The HMR diet is the creation of Lawrence Stifler, a behavioral psychologist who promoted the idea of meal replacements as a weight control method and boost for overall health. HMR stands for Human Management Resource and is a system where healthier alternatives are added to the diet in phases to achieve its goals. It is considered one of the most effective weight loss plans and physical activity is included as a key part of the program.

The HMR program diet plan comes in various forms and depending on preference, participants may choose the Home Program or Healthy Solutions Diet, the more supportive in Clinic Options where access to group support, lifestyle training and programs are offered from designated institution or the medically supervised options which is done under supervision of a healthcare professional.

The Process of the MHR Diet Program

The HMR program diet plan replaces meals with low-calorie HMR products that are delivered. Participants are expected to buy their own selection of fruits and vegetables in the HMR program menu and the it is usually in three phases. The first phase limits all foods except fruits and vegetables to HMR sources and follows the three to two to five plan where two shakes, three entrees and five fruit and vegetable servings make a day’s worth of meals.

In the next stage, participants are allowed to add more non-HMR foods as more independence and customization of the HMR program menu is encouraged. Exercise is an integral part of the diet and it is encouraged to aim to burn 2,000 calories weekly through light to moderate exercise.



  • It is a structured and planned diet that is convenient and timesaving
  • It is effective for fast weight loss.
  • Offer sufficient support through various platforms.


  • It can be very restrictive, especially during the initial stage.
  • It can be expensive with payment for plans, food and extras.

Who Should Do It

As a weight loss program, the HMR program diet achieves fast results and performed well in studies against other popular weight loss programs. It can be a good fit where time is not available and there is a budget for achieving diet and fitness goals.


Meal Plan Ideas

Day 1

  • Breakfast: HMR 500 Chocolate Shake with 1 cup (145 grams) of blackberries
  • Snack: HMR 800 Vanilla Shake
  • Lunch: HMR Rotini Chicken Alfredo with 2 cups (270 grams) of asparagus
  • Snack: HMR 500 Chocolate Shake with one banana
  • Dinner: HMR Beef Stroganoff with 1 cup (145 grams) of peas


Day 2

  • Breakfast: HMR Multigrain Hot Cereal with 1 cup (150 grams) of strawberries
  • Snack: HMR 500 Vanilla Shake
  • Lunch: HMR Vegetable Stew with 1 cup (140 grams) of butternut squash
  • Snack: HMR 120 Chocolate Shake and 1 cup (about 170 grams) of mixed fruit
  • Dinner: HMR Pasta Fagioli with 2 cups (240 grams) of carrots
  • Snack: HMR 800 Chocolate Shake


Day 3

  • Breakfast: HMR 120 Vanilla Shake with 1 cup (120 grams) of raspberries
  • Snack: HMR 800 Chocolate Shake with 1 cup (150 grams) of strawberries
  • Lunch: HMR Mushroom Risotto with 1 cup (90 grams) of broccoli
  • Snack: HMR 120 Vanilla Shake
  • Dinner: HMR Savory Chicken with 2 cups (300 grams) of mixed veggies