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Seattle Sutton Review - Does This Diet Really Work?

By Summer Banks on Oct 27, 2016
Seattle Sutton Review

I need to make a confession: I was obsessed with researching Seattle Sutton. We zeroed in on details like the ingredients, side effects, customer service, and scientific studies. We also read several hundred user comments and reviews. Then, to help you get to the bottom of it all, we refined everything to give you just the facts.

EDITOR'S TIP:

What is Seattle Sutton?

Firstly, Seattle Sutton is a weight-loss program that focuses on eating only prepared meals delivered to your front door. There are three plans to choose from: 1200, 1500 and 2000 calories a day. Ideally, these plans are supposed to help you take control of food intake so you eat less.

Seattle Sutton was a woman who developed the program to help men and women who were struggling with health issues. The company was first founded in 1932, and the family continues to run it today. We like the longevity, but read on…

Taste – “Not Good”

The first thing we noticed is not all the meals taste great. Many reviewers said they were hard to stomach. “While you get three meals a day for a week, they have to taste good. If they don’t, you have no motivation to stick to the program, which is required to lose weight,” said our Research Editor.

”Some meals tasted good, but others were just awful,” one review said.

”Some stuff, I just didn’t like. I tried, but ended up having to get my own groceries to make up the difference,” claimed a dieter.

Some people loved the meals.

“You get a variety and everything tastes great,” was one experience.

“All the meals I had were really great. It was nice to not have to cook,” said another.

Price – “Yeeouch!”

The price for the program could be prohibitive for many people. A week’s worth of meals is only $139, but depending on where you live, you may have to pay an additional $100+ in shipping costs. When it only feeds one person, it’s not necessarily practical or affordable.

”I couldn’t believe I had to pay almost as much to ship the meals as I did for the meals themselves,” said a customer.

”I can feed my whole family for what they want every week,” complained a potential customer.

Not everyone felt this way.

“It was worth every penny not to have to go to the grocery store or cook,” said a reviewer.

“Living alone, I eat out a lot, so I actually saved money with this plan,” shared one happy dieter.

Over the years, we’ve found it takes a small thing, like price, to turn people to another solution. While it’s nice to have meals prepared for you, if Seattle Sutton is not an affordable approach, it could be hard to stick with.

The Science – “It Works”

Sticking to the limited calories in the meals will definitely help you lose weight. The problem with this is the expense. You can create your own nutritionally balanced reduced calorie diet at a fraction of the cost if you shop and cook yourself. At DietSpotlight, we want to see science before we can recommend any product. While it is there in this case, we also expect something to be practical before we recommend it.

The Bottom Line – Does Seattle Sutton Work?

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About the Author:

Summer Banks is an ISSA-Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist and has reviewed over 2000 diet products. She has years of nursing training, experience as a manager responsible for 15 supplement brands, and completed coursework on Food and Nutrition from Stanford University. full bio.

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Previous Seattle Sutton Review (Updated September 20, 2013):

What You Should Know

Seattle Sutton Healthy Eating is basically a diet plan that endeavors to assist men and women with weight reduction. This is a family-owned business that began in Illinois back in 1985. The founder's name is Seattle Sutton and she was born in 1932. She started this diet plan as a way to assist women and men who are afflicted with health issues such as hypertension, obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Unlike some other contemporary weight loss programs, Seattle Sutton incorporates already prepared meals for clients and dieters. Thousands of them are offered, and users must order 21 meals at a time in order to be prepared for one week of healthy eating. This can be accomplished through the website or a local distributor. The meals involved with the Seattle Sutton plan are available in 1,200 or 2,000 calories per day categories. They are claimed on the official website to be "delicious" and made with the "finest ingredients." What you order has to do with the amount of weight you desire to lose. Seattle Sutton meals are stated to be balanced with just the right amount of nutrients, protein, calories, carbohydrates and fat. One of the major pitches for this diet plan is the notion that it's convenient, but healthy at the same time. The website encourages dieters to avoid unhealthy fast food. There are no diet pills involved with the Seattle Sutton weight loss plan. Customer testimonials are provided on the official website. There doesn't appear to be a specific exercise routine recommended with the Seattle Sutton program. No free trial samples are offered at this time.

