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KeithVanGasken | Keith Van Gasken
Location: CA Gender: Male
Keith's Success Story:
"What a difference 100 pounds makes!"
My Weight-Loss to Date: 100 lbs.
My Diet: Decision Free
My Program: In-Clinic
I first started using HMR in: 1983
My three favorite HMR products are:
120 Chocolate Shake, Multigrain Hot Cereal, Five-Bean Casserole
My Physical Activity Accomplishments
My Physical Activity Accomplishments: I walk over 2500 miles a year. That means I've walked around the earth about 3 times in the 30 years since starting HMR.
My Hobbies
My Hobbies: Cooking. Vacations. Walking along the beach. Watching Boston sports teams on TV.
My Favorite Quote
My Favorite Quote: “If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you’d best teach it to dance.” – George Bernard Shaw
My Company
My Company: HMR Weight Management Services Corp.
My Job Title
My Job Title: Senior National Trainer
Blog Author Bio: Keith Van Gasken began obesity treatment in a clinic setting in 1982, and has been with HMR since 1992. Roles have included health educator & mentor, as well as program and product development, with a special affinity for product & recipe development. He has maintained a 100-lb. weight loss since 1982.

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Recipes Submitted:

Autumn Risotto with Apples
Autumn Risotto with Apples
Submitted 08/03/11
Mojito Apple Shake
Mojito Apple Shake
Submitted 09/05/15
Toasted Ravioli
Toasted Ravioli
Submitted 09/05/11
Shells with Garbanzos and Artichokes
Shells with Garbanzos and Artichokes
Submitted 07/18/11
Moo Goo Gai Pan
Moo Goo Gai Pan
Submitted 09/13/11
Quick 5 Bean Dip
Quick 5 Bean Dip
Submitted 08/07/11
Thai Peanut Chicken
Thai Peanut Chicken
Submitted 08/15/11
Five Bean Dip
Five Bean Dip
Submitted 08/19/11
Strawberry Banana Shake
Strawberry Banana Shake
Submitted 08/19/11
Cherry Cheesecake Shake
Cherry Cheesecake Shake
Submitted 08/19/11
Banana Colada Shake
Banana Colada Shake
Submitted 08/19/11
Gingersnap Shake
Gingersnap Shake
Submitted 08/19/11
Strawberry-Amaretto Soft-Serve Ice Cream
Strawberry-Amaretto Soft-Serve Ice Cream
Submitted 08/11/11
Picnic Beans - Decision Free
Picnic Beans - Decision Free
Submitted 08/19/11
Picnic Beans - Healthy Solutions
Picnic Beans - Healthy Solutions
Submitted 08/19/11
The New England Hurricane
The New England Hurricane
Submitted 08/28/11
Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup
Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup
Submitted 10/24/11
5 Bean Soup
5 Bean Soup
Submitted 12/12/11
Cinnamon Roll Shake
Cinnamon Roll Shake
Submitted 01/09/12
Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches
Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches
Submitted 01/19/12
Five-Bean Potato
Five-Bean Potato
Submitted 02/15/12
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Submitted 03/16/12
The Blonde Reeses
The Blonde Reeses
Submitted 03/21/12
Turkey Chili with Chocolate
Turkey Chili with Chocolate
Submitted 08/31/11
Cincinnati Chili
Cincinnati Chili
Submitted 08/31/11
Cuban Chili
Cuban Chili
Submitted 08/31/11
Green Bean with Risotto Casserole
Green Bean with Risotto Casserole
Submitted 08/31/11
HMR Stuffing
HMR Stuffing
Submitted 08/31/11
Thanksgiving in a Dish
Thanksgiving in a Dish
Submitted 08/31/11
Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
Submitted 08/31/11
Rich Creamy Chicken Soup
Rich Creamy Chicken Soup
Submitted 04/30/12
Autumn Chili
Autumn Chili
Submitted 10/12/11
Creamy Chicken, Rice and Vegetable Soup
Creamy Chicken, Rice and Vegetable Soup
Submitted 10/26/11
Bananas Foster Shake
Bananas Foster Shake
Submitted 12/09/11
The Key Lime Cooler
The Key Lime Cooler
Submitted 04/18/12
The Strawberry Pick-Me-Up
The Strawberry Pick-Me-Up
Submitted 04/18/12
White Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse
White Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse
Submitted 04/18/12
Enchiladas Rancheras
Enchiladas Rancheras
Submitted 04/18/12
Banana Bread Shake
Banana Bread Shake
Submitted 01/04/12
Garden Chicken and Rice Soup
Garden Chicken and Rice Soup
Submitted 03/26/12
Triple Chocolate Shake
Triple Chocolate Shake
Submitted 05/08/12
Pralines and Cream
Pralines and Cream
Submitted 06/15/12
Spicy Fagioli Soup
Spicy Fagioli Soup
Submitted 10/31/12
Risotto with Cilantro and Lime
Risotto with Cilantro and Lime
Submitted 11/10/12
Iced Mocha Chiller
Iced Mocha Chiller
Submitted 05/30/13
The Vanilla Chilla
The Vanilla Chilla
Submitted 06/01/13
Tropical Breeze
Tropical Breeze
Submitted 06/01/13
Pasta Fagioli Soup
Pasta Fagioli Soup
Submitted 06/20/13
Chicken and Rice Soup
Chicken and Rice Soup
Submitted 06/20/13
Cauliflower Shake
Cauliflower Shake
Submitted 06/20/13
Chicken Chicken Soup
Chicken Chicken Soup
Submitted 11/02/13
Vegetable Chicken Soup
Vegetable Chicken Soup
Submitted 11/02/13
Beef and Chicken Soup
Beef and Chicken Soup
Submitted 11/02/13
Hearty Five-Bean Soup
Hearty Five-Bean Soup
Submitted 01/26/14
Herbed Chicken and Rice with Lemon
Herbed Chicken and Rice with Lemon
Submitted 12/06/13
Creole Rice with Black Beans
Creole Rice with Black Beans
Submitted 06/30/14
Strawberry Peanut Butter Smoothie
Strawberry Peanut Butter Smoothie
Submitted 05/28/14
Red Velvet Mousse
Red Velvet Mousse
Submitted 11/11/13
Stuffed Bell Peppers
Stuffed Bell Peppers
Submitted 11/24/13
Crustless Pumpkin Custard Pie
Crustless Pumpkin Custard Pie
Submitted 11/29/13
Chocolate x2 Peanut Butter Mocha
Chocolate x2 Peanut Butter Mocha
Submitted 01/27/14
Rich and Hearty Vegetable Beef Soup
Rich and Hearty Vegetable Beef Soup
Submitted 03/02/14
Vegetable Beef Soup
Vegetable Beef Soup
Submitted 03/02/14
Strawberry Fizz
Strawberry Fizz
Submitted 07/19/15
Thai Curry Risotto
Thai Curry Risotto
Submitted 10/01/14
The Power of Cauliflower Shake
The Power of Cauliflower Shake
Submitted 08/29/16

