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Posted on 03/17/2009

Nothing new on the NutriSystem legal front.  I’ll keep you posted.  And again, let me thank you for the continuous support you’ve been showing Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating.  Kelly and I have glad hearts.
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Here’s a reader’s comment with a question I want to answer and a suggestion I’m certainly considering.  The writer’s name is Lynne.  “I’ve now been on Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating for two weeks and am really enjoying the quality, taste, and variety of the meals.  I’ve not felt hungry or craving anything, so I hope to be able to stick with this for a long while.  A couple of suggestions though—I travel for business every couple of weeks for a few days.  During those weeks, I can’t seem to order my meals because either I’ll be away one of the pickup days, or I’ll have extra meals going to waste.

“It would be great to offer a ½ week ordering option so I wouldn’t have to skip an entire week of Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating.  I enjoy reading your blog posts and appreciate the email reminder to go view them.  It would be great to get these on Wednesday or Thursday instead of Friday—that way it’s an additional way to be reminded to get to the website to place my order in time for next week’s food.  Thanks again for offering this valuable, quality service.”
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Thanks, Lynne, for your kind words.  I’m happy to tell you that we do offer half-week orders.  Ask your distributor or, if you’re in a home delivery area, call Paula at 817.689.0265.  As for your suggestion about the emails, that’s a good idea.  Most weeks I’m able to blog at least twice—we aim for Tuesdays and Fridays and generally hit those targets—so we can adjust our emails to go out on Wednesday and Friday.  I’ll ask David Swartz at headquarters to make that adjustment.  Appreciate your support and your suggestion.
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Did you know that heart disease is the Number One cause of death in America?  If we ate healthier, lost weight, and exercised more, we could prevent many, many of those deaths.

According to the most recent statistics from the American Heart Association, eighty million plus American adults have one or more types of cardiovascular disease, such as stroke, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, birth heart defects, hardening of the blood vessels, and other diseases of the circulatory system.  One in three women have some form of cardiovascular disease.  In 2004, America lost 460,000 female lives to cardiac illness.  Do the math.  One death a minute.
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Frightening, huh.  It's important to point out—and this is what drives me to keep going, no matter what—I know we can help.  Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating may not be the cure, but our healthy, portion-controlled meals are an antidote to the obesity and bad eating habits which make such a major contribution to building these death statistics.  Won’t you help yourself and—as much as you think right—others?  Try our meals.  Tell an at-risk friend to do the same.  We can help.  We do help.  
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Here’s an ugly, but accurate fact.  FDA regulations allow companies selling products containing up to 0.49 grams of hydrogenated oil per serving to claim “0g trans fats” on their labels.  So people can be fooled.  They may think they are eating healthily while trans fats are actually accumulating in their body.  The most important thing to know is whether what you are eating contains any hydrogenated oils.  My advice:  check ingredient labels.

Oh, by the way, trans fats are a significant contributor to heart disease.  See above statistics on heart disease and deaths.  Trans fats can adversely affect serum lipids, thereby increasing the risk of cardiovascular problems.

A 2% increase in trans fat consumption has been associated with a 23% increase in coronary heart disease.  For most people, that’s just 40 extra calories from trans fats per day—about 4 extra grams!  Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating contains no trans fats and no hydrogenated oils.
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I heard recently from one of our customers who had been on Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating for six weeks and lost 54 pounds, plus 5.5 inches of girth.  Congratulations.

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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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