Product Features

The Seattle Sutton diet plan is essentially a pre-planned meal system that aims to assist men and women with weight loss. This program involves 21 meals per week already prepared with certain nutrients and delivered to your home. There are thousands of meals to choose from, and these are based on a 2,000 or 1,200-calorie diet. While consuming only Seattle Sutton meals, the dieter is supposed to lose unwanted body fat and stay healthy. The official website does not reveal how much Seattle Sutton costs per week. There doesn't appear to be clinical evidence provided on the official website.

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Advantages

  • Seattle Sutton meals can be easily and conveniently purchased online or through a local distributor.
  • There are customer testimonials posted on the official website.

Disadvantages

  • There are no appetite suppressant supplements involved with the Seattle Sutton diet system.
  • It is unclear if the user can stop buying meals once they reach their desired weight, or if this will prompt weight gain.
  • There are no free trial samples of Seattle Sutton meals offered through the official website.
  • Seattle Sutton does not appear to come with a 100% money-back/satisfaction guarantee.
  • There are no fat burners involved in the Seattle Sutton weight reduction program.
  • The program does not accommodate people with food allergies. (See reader comments.)
  • The taste of Seattle Sutton food may not appeal to all dieters.

Conclusion

The Seattle Sutton diet plan is interesting in some regards. The notion that all of your meals are prepared for you and delivered to your door may appeal to some dieters that seek convenience. However, this weight loss program may not be suitable for those who desire to eat more of what they choose to prepare on their own. In the end, it would be nice to see some real clinical evidence offered on the official website, along with the actual pricing for the Seattle Sutton meals.

55 User Reviews About Seattle Sutton

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  • 1
    Kenney

    I have a question. I’m a truck driver and I run Cross Country. I have a small refrigerator and microwave. Can I maintain the foods you deliver since they come in large quantities? I take a pill for diabetes and getting tired of it.

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    Devon (Editor)

    If you like! Tell us how you like it Kenney.

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    Jacquelyn

    I have been using Seattle Sutton sporadically for the past 8 months, and I have found the food to be, for the most part, very edible/tasty, and, that said, they have recently changed some of the (presumably less popular) meals for the better. 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 1200-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 1200-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 a big fan of Seattle Sutton, which is 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.g. diabetes or heart disease) to check out Seattle Sutton online and to try it for a week, even if you have to pay the shipping cost. (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.) It will be well worth your expenditure of $146 – $170, and it could save your life!

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  • 3
    Lor

    Some of the food is pretty bad, they will not accommodate food allergies, they believe gluten
    free is a fad, unable to freeze food, unable to exclude foods you don’t like, some thinks are uneatable.

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    Cathy924

    I’m beginning my 11th week, using the 2000 calorie plan. I can’t give a weight loss report as don’t weigh myself but do know not only do my clothes fit better but also I feel 100% better. I allow myself “wiggle” room so if go out for a meal, it’s ok, I go. Order much smarter than in the past. I love the convenience and 2/wk delivery. Every meal isn’t a 5 star, but hey, that’s ok…I’m discovering this system takes the importance of eating this or that away…I now eat cause I’m hungry, not because I’m excited to dive in to a 12 inch pizza or take out Chinese, etc. Yes, it’s expensive…I’m paying $170/week for delivery…but no drive-thru expenses or impromptu grocery store visits for a cart of good “bad” foods, like chips, etc. For me, I also find how much better I feel is worth the expense.

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    leon beasley

    can you do only vegetarian diet?

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    Jenn

    Yes, they have a vegetarian option.

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    Clara Dockery

    How long can you freeze the meals to be safe.

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  • 7
    J Anderson

    I like the food, but hate the amount of black pepper they put on everything! YUCK!

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    Doris Haack

    I do NOT like the new distribution system in which the vegetarian meals are all bunched together for the weekend. what happened to giving the customers an option? I do NOT like being forced into a vegetarian regime. As a longtime customer, I am very disappointed in this new delivery system. I am looking into other companies, because I do not want all the vegetarian meals lumped together. I am recovering from major surgery and need protein!
    Doris Haack

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    Becky Skinner

    how much approx. does a months worth of food cost? is it possible to do a trial week? also i have several food allergies, is that a problem? please get back to me asap. thank you, Becky Skinner

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    Carol

    I have gluten sensitivity and before I was diagnosed tried the meals. Within one day of eating them, I was sick. They do not have a plan for food allergies.

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  • 10
    isababella

    horrible food

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  • 11
    lennie

    STARTED W/SEATTLE SUTTON IN JUNE AND I AM LOVING IT. DON’T LIKE TO COOK AND RECENTLY DIAGNOSED DIABETIC. I HAVE ALREADY LOST 10 LBS. I LOVE THE MEALS. FRUIT IS DELICIOUS.

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  • 12
    Frank

    In my opinion i feel seattle sutton Is the best choice for weight loss healthy eating,, And number 1 if you have high blood pressure ETC ETC you willsee a positive diffrence in blood test results then by buying the gimmicks they sell on the net and on tv . If your gonna use pills go to a good doctor to get them and excerise also is a plus wITH lots Of water and not diet junk sodas.. Just my opinion…

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  • 13
    K

    Need help in finding something new for my father. He has high cholesterol, diabetic, double amputee and has been on seattle sutton for 8 years. However he is allergic to the fish and ends up having diarrhea quite a bit because there is fish a few times almost every week, He either eats it and gets sick or starves and goes without. It is a big issue with him that they cannot accommodate him and there doesn’t seem to be any other alternative. He also swears that the fish isn’t package correctly and is bad by the time he gets it. Don’t know what to do for him. (Also meals for wheels is not a whole day of meals so that isn’t an option either). Any suggestions?

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    Your Name

    You can sacrifice few hrs of your time to cook for your father

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    Robin

    My thoughts are specifically on this reply comment. Wow, you sound sarcastically judgmental towards someone you know nothing about. Not good.

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    Debbie

    I have MS do you guys prepare meals for people with this disease? I understand there are things we should & not eat to help our immune system

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  • 15
    Marenann Dolivier

    I am so glad this is available in Arizona now. I have been losing weight and gotten my cholesterol in line. I like that all the work is done for me!

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    Anne

    What is the cost of the program for 2 adults? I would like more info on the program please.

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    Debbie

    What is the total cost of a 1200 cal. diet plan with delivery & taxes?

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    laverne

    need cost of 1200 cal diet plan , delivery & taxes for Hamel, Mn.

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    Eileen

    Call 1-800-442-DIET

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  • 18
    mindy

    My husband is diabetic and has a problem with gall bladder. Does your meals cater to these factors…low fat and bland diet????

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  • 19
    Carol Whalley

    I’ve been on SSHE for five weeks and it has worked out very well for me. I’ve learned portion control and what is sufficient for me. However, I do wish they would supply whole fruit instead of the fruit juices. I feel the juices are empty calories with very little fiber. My fridge has several containers of fruit juice.

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  • 20
    JanP

    Been on SSHE for 2 weeks, sugar counts are down to normal…where they have never been! No sugar lows and have lost 8#! Wow!

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  • 21
    Jeff Richter

    Can you provide Gluten Free meals

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  • 22
    m curcio

    Can 2-3 days of meals be purchased per week, instead of 7 days?

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  • 23
    Kathy

    LOVE Seattle Sutton’s!!! I’ve already lost 12 lbs and unlike my previous diets, I’m not cranky while losing weight. I think it’s because it’s so healthy! I agree the breakfasts aren’t very huge, but I drink milk with it and that helps hold me over. Along with the food the tell you to drink milk and obviously water. I would seriously recommend this to anyone!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 24
    Linn

    I’m a nurse and did my research. My daughter (under MD’s care) started this program and has had Awesome
    results! She’s lost 18#’s in 4 weeks!!
    20lbs to go! We are very happy.
    (she will be 16 in Oct).
    We started at 1200 cals and have increased to 1800 calories this week.

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  • 25
    Taylor

    I started Seattle Sutton on Monday night July 26th. I weigh 197 pounds. I just had a baby 5 weeks ago so I am hoping to lose the weight that I gained. I gained 60 pounds throughout my pregnancy. I have purchased 5 weeks of food ahead of time so I will comment back in a few weeks to keep everyone updated on how much I lost. I am not breastfeeding either so I am not losing an extra 500 cal that other new moms do. I like the food so far, its good, I am not use to the small portions so this will hopefully help shrink my stomach to the normal size it should be when eating properly. I was starving the first two days but its getting better now – thats what happens when your preggo and eat what you want!

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    Rebecca

    I have only been on Seattle Sutton for a week, but I love it. The food is usually very good and it is food that I don’t usually make for myself. I like the variety and it is all fresh! Of course the portions are small, but that’s because you are on a 1200 calorie diet! 1200 calories is not a lot, it’s not supposed to be, you are trying to lose weight. When I get hungry, I eat carrots, lettuce, or pickles – low calorie things I don’t feel guilty about. Sometimes I also eat yogurt. I am 5’8″ and I weigh 150 pounds. I want to weigh 135. I have lost 3.5 pounds this week and hope to keep losing more. YEAH, Seattle Sutton. Yes, it’s expensive ($125/week) but when you’re desperate, you pay for it. Diet pills don’t work, and appetite suppressants are bad for you. I’m glad I found Seattle Sutton, it works.

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    Rose W

    This is my second attempt at Seattle Sutton. I work 10 hour days and the portion size is fine. On the go Small Breakfast is no issue everything is quite filling. Lunches are good and Dinners are a snap, dress them up a little with lo sodium spice and you have a fantastic meal.

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    Elizabeth

    II started sshe 4weeks ago & have already lost 20lbs they deliver the food right to my door twice a week it has worked out for me a-lot

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    Phyllis

    Why is there no dessert??
    Even a few low cal chocolate something. That is why I stopped it before. The meals were good, but never anything after dinner.

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    SSHEhasdessert

    There is dessert. In my 21 meals, I have a brownie, angel food cake, and cookie. Just enough to satisfy sweet tooth.

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  • 29
    Rosemary Graham

    I started the plan on March 16th, and just stopped it on May 6th. I have lost about 30 lbs. I got the jump start I needed, however my complaint is that some of the breakfast meals ie., (sweet bread)are so little food that I could not last until lunch without eating something else. Frankly I had a problem justifing the amount of money I paid for this size breakfast. Then the week that offers two broth soups – were in tiny little maybe 3oz size containers, again I found myself eating additional food that was not on the plan. At the beginning I started on the 2000 calorie plan, that seemed to be too much. Maybe this is my problem, but I am glad I tried this plan and if I find myself gaining this weight back I may return. I have allot of weight to loose and I am not sorry I started this plan and hope I can continue to loose.
    Thank you,

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    Kathi

    My husband and I started SSHE with Monday nights dinner (3-1-10). So far it’s been pretty good. The main reason we chose SSHE was to learn portion control. We like the fact that the foods are low in sodium and sugars, very important when you’re tyring to lose weight and weight control. However, $5.33 for each meal is quite expensive, especially for the stingy breakfasts that we’ve had thus far. I can see where you could lose weight by staying on these meal plans. However, they should offer other caloric weekly meal plans. Maybe I would start out with 1600 and then later go to the 1200. 1200 is not enough and 2000 is too much. So I’ve supplemented with a salad with very little dressing and a breakfast bar. Today lunch was a bit strange, an onion bun, a slice of cheese, a whole tomato and cole slaw. The food does seem very fresh. I already know that we could not be on this type of meal plan for long as we do enjoy eating out, but understand to eat less while out or taking half home for another meal.

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    patricia

    I’ve been on SSHE on and off for several years. I’ve always lost an average of 16 lbs. in 5 weeks on 1200 calories, with moderate exercising. My glucose levels drop significantly too. Most of the food is very appetizing, but some not. There are several things that I won’t eat. I just substitute a small portion of something that I’ve been missing, and it works out well. It does teach portion control and since I work long hours, its extremely convenient for me. Although I think its a bit expensive, its a great way to jump start a diet.

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    FirstWeek

    I like the convenience and portion control too. When I don’t like something, I just substitute with something from home. I’ve been bad a few time, but then I got back on track. My first week, I lost about 3 lbs.

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    Heather

    I too was told the program was not for me and was hung up on when I explained $70/week for food was too expensive for me! Local distributors only in it for the buck…

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    Carol Senal

    I stopped the service because of cost. It cost me 149. per week (I had to have delivery) otherwise 129. That’s a great deal of money per week. I as a single person do not spend near that amount of money per week.

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    Claire

    She seems to be hooked up with \lipidologists\ and I wonder if this is just another expensive diet gimmick that makes doctors and companies like this rich, but real folks who get sick of her \healthy prepared foods\, end up gaining more weight on the rebound as with all other diet plans.

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    L O

    I contacted them about food allergies and was told that they don’t accomodate food allergies and that the program was not for me!!

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    Jessica

    Seattle Sutton is disgusting. You’d think it was healthy, but it is contains msg and other chemicals/additives like that. It is no better than looking to frozen dinners.

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    Mary Andrews

    Actually there is NO msg, NO high fructose corn syrup, NO artificial preservatives or artificial sweeteners in any of the Seattle Sutton meals. Everything is fresh. If I don’t like a particular item, it’s never been a quality issue, just my own taste issue. As for appetite suppressants and fat burners, I’m GLAD Seattle Sutton’s has neither of these. That’s a definite benefit, not a disadvantage!

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    Nic

    Jessica, are you sure? I am thinking to start this cause it is local and doesn’t seem to be ‘freeze dried’? If you know what I mean.

    Nic

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    Eileen

    Jessica – not sure where you might be getting your information, but you are posting erroneous info on the web. These meals are absolutely FREE OF MSG !! These meals are far better than frozen meals.

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    Jessica

    I have to agree with Eileen. I’ve been eating Seattle Sutton for 2weeks and all of the foods are fresh. No frozen dinners and they are accompanied with fresh fruit. Unlike frozen meals it is not high in sodium and most products are wheat based and they do not provide red meat.

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    Your NameCynthia

    Jessica, Not sure where you are getting your information, but the reason that you can only order a week at at time is because there ARE NO preservatives, msg, etc. It is very fresh and can spoil quickly so you have to take care to store it well. Seattle Sutton is a great program! I tried Nutri-system and hated the after taste and some of the meals. This is much better. Also, the size of the meals is quite decent as their fresh fruits. I was impressed! The challenge with this program is the delivery fee if you live far from a distributor.

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    Editor

    Oops, thanks Anna!! Fixed it.

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    Anna Egofske

    I read your review of Seattle Sutton’s – I just noticed her date of birth was incorrect – she was actually born in 1932.

    Regards,
    Anna

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    Anna Egofske

    Thanks for the correction – also, there are no sign-up fees or contracts, you may go on and off when you please – as for weight gain, as long as you don’t take in more calories than you expend, you WILL NOT gain weight – calories in vs. calories out – if you stick to the 1200, you will lose weight – typically 2 pounds/week – exercise is encouraged, but not a necessity – if you exercise, obviously the calories used daily will go up and increase weight loss –

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    pam

    Fat burners! Why would anyone need that? If you eat less calories than you burn off, you have to lose wt! Appetite suppressants have side effects. This sounds like a very wholesome, natural plan to lose wt. I did find pricing info on the web. I also read (on the web) that there are no contacts, which is a plus, too!

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