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More Than A Hundred Hugs

Posted on 08/29/2008

    We had our annual distributor meeting this week.  Shall I sum up my reaction?  Yes!  Oh, that’s both the answer to my question and my reaction.  Yes!  Our distributors are more positive than they’ve ever been.  More and more people in their home areas are waking up to the benefits of healthy eating and wise weight loss.  It’s a revolution and we’re in the forefront!

    For more than twenty years we've been holding these meetings and I’ve always been impressed with our Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating distributors.  Many of you know at least one of them, so you should have a good sense of my meaning.  

    Despite the hardships of the economy, our distributors tell me that they know they are part of a healthy eating, portion-controlled meal replacement program that is beautifully beneficial to their friends, neighbors, and other customers.  They feel like they are helping people!  I understand, because so do I.

    By the way, I don’t know if I’ve ever had so many hugs in one day.  Thanks, my distributor friends.
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    Here’s a letter I received from a Type II diabetic customer.  Let’s call him Trey.

      “Dear Seattle: Week 1 is behind me and I have lost 5+ pounds while eating the 1,200 calorie plan even with some added wine and fruit.  When I had to renew last week, I thought I should try the 2,000 calorie plan to see the difference, so this week I am on 2,000 calories.  I was started to get used to the 1,200 calories, so the extra food is MORE than enough.  In fact, I am not eating it all.  So next week I will likely go back to 1,200 to keep my weight loss in overdrive. 

    “My wife who is super fit and ideal weight has sampled the food and is going to try it with me next week to lose a stubborn pound or 2.  My football playing son also has vowed to go on it after the season to drop some of the weight he has accumulated for football.  So, in short, Seattle Sutton Healthy Eating is taking over our refrigerator!
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    Since I mentioned having recently been made aware of a scientific study verifying alarming gastric bypass consequences, I have received many comments detailing horror stories caused by the procedure.  Most of them are from friends of people who had the operation and subsequently died.

    Oh, how I wish that Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating could somehow contact every morbidly obese person in the USA to make them aware of our program.  We definitely can help.  We do help many.  If those who have thought about gastric bypass—or who are already slated for surgery—could be made aware of our meal plan, I think they would cancel their gastric bypass.  

    I am certain that the cost of surgery, recovery, complications, etc. would be far more than the cost of our meals…and without the risks.  Frankly, I just don’t see why health insurance wouldn’t help the morbidly obese to pay for our meals.  Everyone would benefit—including the insurance companies.
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    From next week’s menu:  Another of my favorites (I know, I know.  I have so many.  Why is that a surprise?).  Vegetable chop suey on a bed of rice, served with a large egg roll and a coconut cookie.  

    We work hard to include many different ethnic foods in our healthy eating program.  I hope you appreciate the variety.  Of course, this Asian specialty—like our other ethnic meals—retains its natural flavor and taste while still fitting squarely within our healthy eating parameters.  

    In fact, our chop suey—and its ethnic counterparts—are more authentic than the artificially flavored versions you can find elsewhere.  And, of course, our chop suey has no monosodium glutamate.  BTW, did you know that "monosodium" means "containing one atom of sodium"?

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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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