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Fastest Weight Loss To Conquering Cravings

When it comes to dieting, losing weight fast holds some appeal.

Perhaps that’s why U.S. News & World Report has added a Fast Weight-Loss Diet category to its annual rankings of best diet plans. And one of the diets that comes out on top is the HMR (Health Management Resources) Program.

HMR is a meal replacement diet that can be done on your own at home or under medical supervision in a clinic. In lieu of made-at-home meals, dieters can order low-calorie shakes, soups, nutrition bars and multi-grain cereal.

The U.S. News reviewers say the plus side to the HMR diet is its quick-start option and the convenience of having meals delivered to you. The down side: “The shakes could get humdrum,” and it’s tough to eat out while on this diet.

“A common misconception is that losing weight quickly is not healthy, not sustainable, and will just lead to future weight re-gain,” wrote Carol Addy, the chief medical officer at HMR, in a release. But she says, to the contrary, “numerous clinical studies demonstrate that following a lifestyle change program which promotes fast initial weight loss can result in better long-term success.”

Meal replacement diets aren’t for everyone. After all, a shake for a meal can leave you wanting more. And prepared meals turn some people off. Some experts argue that a go-slow approach is better.

In fact, several other top-ranked diets on the U.S. News list put a focus on changing everyday eating habits, rather than following a prescribed diet. The rankings are based on evaluations by a panel of doctors, nutritionists and other health experts.

For instance, the DASH diet, which was originally designed to help people control high blood pressure, focuses on a healthy pattern of eating including lots of vegetables, whole grains and lean protein.

Worried about cognitive decline? The MIND diet — which is ranked No. 2 on the Best Diets Overall list — combines the DASH approach and the Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes more fish, olive oil and nuts.

Preliminary research suggests that these heart-healthy diets (DASH and Mediterranean) may also stave off mental decline. And according to the U.S. News reviewers, the MIND diet — which was developed by researchers at Rush University Medical Center — focuses on foods within these two diets that influence brain health.

Want a lower-carb approach? The Glycemic-Index Diet makes the list. The knock against it: It’s hard to follow. If you’re looking for an easier method to try this approach, well-known obesity researcher David Ludwig of Harvard Medical School has you covered.

In his new book, Always Hungry? Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells & Lost Weigh Permanently, Ludwig argues that the body doesn’t handle all calories equally. “The type of calories we eat can affect the number of calories we burn,” he writes. He points to a weight-loss study published in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, that found people on a low-carb diet burned about 325 more calories a day compared to those on a low-fat diet.

He says a key problem in our diets are processed carbohydrate: breads, cereals, crackers, cookies, candy and sugary drinks. “Anything containing primarily refined grains or concentrated sugar digests rapidly, and raises insulin levels,” he writes. And this elevated insulin sends a signal to fat cells to store or hoard calories. “Fat cells take in or release calories only when instructed to do so by external signals — and the master control is insulin.” Too much insulin, Ludwig argues, causes weight gain.

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A distinct approach to weight loss

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) A new calendar year allows people to set new goals. At the top of many lists is weight loss.  Already in this short period of time, the Weight Management Program has helped people achieve incredible, life-changing results.

One of the success stories is Ron Gossman. He was denied hip replacement surgery because of the risks associated with his weight. His surgeon told him about the program at Mary Free Bed. Gossman says he was apprehensive at first, but found the program to be educational and informative. He lost 86 pounds during the program and went on to lose ten more. He is now scheduled for surgery in January.

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital started the Weight Management Program after seeing an epidemic of patients whose weight played a significant role in their health including strokes, heart attacks, cancer, joint problems, and diabetic-related amputations.

The Mary Free Bed Weight Management Program is different from other weight reduction plans because it doesn’t just track a person’s weight. The distinctive approach also measures blood pressure, heart rates, and the levels of fats and sugars in the blood.

Each 20 week course includes between five and 12 participants. They work alongside a clinical team that consists of a rehabilitation physician, dietician, exercise physiologist, and psychologist.

The program begins with a liquid nutritional product that not only tastes good, but can also be used as a beverage or be baked into treats. Starting this way results in speedy initial weight loss, which is motivational. It also helps break bad eating habits. As the program progresses, it educates participants about making good nutritional choices moving forward.

Celebrating One Year Anniversary

  • 45 participants lost 1,100 pounds
  • Average weight loss was 32 pounds
  • Average Body Mass Index dropped 4.2 points
  • Most achieved a 10% weight loss at week 12 – Research shows physical benefits of weight loss begin at this level

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