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Marshfield Clinic fast weightloss plan ranked first

U.S. News & World Report has ranked a program created by Health Management Resources (HMR) and offered by Marshfield Clinic as the No.1 Best Fast Weight-Loss Diet for 2020. This marks the fifth consecutive year that HMR’s diet and lifestyle-change program has held the first-place position.

Fast weight loss is often linked to gimmicks, crash diets, and other drastic approaches that are unsustainable and potentially unhealthy. In contrast, HMR achieves fast weight loss through a clinically proven plan that has been available in hospitals since 1983.

According to Renee Trapp, health educator at Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center, HMR’s simple plans are nutritionally complete, calorie-controlled, and designed to help people lose a lot of weight quickly without feeling hungry.

“Simplicity is key,” Trapp said. “We have people focus on just a few key variables that will have the biggest impact on weight and health. Because it’s so easy to follow, people can stick to the diet longer, which can lead to more weight loss in a short amount of time.”

Weight loss without lifestyle change is temporary.

“There’s no payoff to losing weight quickly only to have it come back again,” said Kelly Murphy, a registered nurse and health educator at Marshfield Clinic Wausau Center. “That’s why lifestylechange education is at the core of all HMR diet plans. HMR uses the science of behavior change to help people create new habits around healthier eating and increasing daily physical activity in ways that fit into their daily lives over the long term.”

HMR’s Published Results: -- In-person: Average weight loss for the in-clinic Decision-Free® plan is 43-66 pounds, and average weight loss for the in-clinic Healthy Solutions® plan is 2837 pounds for those who completed 12-26 weeks.

-- At-home: Average weight loss for the Healthy Solutions® at Home program with phone coaching is 23 pounds at 12 weeks, and 28 pounds at 26 weeks for those who completed the program.

For information call Marshfield Clinic’s HMR program in Minocqua at 715-3581036, or Wausau at 715-847-3882.

Marshfield Clinic Health System is an integrated health system whose mission is to enrich lives through accessible, affordable compassionate health care. The Health System serves Wisconsin with more than 11,000 employees including over 1,200 providers comprising 86 specialties, health plan, and research and education programs. Primary operations include Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield Medical Center hospitals in Marshfield, Eau Claire, Rice Lake, Neillsville, Beaver Dam and Ladysmith, Marshfield Children’s Hospital, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, Security Health Plan and Marshfield Clinic Health System Foundation. Learn more at