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Busiest So Far

Posted on 07/18/2008

   What a busy week!  My trip to Kansas City went astoundingly well!  I am very impressed with Sue Herrin and Darryl Vennard, who own the Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating franchise there.  I was also pleased to meet the very bright Craig Kaminer, head of the Missouri PR company called “Twist.”  Craig helped arrange the single busiest interview day of my life.  When I told him, he commented, “So far.”
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   I was also extremely pleased to meet Kevin Hodge, who is a partner with Sue and Darryl in the KC franchise.  What an intriguing fellow!  Kevin is in charge of meals delivery for the franchise and also is a distributor.  Quite witty.  He sure does remember a lot of lines from bad, bad movies.
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   My reaction to the obesity rate report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was mixed.  On the one hand, I think it is very important that Americans come to grips with the fact that one out of four of us are obese—which means at least 30 pounds overweight.  Obesity causes unnecessary suffering and often results in disease and early death.  Publicity raises awareness.

   On the other hand, my mission—and that of Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating—is to help people eat healthily and in the right portions so that their weight and health enable them to live a physically and mentally comfortable life.  So I was very disappointed to learn that obesity is spreading.

   Goodness, we can help!  Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating is the real deal.  This means our system of freshly prepared, healthy, well-balanced meals is based on the right idea.  No gimmicks.  No misrepresentations.  Our plan works.  How I long to spread this message!  

   Please help.  If you know someone who can benefit from Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating, tell them about us.  And if you’re involved with the insurance industry—or know someone who is—for goodness sakes, tell them that everyone benefits—including the insurance companies—when their wellness and/or rehabilitation programs cover some or all of the costs of Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating meals.
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   One out of four!  That means more than 80 million Americans are obese!
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   The Atkins Diet people are at it again.  They make me so mad!  Their diet is not healthy.  And it’s especially not heart-healthy.  Now they’ve “sponsored” another “study” which purports to show their superiority.  Right.

   This is the second time (to my knowledge) that the Atkins people have “bought” a study.  I learned about the first one (several years ago they paid Duke University to validate their diet) and revealed it in my book, “The Seattle Sutton Solution.”   

   They were mad at me then, but I didn’t care.  I’d rather have friends than enemies, but some things have to be said (and written).   Look, the only reason people lose weight on any diet is because calories in are less than calories out.

   To me, that’s one fundamental.  I’ll grant that any diet—including Atkins—is capable of achieving that goal.  The real challenge is to lose weight while eating healthy and learning portion control.  That’s what we provide…and what the Atkins approach can’t.
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   Here’s a testimonial for Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating, one of a continuous flow we receive.  We’ve edited it to meet space requirements without changing the meaning.  It’s from Chuck L.  His distributor is Eileen Spevak.

   “I had a kidney transplant two years ago after three and one-half years of dialysis, four heart attacks, and quadruple by-pass surgery.   I quickly gained over 60 pounds before deciding to go on the Seattle Sutton diet.  My concern was…potassium (troublesome for a transplant recipient).  Since your diet has greens and potatoes, I asked my doctors and you (about its feasibility).  The consensus was try it and monitor the effects.  My first day was June 2.
 
   “My numbers are all in range now, except for magnesium, but that was a problem before the diet. In addition, I have lost 23 pounds and feel better than I have for a while.  Based on these results, I plan on staying on the program until I reach my goal or until something bad happens, which I don’t anticipate.”

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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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