OSF-Offered Diet Plan Honored for Sixth Year in a Row

1/13/2021 - Rockford, Illinois

A diet plan available in northern Illinois through OSF HealthCare is making national headlines for its proven results.


The Health Management Resources program (HMR) has once again earned U.S. News &World Report’s #1 Best Fast Weight-Loss Diet in its Best Diets Rankings. This is the sixth straight year that HMR has earned the #1 spot in the category.


The specialized diet is offered at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rockford, as well as OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria and OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.


Adam Schafer, manager of wellness and weight management at OSF Saint Anthony, says HMRs long term behavioral approach is the key to its success.


“The HMR program at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center is successful because we help people to break the habits and patterns around food,” says Schafer. “Using the HMR meal replacements is healthy way to limit decision making on what to eat for short time in order to reevaluate why people developed the behaviors that lead to their weight gain. Our degreed and trained experts then help people to work on building new habits around food and exercise so that they can enjoy long term weight loss/maintenance success.”


The meal replacement diet can be followed at home or under medical supervision in a clinic. Under HMR, dieters can choose low-calorie shakes, soups, nutrition bars and multi-grain cereal. Another plus, according to U.S. News reviewers, the HMR diet provides a quick-start option and convenient meals for members.


HMR’s proven methods are based on more than 30 years of weight-loss coaching experience. It uses learning techniques designed specifically to create diet programs that are both effective and easy to stick to. This helps users develop new skills and habits they can use for the rest of their lives.


To learn more about OSF HealthCare’s HMR program, go to www.osfhealthcare.org or call (815) 227-2274 in Rockford.