The Bottom Line
I received a one day supply of Seattle Sutton food on the 1,200 calorie per day plan. It consisted of Pumpkin and Cranberry Cereal, a Southwest Veggie Stuffed Sandwich for lunch and Salmon Fillet with Seasoned Couscous for dinner. You are expected to add two glasses of fat free milk and six glasses of water per day to the food provided.
- Fresh food prepared for you
- Available for 1,200 calorie or 2,000 calorie programs
- No contracts or sign-up fees
- Inflexible program and menus
- No snacks or nutritional supplements
- Seattle Sutton has 5 distributors in AZ as of July 2009: Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, Phoenix-Ahwatukee, Phoenix-Sky Harbor.
- You may pick up your food or have it delivered (extra charge). Food must be picked up/delivered each Monday and Thursday.
- Menus are pre-determined and rotate every five weeks.
- There is no menu for vegetarians.
- Seattle Sutton does not have meetings or diet counselors. It's about fresh, healthy food with a specific number of calories.
- Heating instructions for meals not specific on packaging; you can find instructions by downloading the menu at the web site.
- All prices and offerings mentioned herein are subject to change without notice.
Guide Review - Seattle Sutton
Here's what I like about the Seattle Sutton program:
- fresh fruits and veggies
- no preparation or cleanup
- no delivery charge if I pick up the food
- no membership fee or contract
- containers may be recycled
- four days of food is the maximum at one time; you probably have enough refrigerator space
Here's why Seattle Sutton is not for me:
- $125/$145 per week for the food is expensive, especially considering that the breakfast is often cereal or a muffin
- absolutely no menu choice -- if you don't like a particular item, you are stuck with it anyway.
- containers not microwavable
- food doesn't provide a enough vitamins/nutrients; supplements will be required.
- no dessert or snacks except those that are incorporated in some meals
- food can't be frozen; it can't be safely kept longer than 4 days.
- delivery charges are expensive ($20 to $40 per week)
- no distributors in Scottsdale, north Phoenix or on the west side of town.
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