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The Most Popular Snack Food in America is…Fruit!

It’s not often that we get some good news from out in The Gap™, but this new research was encouraging. According to the market research firm NPD, over the course of a year, Americans snacked on fresh fruit an average of 10 times more than they snacked on chocolate and 25 times more than they snacked on potato chips. (Fresh fruit, chocolate, and potato chips were the top three snack foods identified in the report.) Read More

“For me, HMR is life-saving”

Jeff Lost 99 Pounds with HMR.

“If I kept going in my old direction, there would have been problems, probably diabetes or heart attacks. Now, I’m healthy and I enjoy life more. I’m a much happier person around my wife and my kids. For me, HMR is life-saving.” Read full story…

Kevin Lost 80 Pounds with HMR

“It’s not a diet. Diets don’t work. HMR is about learning. There’s no cutting corners and no gimmicks. It’s a lifestyle change.”

Kevin’s new lifestyle? Healthy foods, daily exercise, zero cholesterol meds, and no sleep apnea.

“I got my life back. I’m more vibrant and my confidence is at an all-time high. I feel like I can take on the world.” Read full story…

Busting a Diet Myth: Why Eating at Night Doesn’t Really Matter

You may have heard the dieting strategy of cutting off all calories after a certain hour, say 7:00 or 8:00 at night. Does it really make a difference to your weight when you eat your calories? Check out this HMR article, Myth Buster: Why Eating After 8:00 Doesn’t Matter, explaining the flaws in this strategy, and other ways to handle the night-time munchies.

New Weight-Loss Drugs: Hope or Hype?

In the coming months, you’ll probably hear a lot more about “Belviq” and “Qysmia,” the latest weight-loss medications to get approval from the FDA. (“Contrave,” a third medication, is also expected to be available soon.) Read More

Finding the Best Beats to Power Up Your Exercise

Did you know the music you listen to while you exercise may make a difference in the quality and length of your workout? Read More

And the Attendance Challenge Winners Are…

Congratulations to our Attendance Challenge Raffle winners at the San Diego Center! And the prizes and winners are…drumroll please… Read More

Live BETTER, Not Just Longer

There’s no denying the value of exercise for weight management. But a new study suggests that being, or becoming fit in middle age can also help delay the onset of a variety of chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, leading to a significantly better quality of life as you age. Read More

Dieting in 2013

If you’re struggling with your weight, it can be tempting to want to try one of the dozens of different diet approaches available today. From the Caveman (Paleo) Diet; to the Hormone Diet; to the Personality Type Diet…there’s no shortage of “new” plans or books to try. But the (boring) truth is that only calories count. And unless you learn to make permanent changes in your lifestyle (like eating more fruits and vegetables and doing more physical activity) any weight you lose will be temporary, no matter which diet you follow.
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JANUARY is Resolutions Month

Losing weight and getting healthier are popular, yet very broad resolutions. If you have a lot of weight to lose, it can feel even more overwhelming not knowing where to begin. The good news is that the HMR Program for Weight Management is here to help. With an emphasis on healthy lifestyle education along with proven diet options, the staff will help you learn some simple strategies you can use to achieve both of your weight and health goals simultaneously. Call 619.297.8640 for more information and class schedules.

Marketplace Holiday Gift Guide

Give your friends and family members unique gifts from the Marketplace this holiday! These unique treasures are so good, you might just decide to grab a present for yourself! :-) Here’s a few items you’ll find at the marketplace today: Read More

The Rockerbox Garlic Story

My name is Rae. With Rockerbox Garlic, my goal is to educate people about the virtues of using pure garlic powder. Most people use mass-produced garlic powder that contains fillers, chemicals, and is made from lesser-quality garlic from mega-farms in China. My garlic powder is 100% pure – it has no fillers, no preservatives, no chemical additives whatsoever. I purchase US-grown heirloom varieties of garlic. Read More

Rockerbox Garlic: How It’s Made!

Unlike the stuff you buy in stores, Rockerbox Garlic is 100% pure – it has no fillers, no preservatives, no chemical additives whatsoever. And, it has a flavor superior to anything you’ve tried!

Using garlic bulbs grown in the US, Rockerbox Garlic is handmade using a slow low-heat dehydration process to preserve all of the fresh garlic flavor. You haven’t had garlic powder unless you’ve had it homemade! Read More

Introducing the Marketplace!

The Marketplace is now OPEN! At the Marketplace, you’ll discover a collection of unique, handcrafted specialty items from small shops we’ve found.

Here’s a few items you’ll find at the marketplace today: Read More

Thanksgiving “In the Box” Menu

Thanksgiving….this calorie-dense, food-centric holiday can wreak havoc on your weight-loss efforts! Keep your diet on track with this perfect Decision-Free “In the Box” Thanksgiving menu: Read More