Logansport Memorial Hospital is proud to be exclusively offering a nationally-renowned weight-loss program right here at home. The program was designed and created by Health Management Resources (HMR) and has been named the #1 Best Fast Weight-Loss Diet for 2019, out of 41 diets evaluated. It is the fourth consecutive year that this diet program has held a first-place position, as awarded by U.S. News and World Report.
The HMR Program at Logansport Memorial Hospital is more than just a diet, though –it’s a true lifestyle change that gives participants the foundation for losing weight fast while building healthy routines that last. The HMR Program includes a variety of diet options appropriate for anyone wanting to lose 10-200 pounds. All options include individual coaching and ongoing maintenance support from our team of certified health coaches.
Based on the principles of behavioral science, the program gives participants the option to lose weight in person or on their own with an online plan, and includes:
The use of HMR foods (and fruits and vegetables) to take a break from current eating habits
Lifestyle education to learn how to make healthier food choices and increase physical activity
Coaching for extra support and accountability
Maintenance phase when HMR foods are tapered off, and emphasis is on lean proteins, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables for a long-term healthy eating plan.
“We are very excited to be able to bring such a successful program for healthy lifestyle change to the patients and communities that we serve,” comments Rachel Theodore, Vice-President of Workforce Health and Sports Medicine. “We know that losing weight quickly is incredibly motivating. It can help people stick with their diet longer, which is especially important if you have a lot of weight to lose. But what’s more important is the ability to lose the weight quickly in a safe way, and that’s what this program can offer participants that others cannot. With medical management and oversight from one of our primary care providers, patients can safely lose the weight they need while effectively managing any other chronic conditions they have that may require specific medications, such as diabetes or high blood pressure.”
Primary care nurse practitioner Stacie Stutzman is the appointed Medical Director for the HMR Program and adds, “Fast weight loss is a big part of the program, but equally important are the new skills you’ll learn along the way to support a healthier lifestyle over the long-term. I have personally embarked on my own weight-loss journey and have been successful. I know thatit is not an easy journey and that many times, obstacles arise that cause challenges and make it difficult or discouraging to be truly successful. I am eager to help our patients who want and need to lose this weight to be as successful as possible and experience the positive impact that weight loss will have on their overall health and quality of life.”
The HMR Program is coordinated through Logansport Memorial Hospital’s Workforce Health department, and the team of certified health coaches will guide and assist participants through the process from start to finish. A referral is needed to officially enroll in the medically-managed program, but Workforce Health staff can easily assist you with that. Please contact Ashlea Shedron, Workforce Health Associate, to get enrolled or to sign up to attend a free informational session. You can reach Ashlea by calling (574) 725-3599 or by emailing HMRProgram@LogansportMemorial.org.
SOURCE: News release from Logansport Memorial Hospital