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Best Fast Weight-Loss Diet Announced For 2021

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Program Created by HMR and Offered Locally Ranked No.1

For those looking to accelerate their weight loss after a year upended by COVID-19, U.S. News & World Report has identified the program created by HMR (Health Management Resources) and offered by Altru’s Weight Management, an HMR® Program - Altru Health System - Grand Forks, ND as the No.1 Best Fast Weight-Loss Diet for 2021. This marks the sixth consecutive year that HMR’s diet and the lifestyle-change program has held the first-place position.

Why Fast Matters

“With the CDC recognizing that adults with excess weight are at even greater risk during the pandemic, losing weight has taken on added importance and urgency,” says Jennifer Haugen, Supervisor Integrative Medicine, she adds, “HMR promotes fast weight loss, plus offers extensive coaching support to make healthier lifestyle changes to help protect your weight loss and your health over the long term.”

How Fast Happens

“It’s not a gimmick or a crash diet”, says Haugen, “the simple food plan is nutritionally complete and designed so you don’t ever have to go hungry.” She explains “Because it’s so easy to follow, and you’re not feeling deprived, people can stick to the diet longer, which can lead to more weight loss in a short amount of time.”

Lifestyle Change is Non-Negotiable

Haugen says that no matter what diet you use, you won’t be able to keep your weight off without making changes to your lifestyle.” She adds, “That’s why lifestyle-change education and coaching is at the core of all HMR plans. The plan helps get the weight off quickly, and as you’re losing weight, you’re learning and practicing new skills around healthier eating and exercise.”

HMR’s Published Results

  • In-person: Average weight loss for the in-clinic Decision-Free® plan is 43-66 lbs., and average weight loss for the in-clinic Healthy Solutions® plan is 28-37 lbs. for those who completed 12-26 weeks.
  • At-home: Average weight loss for the Healthy Solutions® at Home program with phone coaching is 23 lbs. at 12 weeks, and 28 lbs. at 26 weeks for those who completed the program.

To learn more, visit Altru’s Weight Management, an HMR® Program - Altru Health System - Grand Forks, ND.

About Altru Health System

Based in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Altru Health System is a physician-led, multispecialty group practice with an acute care hospital, Level II trauma center, specialty hospital, more than two dozen Grand Forks, and regional practice locations, and a large home care network. Altru Health System was the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, extending Mayo Clinic knowledge and expertise to the patients we serve. For more information, visit