Your source for diet and exercise tips plus the latest in health news and HMR Program updates!

5 Nutrition-Packed Ingredients to Use in Your Shakes

blueberriesUsing meal replacement shakes can be a great way to manage your nutritional needs on a low calorie diet. We’ve got a whole arsenal of incredible shake recipes to help you get creative, but we thought we would highlight a few ingredients that are not only delicious, but also give your shake a nutritional boost. Read More

Easy On-the-Go Snacks

Popcorn SnackSwinging by the drive-thru is one of the easiest ways to hinder your weight loss progress. Always having snacks on hand is a great way to ensure that you’ll have a healthy alternative to the many unhealthy food options that confront us each day. Read More

Fun Ways to Keep Active in the Summer

kayakingSummer is the perfect time to get your activity in without ever stepping foot in the gym. Here are a few ideas to help you find enjoyable activities that will contribute towards your weight loss goals. Read More

Save Time and Calories with 3 Kitchen Strategies

Measure Cup OatmealTry out these simple kitchen strategies to save time and calories! Implementing small strategies like these can add up a big difference: Read More

It’s the Battle of the Blenders (and Coaches)!

Top Blender PicksThere are so many blending options to choose from when it comes to making your favorite shakes and smoothies. Since we’ve been blending up smoothies for 20 plus years now at the HMR Clinic, we thought we’d share with you our top picks when it comes to blenders. As it turns out, choosing a blender has our Health Coaches at odds (it was a heated debate when we broached the topic!). So, here are the top blender picks by coach: Read More

New HMR Bars Now Available!

New HMR Bars Still delicious — more nutritious! The new bars offer an enhanced nutritional profile, including more protein and fiber, and are now made without high fructose corn syrup or partially hydrogenated oils.

With 4 fantastic new flavors, you’re sure to find a favorite! The new flavors include: Read More

Say Goodbye to these HMR Bars

HMR Bars DiscontinuingAs of June 9th, the current BeneFit Bars (Peanut butter, Chocolate Chocolate, Honey Graham and Blueberry) will no longer be available as they are being discontinued. The good news is that on June 15th*, HMR will introduce 4 new and improved BeneFit Bars!

The new bars offer an enhanced nutritional profile, including more protein and fiber, and are now made without high fructose corn syrup or partially hydrogenated oils. With 4 fantastic new flavors, you’re sure to find a favorite! The new flavors include: Read More

8 Ways to Enjoy a Healthy Vacation

HMR Summer Travel Diet, Exercise TipsWoohoo!! Summer is almost here and that means it’s time for vacation! Vacation time can be tricky when it comes to diet and exercise, but with a bit of planning you can make it work and still have fun. Whether you’re planning a road trip or flying to your summer vacation destination, don’t forget to pack a plan for healthy eating and physical activity. Read More

When the Scale Doesn’t Budge

Scale Have you ever felt frustrated because you’re sticking to the diet, but the numbers on the scale aren’t moving? It could be that seemingly small and insignificant bites, tastes, or nibbles of food are slowly adding up…and slowing down your weight loss. Read More

Mix it Up For Better Fitness

WalkingIt can be easy to stick with the same routine, especially when it comes to physical activity. This year, why not challenge yourself to try at least one new way to exercise. (Who knows – it may become part of your new routine!) Consult with your healthcare provider, and then consider one of these ideas: Read More

Curb Hunger with Structure

HMR Entree with VegetablesIt’s 3:00 p.m. You’ve got a faint hunger rumbling in your stomach, but you ignore it because you’ll be home for dinner in just a few hours. Read More

The New Normal – Part 2

Will PowerSo I suggested, in my last post, that similar to golf or piano playing, dieting is not a natural behavior. I explained that this behavior goes against our evolutionary imperative to fight famine by consuming and conserving energy. And that similar to getting good at golf or piano, attempting to learn to play the game of lifestyle change with will power is a fool’s errand. Now I want to discuss how, in a manner that’s practical and realistic, how to learn lifestyle change. Read More

Feel the Need for (Short Bursts of) Speed

Interval TrainingIf you’re looking for a boost to your calorie burn, try adding just a few short, fast-paced bursts of speed (called intervals) to your regular walking, biking, swimming, or other aerobic routine. During higher intensity exercise intervals, more muscle fibers get worked, burning more calories even after you’ve completed your session. Read More

The New Normal – Part 1

American Dieters | The New Normal Part 1I’d never heard of the NPD Group, and I doubt you have. They provide market information and advice to industry across the United States and throughout the world. They’re experts on what consumers want and think and feel, and they have a lot to say about dieting. Their latest report says that dieting in America is at an all time low. Over the past thirty years Americans have become increasingly overweight, but in the last few years the number of adults in America on diets has tumbled to a low of 20%, in contrast to 31% ten or so years ago. Read More

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

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. Read More