SOURCE: Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating

Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating

April 25, 2013 09:20 ET

Seattle Sutton's 2013 Slim Down Contestants Lose 485 Pounds

Winner Loses 85 Pounds and 29 Percent of Body Weight in 15 Weeks

OTTAWA, IL--(Marketwired - April 25, 2013) - Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating (SSHE), the premier meal replacement company in the country, is proud to announce its Seattle Sutton's 2013 Slim Down contestants lost a total of 485 pounds in 15 weeks and improved their overall health through losing weight. The 10 contestants not only lost weight, improved their health, but also the top three finishers won some amazing prizes in the process of this life changing journey.

The first-place winner is Steve Fitzanko from Pekin, Ill., who lost a total of 85 pounds and 29 percent of his body weight. Steve and a guest will be heading on a trip for two to Riu Palace Riviera Maya in Maya Riviera, Mexico courtesy of Apple Vacations and Riu Resorts.

The second-place winner is Scott Deatherage from Washington, Ill., who lost a total of 76 pounds and 25 percent of his body weight. Scott is $1,000 richer thanks to Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating.

The third-place winner is Maria Diaz from Peoria, Ill., who lost a total of 50 pounds and 24 percent of her body weight. Maria will continue her healthy lifestyle with a year membership to Landmark Racquet and Health Club.

The other contestants also had wonderful results:

Rhonda Elmore of Peoria, Ill. lost a total of 28 pounds and 11 percent of her body weight.
Roberta English of Peoria, Ill. lost a total of 27 pounds and 16 percent of her body weight.
Renee Farris of Peoria, Ill. lost a total of 43 pounds and 21 percent of her body weight.
Erik Heuck of Pekin, Ill. lost a total of 53 pounds and 18 percent of his body weight.
Cindi Hilst of East Peoria, Ill. lost a total of 36 pounds and 18 percent of her body weight.
Debbie Seyller of Peoria, Ill. lost a total of 52 pounds and 19 percent of her body weight.
Shirley Smith of Peoria, Ill. lost a total of 35 pounds and 18 percent of her body weight.

Contestants also had blood work completed at no cost, once at the beginning of the contest and once at the end, to measure fasting blood sugar, as well as their blood pressure recorded. Contestants weighed in each week at their Peoria Tri-Counties distributor location when they picked up their SSHE meals. Contestants were closely monitored each week when they picked up their SSHE meals at their nearest distributor location.

"I'm incredibly proud of these 10 remarkable people who did so well -- 485 pounds in just 15 weeks. My hope is that through this life-changing journey, they now have healthy habits that will continue to help them throughout their lives and improve their quality of life," said Seattle Sutton, RN, BSN, Founder of Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating.

Sutton continued, "Their results are inspiring to those who need to lose weight and adopt a healthy lifestyle. I'm sure they will help a great many people in addition to helping themselves in the process of getting healthier."

Together the group also decided to donate 340 pounds of clothing they could no longer wear due to their new, trimmer physiques. The clothing was donated to Peoria's Redmeemer Lutheran Church for their "Single Moms' Morning Out" event. This upcoming event is in its third year and more information can be found online at: redeemerlutheran.com.

About Seattle Sutton's 2013 Slim Down
Seattle Sutton's 2013 Slim Down Contest for Peoria Tri-Counties in Ill., is a 15-week weight loss contest that ran from January 7 through April 22, 2013. SSHE provided the contestants with the 1,200-calorie SSHE freshly prepared meal plan to eat. Meals included in the contest were every breakfast, lunch and dinner for the contestants, a total of 315 meals in all, for the entire contest.

The contest was sponsored by SSHE in cooperation with Apple Vacations and Riu Palace Riviera Maya and Landmark Racquet and Health Club.

About SSHE
Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating (SSHE), the premier meal replacement company in the country, is scientifically designed and taste-tested. Founded by Seattle Sutton, RN, BSN, in 1985, SSHE helps to address patients' desire to lose weight and improve overall health. Seattle Sutton's dedication to health continues today, since all SSHE menus are analyzed on an ongoing basis and adhere to recommended dietary guidelines. SSHE prepares thousands of fresh meals weekly and its innovative approach has helped thousands of people achieve and maintain weight loss without planning, shopping or cooking for themselves. For more information, seattlesutton.com or 1-800-442-DIET (3438). You can also find us on Facebook: facebook.com/SeattleSuttons and Twitter: Twitter.com/SeattleSutton.

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