Home Delivery Diets


Do They Really Work?

Today, 60-80 percent of adults are overweight and 36 percent are obese, while 16-33 percent of kids are obese. A mere 21 out of 100 Americans are at or below normal weight.

If the rate of obesity continues at the current rate, by 2015, 75 percent of adults will overweight, 41 percent will be obese and 24 percent of kids will be obese. Clearly, America, we have an issue that begs attention.

With weight gain and obesity, other problems tend to follow. Hypertension, diabetes, pancreatisis, an increase in inflammation, arthritis, gout and heart disease all follow suit. American women 20 to 34 years old have the fastest rate of obesity in the U.S. It’s official! Obesity is a public health crisis.

So, I have taken a long hard look at a good number of diet delivery companies and pick-up diet programs. Calorie and portion control will, in general, help most folks lose weight. That said, the next important factor to examine is whether or not the wide variety of diet plans are actually healthy and nourishing.

My ‘pick of the litter’ is Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating. Seattle Sutton’s program is intelligent eating because her food is live! Nothing served is processed, dehydrated or comes with an extended shelf life. Seattle Sutton herself is an amazing entrepreneur. She has grown and adjusted with the industry. This market is growing an average of 20 percent per year, even in a depressed economy. She has created and offers over 100 meal options.

Her pricing is competitive. For a 1200 calorie diet, you will spend approximately $18.24 per day for three meals, while for a 2000 calorie diet, you can expect to spend approximately $21.28 per day. For a live food diet, the price is really quite amazing.

After driving to southwestern Illinois to interview this delightful dynamo I can tell you this: At 80 years old she is driven by two things – love of family and love of helping others. No other diet-based company in the marketplace offers the nutritional wholeness and freshness of Seattle Sutton’s.


About Deborah Arneson

Deborah Arneson holds a B.S. in Food Science, a M.S. in Counseling Psychology and is a licensed clinical nutritionist. A veteran in her field, she specializes in solving hormonal imbalances: increasing energy, focus, moods, eliminating anxiety, constipation and sleep problems though one on one nutrition counseling and Ayurvedic practices.