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Overall - I recommend this for anyone who wants to learn portion control and enjoy the luxury of having meals prepared for you. It's a lot cheaper. I'd also recommend visiting a nutritionist, or, if you still want some food guidance, go with Weight Watchers. On the calorie plan, you need to drink 2 glasses of lowfat, skim milk a day in addition to the meals they give you. Lee - No consistency in plan. In an attempt to add flavor to meals they push green pepper, which i detest.
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A Seattle Sutton just opened near us. I was lucky enough to get two weeks of free meals because I'm writing an article about their program. I chose the calorie meal plan, although you can opt for the calorie plan if you want. On the calorie plan, you need to drink 2 glasses of lowfat, skim milk a day in addition to the meals they give you.
All food is prepared and flown in twice a week so you pick up or have your meals delivered for an extra charge twice weekly, usually on Mondays and Thursdays, between 3 and 6 pm. Last night, I ate a pasta that was pretty good and they do provide desserts like cookies. Portion sizes are VERY small, as you might expect but they are pretty well-balanced, with some dairy, veggies, protein and breads distributed through the day, as well as fresh fruit.
Sometimes the fruit is ripe, sometimes it is a bit under ripe. I had to make quite a bit of space in my fridge to hold all the various containers, which are labeled "lunch, dinner, breakfast" and they give you a schedule of what to eat on what day. My BIGGEST complaint is that nutritional info, including calories, are NOT included on most of the meal packages, so you have to take it on faith that you are getting calories a day.
Last I heard, they were planning to list each meal and the calorie and nutritional info on their website but it hasn't appeared yet I was also a bit concerned when they said they were "changing or revising" some of the meals before putting up the info. Did that mean they were "off " on their calculations?
They do have clients who swear that they've lost weight on this program but it is not just a weight loss program. I personally don't recommeded those two for two reason One it costly Number two it doesn't teach you behavior modifaction I loved Weight watcher there I learn how to deal wit everyday sistuation, I loved their support I am a big fan off weight watchers for one reason It's about behavior modifaction unlike nutrisystem and sutton were all someone has to do iz eat not pick the food Weight watcher gets 2 the root of the problem and tries to adjust their member to new solution to their bad eating habit Keep going to those meeting and following their plan and u'll see results My friend has done both and said that both are absolutely disgusting.
Plus on top of the cost you still have to buy fresh fruit, vegetables and milk. You'd probably be better off stocking up on Lean Cuisines. Some people do great on NutriSystem, but I have no idea how. The taste isn't bad, but the portions are tiny and only in the calorie range. It is convenient, but you still need to supplement with lots of fruits and vegetables. So I would definitely go with something like Weight Watchers where you can eat out at restaurants and cook healthy meals.
I've done Seattle Sutton twice and only lasted for a 5-week stretch each time. The food is fresh, and all the calories are counted for you and all you have to do is eat what they give you. The menus repeat every 5 weeks, so if there is something you don't like you are going to see it in a month again. The food is very very, very bland and basically all it is is hospital food.
I often had to add spices in order to give the food a taste. I also questioned the quality of food choices. A lot of juices, a lot of starches with no nutritional value dinner rolls, big fat waffles and syrup It will work if you are willing to stick with the program and only eat the food they give you and your 2 glasses of milk, but I couldn't do it week after week after week. I've tried both of them. If you go out to dinner, you are encouraged to eat salads with dressing on the side, lean protein and vegetables with no added butter.
It is then recommended that you freeze your Seattle Sutton dinner for another meal. The Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating program does not require that you exercise as part of your diet, but they do encourage you to exercise if you want to lose weight. According to the company, successful weight loss requires that you take in fewer calories than you use.
Eating a healthy, balanced diet combined with moderate exercise is the most effective way to lose weight. Like other meal-delivery programs, the Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating program is designed to help you lose weight without having to count calories or prepare your own meals. If you don't mind spending the money to have someone cook for you, then this program might be a wise choice.
Just keep in mind that the diet does not instill any knowledge in you on how to prepare your own meals. Once you leave the program, it then becomes your responsibility to teach yourself how to shop and cook for yourself while maintaining your new weight loss. I really like the convenience of Seattle Sutton because there truly is no guess work. I initially tried the calorie plan but I'm not a fan or reheated meat and fish so I switched to the vegetarian plan and am very pleased.
