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The Value of Time

Posted on 05/16/2008

The last days of another school year are disappearing, one by one.  Do you remember how slowly time progressed when we were children?  Now it moves too fast.  Why can’t time make up its mind?

Thanks to a reader (and customer) comment, we have been examining our use of flax seed.  The research is a little complicated, but I’ll try briefly summarize.  In almost every case, ground flax is superior nutritionally to whole flax.  That’s why Seattle Sutton Healthy Eating uses milled seeds.

One exception is our cereal.  And that’s because the combination of whole flax seed and pumpkin seeds add approximately 550 mg of Omega 3 per serving.  That wouldn’t happen with ground flax.

I think our approach maximizes the nutritional value of flax seed.

In our youth, we more frequently wanted time to speed us to new experiences and adventures.  We didn’t conceive of time as finite.

In our maturity, we appreciate the value of time, and wish to fully use each moment.

Which is another good reason to embrace healthy eating.

Another one of my favorite Seattle Sutton Healthy Eating meals is our tortellini vegetable soup.  My husband, who graduated from the University of Illinois, thinks we should call it Tort-Illini.  But we don’t.  Maybe we should.  Kelly is usually right.

The meal consists of hearty tortellini soup, plus garden fresh vegetables simmered in a succulent broth, plus fresh spinach salad (with nuts), and a healthy salad dressing we make ourselves.

Alert!  Alert!  People easily can go wrong with salad dressing.  High fat is a danger.  And so is a loss of portion control.

I’m glad to report that our client in Dallas, who weighs over 500 pounds and is determined to successfully diet in order to protect her life, has finished her first week on the meals.  Her report: “I love them.”

I promised you I’d protect her privacy, and I will.  Perhaps you remember my request that we have a good thought for her.  She’s literally battling for her life.

One of our customers—from the Chicago area—read about our Dallas woman and contacted us to offer support and assistance.  She’s ideal for that role, because she entered our program one year ago, weighing 550 pounds.

Now she is able to walk and lives a much, more active life.  But she’s nowhere near ready to leave Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating.

I’ll keep you posted.

Of course, let me remind you that our meal plan helps people lose whatever weight they need to lose.  Maybe it’s ten pounds, maybe 50, or 100, or 300.  The point is to eat healthy, utilize portion control, and enjoy the time that belongs to you.

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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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