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What is one way you're going to try to eat healthier this year? (Page 2)


Eat more vegetables
20% (715 votes)
Eat fewer sweets
13% (465 votes)
Cook your meals at home
11% (382 votes)
Eat more whole grains
2% (71 votes)
Drink more water
11% (391 votes)
Cut back on caffiene
1% (45 votes)
Eat a healthy breakfast
4% (130 votes)
Eat fewer processed foods
19% (647 votes)
Cut back on calories
12% (429 votes)
Other, I'll explain in the comments
6% (217 votes)
Total votes: 3492

193 comments

 
Joan_20 wrote 38 weeks 6 days ago

I intend to drink more water,

I intend to drink more water, walk at least 3 days a week (I already do strength training twice a week) and track my food intake.

 
Fay_44 wrote 38 weeks 6 days ago

I want to eat more frest

I want to eat more frest fruit. I also want to get out and move more.

Anonymous wrote 39 weeks 21 hours ago

Eat less and exercise

Eat less and exercise more,,Nordic track is easy on the body,,crank up,the stereo and move ,,I have to just find a regime to follow when I go out of town,,I have knee pain so a lot of walking is out. Hugs all

Anonymous wrote 39 weeks 22 hours ago

I have begun to eat more

I have begun to eat more vegetarian meals and will continue to try new ones. Eating Well recipes are a treasure trove. I look forward to each issue of the magazine, which I have given as a gift subscription to my vegetarian daughter and to my sister. I have an organized a trial folder full of recipe print-outs, and almost every one that I have tried so far is a keeper. These are put in plastic sleeves and filed in a keeper folder. I scan every email from Eating Well, and that's mainly where my collection of recipes-to-try have come from. The people who develop these recipes deserve a lot of credit and have my deep gratitude. At 75, I am cooking more meals than previously, and they are more nutritious and delicious! My greatest challenge is to eat smaller portions, and that is my primary goal for 2014.

 
ohneclue_286026 wrote 39 weeks 1 day ago

I will continue cutting out

I will continue cutting out all wheat products as I've done for 6 months now. My A1c is down from 7.2 the first part of June to 5.8 (December lab work), my lipid panel is ALL normal now and I've lost 35 pounds as of today. I eat No fruits except the berries occasionally -- straw, blue, black and rasp but no other fruits. I eat all the veggies I want except the starchy ones. I'm full and happy and thinner! I;'ve also cut my insulin injections by half. I no longer need ANY R and take only half the N or medium acting insulin.

My echo shows NO heart disease, My MRI shows NO plaque buildup and only 1 tiny spot of "dead" muscle in the apex of my left ventricle. Not bad for a 74 year old female.

My husband has decided to do the same thing because when he checked his blood with my meter, his was 325!! He was diabetic and didn't know it. So now he follows what I eat except he still uses 12 grain bread for toast first thing in the morning. He's no longer diabetic because his BG is usually lower than 100 but never higher than 120 and can eat the toast but I don't/won't.

It bothers me that your recipes have so much carbs and they are labeled "diabetic" incorrectly. You simply cannot have a diabetic recipe with 40 carbs in a single serving PLUS the rest of the meal!

In case you're going by the outdated and incorrect (recently and quietly revised) ADA guidelines, start getting the carbs out of your diabetic recipes.

If you feel the need to have all the extra, unnecessary carbs in the rest of your recipes so people can develop diabetes, that's your choice. It's a bad one but it's yours.

Judith Stephens, MS, RD, LDE and diabetic for 20 years now.

Anonymous wrote 39 weeks 1 day ago

I'm gonna not buy unhealthy

I'm gonna not buy unhealthy foods and take it one day at a time

Anonymous wrote 39 weeks 2 days ago

More raw, living, unprocessed

More raw, living, unprocessed foods at every meal. And more collecting of free wild supernutrition edibles; that way I get more exercise outdoors too!

Anonymous wrote 39 weeks 3 days ago

Watch my portions.

Watch my portions.