Overall - I recommend this for anyone who wants to learn portion control and enjoy the luxury of having meals prepared for you. Their commercials are terrible. The woman states that: Why would I buy anything from her? She states that people like that she's honest. Well, I have a different word, that I can't put it down right now.
There's a difference between "being honest" and being downright mean. Also, some of the comments don't seem real I wish her luck, but I suggest she comes on a little less strong in her pitch.
Her commercials are horrible. Calling people liars although I noticed later commercials modified this slightly is bad. The fact that their aren't as many subscribers as there were in the past makes me wary also. And by far, the biggest misleading fact is where it stated, established in Give me a break. In addition, the food is of the highest quality of freshness with fresh fruits and vegetables that meet my ultra high standards of pristineness , and it is REAL food, NOT loaded with artificial ingredients.
Yes, it's a bit pricey, which is why I skip a week or two between my SS weeks. BUT, it is SOOOOO easy to stay on this diet -- you don't have to expose yourself to the temptations of shopping at the supermarket or eating out; instead, you just "go shopping" in your fridge, looking at your SS choices for the week and picking what looks appealing at the moment. I've had very good results with the calorie traditional menu of meals, and have rarely felt overly hungry or deprived.
It is important to note that these meals are low fat, low cholesterol, and sodium restricted, and that they contain no harmful additives, no high-fructose corn syrup, and NO trans fat.
My weight loss during my "on" weeks eating the SS meals has been very impressive; it almost seemed that there was some kind of chemical reaction going on with the combination of foods that led to even more of a loss than would be expected on a calorie diet. And on my off weeks, when I try not to undo my progress by eating a lot of big salads and not being "bad," I haven't regained much , if ANY, of the weight I've lost with Seattle Sutton.
I'm fortunate to live close enough to the Illinois HQ so that meals are delivered by truck twice weekly to my local distributor where I can pick them up. THAT makes the price pretty prohibitive. That's actually less than I'd be spending eating out as much as I would otherwise do. As you can see, I'm totally sold on Seattle Sutton, the only diet that I have found to be sustainable and successful for me in the long term, and the only diet with prepared foods I can actually stand to eat!
I would encourage anyone and everyone needing to lose weight or needing a restricted diet for other health reasons e. If you find it helps you, you can do as I do and skip a week or two in between your SS weeks to cut down on the expense. I have been using the Seattle Sutton program for over 2 years, and not only have I lost weight, it has taught me about portion control! Sometimes I order week to week and on occasion I just order a half-week which is a great option in my opinion.
Since it is fresh food, they do have deadlines to make changes to your order, but it was never an issue since the deadline is reasonable. I highly recommend this program to anyone that wants fresh food delivered to their door. I am a busy professional, and eating healthy has always been difficult especially at the end of a long day. That is why it is great that everything is fully cooked, and very easy to prepare!
Ed- I speak with Reese nearly every month, and he is always courteous and kind. Tuesday is definitely after the cutoff their cutoff of Friday. Perhaps it wasn't bad customer service, but a bad customer. It actually DOES have an entire vegetarian menu option that is delicious!
And cost is not that bad when compared to what I normally spend in groceries each week. Well worth it- the food is great! Easy to set up on-line. Some meals were in excess of calories, was surprised.
Not the best tasting. Biggest con, no flexibility on changing deliveries and VERY poor customer servcie. Spoke to Reese, was very rude and condenscending.
When I called back to log a complaint, the customer service person talked all over me and stated I must be mistaken. They tell me is a small family business with family members working in it and all are very professional and I was not being reasonable.
I attemted to reschedule a delivery due to needing to attend a funeral out state, Reese stated hard to believe I just found out on Tuesday I would not be in town on Friday, with a chuckle Then when I stated I wanted to donate the food to a hunger center, with 30 hours notice prior to shipment I was told they could not do that but I can when I receive the shipment and do that on my own, of course I will be out of town.
I then said I wanted to just pay for it and not receive the food, was told they cannot do that, they are VERY busy And wonder about how automated they are. Amounts of food need to be modified a week in advance, I cancelled after one shipment.