Seattle Sutton Slim Down comes to Northwest Indiana

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Losing to win: Ten individuals from Northwest Indiana will compete for improved health and great prizes during Seattle Sutton’s 2014 Slim Down, running through April 28. | Supplied photo

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Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating’s weight loss contest called Seattle Sutton’s 2014 Slim Down is underway in Lake and Porter counties. For 15 weeks (starting in January and ending April 28), 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, nine 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.

“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 contest 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 two 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 as have their blood pressure taken. 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 Walker, of Gary

Jessica Mignard, of Valparaiso

Linda Adams, of Crown Point

Lon Salomon, of Valparaiso

Maureen Anleitner, of Chesterton

Michael Adams, of Crown Point

Michael Perez, of Munster.

Rebekah Cowan, of Valparaiso

Sue Kiefer, of Crown Point

Tim Kreke, of Crown Point

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.

Provided by Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating