Program Created by HMR and Offered at Halifax Health – Lighter Lifestyles Ranked No.1 “Best Fast Weight-Loss Diet” for 2020

  • by Ashley.wohlford
  • February 26, 2020
  • Categories: Article, Blog, Podcast, Press Release, Uncategorized, Video

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (February 26, 2020) – U.S. News & World Report has ranked a program created by Health Management Resources (HMR) and offered by Halifax Health – Lighter Lifestyles as the No. 1 Best Fast Weight-Loss Diet for 2020.  This marks the fifth consecutive year that HMR’s diet and lifestyle-change program has held the first-place position.

Reputation of Rapid Weight Loss

Fast weight loss is often linked to gimmicks, crash diets, and other drastic approaches that are unsustainable and potentially unhealthy.  In contrast, HMR achieves fast weight loss through a clinically proven plan that has been available in hospitals since 1983.

According to Joy Midkiff, program dietitian, HMR’s simple plans are nutritionally complete, calorie-controlled, and designed to help people lose a lot of weight quickly without feeling hungry. She explains, “Simplicity is key.  People focus on a few key variables that have the biggest impact on weight and health.  Because it’s so easy to follow, people can stick to the diet longer, which can lead to more weight loss in a short amount of time.”

Weight Loss without Lifestyle Change is Temporary

“There’s no payoff to losing weight quickly only to have it come back again,” says Midkiff.  “That’s why lifestyle-change education is at the core of all HMR diet plans.  HMR uses the science of behavior change to help people create new habits around healthier eating and increasing daily physical activity in ways that fit into their daily lives over the long term.”

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 in-clinic Healthy Solutions® plan is 28-37 lbs. for those completing 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.

About Halifax Health – Lighter Lifestyles

Halifax Health – Lighter Lifestyles is located on the 3rd floor of the 201 Building on the campus of Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach, 201 North Clyde Morris Blvd.  For more information, call 386.425.4031 or visit

Lighter Lifestyles is a licensee of the HMR Program, a non-surgical, clinic-based diet named a “Best Diet for Fast Weight Loss.”  U.S. News Best Diets panel of nutrition experts ranked the HMR Program, but did not evaluate any products or services of Lighter Lifestyles itself.

About HMR

Since 1983, HMR’s medically supervised program has been available in hospitals, medical centers, and universities across the country and is now also available as an at-home option.  HMR’s mission is to help people lose a lot of weight while learning how to make lasting changes for better health and quality of life.

Halifax Health

Recognized as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ in the United States by IBM Watson Health™, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, two community hospitals, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization.  Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Center for Transplant Services, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks.  For more information, visit



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