The HMR diet is a program that teaches users how to eat right at home through lowering their calories. It’s for losing weight as well as weight maintenance so dieters can keep the lost pounds off for life.
The plan is good for several health benefits - including lowering the odds of getting cardiovascular disease, of developing high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.
The diet is also known to help lower the odds of having a heart attack. It works based on a healthy way of eating rather than following any type of fad concepts and there is a strong emphasis on eating fruits and vegetables.
There are two phases to the diet. In the first phase, those on the program are guided to drop weight fast. While losing weight slowly is what many diets focus on, in the beginning, losing weight fast serves two purposes.
One, it jumpstarts the weight loss program, your metabolism and helps the dieter to feel encouraged by seeing early results. The diet has what’s called a Quick Start kit and in this kit, you’ll be able to eat according to the diet’s guidelines for 21 days.
You will have to supply the extras that aren’t included in the meals - which are namely the fresh foods required. On this plan, every 14 days, you’ll have food boxes delivered to your home.
The purpose of this is to make sure that you’re getting foods that are nutritionally sound while watching both the calories and portion sizes. It’s also done so that you will always be able to maintain your weight loss.
This phase focuses on a 3-2-5 strategy. You’ll consume HMR shakes, main courses and fruits and vegetables you prepare during this step. During the time that you’re receiving these food boxes, you’ll also be taught how to adjust your life so that it adopts a healthier way of eating and thinking about food.
This particular stage of the diet is one that you have to stay on until you’ve lost the weight that you want to lose. You can leave this stage when you feel like you’ve learned what you need to and can handle the food on your own.
In the next phase, you’ll get monthly food boxes rather than every 14 days. This lets you focus on using what you learned about better food choices. It also allows you to keep the weight off that you lost in the first phase.
There is guidance from weight loss experts available with this diet to help you with emotional motivation as well as staying on track. In the second phase, you’re encouraged to exercise to help with weight maintenance.
The success of this diet depends on eating the prepared foods that are delivered as well as you understanding how to eat on your own once that’s over. It also depends on you knowing how to prepare foods in a healthy manner such as baking, roasting, steaming or grilling foods versus frying.
If you don’t have a steamer, grill or roaster at home, those are kitchen appliances that you may want to invest in so you have a healthy way to make the food when you’re in the second phase.