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Posted on 04/22/2008

Thanks for the many affirmations.  We’re very glad to be helpful.  A few have written asking that we change our basic approach.  It’s heartbreaking to turn anyone down, but we simply can’t accommodate “convenience” changes.   Perhaps’ today’s answers to your continuing questions and comments will explain.

Why not allow customers to select their meals from a menu?

My mission is to improve people’s eating habits.  We can’t achieve this if we ask “what do you like and what don’t you like.”  People look to us to provide balanced, healthy, calorie-controlled meals.

Isn’t it now common knowledge that parents should serve their kids what they should eat?  It isn’t good to ask them which fast food place they’d like this morning, this afternoon, this evening.  Parents need to go back to serving their children healthy food they should eat.

Are Seattle Sutton’s meals okay for people who have gout?

Gout is a form of arthritis.  Those afflicted suffer sudden, severe bouts of pain.  The key is to reduce uric acid levels in the blood.

Our balanced, sensible meal program provides a healthy weight loss plan for those with gout.  Fasting, or severe dieting, on the other hand, raises uric acid levels and causes gout to worsen.  Healthy weight loss, which is us, is often indicated as a treatment for gout.

Eating our meals is a positive.  We do not provide high purine foods such as organ meats, anchovies, herring, and mackerel—all of which should be avoided by those on a gout diet.

Animal protein in a recommended gout diet is often limited to no more than five to six ounces of lean meat, poultry, or fish a day.  Our plan does not contain red meat, and servings of poultry and fish are limited to three to four ounce portions.

"I'm tired of eating the same meals."

Ten times a year the same meal?  That’s too many?

We have 105 different meals served in a five week rotation—carefully analyzed and balanced—which means our customers eat the same meal only ten times a year.  Most people tell us they don’t have this low of a frequency when they’re on their own.

Many people state they will be on our meals the rest of their life.  We’ve received testimonials from people on our plan for more than ten years. 

Why are the breakfasts so skimpy?

They really aren’t  You may not be “full,” and you might be a little hungry.  Being hungry is good for weight loss.   Remember, you have a choice between a 1,200 and 2,000 calorie-per-day plan.  Obviously the 2,000 calorie is almost twice as much of the same food.

Anyway, you may eat your meals whenever you want.  What matters is total calories per day.  If you wake up hungry, eat breakfast and part of your lunch.

Cannot stand tuna fish or other seafood.  Why not get rid of it?

Most of our clients enjoy our seafood.  People have different tastes.  However, medical science teaches us that people should eat fish twice a week.

Some people believe they don’t like fish, but when they taste the high quality of ours, they change their mind.

Cannot stand nuts!  Why not get rid of nuts?

Nuts are an excellent source of protein with literally no cholesterol.  They assist in the building of a well-balanced meal program.

Many nuts contain Omega-3, which has been known to fight heart disease.

How does one stop eating too much?

Portion control.  We do it for you.  That’s why almost everyone is satisfied while following our plan.  They’re happy because they can trust our calorie control.

I also recommend diversional activities.  Be creative.

If you feel you have a compulsive eating disorder, then you should seek professional assistance.

Too many plums.

You think?  I don’t agree.  Perhaps one plum is too many for you.  Well, personal taste is important.  We serve a variety of fresh fruits, including strawberries, pineapple, cantaloupe, apples, oranges, kiwi, grapes, honeydew, and—of course—plums.

BTW, our fruit juices are one hundred percent fruit juice.  No added sugar.  No added high fructose corn syrup.  Very healthy choice.

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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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