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Obesity is a medical diagnosis

Healthy Solutions daytime foodsADC’s weight loss program is the prescription

Just like diabetes and hypertension, obesity is a medical condition that needs a diagnosis and a treatment plan. Treating obesity is critical to prevent or improve other chronic health issues and should be the first line of defense.

Traditional diets

Traditional diets focus on what to subtract from the diet, instead of what to add. However, research shows that adding vegetables and fruits, physical activity and low-calorie meal replacements is the most effective way to lose weight and keep it off. HRM’s structured diet options focus on these same healthy lifestyle changes — it’s why ADC’s weight and health risk management program has been successful since 1988. By enrolling in the program, you can prevent or lower medication use, experience quality of life improvements, and significantly reduce the risk for chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

What our doctors say

Dr. Paul Moore, ADC endocrinologist adds, “Increasing weight can affect almost everything. Fatigue, arthritis, elevations in glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure and declining self image are but a few. Yet, despite the knowledge of these negative affects, changing behavior to achieve weight reduction is difficult. The HRM program has given our physicians and patients a successful tool which can create positive life-long changes. A system that is not easy, but one that can create sustained weight reduction. In fact, in response to weight reduction, many patients are taking fewer medications and have an optimistic view of the future. It is truly enjoyable to see the ‘losers’!”

Medical Results

  • Average weight loss is 35 – 60 lbs., many patient lose over 100 lbs!
  • Out of 1,000 patients, 98% reduced risk factors for chronic disease.
  • 99% of patients with pre-diabetes remained medication-free at an average follow-up of 3.2 years.
  • 94% of pre-hypertensive patients remained medication-free at an average follow-up of 2.7 years.
  • Medications were discontinued for 100% of patients with high total cholesterol after losing over 100 lbs.

Lifestyle Results

  • Average patient includes 42 full-cup servings of vegetables and fruits per week.
  • Average patient includes 2,460 kcals of physical activity per week.

Cost Savings

  • Medication cost: Showed combined average savings of $1,460 in the first year of weight loss with greater savings each additional year.
  • Weekly food budget: Averaging all patients, there was a $29 per week saving on their food bills