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Cool Shakes in the Summertime

As the days have grown hotter it seems like almost everyone is walking out of coffee shops with a huge iced drink. But those drinks can have lots of calories. Better yet, you can cool off and enjoy an “in the box” treat. Let’s take a look at three examples. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box
category: food & recipes

Common Phase 1 Challenges: Family Pizza Night

“I just started the diet and my family is sitting down for Friday night pizza – it’s killing me. I can’t imagine life without a slice of pizza. How do people deal with this ongoing issue of not having your favorite foods anymore?” Let’s take a look at what you can do to move beyond difficult situations like this one and stay “in the box.” Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, motivation, in the box, planning, strategies
category: how to

BBQ that’s PDQ and ITB

Good barbecue can be a bit of a production to make, and it tastes great. Oh, there are two other things we should agree on: It’s pretty high in calorie and definitely not “in the box.” Or is it? Is there a way to get that great barbecue flavor without blowing your diet? Indeed, there is. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box
category: food & recipes

Have a Star Spangled (and low calorie) 4th of July

I was talking to some friends the other day about their July 4th plans, and I noticed a theme: their plans were centered on food. And high-calorie food at that. Now, there is nothing wrong with celebrating with food – the key is to find ways to celebrate without having a weight-gain day. Let’s take a look at how to make that happen. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box, planning, strategies, holidays
category: food & recipes, motivation, how to

Dips Without Chips

The problem with most traditional dips is two-fold. First, they are served with chips. In nutritional parlance, chips are basically a crunchy vehicle for salt and grease. Hey, I guess someone had to say it. The second problem is the dip itself. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box, strategies
category: food & recipes

Common Phase 1 Challenges: The Road Trip

Whether you are traveling somewhere for a few hours or several days, being on the road can present special challenges for those in Phase 1. With a little planning though, you can survive a road trip and stay “In the Box.” Here’s how… Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, in the box, planning, strategies, travel, holidays
category: how to

I Eat Whole Cantaloupes

I know calories. I mean, I’ve worked for HMR for over 25 years, so I better know calories! But recently, some calorie information really struck me in a new way. Melons, like honeydew, watermelon and cantaloupe, are only 10 calories an ounce. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box, strategies
category: food & recipes

Picnic Beans

My parents were consummate party throwers. Nothing wild, mind you, but they were either hosting or attending get-togethers sometimes 2-3 times a month. Backyard cookouts, company picnics, church pot lucks, beach parties, kids’ birthdays and just plain old ‘hey, lets have a party’ were occasions to get everyone together and ‘bring a covered dish.’ Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box, strategies, holidays
category: food & recipes

More is More! Pump up the Volume for Better Weight Management.

Whip it! Blend it! Soup it! Add more fruits and veggies! Get out the blender or Cuisinart and pump up the volume! Here’s the skinny on why eating more will help you lose more weight. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box, strategies
category: food & recipes

Hacking Your HMR Entrees

(Hack: modifying an item to create additional functionality) At first glance, preparing an HMR entree seems very straight forward. Open the box, microwave for 1-2 minutes, add spices or vegetables, and eat. In fact, there are a lot of other creative ways to enjoy entrees. Let’s take a look at some of the tips and tricks veteran HMR dieters use.   Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box, strategies
category: food & recipes

Souper Entree!

You can’t keep a recipe this good a secret! It’s warm, savory, and has a bit of a crunch to it. I like it enough to eat it several times a week. I’m talking about the HMR Savory Chicken. We all have our favorites, and this, for me, doesn’t even make my top 5. However, I L-O-V-E it when it’s prepared like this… Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box
category: food & recipes

My Favorite Kitchen Gadgets (and how I use them to make my life easier): The Crockpot Edition

I like to tease my husband that the local Best Buy® store is his best friend. He likes to spend time there visiting his favorite gadgets and daydreaming about bringing them home one day. Since I do most of the meal prep and cooking in the house, I thought I would introduce you to my best kitchen friends (i.e. gadgets that make my life easier)... Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, motivation, in the box, planning, strategies, mommy blog
category: motivation

