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mod*mom giveaway :: 3 whole foods gift baskets $150
(i absolutely LOVE whole foods + organic everything!
i practically live there. the employees are the best!)
whole foods has a new natural weight control podcast series + they want to know what mod*mom readers think of their work, so they're giving away 3 natural weight control gift baskets of products mentioned in the podcasts.
to win a whole foods market natural weight control gift basket, listen to any or all of their 3 new whole body weight control podcasts, then leave them feedback in the "comments" on any or all of the 3 podcasts.
*be sure to enter modmom.blogspot.com in the “website” field on the comment form, to be entered in this promotion.
+ please leave me a comment to tell me what you thought of the podcasts
before midnight friday, february 1
by ~mod*mom~ at 8.1.08 Â©
I need all the help I can get.
I need this tooo Mod*Mom :)
I am looking forward to this series, hoping it will give me the info and the BOOST I need to follow through with getting healthier.
I still wish we had Whole Foods here, or at least online shopping! Interesting podcast. You always hear the terms associated with nutrition and weight loss, it's good to have them explained.
I love these podcasts. They help me with nutrition and tips on how to lose weight. I would love to hear more :)
Hello, I liked to first podcast the best! It was called "The Skinny on Weight Loss!" It gave me good ideas on how to begin a weight-loss program. The B-Vitamins,Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium and Water are essential.These help the metabolism and digestive system. Thanks,Cindi
Dear Mod Mom, I just listened to the whole foods pod cast and loved the info! Thanks for directing me there!
Cooking Accomplished! has been a great find for myself and several of my friends. The concept is simple; you go online, pick the entrees you want and the date you want to assemble them. The difference between Cooking Accomplished! and several other businesses like this in Portland, is quality! The owner is a trained chef. They have a commercial kitchen where all the ingredients are prepped by Shelley and her staff. Many of my friends, prior to joining me for meal assembly sessions at Cooking Accomplished!, admitted to serving and eating frozen or pre-cooked meals several times a week and to dining out two or three times a week. We decided since we are worried about nutritional value and using quality local ingredients we would research meal assembly as a solution to reducing time spent shopping and preparing dinners with the goal of eating healthier. The only assemble-your-own meal company that we found in Portland, that had great selections, high quality local ingredients and prepped all their food in-house is CookingAccomplished! in Lake Oswego. Since I started preparing meals at CookingAccomplished! I've also signed up for a couple of great cooking classes. My son attended a kids class as well and he can't wait until the next one. Shelley has done a fantastic job of creating a quality experience!
I love this store too!I started my journey in organic eating/living about 4 years ago
i am so glad i drink and eat so much yogurt, i have lost all and more of my bby weight and everyone is so surprised, i just started exercising and eating like i used to (healthy, organic, and lots of iron and calcium) and living in the hills helps, always good to hear new information as well though! probiotics yummmm
I listened to The Skinny on Weight Loss and it had more impact on me than I thought - not just saying to myself "I need to eat better and lose weight."
hey pals! i'm glad you're listening to the podcasts + leaving me comments, but you have to leave a comment on the whole foods podcast posts with modmom.blogspot.com in the website url to be entered to win these gift baskets.
thanks somuch ModMom for linking us to the Wholefood podcasts! I really spent the time to listen to all 3 podcasts and all were very informative. It really hit home when on the explanation of the homeopathy product OScillo he explained that they help to reduce the duration and the severity of the flu and cold symptoms... and ont he diet and wellness pods, i was reminded(once again) about stepping up my water consumption and also that it is extremely important to get the digestive and metabolic system going right in order for good health, which leads to proper weight... THANKS For the links and the contest! Supplements and healthy food form WHOLEFOODS market are one of the greatest gifts you could give us!
I love how we can use natural items to fight off disease and sickness...like yogurt!
I HEART Whole Foods! I really liked all the information presented. I earned something new! I didn't know that probiotics, thermogenics, and lipotrophics can assist with weight loss. Thanks!