Anonymous wrote 39 weeks 3 days ago

I want to heal!! I'm sick of

I want to heal!! I'm sick of taking meds and feeling awful. I was taken to a class and the lady was taking about the Hallelujah Diet (Lifestyle). So I bought the book boy does it make a lot of sense. I've spoken to people who have been healed and that is what I want. So I went RAW no meat. Oh my God what a wonderful feeling. For me I've only been on it for a month and already see a difference. It isn't easy by no means but I am trying really hard. Read up. I've lost 9lbs.

Anonymous wrote 39 weeks 5 days ago

No night eating

No night eating

 
kathleen.bryant wrote 39 weeks 6 days ago

Whole foods and smaller

Whole foods and smaller portions for me. And reducing the number of glasses of wine per week!

Anonymous wrote 40 weeks 4 hours ago

I'm going to eat more vegies

I'm going to eat more vegies fruitl,soups
and salads and drink water/juice which I rarely do.

Anonymous wrote 40 weeks 19 hours ago

My family is having many

My family is having many medical issues, including food allergies and cancer. Our ancestors did not have these problems at all, so I've decided we need to eat more organic foods, staying away from GMOs and pesticides as best we can.

 
tigerstrong58 wrote 40 weeks 1 day ago

smaller portion sizes

smaller portion sizes

Anonymous wrote 40 weeks 3 days ago

I'm just trying to find a

I'm just trying to find a recipe, and it's impossible! I clicked on the link I wanted and kept getting sent to an ad to buy something, every single time, even though I closed the ad multiple times. I finally found another link that I thought would take me to the recipe and it was another ad. I know everyone has to make money, but I hate being tricked into looking at ads. I think that's just low class. I don't have time to waste looking through a website when there are so many other recipes out there. I've enjoyed the magazine in the past, but I'm really disappointed in the website.

If I could have found a place to send this email privately, I would have. It's not my thing to complain on a forum.

 
laabscar wrote 40 weeks 4 days ago

Started South Beach Diet.

Started South Beach Diet. Have already lost 10 pounds

Anonymous wrote 40 weeks 4 days ago

Eat more fresh live food

Eat more fresh live food

Anonymous wrote 40 weeks 5 days ago

Go more raw

Go more raw

Anonymous wrote 40 weeks 5 days ago

Here's my new eating

Here's my new eating lifestyle, and 20 pounds (and counting) later, all is well:

High fiber (at least 35 grams per day)
MInimal refined carbs (no white bread or white rice)
Lean protein (all kinds, including beans and sodium/nitrate free lunch meats)
Tons of vegetables and fruits (no bananas, white potatoes
Berries, berries and more berries
One ounce of dark chocolate, drizzled over some berries, every night after dinner.

Anonymous wrote 40 weeks 6 days ago

Drink more beer.

Drink more beer.

Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 21 hours ago

I am going to eat less fast

I am going to eat less fast food and cook more healthy meals at home.

 
guzman.celina wrote 41 weeks 1 day ago

Lower portion sizes

Lower portion sizes

Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 1 day ago

Eat less meat

Eat less meat

Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

i want to quit smoking.i know

i want to quit smoking.i know most of you will think bad about me.im being honest here.i am very good about eating vegie, drinking green tea n lemon, taking supplements but i cant stop smoking..

 
vmqc15 wrote 41 weeks 3 days ago

I will include either fruits

I will include either fruits or vegetables at every meal.

 
lauriebrentlinger wrote 41 weeks 4 days ago

Only occasional soda as a

Only occasional soda as a treat. Less starchy carbs, less commercial breads, a bit of artisan breads when having any. Experiment with chia, almond flour, quinoa. Pay more attention to lessening the sugar intake.

Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 5 days ago

I'm go in to start cutting

I'm go in to start cutting back on cokes and bread ~ and start drinking more water. Plus walking

Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 5 days ago

I would cut down on

I would cut down on salt,sugar,oil and any processed food.Drink alot of water and do a little jogging.

 
fjmj4 wrote 41 weeks 6 days ago

I'm drinking more water and

I'm drinking more water and increasing my intake of fresh foods (fruits & vegies). I'll take it from there.

 
destanyj wrote 41 weeks 6 days ago

Slow down on the sugars and

Slow down on the sugars and processed foods, as well as the alcohol!!

 
ang_ton2 wrote 41 weeks 6 days ago

an apple a day :)

an apple a day :)

Anonymous wrote 42 weeks 14 hours ago

No more sodas, planing weekly

No more sodas, planing weekly meals, eating before I do grocery shopping, exercise plan, and setting goals in steps like one pant size at a time. Aka be realistic!!

Anonymous wrote 42 weeks 1 day ago

stopping eating one packet of

stopping eating one packet of McVities dark chocolate digestive biscuits PER DAY!!, removing all sugar and dairy, juicing for short periods of time, increasing fresh food, vegetables, nuts - no more sweets/cakes/white flour / potatoes,, more oily fish (pilchards in sunflower oil)...and if I manage to get over my ruptured achilles tendon, do my first marathn for 8 years and YOGA!!! :)

Anonymous wrote 42 weeks 3 days ago

I am going to increase my

I am going to increase my fresh fruit& veggie intake from 5 to 8serving & decrease my red meat from 2servings per week to one serving per week& increase chicken/ fish (1) serving per week. Per measure all home cooked meals closer. in 2013 , I lost / kept off (50) lbs but need to lose another (50) lbs. This year!

Anonymous wrote 42 weeks 4 days ago

drink plenty of water plenty

drink plenty of water plenty of veggies and fruits less red meat

Anonymous wrote 42 weeks 5 days ago

I've been trying to find the

I've been trying to find the Girl Friends' Diet menu plan and recipes on your website, to no avail! Where are they? You indicate that they are available, but I cannot find them. Holly

Anonymous wrote 42 weeks 6 days ago

Cut out salt sugar and dairy

Cut out salt sugar and dairy and all process foods.

 
lfigg70485855 wrote 42 weeks 6 days ago

Cut out sugar and processed

Cut out sugar and processed foods.

Anonymous wrote 43 weeks 18 hours ago

Planning ahead, shopping

Planning ahead, shopping wisely, and increasing my intake of natural, unprocessed foods.

Anonymous wrote 43 weeks 19 hours ago

If I like it, I won't eat it

If I like it, I won't eat it :)

 
lorrkron wrote 43 weeks 1 day ago

I'm going to cut out sugar &

I'm going to cut out sugar & bad snacks (cookies). Eat more fresh veg. Try to exercise 3 times a week.

Anonymous wrote 43 weeks 1 day ago

exercise,cut out

exercise,cut out sugar,fruit,,breads, more protein fiber no soda,lots of vegetable,green tea,water.

 
judykae54 wrote 43 weeks 2 days ago

I will follow Dr. Joel

I will follow Dr. Joel Fuhrman's Nutritarian eating plan. His book, Super Immunity, changed me forever. Check out his web site and you will see for yourself.

Anonymous wrote 43 weeks 2 days ago

Eat foods without labbles

Eat foods without labbles

Anonymous wrote 43 weeks 2 days ago

I'm going to try and follow a

I'm going to try and follow a "clean" diet. I've been doing it a little this year, but plan to focus on it in 2014 for my family.

Anonymous wrote 43 weeks 2 days ago

THINK and be much smarter....

THINK and be much smarter....

Anonymous wrote 43 weeks 2 days ago

Eating more veggies - and

Eating more veggies - and jusr about everything else on the list!

 
Donna Talley wrote 43 weeks 2 days ago

Cut Back on sweets.

Cut Back on sweets.

Anonymous wrote 43 weeks 3 days ago

I am going to try to

I am going to try to eliminate plastic from my kitchen. I am very concerned about what chemicals are leaching into my food when it is stored in plastic containers or heated up in them.

Anonymous wrote 43 weeks 3 days ago

No sugar or red meat - try to

No sugar or red meat - try to limit consumption of "four-legged" fats

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