A program offered by Mercy Health Weight Management and created by HMR Weight Management Services (HMR) was not only named a #1 Best Fast Weight Loss Diet in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Diets of 2017 rankings for a second year, but also helped 54-year-old Breck Adkins lose 70 pounds.
Adkins began the program in October 2015 at a weight of 293 pounds and has lost more than 70 pounds as of June 2017. He decided not to go it alone after decades of losing weight and gaining it back. “I could successfully lose some weight in the summer, but in the winter it would creep back up, plus some more!”
Fast forward to today: Adkins works out every day, with the elliptical being his choice of equipment, combined with weightlifting. “I just had to find something that worked for me. This diet and a good lifestyle have helped me shed this weight and keep it off.”
Carrie Kelly, Operations Supervisor, Weight Management, Mercy Health, applauds Adkins’ healthier lifestyle, saying, “HMR programs can help you get fast weight loss, but our true expertise is helping people learn realistic ways to incorporate new healthy behaviors into their everyday lives.”
HMR’s highly structured diet and lifestyle change program is designed to help people lose weight quickly while learning the skills they need to maintain weight loss.
“Many people think losing weight quickly is not healthy or sustainable; that it will just lead to future weight re-gain,” Kelly said . “However, numerous clinical studies demonstrate that fast weight loss is just as effective as slow weight loss when it comes to maintaining weight over the long term.”
Adkins even joined The Ride in March to support Mercy Health Heart and Vascular Center’s programs, including Student Heart Screenings. He biked 14.41 miles in 25 minutes, which is an average of 32 miles per hour on the stationery bike.
To learn more about the Mercy Health Weight Management program, call 231.672.4325 or visit http://www.mercyhealthweightmanagement.com/muskegon/hmr/.