(EFFINGHAM, IL) – U.S. News & World Report has ranked a program created by Health Management Resources (HMR) and offered by HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital as the No.1 Best Fast Weight-Loss Diet for 2020. This marks the fifth consecutive year that HMR’s diet and lifestyle-change program has held the first-place position.
Reputation of Rapid Weight Loss
Fast weight loss is often linked to gimmicks, crash diets, and other drastic approaches that are unsustainable and potentially unhealthy. In contrast, HMR achieves fast weight loss through a clinically proven plan that has been available in hospitals since 1983.
According to Brooke Welcher-Miner, registered dietitian and HMR program coordinator for HSHS St. Anthony’s, HMR’s simple plans are nutritionally complete, calorie-controlled, and designed to help people lose a lot of weight quickly without feeling hungry. She explains, “Simplicity is key. We have people focus on just a few key variables that will have the biggest impact on weight and health. Because it’s so easy to follow, people can stick to the diet longer, which can lead to more weight loss in a short amount of time.”
Weight Loss without Lifestyle Change is Temporary
“There’s no payoff to losing weight quickly only to have it come back again,” says Welcher-Miner.  “That’s why lifestyle-change education is at the core of all HMR diet plans. HMR uses the science of behavior change to help people create new habits around healthier eating and increasing daily physical activity in ways that fit into their daily lives over the long term.”
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.

About HSHS St. Anthony’s HMR Weight Management Program
To learn more about the HMR weight management program and the plan options, the public is invited to attend a free, no-obligation information session, which is held weekly by appointment at the HSHS St. Anthony’s Health Center, 900 West Temple Avenue, Building B.  There is no charge to attend, but please call 217-540-2336 to reserve your spot. You can also email SAE-HMR-Program@hshs.org or call 217-540-2336 for more information.  To learn more about the program, visit www.stanthonyshospital.org/wm.
HSHS St. Anthony's Weight Management, an HMR Program is a licensee of the HMR Program, a non-surgical, clinic-based diet named a "Best Diet for Fast Weight Loss".  U.S. News Best Diets panel of nutrition experts ranked the HMR Program but did not evaluate any products or services of HSHS St. Anthony's Weight Management itself.

About HMR
Since 1983, HMR’s medically supervised program has been available in hospitals, medical centers, and universities across the country, and is now also available as an at-home option. HMR’s mission is to help people lose weight while learning how to make lasting changes for better health and quality of life.

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