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IHM Online

Lose weight with this online meal delivery service.

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The Institute for Health Maintenance (IHM) is a medically-supervised weight loss and weight management center located in San Diego, CA. In 1984, IHM forged a relationship with Health Management Resources® (HMR®). HMR specializes in professional programs for weight and health management as well as exceptional-tasting nutritional products. Today IHM offers many of the HMR meal replacement products as a cornerstone of the IHM weight loss program.

The IHM Online program is one of these programs. There is also the HMR program where you visit the weight loss centers to receive diet support and supervision, but you must reside in or near San Diego to follow this plan.

IHMonline.com is an online weight loss program that allows members to receive chef-created meals at home. When you join IHM Online, you'll receive step-by-step instructions and support materials.

There are two different phases of the program.

  • In phase one, you are on the three-week Healthy Solutions Quick Start program. This means your meals will consist of three HMR shakes, two HMR entrees and five or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Although this phase is designed to last three weeks, you actually stay on this until you reach your goal weight or decide you want a more flexible diet plan.

  • The second phase of the program allows you to continue choosing your meal replacement needs to continue your weight loss. Through this phase you will receive 14 or more HMR meals per week.

You can rotate back to phase one anytime you want to experience more rapid weight loss. All of your meals are delivered directly to your home. Weight loss through IHM Online is targeted at about one to two pounds per week.

PRO
  • Structured way to lose weight
  • Provides the proper nutrients and fruits/vegetables the body needs
  • Takes the guesswork out of what to eat
  • Several success stories
  • Great weight loss program for those with significant weight to lose
  • Have meals automatically shipped to your home
  • Variety of meals and meal replacements
CON
  • Only weight loss center is in San Diego
  • No fitness guidance
DIET and NUTRITION

IHM Online offers a weight loss solution based on meal replacements and incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your diet. With the first phase of the online program your eating consists of three HMR shakes, two HMR entrees and five or more servings of fruits or vegetables each day. You can choose your entrees from the variety of foods available through the IHM Online website. In Phase 1, you will be consuming 1,200 calories a day.

When you move to phase two of the IHM Online program, your eating becomes more flexible. You will have 14 or more HMR foods per week, which can consist of shakes, soups, cereals or bars. You will also have 35 or more servings of fruits and vegetables per week.

The food plan is basically the same for those using the weight loss center, with other features available exclusive to the center.

Below are some of the entrees available through the IHM Online weight loss program:

  • Barbeque chicken
  • Beef and bean enchiladas
  • Beef stroganoff
  • Cheese ravioli
  • Lasagna with meat sauce
  • Turkey chili
  • Chicken Creole
EXERCISE

Although the IHM Online diet plan does offer thorough information about losing weight, there is no guidance given on exercise. But since you are assigned a health educator to work with when joining the program, an exercise program is developed on customized basis.

CONCLUSION

IHM Online is a plan similar to other meal delivery diets. The program encourages increasing the number of fruits and vegetables you eat on a daily basis. The weight loss is consistent and the program teaches you how to learn proper portion sizes. For those who prefer to have their meals delivered for weight loss this program may be just what you need. You can enjoy tasty meals prepared by a professional chef and lose weight at the same time.

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Debbie

I think the diet is the healthiest. It helped me to relearn how to eat and to keep my weight off. The counselors are great! They really care about you, and your meeting your goals and not just about selling pre packaged meals. I do recommend staying on their maintenance program after you reach your goal at least for a while. This really helps in the transition back to regular food choices. I very highly recommend this program. I have tried Jenny Craig, and Weight Watches, but this has worked best for me.

posted May 8th, 2013 1:59 pm



   
 

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