugar. The above are poisoning our bodies. The GMO seeds are impregnated with a chemical that attacks the insects digestive system. In the past 10 yrs. the rate of gastric disease has increased alarmingly. No co-incidence I think.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 8 weeks ago

As in the past I have been

As in the past I have been able to lose weight without giving up eating all the time. Since my 6 surgeries on my left arm I found it hard to cook and ate a lot of bad TV dinners, plus with the winter here I have gained 15 pounds. Now my arm is still tender upon movement and will always be this way. I have adjusted my cooking methods. I eat low carbs and have since 1980. I still have sandwiches pizza and pasta occasionally but I'm a meat lover so it is enjoyable for me. Plus I eat a lot of vegetables and yogurt.

I have check the listing of carbs count on the internet and have such a wide list of foods available. Plus I have joined quite a lot of low carbs recipe sites and are always getting good recipes. It's OK to go wild occasionally but then it's time to get back to where you feel healthy again. This is not for everyone but it really works - depending on the foods you like. GOOD LUCK IN 2014.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 9 weeks ago

High fiber, less calories,

High fiber, less calories, tons of vegetables, at least 2 fruits, whole grains only, and not very many. Low carb, lean protein, and lower-fat dairy. This is every day. 21 pounds and counting!

 
gomerwumphf wrote 1 year 9 weeks ago

If you're male be careful of

If you're male be careful of Omega 3 fats.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 9 weeks ago

I have never heard of most of

I have never heard of most of the ingredients in the foods you come up with. If they don't have them at Dollar General i can't make the dish!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous wrote 1 year 9 weeks ago

Eliminating wheat products,

Eliminating wheat products, processed foods and vegetable oils(especially canola oil), and margerine
Focusing on healthy fats(fats from meat and dairy), whole unprocessed foods, using coconut and extra-virgin olive oil, and FULL FAT butter and milk

Anonymous wrote 1 year 9 weeks ago

foods trying to avoid-all of

foods trying to avoid-all of the above, except wine, with dinner

Anonymous wrote 1 year 9 weeks ago

Eating more frequently and

Eating more frequently and portion control. No sugar!!!!

Anonymous wrote 1 year 9 weeks ago

Water, Water, Water, Greens,

Water, Water, Water, Greens, Greens, Greens, and trying fish.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

I've already substituted

I've already substituted fruit smoothies in the a.m., l/4 banana, mixed frozen berries, kiwi, and 3 fresh strawberries if I have them, in l/3 c orange juice. 1 cup smoothie , vs. a slice of toast or bowl of cereal I ate before. I don't eat meat more than twice a week, mostly chicken. I've begun one hour swimming/jumping/marching in the pool at 8:00 a.m. 5 X per week. Drinking more water. Convincing my husband he will like a mixed salad with grilled chicken ! In four days I've lost four lbs., not bad. I'm continuing on as long as I see results. Shirley

Anonymous wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

Eating less fried food and

Eating less fried food and more baked food and drinking lots of water with every meals

Anonymous wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

Plan to continue gym classes

Plan to continue gym classes at body plex and cook smarter & eat smaller portions of the right foods!

Anonymous wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

Stick to the serving sizes!

Stick to the serving sizes! With things like pastas or soups my sister and I both tend to dish up serving sizes for 2-3.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

By NOT eating "PROCESSED"

By NOT eating "PROCESSED" food and eating more protein; vegetables; and fryits.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

I drink lots of water.Cut

I drink lots of water.Cut back on meats.Eat more Cajun turkey.I have stopped drinking soft drinks.They are so bad for you.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

I now only eat vegetarian and

I now only eat vegetarian and am leaning toward vegan. It is better for me and the planet.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

Less calorie intake, more

Less calorie intake, more veggie.

 
liloneton wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

Stick to my Melaleuca diet.

Stick to my Melaleuca diet.

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