Really Simple Soup: Garden Chicken and Rice

Wouldn’t it be great if you could put together an easy meal, using mostly canned ingredients, that could stay warm for a long time if needed, tasted great, and was low in calorie (perhaps, even in the Healthy Solutions® diet “box”)? Well, you’re in luck… Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box
category: food & recipes

Just Like Mom Used to Make

There’s nothin’ like my mom’s oatmeal. When I was a kid my mom would send my brother, sister and me off to school with a warm bowl of oats that was to die for. Even now, I get all warm and fuzzy inside when I think back to that delicious bowlful of love. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box
category: food & recipes

On the Road… and on the Decision-Free Diet

My frequent flier miles say it all: 1.5 million miles. That’s A LOT of travel AND a lot of opportunities to get into trouble with my diet. Over the years, I have been in different phases of dieting while being on the road. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, in the box, planning, strategies, travel
category: how to

Weight Loss Slowing Down? Watch Out For Those BLTs (Bites, Licks, and Tastes)

In spite of everyone’s best efforts, sometimes eating off the diet happens. Sometimes it’s a full meal. More often, its tiny bites, licks, and tastes that, while they may feel inconsequential, can really add up and slow weight loss down. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, motivation, in the box, strategies
category: motivation

Losing the Next Ten

So, you’re on a roll with your weight-loss program. You have met your goal to lose the first ten (or 20 or 40) pounds. Congratulations! Now you’re cruising along for the next ten. Your plan is to keep doing exactly what you’ve been doing and not change a thing, right? Well, yes... and no. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, motivation, exercise, in the box, planning, strategies
category: how to

Share the Love this Valentine’s Day

Every year on February 14th we celebrate Valentine’s Day, and while cards and flowers are perfectly acceptable gifts, the real big hits that day are candy, chocolate, and nice romantic dinners. In other words, indulgent food is usually involved. This can put people working on their weight in a bind – but there is another alternative… Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, motivation, in the box, holidays
category: food & recipes

The Super Bowl: Who’s Going to Win?

Super Bowl is arguably the biggest football event of the year. To have a successful weight management day, take a look at some of these delicious recipes. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, motivation, in the box, planning, strategies, holidays
category: food & recipes, how to

Cold Weather Weight Loss: Heating Things up with Entrees

One of the most successful ways to navigate the challenges presented by a busy schedule is by planning ahead with ready to go meals for the whole family. Get out your planner. We’re going to heat things up with HMR Entrees. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box, planning, strategies
category: food & recipes

Cold Weather Weight Loss: Heat up with Multigrain Hot Cereal

HMR Multigrain Hot Cereal is a delicious, versatile, and nutritious food that will heat up your weight loss when the temperature drops. Here are some of the best ways to use HMR Multigrain Hot Cereal for full volume satisfaction and full throttle taste. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box
category: food & recipes

Cold Weather Weight Loss: Heating Things up with Shakes

HMR shakes are a dieter’s dream because they taste so darn good! But a frozen breakfast can start to feel like punishment when the kitchen floor is cold beneath your feet and there’s whisper of frost on the windows. Did you know that your dreamy HMR shakes taste just as delicious – maybe even better – when you heat them up? Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box, planning, strategies
category: food & recipes

Suffering from Holiday Diet Fatigue? Pump up the Volume!

This might be a good time to take a step back and review what’s been happening the past few weeks. So far, you’ve survived Halloween, Thanksgiving, holiday parties, Hanukkah (for some), and Christmas (for others). But, we’re not quite done yet. New Year's Eve is coming fast. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, motivation, in the box, planning, mood, strategies, holidays
category: food & recipes

Top 5 Ways to Stick to Your Holiday Diet Plan

If your intention is to stick with your diet this holiday season, the best thing to do is plan ahead. Many of us find it hard to disappoint family and friends, even if it means putting our diets in jeopardy. Here are the top five ways to stick to your holiday diet plan… Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, motivation, in the box, planning, strategies, holidays
category: motivation, how to

Make a Shake, Make it Great: Use Spices, Coffee and Cocoa

In the first four "Make a Shake, Make it Great" blogs, we discussed using add-ins like diet soda and sugar-free flavored water, sugar-free syrups, sugar-free puddings and jell-o, and extracts. In the last blog of this series, we will wrap things up wiht spices, coffee, and cocoa.   Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box, strategies
category: food & recipes

The Phase 1 Thanksgiving Challenge

Most people know that breaking a diet, even one time, can drastically reduce weight loss… So, here’s HMR’s challenge to everyone in Phase 1: Stay “in the box” 100% over the long Thanksgiving weekend. Let’s take a look at how you might do that without feeling like you’re depriving yourself. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, motivation, in the box, planning, strategies, holidays
category: food & recipes, motivation, how to

A Blast from My Past: The Counter-top Blender

Have you ever noticed how easy it is to get stuck in a rut with your daily routines? One of my preferred routines was to make my daily HMR shake with a Braun® hand-held immersion blender. It wasn’t until I was stretched out of my comfort zone that I realized how much of a rut I was in. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, Diet Tools, in the box, planning, strategies
category: how to

Make a Shake, Make it Great: Use Extracts

In the first three “Make a Shake, Make it Great” blogs, we discussed using diet soda and sugar-free flavored water, then sugar-free syrups in your shakes, and finally sugar-free puddings and Jell-o®. The next stop in our series is using extracts in your shakes. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box, strategies
category: food & recipes

Make a Shake, Make it Great: Use Sugar-Free Pudding or Jell-o

The third in a series, this blog focuses on ways to add variety to the flavor of your shakes by using sugar-free pudding or Jell-o®. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box, strategies
category: food & recipes

Dynamic Entree Duos

Many HMR foods go together just as well as some of your old favorites. Let’s take a look at some entree + entree combinations that have become HMR classics. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box, strategies
category: food & recipes

Dinner Party Dilemma

I had dinner guests coming and my husband and I were doing the Healthy Solutions® Diet—yikes! Not wanting to break our dieting momentum I had to think of something we could all eat. By the way, I’m kind of known for my good eats with these particular friends, so the pressure was on to produce a meal that was “in the box” as well as gourmet enough to serve to guests. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box, holidays
category: food & recipes

Make a Shake, Make it Great: Use Sugar-free Syrups

In the first ‘Make a Shake, Make it Great’ blog we discussed using diet soda and sugar-free flavored water. The next stop in this series is using sugar-free syrups in your shakes. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box, strategies
category: food & recipes

The Amazing Disappearing Appetizer

In all my years of attending parties and potlucks where everyone brings a dish to share, I’ve never seen anything disappear as fast as my Stuffed Baby Bellas. And these beauties are not only delicious, they are easy to make and look so appetizing. Here’s how to make Stuffed Baby Bellas… Read Full Post

tags: HMR, Recipes, in the box
category: food & recipes

Lettuce Play with Our Food

Were you ever told not to play with your food? Well, I give you permission to play with your food. I don’t mean sling your Chicken Pasta Parmesan across the room, or finger paint with 70 Plus pudding. No, I’m talking about playing around with HMR Shakes and Entrees to create fun, new recipes that you can really get excited about! Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box, strategies
category: food & recipes

Top 5 from the Trenches: A Taste of the Exotic

From time to time, we all like to walk on the wild side, don’t we? Sometimes we need to look outside the box to help keep us IN the box. What I offer to you today is the most exotic shake and smoothie recipes from “the trenches.” Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box
category: food & recipes

No-Bake Entree Recipes

Sometimes you just don’t want a hot meal; like lunchtime, summertime, and lazytime. Give your microwave the afternoon off with some easy, throw-together meals like this one - no heat required. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box, planning, strategies
category: food & recipes

Pesto Change-o

One of America’s favorite sauces for pasta is pesto. Unfortunately, traditional pesto runs anywhere from 850 to 1,200 calories a cup, or about 65 calories for a single tablespoon. Let’s see if we can put pesto on a diet, perhaps even lowering the calories to “in the box” levels while maintaining its flavor. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, Recipes, in the box
category: food & recipes

Keep Calm and Curry On

Fruit in an entree? Perhaps a little different, but it may be just the thing you need to try right now. Here are two ideas to get you started... Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box
category: food & recipes

