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Program Created by HMR & Offered at Quincy Medical Group Ranked No. 1 “Best Fast Weight-Loss Diet” for Third Consecutive Year

1/10/2018

A program offered by Quincy Medical Group and created by HMR Weight Management Services (HMR) has been named a No.1 Best Fast Weight Loss Diet for 2018. This is the third consecutive year in which HMR’s simple diet and high intensity lifestyle intervention program has earned this honor.

“Successful weight loss is not only about losing pounds quickly, it’s about creating changes around eating and physical activity that you can sustain over the long term,” said Angela Reed, HMR Health Educator at QMG.  “By keeping the plan simple, people can lose weight quickly while building the skills they need for long-term weight management.”

Unlike many commercial diet programs, HMR specializes in helping those with a lot of weight to lose. “Another key difference is that we provide coaching and support face-to-face,” says Angela.  She adds that, “There is such a need in the community for effective weight-loss options, we also offer the HMR at Home plan (www.quincymedgroup.com/medical-services/hmr) as a self-guided option people can do at home with on line support.

How it Works

The nutritionally-complete plan simplifies food decisions by using only HMR foods (shakes, entrées, cereal, and nutrition bars) and unlimited fruits and vegetables. It follows a 3/2/5 structure designed to keep people feeling full throughout the day. The plan includes at least 3 shakes, 2 entrees, and 5 servings of fruits and vegetables. People are encouraged to eat as many of these foods as they like to avoid hunger.

While losing weight, people practice developing skills in three specific areas:

  • How to eat more fruits and vegetables;
  • How to increase physical activity;
  • How to make healthier food choices.

These are the lifestyle skills that will help keep the weight off, as well as help reduce the risk factors for the development of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, some types of cancer and other chronic diseases.

Results

  • In-person results: Average weight loss is 28-37.5 lbs. for the Healthy Solutions® diet, based on research studies conducted in people who completed between 12-26 weeks.1
  • At home results: Average weight loss for the Healthy Solutions at Home® program with phone coaching is 23 lbs. at 12 weeks and 28 lbs. at 26 weeks.2

To learn more about the HMR program, call 217-277-4002, or visit www.quincymedgroup.com/medical-services/hmr.


 

About HMR Weight Management Services Corp. (HMR)

HMR Weight Management Services Corp. (HMR) is a part of Merck’s Healthcare Services and Solutions business unit and specializes in improving the healthcare experience for patients, providers and payers. HMR programs, available in person or at home, offer lifestyle education, a structured diet and an emphasis on long-term weight and health management. Since 1983, HMR programs have been available in hospitals, clinics, and medical centers across the country. For more information, visit www.hmrprogram.com.

1Average weight loss for the in-clinic Healthy Solutions plan is 28-37.5 lbs., based on research studies conducted in people who completed between 12-26 weeks. J Am Diet Assoc 2009;109:1417-1421;Postgrad Med 2011;123:205-213;Int J Obes 2007;31:1270-1276;Obes 2013;21:1951-1959. 2Average weight loss for the Healthy Solutions at Home® program with phone coaching is 23 lbs. at 12 weeks and 28 lbs. at 26 weeks. Int J Obes 2007; 31:1270-1276; Obes 2013; 21:1951-1959.

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