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The Truth About Fat

Posted on 10/31/2008

A late autumnal chill is in the air, but have no fear.  Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating warms the heart.  Referencing calorie-controlled healthy eating and the body’s main motivating muscle reminds me of the truth about fat. 

We all know that Americans eat too much fat.  Big surprise.  A healthy intake of fat should be 30% or less of a person’s daily calories.  Fewer than ten percent of total fat calories should come from saturated fats.  Most Americans consume more than this recommendation.

A high fat diet can lead to colon cancer and obesity, with all its attendant dangers.  But as many doctors and dietitians warn the public to lower its fat intake, some people reason that if low fat is good, no fat must be better.

Wrong!  The body needs fat for hair, skin, and nutrition.  The trick is to reduce fat without eliminating it.  That’s what Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating does.  It’s part of our planning and our preparation.

And that’s the truth about fat.
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The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported recently that the incidence of newly diagnosed diabetes cases nearly doubled in the last decade.  That translates into 1.3 million new cases of diabetes identified in 2005-2007 and 590,000 new cases found in 1995-1997.  

Almost two million more diabetics in the last four years!  Don’t forget that hundreds of thousands more cases are thought to remain undiagnosed.

The medical expenses necessary to treat and control these new cases are staggering—too high, really, for me to estimate without having a better handle on the future costs of treatment.   

One fact is clear.  If we can find a way to help these diabetics eat healthy, calorie-controlled meals, we will dramatically decrease those costs.  Everyone involved will benefit, especially the insurance companies.  That’s why the smart insurer should begin now to help diabetics and others-at-risk.

The solution for a wise and visionary insurance company CEO is simple: Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating.  Why not pick up half the cost?  The average weight loss of someone conscientiously on our plan is two pounds per week.  And this is the right way to lose weight.  The cost is a pittance compared to medical

That means an obese person dedicated to our plan can realistically expect to lose 50 pounds in half a year.  What a health difference!  
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My dear readers, your support and kind comments are truly uplifting.  So many of you have written wonderful testimonies.  Now I need you to do a little more.  Please send a letter or email (or make a phone call) to the person who handles your insurance.  Ask them to read this blog and to pass it on to the people they work with—especially those in insurance management.  Thanks so much.  Together we can do this—and it’s good for all—including our country.

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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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