Rick Genter – Lost 187 Pounds
Age: 43 years old
Program: VLCD (Very Low-Calorie Diet)
Pounds lost: 187
Lost his weight in: 2002
BMI (Body Mass Index) (normal: under 25)
-Before HMR: 50
-After HMR: 24
Triglycerides (normal: under 150)
-Before HMR: 220
-After HMR: 20
“I’ve been overweight my whole life. Before HMR my waist was 58 inches and I was a candidate for a heart attack and for diabetes. I had tried other diets before and would be successful initially, but would never maintain the weightloss. I used to go out for lunch all the time at work and the only vegetables I ate came on a pizza before HMR.
“Today I feel like I’m 17. I feel much more alive, I move more easily, and I have more energy. I weigh less now at 43 than I did when I was 13! In my mind, HMR is the only program out there focused not just on results but on helping people change their lifestyle. It is a scientifically-based program proven to work. I’m the proof! Other weight-loss group meetings were like a social hour. Not HMR—it is about learning and problem solving. If I have a problem I can have it addressed—not only by the health educator, but by the other adults in the class. I haven’t missed one HMR meeting in two years.
“I tried other low-calorie frozen entrees and I really prefer HMR’s menu options. I see myself using meal replacements forever. They are nutritious and make good, hearty meals. They work because they control the portions and calories for me. I saw progress every week, practically everyday. I replaced my wardrobe four times. Now I can buy clothes in a ‘normal’ store.
“I’m in better shape now. I had a physical and my doctor was amazed; he said I have the cardiovascular system of a top athlete.
“I even walked the Boston Marathon this year.”
Laina V – Lost 100 Pounds
“Thanks to HMR, I’ve become the person that I always wanted to be.”
At 270 pounds with her wedding less than a year away, Laina knew she had to do something different. After a lifetime of obesity and failed diets, she was, in her own words, “Desperate. I didn’t want to be a fat bride.”
“My doctor told me to try the HMR Program. I had spent so much mental energy berating myself about my weight, I was ready to say, just tell me what to eat and tell me how much to eat, because I just can’t do it on my own.”
In six months, Laina lost 80 pounds, eventually walking down the aisle as an “ecstatic” bride in a size 14–16 dress, which had been altered from a size 22. After the wedding, she entered HMR’s maintenance program and lost another 15 pounds. Today, at 5’ 11’’ and 170 pounds, she is trim and incredibly happy.
“HMR was the silver bullet for me. I had spent so much mental energy hating myself, not understanding why I couldn’t lose weight. With HMR, I noticed the soundtrack in my head was no longer berating me. It was positive instead of negative.”
“I’m a happy, friendly person now because I was able to take control of my life and become the person that I always wanted to be.”