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HMR Ranked No. 2 Best Weight-Loss Diet in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Diets of 2015 Print

Posted on January 6th, 2015
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best-diet-2015-hmrA program offered by IHM (Institute for Health Maintenance) in San Diego and created by HMR Weight Management Services (HMR) has been ranked the No. 2 Best Weight-Loss Diet in U.S. News & World Reports’ Best Diets of 2015. The ranking was based on both short and long-term weight-loss ratings of the HMR Program. This is HMR’s debut on the prestigious annual report.

HMR’s programs focus on integrating diet, physical activity and healthy lifestyle skills through weekly coaching. This is the first time that HMR’s diet program has been included in the annual rankings list. HMR was evaluated against 34 other diets in categories including easiness to follow, ability to produce short and long-term weight loss, nutritional completeness, safety, and potential to prevent and manage diabetes and heart disease.

During the ranking process, reporters and editors from U.S. News & World Report created in-depth profiles of each diet, and a panel of nationally recognized experts on diet, nutrition, obesity, food psychology, diabetes and heart disease rated the diets and their effectiveness.

IHM has offered the HMR program for over 30 years to San Diego community members who are interested in losing weight.

“We are pleased that HMR’s weight-loss program which we offer at IHM has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the most effective diets for weight loss,” says Jeffrey W. Penner, Ph.D. Director of Educational Services at IHM. “The program is effective at helping our patients achieve weight loss, which can result in improvement in risk factors for the development of conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. The weight loss may also lead to a decrease in the need for medications for some individuals who have developed these conditions.”

The HMR program is available in hospitals and medical centers or can be used by participants at home. Studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of the HMR program in supporting weight loss. Research shows 47 lbs. average weight loss for a mix of HMR Decision-Free® and Healthy Solutions® clinic patients with a BMI of 40 or greater who completed the program for at least 12 weeks.

For more information on HMR’s inclusion in the Best Diets ranking, please visit www.usnews.com/bestdiets or join the conversation on Twitter using the #BestDiets hashtag.

To learn more about our HMR Clinic Programs available at IHM click here or call us 619-297-8640.

To learn more about HMR at Home (Healthy Solutions) Program click here or call us at 888-446-2846.

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