Yes, a program. HMR can hardly be called a diet, since it involves a comprehensive approach to weight loss, consisting of
- Nutrition plan
- Exercising plan
- Coaching that aims habitual changes
There are several HMR programs and they all are intended namely for a successful weight loss. The great thing about the programs is that people can choose between two options of their execution, be it in a clinic or by following the program on their own in the comfort of their home.
What is the essence of HMR Program
HMR program is based on various meal replacing options and is divided into 2 phases. The first phase aims a fast weight loss, and this weight loss will be the most significant during the entire program.
Thus, you will be delivered sets of meals, which include:
- Multigrain Cereals
- Book with recipes
In addition to all the foods you get, you will also need to buy some products to complement the premade meals and enjoy your HMR nutrition to the fullest. For example, you will be buying fruits and vegetables for snacks, and the Program implies the consumption of 5 servings of fruits during the day.
As it was already mentioned, HMR program comes in 3 variants, each of which differs by the eating schedule, products used and requirements:
Decision-free program can be used only in a clinic, since it requires medical supervision and thorough coaching, due to a very low daily caloric value of 500 to 800 kcal.
Healthy solutions program can be used both in a clinic or at home. With this program, you can get supervision from a medical professional and decide on whether you need coaching or prefer to guide your way on your own. The limits of daily caloric value lie within the range of 1200 to 1400 kcal.
Healthy shakes program is not intended for use in a clinic. It is an option that can be used only in at-home variant and allows consuming 1400 kcal during the day. No coaching or doctor’s supervision is intended for this option. However, you are supplied with support materials to aid your weight loss process.
Sounds easy. Can anyone keep to the program?
Since the creator of this weight loss method, a behavioral psychologist, clearly understands the health risks that any diet can cause, he provided clear restrictions on health conditions that can become a contraindication to the program use.
The restrictions mainly apply to the first phase of the program, which aims a fast weight loss. As the Participant Information for HMR Program states, it should not be used by people, who are:
- After a bariatric surgery, within a 12-month period after they had the surgery
- At the age of more than 70 or less than 18 years
- Suffering from such eating disorders, as bulimia or anorexia
- Diagnosed with intolerance to soy, egg or corn
- Diagnosed with an allergy to milk products, unless they opt for the HMR 70 lactose-free shakes
- Going through bipolar disorder treatment with antipsychotics or anticonvulsants
- Breastfeeding or pregnant
People with diabetes, who wish to use the HMR Program should mandatorily discuss the possibility of keeping to it and resort to further thorough medical care, which includes blood glucose tests and dose titration for the anti-diabetic drugs.
What will I be paying for, if I sign up for the HMR Program?
If you decide to use the at-home version, i.e. Healthy Solutions Program, you can order it at the official website of the program, which provides an offer for the 3-weeks kit. You can choose either conventional shakes or lactose-free shakes, which are a bit more expensive, yet provide you with all your body needs without any risks of allergy.
Next step is to choose the shakes flavor you prefer and the assortment of entrees to be included into this kit. The special offer allows you to save $100 of the cost of nutrition for the first 21 days of the program and implies a 2-week automatic delivery of further food sets for the following 14 days of the Program. So, the full special offer kit will cost you $201.65 with delivery included, while the automatically delivered 2-week supplies will amount to $185.04 ($220.14).
The price of the first kit, in addition to food supply, also covers:
- group coaching calls
- support guides
- weekly progress charts
- book with HMR recipes
Thus, you will find it very easy to understand and follow the program, while the automatically delivered further sets ensure continuous adherence to the nutrition schedule.
How long do I have to “eat” these nutrition kits?
The entire idea of the HMR Program is based on the assumption that, along with achieving a considerable weight loss, you will also develop healthy eating habits and conscious eating. Thus, you will be sent the food kits only during the first phase of the diet.
Second phase supposes you are ready to switch to higher percentage of usual foods and implies smaller amounts of food replacement options. This is why you will be sent the kits only once a month when you pass into Phase Two of the Program.
How much do I have to exercise while on MHR Program?
Since the first phase of the Program is developed as a considerable food restriction, you are expected to significantly increase your physical activity already in phase two, because overloading your body against a lower caloric intake might result in excess exhaustion and lower results.
The average weight loss on HMR diet has proven to reach about 10 kilograms in 3 months. Once you reach this goal or get closer to your goal weight and notice that your body and mindset are indeed ready for making healthier food choices and allocating the food evenly throughout the day, you can switch to phase 2 and get on with more serious physical activity, which aids further weight loss.
You have the possibility to concentrate on building better habits and can benefit from phone guiding by trainers and nutrition specialists on a weekly basis. Thus, you will not be left alone on your way to developing a healthier lifestyle. You will be able to get a professional advice on your needs for exercising and nutrition.
Is it worth to sign up for HMR Program?
With all the support and nutrition solutions, the HMR Program does seem quite an interesting approach to weight loss. We can not say that it is an inexpensive program. Still, you will be saving on your usual groceries shopping and obtain a qualified support.
Success stories and results are very appealing, and, I guess, everything depends on your financial opportunities, as well as preferences. Not every person can tolerate drinking shakes instead of having meals. We do have a weight loss success story on our forum, yet it was not a meal replacement program, but a program with prepared dietetic meals, delivered to the door.
As for HMR… if you have a real experience, we would gladly listen to your story! Good luck!