I listened to all three and I love the info. I heard the podcast on ocillo too late and was sick with a bug for over a month. I gave it to my hubby when he first started to feel sick and he only had a touch of it for 3 days! It really worked! How great it is to hear about a product that delivers. I like the new podcast because it goes more in depth about a healthy weight loss rather than the junk you hear everywhere else. Bravo to Whole Foods and a big thank you mod*mom for bringing it to us
Hmmm, well I liked the first podcast...I'm assuming they'll have the other 2 up soon. Do you want us to leave you a comment as well as there for every podcase we listen to? Or just this one comment?
bebemequi: the other 2 podcasts should be posted soon, + i hope you'll listen/comment to them too.
antonina: only 1 podcast is up so far. i'm glad you listened to 2 of the cold/flu podcasts + the oscillo helped your hubby :)
Thanks for the heads on the Whole Foods podcast - I am listening to all of them - I started with the cleansing one and now am going all the way down to the going back to school - probiotics - totally need to know more about that! Bring on the healthy changes - I know a lot about fruits and veggies and how wonderful they are and I know about a lot of foods to avoid - but there's so much more to being healthy than that - thanks for telling me about this education opportunity...
Great podcast series!
I'm listening to all of them!
I loved all the little tid-bits of information. Love Whole Foods and can't wait to get back there. Thanks so much for the information!
I just listened to part one since I'm trying to lose 54 lbs! There were a few things I didn't know such as needing probiotics for weight loss.
I really enjoyed listening to these podcasts! I was a little sad to find out that lack of quality sleep affects your weight!!!! Too bad since I have 3 young kids...
The Skinny on Weight Loss provided me with great information which I will use. Thanks for the podcasts which are helpful and useful everyday.
I have actually incorporated a few of the recommendations on the podcast already. Thanks for the info. Here's to a happy and healthy 2008!
I must say that all the podcast had and have very good information. I was however disapponted in the very last one that was posted. I was hoping for more information on the cleanse that they were talking about. I felt that more information would have been beneficial, it left me wanting more clarification on what was introduced in that podcast
I've checked out the first podcast, and I found out some cool stuff! Cinnamon!
i'm glad you pals are enjoying the podcasts + thanks for the feedback!
Love listening to all 3 of the podcasts!! They're very informative!
have only listened and commented on part 3 so far - will come back to the others when I have more time - very informative though.
Off to checkout the podcast!
I would really love to win this, we are trying to eat much healthier.
Wow, super cool giveaway. Thanks for the chance!
I listened to the first one and am looking forward to checking out the other two later on. What a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.
the holidays pushed me over the weight edge. Fingers crossed.
The skinny on Weightloss is a great jump start...and I certainly need that! Thank you for having such a great giveaway on your site!
I listened over at Whole Foods. And left my feedback. We're suppose to be getting a Whole Foods in my area and I'm thrilled. I've missed them so much since leaving Los Angeles.
I need all the help I can get and this seems to be a much easier way to get healthy than what I have tried in the past!
Very interesting podcasts, though I'd have liked more details ;-)
I love everything whole food and organic TOO!
cool--count me in!
Very helpful and inspiring!
I'm trying to by healthier options for my family. This is great! Thank you!
The Skinny on Weight Loss was great. I know what I need to do to lose weight and get in better shape and I now think I will have the willpower and information to do it right. Thanks.
The Skinny on Weight Loss was great. I know what I need to do to lose weight and get in better shape and I now think I will have the willpower and information to do it right. Thanks.
i really like whole foods and their podcasts!!! I would REALLY like to win this because i am a poor college students who can't afford organics :(
I listened to the How to Achieve Weightloss podcast. While it was informative, it was a bit frustrating how the guest speaker kept pushing his organic food bars. It takes away from some of what he's saying imo.
We just moved to California and discovered Whole Foods. What a great place!
Thanks for the giveaway :)
Count me in! I would LOVE that!!!
Thanks for alerting us to the podcasts. They're really helpful and I wasn't aware of them, even though I'm a Whole Foods shopper. Great information!
enjoyed the skinny on weightloss. very interesting. thank you. please enter me.
