Nashville Medical Weight Loss Center at St. Thomas
"Better Than a Diet...A Lifestyle Change"


What is HMR?

Proven Ways to Lose Weight

The lifestyle behaviors taught in HMR Programs are well supported by research from leading medical and other professional journals, as well as HMR’s own data.

HMR has simplified and structured its programs so that you can lose more weight and keep more of it off. The program focuses on just three things you need to do to be successful.

Use Meal Replacements:
Over 60 published studies and references conclude that, on average, three times as much weight is lost an
d maintained using meal replacements, compared with traditional diets. HMR meal replacements are delicious, low-calorie shakes, meal, nutrition bars and multigrain hot cereal that are used in place of other meals and snacks.

Eat Fruits and Vegetables: Research has shown that eating fruits and vegetables, which are naturally low in calories, helps to displace higher-calorie foods from a diet. When vegetables and fruits are mixed with HMR meal replacements the result is a satisfying, filling, and extremely nutritious meal.

Do Physical Activity
Physical activity is essential for successful weight management, especially long-term. People who are active feel better, are healthier, and are usually more motivated to practice other healthy lifestyle behaviors. And a little bit goes a long way: Just 10 to 20 minutes of walking per day will help you reach your weight-loss goals.

How Can I Increase My Chances of Losing A Lot of Weight?

HMR has found these additional weight-loss strategies dramatically increase your success:

Quick Start®: Research has shown that those who get a “quick start” by closely following an HMR Program, especially in the first weeks, lose more weight, are more motivated to stick to the diet longer, and are more successful overall.

More Is Better™: While it may sound counterintuitive, studies show the more meal replacements, fruits, and vegetables HMR participants eat, the more weight they lose and the more they keep off! When participants fill up on low-calorie foods, they are more likely to avoid higher-calorie foods that slow down their weight loss.  The same is true of physical activity-the more you do, the greater your success.

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Always consult your physician before beginning any diet or exercise program.

Always consult your physician before beginning any diet or excercise program.

Some of these pictures show fruits and vegetables with the HMR food. These are foods you will purchase and add depending on which plan you choose to follow.