January 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // Ottawa, Ill. - Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating (SSHE), the premier freshly prepared meal replacement company in the country, kicks off its Lake and Porter Counties weight loss contest called Seattle Sutton's 2014 Slim Down. For 15 weeks, 10 chosen contestants will compete for prizes and improve their health by making a positive lifestyle change. Seattle Sutton's 2014 Slim Down Contest is the first of its kind for Northwest Indiana.
To date, SSHE has helped 39 people shed 1,722 pounds through its previous four contests. 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. In 2012, 9 LaSalle County residents lost a total of 510 pounds in 15 weeks. And, in the summer of 2012, 10 DuPage County contestants lost 355 pounds in 15 weeks. In 2013, 10 Peoria-Tri County residents lost a combined weight of 485 pounds in 15 weeks.
"I am so happy to help these 10 finalists begin a new, healthier lifestyle through providing them with our freshly prepared, portion and calorie-controlled meals," said Seattle Sutton, RN, BSN, Founder of Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating.
Sutton continues, "Making a positive lifestyle choice, such as changing one’s eating habits is an important step in achieving improved overall health. Good health is a person’s greatest asset in life, without it, nothing else matters."
The family owned company based in Ottawa, Ill., is headed by 82-year old registered nurse 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 more than 80 million meals to date.
The contest is a 15-week weight loss challenge beginning January 13, 2014 and concluding April 28, 2014 and will provide the chosen contestants with the 1,200-calorie SSHE meal plan . Meals included in the contest are every breakfast, lunch and dinner for the contestants (21 meals per week), a total of 315 meals in all, for the entire contest. Contestants are to add 2 glasses of fat-free (skim) milk each day and a minimum of eight glasses of water per day.
The contestant who loses the most weight based on percentage of body weight will be heading to Riu Palace Riviera Maya in Riviera Maya, Mexico with a guest courtesy of Apple Vacations, valued at $2,500. Second place prize will win $1,000 cash from Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating. Third place prize will win couples spa treatments package at the Serendipity Province Spa, valued at $540.
Contestants will also have blood lab work completed, once at the beginning of the contest and once at the end, to measure cholesterol, triglycerides and fasting blood sugar, as well have their blood pressure taken. Lab services are free as part of the contest, provided by IN THE FIELD Health Services. Contestants will be weighed each week at their Lake and Porter Counties distributor locations when they pick up their SSHE meals.
The 10 Seattle Sutton's 2014 Slim Down contestants competing for improved health and great prizes are:
Annette W., 57 of Gary, Ind.
Jessica M., 31 of Valparaiso, Ind.
Linda A., 46 of Crown Point, Ind.
Lon S., 45 of Valparaiso, Ind.
Maureen A., 60 of Chesterton, Ind.
Michael A., 52 of Crown Point, Ind.
Michael P., 46 of Munster, Ind.
Rebekah C., 50 of Valparaiso, Ind.
Sue K., 52 of Crown Point, Ind.
Tim K., 62 of Crown Point, Ind.
The 10 contestants were chosen from entries accepted between October 7, 2013 and October 21, 2013 from web and mail entries. To learn more about the contest, visit seattlesutton.com and read the official rules.
The contest is sponsored by Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating in cooperation with Apple Vacations and Riu Palace Riviera Maya , Serendipity Province Spa and IN THE FIELD Health Services.
SSHE is a family-owned, Illinois-based 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 1200 and 2000-calorie (per day) traditional meal plans plus a 1500-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.
SOURCE Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating