FAQ’s

What is Maryland Healthy Weighs?

Maryland Healthy Weighs (MHW) is an HMR® Program offering weight-loss services clinically on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and nationwide through the At Home program. HMR, Health Management Resources, is the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to the medical community.

What are HMR weight-loss foods (Meal Replacements)?

HMR weight-loss foods are healthy and delicious “fast” food. Our line of foods includes packaged entrees, shakes, puddings, soup, multigrain cereal and nutrition bars. All HMR weight-loss foods are low-calorie, high-nutrition, and portioned-controlled to support your weight-loss goals. They are used in place of higher-calorie foods, making it easier for you to lower caloric intake while maintaining good nutrition.

Why use meal replacements?

The research is very clear: diets that include packaged, portion-controlled meal replacements—the foundation of HMR diets—are far more effective. In fact, a summary of over 60 studies and references shows that people lose and keep off approximately three times more weight on diets that use meal replacements when compared to other diets.

What is the cost of the Maryland Healthy Weighs programs?

The cost of our program depends on a few things: How much weight you have to lose, which diet option you choose, and how fast you’d like to hit your goal. In addition to program fees, you will be purchasing HMR Shakes and pre-packaged meals as your food on the diet. If you are interested, we offer free orientations with our Health Educators. At the orientation, the Health Educator will give you an overview of the different programs that Maryland Healthy Weighs has to offer. In addition, the health educator will be able to then discuss your weight loss goals and your medical history to better provide you with program options and pricing. If you would like to schedule your free orientation please give us a call at 443.205.4421

We also offer the HMR at Home® programs for those who are unable to attend classes at our Maryland Healthy Weighs location. With these programs, the only cost is the cost of your food.

What is the calorie level?

The HMR Healthy Solutions Diet is approximately 1,200–1,600 calories per day or more.

How much weight can I expect to lose?

Generally, people on our Healthy Solutions diet lose 2–3 pounds per week.* HMR has the best published weight-loss results of any ongoing treatment program (based on HMR data published or presented at medical conferences): On average, clinic program participants using our Healthy Solutions diet lose 35–40 pounds. Individual participants have lost more than 150 pounds! See our Success Stories for real life examples of what can be achieved.

*Each HMR Program has different average weight-loss results. These are the results we get for people who completed between 12-26 weeks: 43-66 lbs. for the in-clinic Decision Free® plan (1), and 28-37.5 lbs. for the in-clinic Healthy Solutions® plan (2). 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 (3). There is no guarantee of specific results. Results can vary.

1 J Am Diet Assoc 2009; 109:1417-1421; Int J Obes 2007; 31:488-493; J Am Coll Nutr 2005; 24:347-353.
2 J Am Diet Assoc 2009;109:1417-1421; Postgrad Med 2011;123:205-213; Int J Obes 2007;31:1270-1276; Obes 2013;21:1951-1959.
3 Int J Obes 2007; 31:1270-1276; Obes 2013;21:1951-1959