I'd love to be able to shed the last of my "baby weight" it sounds interesting. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for the podcast info links. I enjoyed watching the cleanse podcast the best, it provided some great information. I love Whole Foods - they are such an awesome store.
Thanks for the terrific giveaway. I loved the podcast on the skinny. Very interesting and some great ideas that I'm going to use. Thanks again for the great giveaway.
The podcasts are great. I liked the first one. Gave great ideas.
I liked the first podcast and the last one on cleansing. The last one especially gave me a lot of valuable information on cleaning out the system. I do colonics every six months, great information.
I would love to try some organic stuff.
The cleansing podcast is very helpful.
The "skinny on weight loss" podcast gave me the motivation I needed to get back into my routine.
Great contest! I want to win!! the skinny on weightloss is just what i needed
What a great promotion! I love Whole Foods - as our son is Celiac and must be gluten-free. I had no idea that they had a blog or any idea that they were doing podcasts! Thanks for introducing them to me!
Unbelievably cool - period!
Thank you for sending us to the podcast I learned so much new information It was great
I want to thank you for taking me to such a great site. I( am a healthy eater but I learned new things there that I never knew before!
Thanks for sharing these podcasts. I just listened to the one about livers and cleansing your body and the health benefits...totally learned more than I thought I knew.
What a fantastic idea! Please enter me in your drawing.
I listened to the podcast "the Skinny on Weight Loss" and want to learn more about using probiotics on a regular basis, I will definately be following this podcast! Thanks! email@example.com
Count me among those who need help.
Very interesting...always love to expand my knowledge on healthy weight loss...now if I could only stick with them!
I definitely learned a lot from the body cleanse - I wish we had a Whole Foods near us! Thanks for the giveaway!
Oh yes! Pretty please! I'm almost 60 and 30 pounds overweight (on a five-foot-two frame). I have high blood pressure to boot, and organic foods would be a blessing for me, but with my VERY limited budget, it's not possible to buy them.
These Pod cast will help me lose these last few baby pounds! My son is 9 months old so its time to get serious and lose it! I would love to try organic and stick with it though!
What great podcasts! it's so great to have a resource to direct other people to in order to share the wealth of information! we need to take better care of our bodies, as a nation, and thanks to places such as whole foods who are working hard to get the information out, there is no excuse for not being more actively involved in getting healthy!
I have heard such great things about Whole Foods. I have never been to one since there are none in my state!!
I enjoyed the podcasts and felt like I learned alot of new information. I had heard a little about cleansing but didn't really feel very well informed. The podcasts really helped educate me about cleansing. I also learned that diet food lacking nutrients will actually cause me to eat more. This surprised me and really opened my eyes about diet foods! I also really appreciate the information about Probiotics and digestive health.
I listened to the Liver and Weight Loss Pod-cast and I'm ashamed to say that I didn't know anything about what the liver actually did! But, this really helped me to see how important it is to cleanse the liver from toxins that accumulate over time. I look forward to listening to the rest of them!
From the podcasts, I enjoyed learning about some of the additives in food that do NOT help weight loss, but prolong it. Thanks!
I. Love. Whole Foods! However, it's very dangerous for me to go there because I end up spending $125 on 4 bags of groceries, ouch! Thank you for the most fabulous giveaway. Off to check out the podcasts!
Wow great podcasts, I'm glad I finally got around to listening to them. What really hit home was the part about drinking more water, there are days I can go without drinking any...I really need to start watching myself!
I commented on Part 2: How to Achieve your Weight Goals. I found it very informative. I am going to reading labels more than ever. Sigh. I already have to read practically everything because I'm allergic to artificial sweeteners and those are in everything, even non-diet, non-sugar-free stuff. I was irked when Wrigleys decided to change their formula and put that stuff in all their chewing gum. Bleah.
I've heard so many positive things about Whole Foods!
I listened to the first podcast and would like to come back when I get a few more minutes and listen to the other two. I learned a number of things, just from this introductory one, that I never knew about weightloss before, especially the foods and plants that can help you flush fat from your system.
They were very helpful. Lots of information. I have learned that I should avoid corn syrup. I really need to get motivated to eat healthy. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
I definitely enjoyed listening to Healthy Liver for Healthy Weight talking about the tips of clensing products to get toxins out of our body. I would like to have a better health for 2008!
My goal is to live healthier in 2008. I think corn syrup in the root of all evil.
Ooh, this is great!
This is the giveaway most dear to my heart. I LOVE Whole Foods Market and I NEED to lose weight. I listened to Podcast #1. I left a comment, but forgot to include your website. I left a second comment with your website. I'm sure they'll moderate and delete one of them. The podcast was very helpful. Thank you for hosting. I hope I win !!! Leinani
Whole Foods is heathy grocery wonderland! I see things I never knew existed in that store. It really makes you realize how much JUNK is out there in regular groceries. Thanks for pointing me to the podcasts. I'll keep an eye out for them.
I listened to all three Whole Foods podcasts and I really hope that they enjoy my feedback. Thank you for sharing these with me. I learned a lot of new information and was reminded about things I did already know! I appreciate your blog a lot ModMom!!
I absolutely love Whole Foods! When my family from out of state come for a visit they want to go to Whole Foods.
Wow, I learned some new things and was reminded about others, esp checking the label on all foods - including organic products!
I thought that Part 2 had some great ideas about foods I can snack on and things to avoid. I need to read labels more carefully now! Overall, great things to know as I begin my Biggest Loser challenge with many family members. :) I'll listen to the others when I get a chance.
Put me in it to win it!
Wow, who new that there was corn syrup in bread. That is just crazy! Thanks for introducing me to there podcasts! And great giveaway!
A lot of information in those podcasts, hopefully some of it will stick! We don't have a Whole Foods in our city but I wish we did.
enter me. i want to win!
Wow, you don't realize how much you don't know until you sit and listen to these podcasts. I found them extremely helpful - all three. Now I am going to embrace a whole body cleanse. Thank you for the giveaway!
The skinny on weight loss. Didn't realize how important drinking water was for losing weight.
I like the Skinny on Weightlosss, especially which vitamins help your metabolism.
It was beneficial to learn what foods to avoid.
i'm so glad you all are enjoying the natural weight control podcasts. i think they're a wonderful resource for everybody, especially parents because we're modeling behavior for children + we want to take care of ourselves to be able to sustain our demanding energy + activity levels.
never heard of it i would love to win
I love listening to the podcasts and have learned so much already.
Wow - I've been on a diet for about three weeks now and it's so expensive to keep it up.. so I would absolutely love to win this!
The Podcasts are going on my Zune NOW! ;) I could use something like this after my surrogate son is born in two months. TY!! surrogacyrocks at yahoo dot com
I love whole foods and would just love to win. thanks.
Ever since my mom has discovered whole foods and organic foods, we have been almost completely "purged" of the "sin" food - haha. I must admit, i find that i too am converted. ORGANIC FOODS ROCK!!
I liked "The Skinny on Weight Loss!" It gave me good ideas on how to begin a weight-loss program.
I need diet help.
i'd love to win that. i even make my sons babyfood....
I am desperately trying to loose weight and this would help thanks.
I love whole Foods! We have to drive a bit to get there however it's well worth the effort.
I liked The Skinny, much better than I thought...not all "fluff".
Seems to be a good series. Thanks for the info!
The podcasts are great. Nice to get free health info!
It's too bad Whole Foods has joined up with the anti-fat hysteria. Every bit of science has shown that a Health At Every Size approach is the one that will lead to greater longevity and that most of the health problems associated with "obesity" are actually caused by the fact that fat people in our culture are ashamed and try to lose weight. In cultures where they don't, fat people have very few of the health problems we associate with being large. I hope people will look up information on Health At Every Size. It's scientifically (and ethically) sound, but I hadn't hear of it until I began my doctoral work in health psychology.
I enjoyed the podcast I listened to and learned a lot about fiber in my diet.
Ohhh... I need HELP! Great products! Very fun!!! Please count me in!
Podcasts are helpful - great ideas! Whole foods is an EXCELLENT store and great a GREEN company!