Really Easy Meals: The Five-Bean Potato

Have you ever been in a situation where you’re rushed, hungry, and not quite sure what to eat? Well, my friend, you have come to the right place. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box
category: food & recipes

Common Phase 1 Challenges: The Shakes Can Be Too Sweet

Adding variety to your shakes by using add-ins is important. Because, what tastes really great this week might seem mundane next week. But, what do you do when the add-ins you use make the shakes too sweet for your taste? Let’s take a look at some non-sweetened options for variety… Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box, strategies
category: food & recipes

Moo Goo Gai Pan: In the Box Take-Out Food

During a recent trip to the grocery store, something caught my eye. It was the huge amount of floor space devoted to ready-to-eat take-out food. Does anybody buy groceries in grocery stores anymore? The good news is that you can make “in the box” fast food… Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box
category: food & recipes

Healthy Hanukkah Helpings

Unlike other Jewish holidays, such as Rosh Hashana, where apples and honey are the most recognized food of the holiday or Passover, where bitter herbs, eggs and harroset play a prominent role on the plate – Hanukkah is all about The Gap. Here are some Decision-Free and Healthy Solutions/Phase 2 ideas for a low-cal, healthy Hanukkah celebration. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box, planning, holidays
category: food & recipes

What Do You Do When Plans Are Up in the Air, but You Are In the Box?!

How many of us can say that we’re prepared 100% of the time? Not me, that’s for sure! But there are some things you can do to make sure your environments are set up to give you the best chance of meeting your minimums and staying “In the Box.” Check out these ideas to see what you can do to prepare for the unexpected. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, in the box, planning, strategies
category: how to

Autumn Chili

One of the problems with traditional fall foods is that they can have me packing on pounds faster than the Red Sox fall out of 1st place in September. With that in mind, I started working on some classic fall recipes that are full of flavor, have lots of vegetables, and are low in calories. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box, strategies
category: food & recipes

Crazy for Caramel Apple

I love apples and I love caramel. And when they get together they are a match made in…my kitchen! Like many of my favorite seasonal treats, a healthy, diet-friendly substitute can be a perfect strategy for enjoying festive flavors without breaking my diet. So next time you get a craving for a caramel apple, try one of these recipes instead. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, Recipes, in the box, holidays
category: food & recipes

What Does it Mean to Be “In the Box”?

Being “in the box” in the HMR Program means being on track with your diet, staying on the plan, and not cheating. By staying “in the box” you increase your chances of reaching your goals. It puts the hazy gray world of dieting into crisp black and white. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, motivation, in the box, strategies
category: how to

Soup: The Weight-Loss Secret that Comes in a Bowl

Allow us a moment to ponder the lowly bowl of soup. When you think about it, soup is just a main course with water added, right? It’s the same amount of food and you’ll eat just as much, right? Well, as it turns out, not so much. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box, strategies, nutrition
category: food & recipes

Social Eating, Business Luncheons, & Holiday Meals - EEK!

In Phase 1, it can sometimes appear easier to say, “I just can’t be ‘in the box’ today – it’s a special occasion.” But let’s talk about why it’s important to be “in the box” anyway. Here are some ideas for dealing with “social eating…”   Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, motivation, in the box, planning, strategies, holidays
category: how to

Freeze, Frappe, or Float

Depending on where you hail from in the U.S., you may know them by different names. Where I’m from, when you blend ice cream and soda together you get a “freeze.” I’m talking about those blended, thick, frosty, icy shakes that are reminiscent of malt shop fare. One big sip and you have instant brain freeze. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box, strategies
category: food & recipes

Hacking Your HMR Shakes

Preparing an HMR shake is pretty easy – powder, water, ice, blend. Given how creative HMR dieters can be, I wanted to share some of their tips and tricks for making shakes in different ways. If you are looking for new flavors, textures, high or low volume, or just want to try something different, I think this blog will be worth your time. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box, strategies
category: food & recipes

Make a Shake, Make it Great: Use Diet Soda or Sugar-free Flavored Water

HMR makes 2 basic flavors of shakes: vanilla and chocolate (the Chicken Soup and Multigrain Hot Cereal also count as shakes, but we’ll talk about them in another blog). While most people think the vanilla and chocolate shakes taste really good on their own, at some point they might want, well, something else. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box, strategies
category: food & recipes

