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Be Good To Your Mother

Posted on 05/6/2008

Mother’s Day!  To my wonderful mother, who has passed on, I send my love and gratitude.  To my five children and fourteen grandchildren, I give the same.

My children all help me with Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating.  Many of my grandchildren also make contributions and I’m hopefully that more of them—by their own choice—will someday continue our mission.

Here’s a terrific idea.   For Mother’s Day, why not give your mother a week of healthy eating?  Instead of taking her to a restaurant for one meal, gift her a week of Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating.

Thoughtful, yes.  And good for your mother.

My husband Kelly and I are both on our meal plan.  He’s very active at 78.  Lots of golf, poker, and helping me.  He’s very good to his wife and former head nurse.

Amy Moore, our distributor in Merrillville, Indiana, was a customer before becoming our first Indiana distributor ten years ago.  This past weekend, in Indianapolis, she ran her first half-marathon!  Thirteen and one-eighth miles!  Amy is signed up for the 2008 Chicago Marathon.  Keep us posted, Amy.

Her husband, Scott, has lost 75 pounds on SSHE (so far).  Maybe you heard him vouching for our meals on WGN.

One of my favorite breakfasts is on next week’s menu.  Cinnamon raisin oatmeal (yum!) served with a whole wheat English muffin and an appetizing fruit spread. 

I absolutely love oatmeal.  So healthy!  In the course of our 105-meal rotation, we serve several different kinds of oatmeal.   It’s a great dish to start the day.

Is breakfast the most important meal?  I look at it like this: with people working different shifts and sometimes having their main sleep in the daytime, how can any one meal be the most important?

To eat healthy, we have to consume ingredients our body needs.  And we have to follow a basic, foundational rule.  Eat when you’re hungry.

Most of us are conditioned to be hungry at mealtime.  Why?  Custom and habit.  Social patterns.

But to nourish our bodies, we don’t have to eat at any specific times.  Some people like three meals a day, some like to eat more frequently.

Goodness, you can hoard our meals until midnight if you like.  Or eat half your breakfast early in the morning and the other half at ten o’clock.   Heed your body.

Happy Mother’s Day.

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Seattle Sutton, BSN, RN

She made healthy eating her mission in life long before anyone else did, in hopes of helping her own obese father. A registered nurse by training and entrepreneur at heart, she lives, eats and breathes everything about healthy eating and helping to improve people’s eating habits and overall health. She enjoys never having to bother with grocery shopping, cooking and counting calories. Her favorite SSHE meal, although it’s hard to pick just one, is the Potato Gnocchi with Basil Pesto Sauce.

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