About HMR

The HMR Program is a comprehensive weight-loss and lifestyle-change program. Since 1983, we’ve helped more than half a million people improve their health through weight management and behavioral change. Program members achieve high program compliance through structured diets and weekly group coaching support to lose weight quickly while also building healthy habits to maintain weight loss and improve overall health.

HMR was founded in 1983 by a passionate group of psychologists, researchers and clinicians, led by Dr. Lawrence Stifler, who started in this field in the mid-1960s. With an academic background, having taught at Boston University and Harvard Medical School, he has written extensively and published articles in the areas of preventive health and weight management. HMR’s founders wanted to trade academia for the chance to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives. This has been the company’s North Star ever since.

In January of 2023, HMR was purchased by Profile Plan, a peer in the health and wellness space which also provides food products and coaching for customers looking to lose weight.

Our Mission

With more than two-thirds of U.S. adults either overweight or obese, our mission is to help more people lose weight and develop healthier habits for life. We aim to demystify the weight-loss journey, while offering a full spectrum of support modalities, to empower people to lose weight in a way that works for them.

HMR is proud to partner with health systems that share this mission to improve the health and wellbeing of people nationwide.