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3106 Pounds Shed by Minnesotans in the Slim Down Challenge; Winners Announced

3106 Pounds Shed by Minnesotans in the Slim Down Challenge; Winners Announced
New Hope, MN, May 20, 2015 --( The Slim Down Challenge, hosted by Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating (SSHE) of Minnesota, was an 18-week challenge for participants to improve their health and lose weight through their nutrition. 165 Minnesotans entered the Challenge, and a total of 3106 pounds were lost over the course of 18 weeks.

The one male and one female who achieved the largest percentage of weight loss by the end of the challenge were named the grand prize winners. Jon Sutherland of Medford, MN lost 31% of his starting weight (82 pounds) and won a cash prize of $2500. Michelle Boettcher of Champlin, MN lost 27% of her starting weight (45 pounds) and won a 7-day all-inclusive trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico. Both Sutherland and Boettcher saw significant improvements in their health metrics during the challenge, substantially lowering total cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure. Final results for all participants are available at

Participants of the Challenge were on the Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating meal plan throughout the course of the Challenge. The meal plan consists of freshly prepared, nutritionally and portion controlled meals (3 meals per day, 7 days per week). Participants qualified for free health screenings at the beginning of the Challenge and again at the end, to measure and document the health improvements made. Benchmark weight loss goals were set for Challengers to achieve every several weeks, allowing them opportunities to receive prizes totaling over $500 in free meals or rebates.

The 2015 Slim Down Challenge marks the 10th such event sponsored by Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating of Minnesota. Opened in 2002, SSHE of MN has 26 retail locations in the Twin Cities and Rochester, and also provides home delivery throughout MN and western WI. The company provides a freshly prepared, nutritionally controlled meal plan that is scientifically designed following guidelines of health and nutrition experts.

About Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating
The company was founded in Ottawa, IL in 1985 by Seattle Sutton, RN, BSN, to help address patients' needs to lose weight or address other health issues such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and obesity. Seattle Sutton's dedication to health continues today. All SSHE menus are analyzed and revised on an ongoing basis and adhere to the most current recommended dietary guidelines.

SSHE includes no contracts, counseling, bars, shakes, supplements, or artificial ingredients. Its no-gimmick approach to clean, healthful eating has helped tens of thousands of Minnesotans achieve and maintain weight loss and other health improvements.
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