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Back to School -- Time for You

Posted on 09/1/2015

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It’s back-to-school time already and schedules are being set, routines are back and there’s finally time for YOU! Fall is a great time to focus on you. Get back to a healthier routine -- eating a healthy diet, being more active and/or overhauling your lifestyle. Why? It’s easier when the kids are back in school, schedules are more set than summer and the focus can be on family health once again!

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Don’t Forget: Seattle Sutton's 30th Anniversary Celebration

Posted on 08/25/2015

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Don’t forget dear friends! Tomorrow, Wednesday, August 26th we’re opening our doors and hosting a 30th anniversary celebration at our production facility in Ottawa, Ill.

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Lessons Learned from Failed Fad Diets

Posted on 08/24/2015

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We asked you ‘what lessons have you learned from failed fad diets’ and you told us. Here is a list from people who have been there and done that! I hope you find these lessons learned shared by men and women just like you helpful as you reach for your weight loss goals!

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Seattle Sutton's 30th Anniversary Celebration and Open House

Posted on 08/19/2015

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This year is an important year for us, because we officially celebrate 30 years of helping people improve their eating habits and overall health. I cannot believe it has been 30 years! It only seems like yesterday when I set out on this adventure.

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Coca Cola and Exercise

Posted on 08/12/2015

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In my 83 years I believe I’ve had the opportunity to experience a great deal, and to hear even more. But, now I really think I have heard it all! Recently, Coca Cola claimed that type II diabetes, obesity, and a slew of other diseases that are typically associated with obesity are actually not brought on by consuming too many calories rather from the lack of exercise. Really? I suppose sound medical science is not being considered in this assertion by Coca Cola. How could it be?

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What to Drink at Summer Barbecues

Posted on 08/6/2015

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Searching for the perfect beverage for your next summer barbecue? Have no fear! Here are some drink suggestions to help guide you through it effortlessly.

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What to Eat at Summer Barbecues

Posted on 08/4/2015

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BBQ season is officially upon us! This means lots of time for fun, sun, family and friends. But if you’re interested in making healthy food choices, it’s often tough to do so at a typical barbecue as you’re often times surrounded by nothing but unhealthy options. But just because you enjoy BBQ fare, doesn’t mean it has to ruin your healthy eating habits!

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How Much Water Do You Need to Drink?

Posted on 07/30/2015

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Without it, life comes to an end rather quickly. Water is one of the body's most essential nutrients. People may survive six weeks without any food, but they couldn't live more than a week or so without water. Why? That's because water is the cornerstone for all body functions.

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How to Calculate Your Caloric Needs and Lose Weight

Posted on 07/28/2015

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Determining your individual caloric needs sounds almost as confusing as the most difficult problem you can think of, like solving the U.S. debt or finding world peace! Many people don’t understand how much food they need to eat to properly function -- it can be overwhelming and downright confusing. Going too low is dangerous and too high is bound to result in weight gain. It really is a balance of calories in versus calories out to properly maintain weight or fewer calories to lose weight.

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Why You Should Stop Drinking Diet Soda

Posted on 07/23/2015

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Diet soda may seem like a health conscious choice considering it’s void of the calories and sugar than regular soda, but buyer beware. Diet soda is chock full of artificial sweeteners and chemicals. And, anytime artificial foods or flavors go into the mouth, it is smart to be skeptical. An obvious downside to artificial sweeteners is their overly sweet taste. This sets consumers up to need more and more to feel satisfied.

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