As far back as first grade, Debbie’s grandmother was calling her “chubby.”
By high school, Debbie had begun what would be the first of many diets. “I tried just about anything you can come up with. Several times, I lost the weight, but as soon as I would get off the diet, I would put it back on. These diets were just quick fixes, very limited, just a temporary way to lose weight.”
Frustrated with dieting, Debbie made a vow to try one last program—HMR. “HMR is more like a health program than a diet program. The emphasis is on the positive, not the negative. HMR doesn’t say, ‘don’t, don’t, don’t.’ They say ‘do, do, do.’ They tell me what I can eat, what I can do, and what the benefits are. There’s a lot of research and data to support the program.”
What’s different about HMR?
Debbie attributes her success to a new way of thinking about food, plus the incredible support of her HMR team. “I love the people at HMR. They’re trained and they help you problem solve. With other diet programs, you go to class, you weigh in, and you leave. You say, ‘I’ll do better next time’ and they clap and say, ‘okay.’ Then I wouldn’t do it. They don’t hold you accountable like HMR. There’s not that one-on-one. There’s just no comparison.”
“Everyone has a responsibility to take care of their body, to do the best they can with their health. Of all the programs I tried, HMR is the healthiest. It’s especially important as I get older. I want to be around to be with my family as long as I can.”
HMR national data from selected programs published or presented at medical conferences for the diet option that Debbie did show a 28-41 pound average weight loss.1,2,3,5,7 1 J Am Diet Assoc 2009;109:1417-1421, 2 Obes 2006;14 suppl:A101, 3 Obes Res 2004;12 suppl:A40, 5 Postgrad Med 2011;123:205-213, 7 Int J Obes 2007;31:1270-1276