Top 5 from the Trenches: Late-Night Snacking Edition

Have you ever had the late-night munchies? Maybe you turned on the TV and found yourself bombarded with commercials for pizza, beer, and other high-calorie foods. It’s easy to want to eat at night, even if it’s simply out of habit rather than hunger, right? Here are some strategies to beat the late-night munchies blues… Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box, planning, strategies
category: how to

The Secret Life of a Five-Bean Entrée

All HMR entrees lead a secret life, and the Five-Bean entrée is no exception. Here’s the secret: they also make great soups. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box, strategies
category: food & recipes

The Can Man: Adding Volume to my HMR Entrees

My 27 years with HMR have been an exciting ride, and I have seen a lot of changes to the program. One big addition that I remember vividly was the introduction of the HMR Entrees. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box, strategies
category: food & recipes

The New (and Improved!) BeneFit Bars Have Arrived

You asked and we listened! “More crunch” is a request we often hear from those looking for more variety with HMR foods. This request was one of the major factors in the decision to develop new bars to replace the original BeneFit® Bar recipes. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box, nutrition
category: food & recipes, motivation, how to

Turkey Chili with Beans: Three Ways

There are few foods that say ‘America’ as much as chili and many areas lay claim to being its birthplace. Having thoroughly researched this I can definitely state that chili was first created in Texas. Or Spain. Or California. Or the Canary Islands, or Arizona, or Arkansas, or New Mexico, or South America. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box
category: food & recipes

Top 5 from the Trenches: High Volume Fruit and Veggies

Hello from the clinic trenches! Dieters in my classes tell me all the time they need to find foods that are easy to grab, high in volume, convenient and delicious. What is the answer? Fruits and vegetables! Recently, I polled my classes and here are the top 5 strategies for getting high volume with veggies and fruits. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box, strategies
category: food & recipes

Every Day is a Holiday

If you look at the calendar for the next 3-5 months you will find lots of holidays. But people don’t need to have a holiday to have a hard time of it out there in The Gap. Your health and weight are at stake each and every day, not JUST on special occasions. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, motivation, in the box, mood, holidays
category: motivation

The Phase 1 ‘Stay In the Box through Year End’ Challenge

During the holidays, you may ask “Do I eat off the diet, or stay ‘in the box?’” Well, staying “in the box” is a virtual guarantee of weight loss and those that don’t will likely struggle. So, here’s the challenge to everyone in Phase 1: Stay “in the box” 100% over the holidays. Here’s how to do that without feeling like you’re depriving yourself. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, motivation, in the box, planning, strategies, holidays
category: food & recipes, motivation, how to

Taking a Bite out of Holiday Weight Gain

Whether you are in Phase 1 or Phase 2, the year-end holidays can be challenging. It seems like when the Halloween candy first appears in stores, to Thanksgiving, on through December’s holidays, and perhaps ending with Super Bowl Sunday in early February, Americans are faced with one over-eating occasion after another. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box, planning, strategies, holidays
category: how to

Labor Day Reboot – HMR-Style

Ahh, Labor Day. End of summer, back to school, one last picnic or BBQ, anticipation of leaves turning colors… a long weekend of eating in The Gap. Wait, hold on a minute… scratch that last one because it just doesn’t have to go down like that this year! Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box, planning, holidays
category: food & recipes

Top 5 from the Trenches: Entrees with Veggies

In this blog series, I highlight the “Top 5 faves” in our local HMR Program. This time around we are going to look at the top 5 entrée and vegetable combo recipes that dieters in our clinic are eating on a regular basis and would consider their “go-to” recipes when they want something filling, delicious and easy for lunch or dinner. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box
category: food & recipes

Top 5 from the Trenches: High-Volume Shakes

Ever wonder what other HMR dieters’ favorite recipes are? Welcome to the first in a series of “Top 5” lists all about our most popular (and most filling) recipes, according to HMR dieters. We’ll explore everything from high volume shakes made with fruit, to entrees with veggies, as well as grab-and-go veggie and fruit snacks. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box, strategies
category: food & recipes

