After not being able to keep up with her grandkids during a family vacation to Florida in 2012, Rida Meyer knew it was time to make a change. Newly retired, she and her husband had plans to travel, but unfortunately her weight made vacationing difficult.
“It’s not easy to travel when you have to bring along your CPAP and oxygen,” said Rida. “I struggled with weight my whole life. I was wearing a size 24 when I finally decided to try HMR. The structure and accountability were just what I needed. It’s been almost five years, and I now wear a size 8! If I have any regrets, it’s that I didn’t sign up sooner. Now I have no trouble working in my garden, taking long walks or volunteering at the food pantry.”
It was around this time a year ago when Skip Holmes of Oldenburg decided he needed to lose the unwanted weight that was taking a toll on his health. In addition to being on blood pressure and cholesterol medication, he had undergone numerous surgeries on his back. With the help of Margaret Mary’s medically supervised HMR Weight Management Program, Skip lost an incredible 65 pounds.
“I feel so much better, both physically and mentally,” said Skip. “I have more energy and less pain. The tracking was easy, the food was good and the accountability and encouragement were key to my success. I have a wife, four children and nine granddaughters. It feels good to say I’m doing everything possible to live a long, healthy life for them.”
For the second year in a row, Margaret Mary Health is excited to announce its HMR Weight Management Services has been named a No. 1 Best Fast Weight-Loss Diet in U.S. News & World Reports’ Best Diets of 2017. HMR programs focus on helping people lose weight quickly while teaching the healthy lifestyle skills needed for long-term weight management. MMH has offered the HMR program in the Romweber Flats building in downtown Batesville since 2012.
“HMR programs excel at providing the jump start many people need when beginning a healthier lifestyle program,” said Adrienne Found, Margaret Mary’s Program Director. “Through HMR, people can lose weight without feeling hungry. The program achieves fast weight loss in a livable way by encouraging people to eat more and stay satisfied. This makes it easier to stick to the program in both the short and long term.”
HMR focuses on helping people make healthier food choices, eat more fruits and vegetables and increase physical activity. Research shows practicing these skills may also help reduce risk factors for the development of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer and other chronic illnesses.
Found adds, “A common misconception is that losing weight quickly is not healthy, not sustainable and will just lead to future weight re-gain. To the contrary, numerous clinical studies demonstrate that following a lifestyle change program which promotes fast initial weight loss can result in better long-term success.”
During the ranking process, reporters and editors from U.S. News & World Report created in-depth profiles of 38 diets. A panel of nationally recognized experts on diet, nutrition, obesity, food psychology, diabetes and heart disease rated the diets on their effectiveness. To register for a FREE HMR orientation, call 812.932.4670.