HMR Out & About Stories Submitted:

Laissez les bons entrees rouler
Bourbon Street - New Orleans - Laissez les bons entrees rouler
Test driving a entree, and a go cart.
Fleet Week Coronado Speed Festival - Test driving a entree, and a go cart.
Me and my entree test driving a new Corvette.
Fleet Week Coronado Speed Festival - Me and my entree test driving a new Corvette.
Who names their community 'Meat Cove'?
Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia CDN - Who names their community 'Meat Cove'?
Beef Stroganoff entree or year old Salt Cod?
Forteresse-de-Louisbourg, NS CDN - Beef Stroganoff entree or year old Salt Cod?
♫ I ate my entreees, in Saan Franciscooo ♫
San Francisco, CA - ♫ I ate my entreees, in Saan Franciscooo ♫
What's eaten in Vegas, stays in Vegas...
Las Vegas, NV - What's eaten in Vegas, stays in Vegas...
Who knew it gets up to 105 degrees in Paris?
Eiffel Tower, Paris FR - Who knew it gets up to 105 degrees in Paris?
Having lunch with Anne of Green Gables
Prince Edward Island, Canada - Having lunch with Anne of Green Gables
Eat entrees at the fair. Ewe be glad you did.
Eastern States Fair (The Big E), MA - Eat entrees at the fair. Ewe be glad you did.
£7.00 for a stale sandwich, or an entree?
Edinburgh Castle - £7.00 for a stale sandwich, or an entree?
Sharing an entree with the Druids in Ireland
Drombeg stone circle, Ireland - Sharing an entree with the Druids in Ireland
French Cooking? I'll have a HMR Chili entree.
Grand Palais, Paris, France - French Cooking? I'll have a HMR Chili entree.
My invisible friend likes the HMR Creole
Tower of London, UK - My invisible friend likes the HMR Creole