Program Created by HMR and Offered at Halifax Health – Lighter Lifestyles Ranked No. 1 “Best Fast Weight-Loss Diet” for 2021

  • by Ashley.wohlford
  • July 13, 2021
  • Categories: Article, Blog, Podcast, Press Release, Uncategorized, Video

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (February 17, 2021) – 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 2021. This marks the sixth 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.

Why Fast Matters

“The CDC recognizes that adults with excess weight are at greater risk during the pandemic. Losing weight has taken on an added importance and urgency,” says Midkiff. She adds, “HMR promotes fast weight loss and offers extensive coaching. We support healthier lifestyle changes to help protect weight loss and health over the long term.”

How Fast Happens

“There is no magic, says Midkiff. “The simple food plan is nutritionally complete and designed to help folks stay full and satisfied.” She explains, ‘It’s easy to follow. You’re not feeling deprived, which makes it easier to stick to the diet longer, leading to more weight loss in a short amount of time.”

Lifestyle Change is Non-Negotiable

Midkiff says that no matter what diet you choose, keeping weight off won’t happen without making lasting lifestyle changes. She adds, “That’s why lifestyle change-education and coaching is core to all HMR plans. The plan helps get the weight off quickly. 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® 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.

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, 201 North Clyde Morris Blvd. For more information, please call 386.425.4031, or visit Halifax Health HMR Program 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 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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