HMR's structured diets produce significant
weight and health outcomes

HMR’s highly structured weight-loss plans use a Low Calorie Diet comprised of HMR foods (meal replacement shakes, entrees, and bars), plus fruits and vegetables. The meal plan is designed to produce high-volume meals and snacks that taste good, prevent hunger and limit food decisions. This structured approach makes the diet simple to follow and, with the fast weight loss it produces, easier to sustain.

A published study of HMR program members found an average weight loss of:

1PLoS ONE 2018; 13(4):e0195794.

Established results across treatment options

Self-reported behavioral data from the HMR App

1HMR App Data, self-reported.
2Data includes those who participated in coaching or were self-directed.

Superior outcomes in patients with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes

Compared to an intervention led by certified diabetes educators in a traditional endocrinology specialty clinic, the HMR Program produced:

  • A significantly greater decrease in BMI
  • A reduction in waist circumference from 55 inches to 47 inches after 6 months
  • Similar A1C levels concurrent with a greater reduction in the overall number of medications and decreased insulin use compared to controls1. Insulin use decreased in HMR patients by 32.88 units while the dosage increased by an average of 18.88 units in the comparison group
  • A 30-day cost of insulin savings of $197.28 vs. an increase in cost of $131.91 in controls

1J Diab Obes 2016; 3(2):1- 6. DOI: 10.15436/2376-0494.16.838
2PLoS ONE 13(4): e0195794.
3Anderson, J.W., Konz, E.C., Frederich, R.C., et al. Long-term weight-loss maintenance: a meta-analysis of US studies. (2001) Am J Clin Nutr 74(5):579-584

J Diab Obes 2016; 3(2): 1-6. DOI: 10.15436/2376-0494.16.838

Significant weight-loss outcomes

1PLoS ONE 13(4): e0195794.

Significant reduction in fasting blood glucose and metabolic risk factors

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Weight Loss Maintenance

Phase 2: establishing healthier habits for life

After weight loss, or when dieting momentum slows down, members transition to Phase 2 - HMR’s healthy lifestyle phase. Here they continue to practice and build skills that are key for maintaining weight loss, such as meal planning, shopping and meal prep tips, navigating restaurant menus, and reading nutrition labels. They learn to create healthy portion-controlled meals, use meal replacements strategically to help manage calories, and track daily physical activity. This dietary approach, combined with maintaining consistent physical activity, provide the structure and support for weight maintenance.  

As new food groups are introduced, there is a continuous focus on keeping up the routines that led to weight loss in the first place:

A high level of physical activity, burning 2,000 calories/week.
Eating 5 or more full-cup servings of fruits and vegetables/day.
Strategic use of HMR foods to replace some high-calorie meals.

Research supporting Phase 2 of the HMR Program

1PLoS ONE 2018;13(4): e0195794.
2Obesity Journal2013; (21) 1951-1959
3International Journal of Obesity (2008) 32, 519–526

Self-reported Phase 2 data from the HMR app

While the goal of Phase 2 is to develop healthier lifestyle skills, this focus can also produce ongoing weight loss at a slower-moderate rate, depending on the individual. In fact, at one year, individuals participating in Phase 2 lost an average of 7.7 lbs, vs. gaining weight.

1HMR App Data, self-reported.
2All members included those who participated in coaching or were self-directed.