UC Irvine Health diet program, created by HMR, among U.S. News & World Report‘s Best of 2015

January 08, 2015

A program offered by UC Irvine Health Weight Management Program and created by HMR Weight Management Services (HMR) has been named the No. 2 Best Weight-Loss Diet in U.S. News & World Reports’ Best Diets of 2015. The ranking was based on both short- and long-term weight-loss ratings of the HMR Program.

HMR’s programs focus on integrating diet, physical activity and healthy lifestyle skills through weekly coaching. This is the first time that HMR’s diet program has been included in the annual rankings list. HMR was evaluated against 34 other diets in categories including easiness to follow, ability to produce short and long-term weight loss, nutritional completeness, safety, and potential to prevent and manage diabetes and heart disease.

During the ranking process, reporters and editors from U.S. News & World Report created in-depth profiles of each diet, and a panel of nationally recognized experts on diet, nutrition, obesity, food psychology, diabetes and heart disease rated the diets and their effectiveness. 

Since 1987, the UC Irvine Health Weight Management Program has helped thousands of people lose weight and manage their health. The team is dedicated to helping individuals lose weight, live healthier through dietary changes and reduce their risk factors for disease. Instead of simply promoting weight loss, our program emphasizes better overall health through exercise, nutrition and positive lifestyle changes.

 The program features a cross-section of specialties, including physicians, nurse practitioners, health educators and registered dietitians. They specialize in working with patients who are experiencing medical complications of obesity, such as diabetes and hypertension.

The HMR diet is available in hospitals and medical centers or can be used by participants at home. Studies have demonstrated its effectiveness in supporting weight loss. Research shows 47 lbs. average weight loss for a mix of HMR Decision-Free® and Healthy Solutions® clinic patients with a BMI of 40 or greater who completed the program for at least 12 weeks.

For more information on HMR’s inclusion in the Best Diets ranking, please visit www.usnews.com/bestdiets.

To make an appointment with the UC Irvine Health Weight Management Program, call 714-456-8633 (Orange office) or 949-824-8770 (Irvine office), or visit http://www.ucirvinehealth.org/medical-services/weight-loss-program/.

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