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

What are the health benefits of losing weight with HMR?

Health Benefits of Losing WeightLosing weight with HMR can result in dramatic health improvements. That’s because excess weight and obesity are risk factors for a number of chronic health conditions, including: Read More

Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas

Healthy Holiday Gift IdeasThis year, spoil your friends and family with the gift of health! Here are some of our gift picks for the healthy chef or fitness buff in your life: Read More

Share the Warmth!

Warm Coat Drive | One Warm CoatJoin us in the effort to ensure that no one goes without a warm coat this winter! IHM is holding a One Warm Coat drive and will be collecting clean, gently used warm coats. One Warm Coat is dedicated to collecting and distributing gently used warm coats — free of charge and without discrimination — directly to local children and adults. The coat drive program provides an easy way for individuals and families to make a difference in the lives of their neighbors by simply passing along coats and jackets that are no longer needed. Think of any outer wear that will keep someone warm — coats, sweaters, jackets, sweatshirts, or scarves. Also, if you have any hats or mittens, they would be appreciated also. Read More

Say Yes to a Healthy Holiday Season

Healthy Holiday TipsThe holiday season is a difficult time when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It’s a busy time of year with a decent amount of stress, tempting seasonal goodies and lots of festivities. We often tell ourselves don’t eat this or don’t do that in order to stay on track, which can sometimes make us feel like a bit of a grinch! This year, we suggest flipping that around and focusing on what to do instead of what not to do. Here are our top to-do behaviors during this time of year: Read More

Thanksgiving Menu Ideas for Every Diet

Thanksgiving Menu IdeasKeep your diet on track this Thanksgiving! Whether you’re on the Healthy Solutions plan, the Decision-Free plan or Maintenance…we have plenty of tasty Thanksgiving menu ideas for you: Read More

Ask the Health Coach: Preventing Holiday Weight Gain

With the winter holidays fast approaching, is there anything I can do now to prevent gaining weight?
~ Jan
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Food Drive Month!

Food Drive Month at IHMHelp us support San Diegans in need! For the month of November we’ll be collecting food items for the San Diego Food Bank at the Clinic! Read More

Turn that Bad Day into a Good Week

We’ve all had them: The days you forget your lunch and end up in the food court. The days you go grocery shopping while hungry. The days that just don’t go as planned. At times like this it’s important to keep in mind that a high-calorie day doesn’t have to ruin your week. Use these top tips from the HMRdiet site: Read More

New HMR Entree Coming Soon!

HMR Entree - Thai Curry with Brown RiceGreat news! In September, HMR will roll out a new entree, giving you yet another quick, easy, and delicious option for your weight management.

The Vegetarian Thai Curry will be a new vegetarian option added to the HMR menu, which currently boasts 4 vegetarian entree selections. Read More

Planning for Weight Loss Success

Roasted VegetablesPlanning and cooking ahead can make it much easier to stay on your diet. One of the best ways to do this is to make a big batch once, and then you can use the leftovers for your next meal. This strategy is super helpful on those busy weekdays when it seems like there is simply not enough time in the day! Here are some easy food prep ideas to get started: Read More

Trainers Pick for Home Exercise Equipment: TRX

TRX Trainer WorkoutNo matter how great a personal training session can be, it’s only ONE session. It’s only a piece of the puzzle. As much as I would love to see every client 5 times per week, it’s just not realistic from a financial or a scheduling perspective! Because of that, I design programs and encourage clients to workout on their own. However, fitness memberships and equipment decisions can be overwhelming – making it hard to know where to start. That’s why I always recommend the TRX. The TRX provides total body resistance and an endlessly progressive exercise selection! TRX owners can efficiently work chest, back, shoulders, legs, abs & arms in a variety of ways – all which engage the core and challenge proprioception (the body’s ability to transmit a sense of position, analyze that information and react to the stimulation with the proper movement). Read More

New Year’s Fitness Goals

New Year's Fitness GoalsNew Year’s fitness goals?! Isn’t this article a little late to be discussing New Year’s fitness goals? I don’t know…what do you think as you are reading this in the middle of May? Did this topic peak your interest because, quite frankly, your New Year’s fitness goals are a fog in your memory? If the honest answer is, “well…yes!” then perhaps this topic is timely. Read More

Get Pumped!

Weight TrainingHave you considered adding strength training to your exercise routine? Although it may not burn as many calories per minute as other activities, there are significant benefits of weight training: Read More

Our Top Spring Vegetable Picks

Spring VegetablesHooray for the arrival of spring! It’s such a welcome change from what seemed like a never-ending winter. Now, we are treated to sunny days mixed with lovely rain showers, budding trees and colorful blooming flowers. Read More

How to Get Workout Motivation in Colder Weather

How to Get Workout Motivation in Colder WeatherThe colder months are great for exactly two things: playing in the snow and widening your waistline, all thanks to the countless of holiday gatherings where piles of food are involved, and to make matters worse, you lack the motivation to work out because it’s freezing out there!

Sound frighteningly familiar? Read More