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Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating Kicks Off its 2015 Slim Down Contest

Posted on 01/5/2015

January 5, 2015

10-Week Weight Loss Challenge Begins in Time for New Years' Resolutions to Improve Health

Ottawa, Ill. (January 5, 2015) -- Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating (SSHE), the premier freshly prepared meal replacement company in the country, kicks off its weight loss contest called Seattle Sutton's 2015 Slim Down. For 10 weeks, 10 chosen contestants will compete for prizes and improve their health by making a positive lifestyle change.

SSHE has a successful track record with 5 previous contests under its belt, helping to transform people’s eating habits and health. SSHE had its first successful weight loss contest for the Chicago area in 2010, when 10 contestants lost a total of 372 pounds in 14 weeks. Since then, the contests have helped a total of 39 additional people lose nearly 2,200 pounds.

"It’s a privilege to be able to help these 10 people take on this weight loss challenge. Not only do they receive our delicious, freshly prepared meals at no cost, but they also compete for some great prizes too. Making lifestyle changes is difficult, I know first-hand over the course of nearly 30 years helping people eat healthy. But, it can be done and we can help take the difficulty of eating right out of the equation. Healthy eating is essential in overall good health and good health is the most important asset one has in life, without it, nothing else matters," said Seattle Sutton, RN, BSN, Founder of Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating.

Sutton continued, "I want each and every one of our 10 contestants to achieve their goal to lose weight in the New Year and live a healthier life by learning new skills to be successful long term."

The family-owned company based in Ottawa, Ill., is headed by 83-year old registered nurse and matriarch, Seattle Sutton, who founded the company in hopes of helping to improve people's eating habits and overall health by providing the healthiest meals possible. The company has never veered off the mission Sutton created since it began in 1985. Since the company's inception, the company has prepared and provided clients coast-to-coast with nearly 100 million meals to date.

The contest is a 10-week weight loss challenge beginning on January 5, 2015 and concluding on March 16, 2015. The 10 chosen contestants will receive 21 SSHE meals per week for a total of 210 meals throughout the 10-week contest. The meals will consist of freshly prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner items.

The contestant who loses the most weight based on percentage of body weight will win a three-night trip for two to Barceló Tucancun Beach in Cancun, Mexico from Apple Vacations, valued at $2,000. The second place prize will be a $500 cash prize from SSHE, and the third place prize will be a Macy's gift card valued at $250 courtesy of SSHE.

Contestants will also have blood work completed, once at the beginning of the contest and once at the end, to measure fasting blood sugar, as well as have their blood pressure taken. This is a free service provided by Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating, as part of the contest. Contestants will be weighed each week at their nearest SSHE Cook County retail location when they pick up their SSHE meals.

The 10 Seattle Sutton's 2015 Slim Down contestants competing for improved health and great prizes are:

  • Julie Adreani, 48, of Elk Grove Village, Ill.
  • Elizabeth Amador, 33 of Des Plaines, Ill.
  • Elizabeth Broemmelisiek, 45 of Arlington Heights, Ill.
  • Toni Caccamo, 34 of Hanover Park, Ill.
  • Dawn Davis, 48 of Streamwood, Ill.
  • Roberta Dusek, 65, of Mt. Prospect, Ill.
  • Nancy Hodges, 55 of Tinley Park, Ill.
  • Lizz Kwiatek, 44 of Arlington Heights, Ill.
  • Sharon Murphy, 59 of Chicago
  • Margie Sylvester, 30, of Des Plaines, Ill.

The 10 contestants were chosen from entries accepted between October 6, 2014 and October 20, 2014 from web and mail entries. To learn more about the contest, visit seattlesutton.com and read the official rules.

Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating in cooperation with Apple Vacations and Barceló Tucancun Beach in Cancun, Mexico sponsor the contest.

About Seattle Sutton's Slim Down Contests

Seattle Sutton's Slim Down Contests are weight loss contests that have transformed the lives of contestants, helping create healthy habits and improve lifestyles. Since the first challenge in 2010, the company has held five successful contests helping contestants lose a total of 2,190 pounds to date.

About Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating

SSHE is a family-owned, Illinois-based freshly prepared meal company recognized for dedication to convenient, healthy eating since 1985. SSHE takes the guesswork out of portion control and calorie counting by offering complete, freshly prepared 1,200 and 2,000-calorie (per day) traditional meal plans plus a 1,500-calorie vegetarian plan. A weekly plan consists of three meals per day or 21 meals per week. Meals are available for pick up at select retail locations or via UPS delivery nationwide. To contact Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating, call 1-800-442-3438 or visit seattlesutton.com.

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