For anyone with a big weight-loss goal for a January diet resolution, losing weight slowly may not be the best option. It could take months or years to reach a goal weight, and it’s hard to stay on any “diet” for that long.
Instead of resorting to a fad or crash diet, studies have shown that following a lifestyle change program promoting fast initial weight loss leads to greater weight loss overall and better long-term outcomes.* For those looking for a fast, healthy weight-loss option, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the program created by HMR and offered locally at Altru Health System as a Best Diet for Fast Weight Loss for the seventh year in a row.
Devon joined the HMR plan and lost 40 lbs in 6 months. Her favorite part of the program is the supportive group environment and personal coaching. “I love that my coach set’s personal goals that push you each week.”
“There’s nothing magical about the program that gets the fast weight loss,” according to Jennifer Haugen, program director. “The plan is designed so you never have to go hungry, and that’s the most important thing. If you’re not feeling deprived, it’s easier to stay on the plan longer, which leads to more weight loss in a short amount of time.”
Lifestyle Change is Non-Negotiable
Jennifer says that whether you lose weight quickly or slowly, you won’t be able to keep it off without making some changes to your lifestyle, specifically around physical activity and fruits and vegetables. She adds, “that’s why lifestyle-change education and coaching is at the core of all HMR Programs. The plan helps get the weight off quickly, and as you’re losing weight, you’re learning and practicing new skills around healthier eating and exercise.” To learn more, visit altru.org/weightmanagement or call 701.732.7620 and select option 2.
*In HMR’s published studies, average weight loss for the in-clinic Healthy Solutions® plan is 28-37.5 lbs. for those who completed 12-26 weeks.