Jan. 4, 2020,
WAUSAU – For those looking to accelerate their weight loss after a year upended by COVID-19, U.S. News & World Report has identified the program created by HMR (Health Management Resources) and offered by Marshfield Clinic Health System as the No. 1 Best Fast Weight-Loss Diet for 2021. This marks the sixth consecutive year that HMR's diet and lifestyle-change program has held the first-place position.
Why Fast Matters
"With the CDC recognizing that adults with excess weight are at even greater risk during the pandemic, losing weight has taken on added importance and urgency," said Renee Trapp, health educator at Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center. "HMR promotes fast weight loss, plus offers extensive coaching support to make healthier lifestyle changes to help protect your weight loss and your health over the long term."
How Fast Happens
"It's not a gimmick or a crash diet," said Kelly Murphy, a registered nurse and health educator at Marshfield Clinic Wausau Center. "The simple food plan is nutritionally complete and designed so you don't ever have to go hungry. Because it's so easy to follow, and you're not feeling deprived, people can stick to the diet longer, which can lead to more weight loss in a short amount of time."
Lifestyle Change is Non-Negotiable
Murphy said no matter what diet you use, you won't be able to keep your weight off without making changes to your lifestyle. "That's why lifestyle-change education and coaching is at the core of all HMR plans. 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."
HMR's Published Results
- In-person: Average weight loss for the in-clinic Decision-Free® plan is 43-66 lbs., and average weight loss for the in-clinic Healthy Solutions® plan is 28-37 lbs. for those who completed 12-26 weeks.
- At-home: Average weight loss for the Healthy Solutions® at Home program with phone coaching is 23 lbs. at 12 weeks, and 28 lbs. at 26 weeks for those who completed the program.
For information call Marshfield Clinic Health System's HMR program in Minocqua at 715-358-1036, Wausau at 715-847-3882, or visit https://www.marshfieldclinic.org/services/weight-management/hmr-program.