Program offered at Mercy Weight Management Center rated as the nation’s #2 Best Diet

Toledo, OH - A weight loss program only available regionally through Mercy Weight Management Center was recently named by U.S. News & World Report among the top diet programs of 2015. The program, created by HMR Weight Management Services (HMR), was named the No. 2 Best Weight Loss Diet. The ranking was based on both short and long-term weight loss ratings of the HMR Program.


Mercy Weight Management Center has offered the HMR program for 11 ½ years to community members who are interested in losing weight.


“We are pleased that HMR’s weight-loss program which we offer at Mercy Weight Management Center has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the most effective diets for weight loss,” said Program Director Amy Watkins. “The program is effective at helping our patients achieve weight loss, which can result in improvement in risk factors for the development of conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. The weight loss may also lead to a decrease in the need for medications for some individuals who have developed these conditions.”


HMR’s programs focus on integrating diet, physical activity and healthy lifestyle skills through weekly coaching. This is the first time that HMR’s diet program has been included in the annual rankings list. HMR was evaluated against 34 other diets in categories including easiness to follow, ability to produce short and long-term weight loss, nutritional completeness, safety, and potential to prevent and manage diabetes and heart disease.


During the ranking process, reporters and editors from U.S. News & World Report created in-depth profiles of each diet, and a panel of nationally recognized experts on diet, nutrition, obesity, food psychology, diabetes and heart disease rated the diets and their effectiveness.


Mercy Weight Management Center offers a medically supervised weight loss program with surgical and non-surgical options. In addition, the center offers the area’s only adolescent weight loss program.


The HMR program is available in hospitals and medical centers or can be used by participants at home. Studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of the HMR program in supporting weight loss. Research shows 47 lbs. average weight loss for a mix of HMR Decision-Free® and Healthy Solutions® clinic patients with a BMI of 40 or greater who completed the program for at least 12 weeks.