Number one among Americans’ New Year resolutions is weight loss, though many, frustrated with the lack of positive results, end up giving up before reaching goal weight.
Kettering Health Weight Loss offers a balanced approach to weight management with options from weight loss surgery to dietary replacement. The medically supervised program allows overweight and obese individuals to achieve meaningful weight loss, by integrating a supervised diet and physical activity, and into their lifestyles.
A personal success
Kim Morris of Huber Heights has been struggling with weight for most of her life. “I was a heavy kid, teenager, and then a heavier adult,” she said. “I tried dieting on my own – all the different types of programs.”
Morris said she would lose some weight but always gained it back until she found Kettering Health Weight Loss. After reviewing the program she decided the Health Management Resources (HMR) weight management program was the perfect fit for her. In July 2014, she started the program with her dad.
“My dad wanted to lose 40 to 50 pounds, and I wanted to lose 115,” Morris said.
An award winning program
The HMR weight management program ranked #1 Best Fast Weight-Loss Diet by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Diets and #2 Best Weight Loss Diet. HMR is designed to help people lose weight quickly and keep it off. Unlike any program Morris had tried before, it involves face-to-face coaching, along with medical supervision as needed. The HMR plans encourage participants to eat as many foods on the plans as necessary to keep from feeling hungry.
“They have different levels of the program,” Morris said. “For me, it’s at least five shakes a day, and the weight comes off fast. They don’t want you to get hungry, so you can have more than five. The main thing is you don’t want to get in a position where you may fall off the plan.”
Morris said she decided on the HMR meal replacement plan because her father recommended the program, and she knew others who had seen success with it. “My dad and I decided this could work for us,” she said. “The program is well-monitored, and there is a lot of accountability. It’s easy to follow — you aren’t on shakes forever, and they do teach you how to maintain a lower weight.”
And this is important to Morris as she closes in on her goal weight.
“I’ve lost 90 pounds and have about 25 pounds to go,” Morris said. “I’m now eating three shakes a day and two of the program entrees, along with five servings of fruits and vegetables.” In addition, Morris sets a goal for herself to burn an equivalent of 2,000 calories a week through exercise – a combination of cardio and strength.
“I didn’t have any significant health issues when I started the diet, but I feel much better and everything is easier,” Morris said. “Getting out of my chair and lifting things is easier. Life is easier.”
Morris said the program has taught her what she can and cannot do with regard to food. “So much of people’s lives revolve around food,” she said. “I think this is a great program, and it’s been very successful for me. I’d recommend it to anyone looking to lose weight.”
Take the next step
When it comes to weight management, everyone’s story is different. Kettering Health Weight Loss offers multiple options for weight loss that will meet your individual needs.