Posted on 09/16/2008
Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating deliveries and for that I want to thank everyone involved, especially our drivers, who braved torrential rains and high winds.
I am proud to say that our drivers have never failed to deliver our meals to our distributors. Which is to say our customers can order with assurance.
One of the reasons for our perfect record is the inspirational determination of our chief driver, Dave Ostrowski. Dave’s been with us since 1991. Thanks for the continued good work, young man.
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Darryl Vennard, one of our KC franchise owners, received a call from an elated woman in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She had just learned about our new franchise in Western Missouri, Kansas City, and Kansas. Her Uncle (who lives in KC) suffers from Type II diabetes. She and her sister were worried that he was not making the right food choices. Their concern was heightened because he cannot cook or shop for himself.
Amazingly, her sister—ever searching for a solution—spotted a Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating advertisement in last Sunday’s Kansas City Star. The two women talked back and forth all day, and checked out our website’s nutritional information and my blog.
The website led them to call my daughter, Paula, who helped them understand the benefits of Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating for Type II diabetics. Their next call was to Darryl at Seattle KC.
The sisters want to help their Uncle retain his independence and control his diabetes. They are hopeful that our program is the answer.
Of course, given years of witnessing good results in similar situations, I wholeheartedly believe it is.
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Here’s a hearty—the word means hardy and healthy (especially heart healthy)—Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating meal on this week’s menu:
Chicago Style Chili. Pinto beans, onions, ground turkey, spices, and—here’s the double entendre again—hearty tomato sauce. Our chili is a man’s dinner, by that I mean non-females like it too.
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A reader wrote to ask me: “How is it possible to live on a 1,200 calories a day even for a week? I think I’d be starving by lunch.”
My answer is simple. Hundreds of thousands of people—many of them more than one hundred pounds overweight—have flourished on our 1,200 calories per day. It is more than possible; it is a routine that succeeds. The adjustment period is relatively brief. The key, of course, is to fuel your body with healthy meals.
As for starving, well, I don’t think so. We serve three meals a day, but it does not matter what time of day you eat. If you like snacking, eat parts of the meals whenever you wish.
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I’m very excited about our upcoming commercial, which is being produced by my daughter, Sarah. More than sixty people who have lost weight on our Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating plan will be featured. The commercial will be taped this Saturday and should be aired by mid-October.
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.