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Weight Loss Programs at Atlanta Endocrine Associates

Weight Loss Success Stories

Published Results Show 62 lbs.

Average weight loss for patients after 21 weeks on the HMR diet program. Data collected from three groups of patients treated at the HMR Program, University of Kentucky. HMR's medical research, weight loss, and weight maintenance data have been published in several leading medical and nutritional journals. HMR makes no claim that the results are representative of all patients in the HMR Program.

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Weight Loss Success Stories - Marlene's Story

Marlene lost 90 pounds

Marlene lost 90 pounds on HMR® Medically Supervised Program

I’ve participated in the HMR Weight Loss Program at Atlanta Endocrine Associates since January 3rd, 2009.  My goal when I came to Atlanta Endocrine Associates was to lose 100 pounds and be able to control my diabetes with diet and exercise rather than with the 2 diabetes medications I was taking.  I wanted to improve my health and be a slender person for the first time in my adult life.

I had lost and gained back hundreds of pounds over the years.  I realized that in order to reach my goals I needed to make a lifestyle change rather than just going on a diet.   I came to an orientation class at Atlanta Endocrine Associates and found that the program offered the tools that I needed.  In the beginning I was medically supervised due to my diabetes and medication and selected the Decision Free diet.  I really liked the taste of the shakes, cereal and entrees.  I attended the weekly classes looking forward to learning what I needed to do to change my eating habits. Through encouragement and weekly accountability I also learned that exercise was vital along with the diet.  After 4 months I was able to come off all of my diabetes medications and manage my diabetes with diet and exercise. 

After losing 66 pounds in 9 months, I transitioned into Healthy Solutions, adding fruits and vegetables to the entrees.  I learned eating more is better as long as I ate the right foods.  And I learned what the right foods were. 

As of April 20th I’ve lost 88 pounds and have been off my diabetes medications for over a year.  I’m not yet at my weight loss goal, but will be soon!  The keys for me have been:

  1. planning what I’m going to eat (choosing healthy, low calorie, filling foods)
  2. keeping records (to make sure each day I eat the right foods, drink lots of water and exercise)
  3. exercise consistently (every day)
  4. setting goals to strive for

I appreciate the support of the people at Atlanta Endocrine Associates.  They have taught me, encouraged me, and helped me be successful in my new habits:  eating right and exercising routinely.  These new habits have changed my life.  I feel I have the confidence to maintain this new lifestyle; I’ve proven to myself I can do this!