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Oklahoma Heart Institute Weight Loss Program Ranked Best

Trying to find a plan you can stick with to lose weight and get healthy in 2018? A program offered by Oklahoma Heart Institute (OHI) and created by HMR Weight Management Services (HMR) has been named a No.1 Best Fast Weight-Loss Diet for 2018 by U.S. News & World Report. This is the third consecutive year in which HMR’s simple diet and high intensity lifestyle intervention program has earned this honor.

“Successful weight loss is not only about losing pounds quickly; it’s about creating changes around eating and physical activity that you can sustain over the long term,” says Thomas Guhr, manager of the Weight Loss & Wellness Center at Oklahoma Heart Institute. “By keeping the plan simple, people can lose weight quickly while building the skills they need for long-term weight management.”

Unlike many commercial diet programs, HMR specializes in helping those with a lot of weight to lose. “Another key difference is that we’re able to offer medical oversight if needed. This is important if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or other weight-related conditions that may need monitoring during weight loss,” says Guhr. “There is such a need in the community for effective weight-loss options; we also offer the HMR plan as a self-guided option that people can do at home with online support. Whether you need to lose 20 pounds or 200, the Weight Loss & Wellness Center has a solution for you.”

How it Works
Nutritionally-complete plans are designed to simplify food decisions by using only HMR foods (shakes, entrées, cereal, and nutrition bars), with the option of unlimited fruits and vegetables on some plans. The most popular plan follows a simple 3/2/5 structure designed to keep people feeling full throughout the day. This plan includes at least 3 shakes, 2 entrees, and 5 servings of fruits and vegetables. People are encouraged to eat as many of these foods as they like to avoid hunger.

While losing weight, people practice developing skills in three specific areas:
• How to eat more fruits and vegetables;
• How to increase physical activity;
• How to make healthier food choices.

These are the lifestyle skills that will help keep the weight off, as well as help reduce the risk factors for the development of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, some types of cancer and other chronic diseases.

Established in 2014, the Weight Loss & Wellness Center (WLWC) at Oklahoma Heart Institute (OHI) offers both medically-supervised and at-home solutions for those seeking to reach a healthy weight in an effective, sustainable way. For more information on the WLWC at OHI, visit

Updated 02-20-2018

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