Wholesome Food for a Heart Healthy Diet
Heart disease, or cardiovascular disease, is the leading cause of death among Americans. The CDC reports that heart disease causes one in four deaths. Because heart disease and its risk factors are so closely related to obesity and poor nutrition, Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating program is ideal for improving your heart health!
Designed for safe, effective weight loss, our full program includes 21 meals per week (7 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners). All meals are fresh, healthy, nutritionally complete…and delivered directly to you. Our program is like having your own personal dietitian and chef, providing you with a sensible way to eat heart healthy!
How Our Meal Plans Help Fight Heart Disease
Lowering Your Risk
Carrying extra weight, having high cholesterol, and/or high blood pressure are among the top risk factors for heart disease. You can address all of these risk factors by losing weight, eating heart-healthy nutrients, and restricting unhealthy ones.
At Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating, our dietitians have designed our meals based on scientific research to help you lose weight and reduce your risk factors. Our meal plans are similar to the DASH Diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension). Studies have shown that the DASH Diet lowered blood pressure within weeks while lowering bad cholesterol levels.
Helping You Lose Weight
Since losing weight requires balancing calorie intake and burning calories, our menus are calorie-controlled. We limit calories by providing nutrient dense foods, while limiting the fat and sugar content. Each menu on our low-fat program provides less than 25 percent of total calories from fat. Experts, including the American Heart Association, suggest such calorie-controlled, low-fat programs for healthy weight loss. As you lose weight, you reduce the strain on your heart and can lower cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure and blood sugar.
Our menus meet criteria from the American Heart Association (AHA) for a heart-healthy diet. Our meal plans provide less than 25% of calories from total fat and under 7% of total calories from cholesterol-raising saturated fat. They are also free from heart-damaging artificial trans fats and partially hydrogenated oils. Additionally, they provide less than 200 mg of cholesterol daily and are far lower than the typical American diet in sodium, which raises blood pressure and increases the risk of stroke and coronary heart disease. We also include heart-healthy omega-three fatty acids, antioxidants, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and nuts to give you a well-rounded diet.
You know it’s important for your health to lose weight, but that doesn’t make it easy. We do! We understand that you’re busy, and it can be a challenge to do all your own meal planning, grocery shopping and cooking. That’s why we’ve designed our plans to take care of some of the most common obstacles to successful weight loss for you:
Too Much Time & Effort
We take the work out of eating healthy by bringing you fully-cooked meals that are both tasty and nutritious. It’s like having your own personal chef! Just heat and eat.
Not Enough Variety
We offer more than 100 delicious meals at three
different calorie levels. With our 5-week rotating menu, you’ll never get bored from week to week.
Hard To Shop Fresh
Fresh, wholesome ingredients - including fruits, vegetables and salads - are an essential part of our meal plans. Meals are also freshly prepared, not frozen or freeze-dried.
If you have medical-related concerns please call Paula Heaton, BSN, RN at 817.689.0265