Medically Monitored Program

Our Program

Our weight loss programs offer customized diet and exercise plans, weekly meetings, individualized coaching and long-term maintenance support. Your diet plan will be personalized with the great-tasting foods you like most and incorporating your own cooking with weight-loss meals, shakes, and bars from Health Management Resources (HMR).

It is estimated that 66 percent of American adults are overweight and more than 30 percent are obese. The impact on health is well documented to include conditions such as: hypertension, diabetes, pulmonary disorders, heart disease, some cancers, depression and osteoarthritis. In order to successfully teat obesity, we acknowledged that it is a disease. Therefore, we utilize a variety of weight loss tools in diagnosing the treating the body, mind and spirit of each of our patients.

In addition, CHI Health Weight Management employs a first-class multidisciplinary team consisting of physicians (medical and surgical), dieticians, health educators, exercise scientists, and mental health therapists. Because obesity has important physical, psychological and social impact, a program that addresses all of these concerns has a greater success than a singularly focused diet program.

Clinic Programs

  • Decision–Free Diet: Medically supervised low- or very low- calorie diet promotes rapid and significant weight loss under medical supervision. Ideal for those who need to lose 30 pounds or more, or for those whose health requires medical monitoring. Average weight loss is 50-60 pounds* (A 2007 published study showed many patients lost more than 100 pounds with significant reductions in medical risk factors and medications).

  • Healthy Solutions Diet: Moderate diet offered with or without medical supervision. Average weight loss is 35-40 pounds.

  • HMR at Home Diet Kits - Convenient kits include HMR weight-loss foods and comprehensive support materials for at-home dieting.  Available with or without additional phone support.  A recent study showed HMR at Home clients with phone support lost more than 28 pounds.* (HMR data published or presented at medical conferences)

All Clinic Programs Offer:

  • Weekly Classes with Individual Coaching:  Specific “how-to’s” of weight loss are taught, including easy ways to lower fat and calories, as well as simple strategies to add physical activity and more fruits and vegetables into the daily routine.  Participants keep simple records and use their own data to create weekly goals which they share with their health educator.  Through this close “coaching relationship,” participants learn to manage their weight within a structure of personal accountability and follow up. 

  • Maintenance: After the weight-loss phase, participants attend weekly groups where they continue to receive support while practicing simple strategies for successful long-term weight management

Home Program

Convenient kits include HMR weight-loss foods and comprehensive support materials for at-home dieting. Available with or without additional phone support. A recent study showed HMR at Home clients with phone support lost more than 28 pounds.

Weekly Classes

Our program offers weekly classes with individual coaching – specific “how-to’s” of weight loss are taught, including easy ways to lower fat and calories, as well as simple strategies to add physical activity and more fruits and vegetables into the daily routine. Participants keep simple records and use their own data to create weekly goals which they share with their health educator. Through this close “coaching relationship,” participants learn to manage their weight within a structure of personal accountability and follow up.

Maintenance Phase

After the weight-loss phase, participants attend weekly groups where they continue to receive support while practicing simple strategies for successful long-term weight management.

Award Winning Program

CHI Health is recognized by HMR as a Gold Standard Program for our demonstrated performance in helping patients achieve successful long-term weight loss.

Supporting Data

HMR’s research-based program achieves unparalleled results. HMR is currently sponsoring, or has recently published over 35 research studies. HMR-supported research, as well as program outcomes, have appeared in several leading medical journals, including International Journal of Obesity; Obesity Research; Journal of the American College of Nutrition, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, and the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. HMR regularly presents outcome data at professional conferences.

Cost

Price varies according to length of weight-loss phase and level of medical supervision. Some participants are eligible for insurance coverage.

Locations

We have three locations within the CHI Health System:

  • Immanuel Medical Center -
    Located within IMMANUEL THREE Professional Center
    7101 Newport Avenue
  • Lakeside Hospital
  • Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs.

Helpful Tools/Websites

www.hmrprogram.com
www.dailyplate.com
www.FitDay.com

 Contact us at 402-572-2333