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HMR Program Success Rates

HMR (Health Management Resources) has the best weight-loss results of any ongoing weight-loss program (based on HMR data published or presented at medical conferences). Read More


Why HMR Shakes?

HMR® weight-loss shakes are rich, creamy, and packed with vitamins and minerals. Best of all, HMR diet shakes work! You get taste, nutrition and great weight-loss results—all in one. Read More


Three Steps for Success on the Scale in 2011

It’s the season to prepare for diet resolutions. Most dieters know that traditional diets focus on what to subtract from your diet, instead of focusing on what to add, which may be why most diets fail. Jeffrey W. Penner, Ph.D., from the HMR® program Institute for Health Maintenance in San Diego, CA, says, “The good news is that research shows there are three simple strategies to add to your lifestyle which will help you lose weight and keep it off without feeling deprived.  Forget the ‘magic pill’, these healthy lifestyle changes have only positive side effects. You’ll not only look and feel great, but you’ll significantly reduce your risk for chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer, just to name a few.” Read More


Physical Activity and Weight Loss

The HMR® Program recommends a minimum of 2,000 calories of physical activity each week. Researchers have found that successful weight maintainers participate in at least that much weekly physical activity, which equals about 45 minutes of moderate activity per day. Government agencies and other researchers have found that between 30-90 minutes of daily activity is most beneficial for weight and health management. Read More


Eating more vegetables and fruits aids weight loss and weight maintenance

Fruits and VeggiesMany researchers, including those from the National Cancer Institute and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), have concluded that eating more vegetables and fruits (which are naturally low in calories and high in fiber) is a very effective way for people to manage their weight. Read More


HMR Research and Abstracts: Weight loss with a Behavioral Program

Weight loss with a behavioral program using meal replacements, fruit and vegetables: a 24-week randomized, controlled trial.

Patients randomized to the HMR Healthy Solutions diet (3 shakes, 2 entrees, 5 fruits and vegetables) who completed 12 weeks, lost an average of 33.4 lbs (15.4% of initial weight) compared to those receiving conventional dietetic counseling (these patients lost an average of 1.3 lbs or .6% of initial).

Anderson JW, Reynolds R, Rinsky J, Bush H, Washnock C
Obes 2009;17 suppl 2:S265 Read More


Video: KUSI Visits IHM

Good Morning San Diego visits the Institute for Health Maintenance (IHM) San Diego Center. IHM offers HMR Weight Loss Products and Programs.

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Spend Less Money with HMR Foods!

Nobody wants to spend extra money right now. However, did you know that you could fill up on HMR diet foods each day for less than the cost of one restaurant meal? Read More


HMR Program Results

HMR regularly collects data from each of its treatment options to evaluate and improve the program. These data allow HMR to report the average results for participants in the program, rather than just anecdotal stories like many other weight-loss programs. Read More


Research Shows HMR Offers Top Strategy for Weight Loss

A study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association (August, 2009) looked at dieters in HMR’s Decision-Free® and Healthy Solutions® Programs. Read More


Healthy Weight, Healthy Heart

We started out February by celebrating American Heart Month and the Go Red for Women campaign. The month has ended, but that doesn’t mean our focus on a healthy heart should end. As we move forward into the spring, let’s keep in mind the risks that obesity and physical inactivity have on our heart health. Today is a good day to start getting healthier by losing weight and building momentum with physical activity! Read More


HMR Presents Latest Research at The Obesity Society Annual Conference

HMR will present a series of posters highlighting the documented health improvements of patients participating in the HMR Program for Weight Management™ at The Obesity Society‘s 2009 Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington, DC. HMR will share the following outcome data: Read More


HMR Exhibits at American Dietetic Association’s Annual Conference

Keeping with a precedent set over 20 years ago, HMR will once again exhibit at the American Dietetic Association’s Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition (FNCE), taking place in Denver, Colorado. HMR will share the latest weight-loss and weight maintenance outcome data from its clinical weight-loss programs, including the latest peer-reviewed study published in the August issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Read More


HMR Program Helps Dieter Lose Over 100 Pounds and Save Thousands of Dollars

Many people may delay starting a diet plan due to the perceived cost of the program. However, at a recent national conference of clinicians and healthcare professionals, HMR shared the story of a dieter who says that the HMR Program actually saved him over $3,000 in a year! Read More


HMR in Medical Economics Magazine

The April issue of the prestigious and well-read Medical Economics magazine included HMR in a feature on potential services that office-based primary care physicians could add to their practice. HMR was the only weight-loss program that was profiled in the cover article titled “The Quest for New Ancillaries”. Read More