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Old Dog, New Tricks

Posted on 08/26/2008

     This is my 40th blog!  At first, I was hesitant about using the Internet.  Would I run out of things to write?  Would people read what I was writing?  In the end, I decided direct communication with those interested in losing weight and healthy eating was consistent with Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating’s mission.  I gave it a try.  

     And wow!  So many people—thousands, really—read my blogs.  Many of my friends aren’t internet friendly and I suppose this held me back for a while.  As one ages, it’s natural to resist change and be reluctant to learn new skills, but I’m very happy that I made the effort to adapt to cyberspace.  

     There’s a lesson here, I think.  No matter how old the dog, there’s something fascinating and useful about learning a few new tricks.
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     A reader found the words “corn syrup” on our ingredient list and asked how that squared with my declaration that Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating was totally free of high fructose corn syrup. 

     Very good question from a very observant person.  Well, the answer is equally good.  Both corn syrup and refined sugar are basically natural and are carefully regulated on our program.  They are, of course, calculated into the total carbohydrates.  Limiting calories on our portioned controlled plan is the primary reason that our customers are successful with weight loss and improving blood sugars.  

       As I stated previously, Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating does not use high fructose corn syrup, which is genetically engineered and unhealthy—very much so, in my opinion.
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    People become overweight because they consume more calories than they use.  Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating plan is a balance of lean sources of protein and carbohydrates, fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.  This—as hundreds of thousands of people can attest—is a plan that works.
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    Another reader asks, “Where can I find changes to the menu?  I have been wondering how often you make changes.”

    My answer: Keep reading the blog.  That will keep you informed.  We have just completed numerous changes—improvements, we earnestly believe.  Any time any item is changed, we undertake an extensive analysis and testing procedure.  Many steps must successfully be taken before we are willing to make a replacement.

      Changes are considered as we learn from scientific progress in understanding healthy eating.  We also listen to our customers.   The demise of the cabbage role is a prime example.  

    Customer input is of great value.  We learn from experience—ours and yours.  We do our best to please, while adhering to our carefully planned nutritionally balanced and calorie controlled 5-week cycle of freshly prepared mails.

    If you have any questions about our menu and/or want to make suggestions, please feel free to email my daughter Ruth at ruth@sshe.com.

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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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