BBQ Survival Guide: Cookouts with a Healthy Kick

Memorial Day has become synonymous with the official kick-off of summer. And over this long weekend, almost everyone is having a backyard barbeque. The good news is that you can host or attend a summer BBQ with friends and family that can be delicious AND healthy. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box, planning, strategies, holidays
category: food & recipes

Girl about Town: Hot Drinks for Cold Days

All summer long, when it’s too hot to cook or I just want something cold and refreshing, I’ll happily blend up a fruit smoothie or make a shake with a no-calorie add-in. However, in these colder months, I haven’t been as excited to have an icy cold beverage… Enter hot drinks. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box, mood, strategies
category: food & recipes

Misleading Labels: How ‘Zero’ Calorie Foods Contain Hidden Calories

We were having green beans and mushrooms with dinner the other night – one of my favorites. As usual, we had the no-calorie spray butter on the table and I noticed it was getting a little low. Funny, we had just bought a new bottle last week. Oh well, it has zero calories right? Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, in the box, nutrition
category: how to

The Phase 1 Thanksgiving Challenge

Most people know that breaking a diet, even one time, can drastically reduce weight loss… So, here’s HMR’s challenge to everyone in Phase 1: Stay “in the box” 100% over the long Thanksgiving weekend. Let’s take a look at how you might do that without feeling like you’re depriving yourself. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, motivation, in the box, planning, strategies, holidays
category: food & recipes, motivation, how to

A Conversation with Jason

Jason Asciola has lost 164 lbs. in the HMR Program in Auburndale, MA. He is now in Phase 2 – still losing some weight and working on maintaining his weight loss.   Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, motivation, in the box, mood, strategies
category: motivation

HMR’s Demo-licious Derby

Right now, people across the country are participating in HMR's Annual Triple Imperative (TI) Challenge. And here in the Corporate Office, HMR staffers are taking turns serving up healthy recipes to our office mates. Let’s take a look at what the creative (and competitive) minds here at HMR have come up with… Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, in the box
category: food & recipes

Are You Planning to Stay “In the Box” on Thanksgiving?

Been to the HMR Forums Lately? There’s something really great going on over there! With Thanksgiving fast approaching, people are using the Weight-loss Forum to reinforce their commitment to stay “in the box” and keep losing weight. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, motivation, in the box, planning, holidays
category: food & recipes, motivation, how to

Healthy Hanukkah Helpings

Unlike other Jewish holidays, such as Rosh Hashana, where apples and honey are the most recognized food of the holiday or Passover, where bitter herbs, eggs and harroset play a prominent role on the plate – Hanukkah is all about The Gap. Here are some Decision-Free and Healthy Solutions/Phase 2 ideas for a low-cal, healthy Hanukkah celebration. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, Diet Tools, motivation, in the box, planning, mood, holidays
category: food & recipes

Are You Planning to Stay “In the Box” on Thanksgiving?

Been to the HMR Forums Lately? There’s something really great going on over there! With Thanksgiving fast approaching, people are using the Weight-loss Forum to reinforce their commitment to stay “in the box” and keep losing weight. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, motivation, in the box, planning, mood, strategies, holidays
category: how to

Fast Food for a Family of Five

Before having my children, even as far back as when I was single, I’ve always thought of the HMR Entrees as the starting point of my meal, kind of a “hamburger helper” if you will. I am a volume eater and like a big plate of food, so I have always added vegetables to the entrees. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, HMR, Recipes, Diet Tools, in the box, planning, strategies, kids, mommy blog
category: how to

Kids and Kabobs

I recently decided to introduce vegetable kabobs to my kids since food on skewers is so interesting to little children. I mean really, who doesn’t like food on a stick? Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, Recipes, Diet Tools, motivation, in the box, mood, strategies, kids, mommy blog
category: how to

Diary of a Demo

It all started on a Saturday morning run with my friends. We’ve met up every Saturday for 7+ years to slug out a few miles together and update each other with what’s going on in our lives. I’ve thrown a few BeneFit Bars their way over the years, but they’ve asked me very few questions about dieting. Today was different. Read Full Post

tags: Weight-Loss, Recipes, Diet Tools, in the box, planning, strategies
category: food & recipes