New Weight Loss Option Offered through Halifax Health - Lighter Lifestyles Weight Management -- Digital Plan and Phone Coaching Now Available

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (December 28, 2018) – Just in time for January weight-loss resolutions, Lighter Lifestyles at Halifax Health in Daytona Beach is making its intensive “in-person” diet and lifestyle change program available as a digital option, allowing even more people to participate.  Using the program developed by HMR®, people can now lose weight in person, or on their own from the comfort of home with the support of a free HMR app or group phone coaching.

Why Digital, Why Now?

“Losing weight and figuring out how to keep it off is very challenging,” says Joy Midkiff, program dietitian for Halifax Health – Wellness Center.  “Our staff is here to support and coach people to lose a lot of weight and learn new, healthier lifestyle skills for the long term.  However, with today’s busy lifestyles, many people aren’t able to come to the clinic each week.  These new options give more people access to a program that works in a way that fits their life.”

Midkiff notes, “Although these are ‘new’ options, they are a version of the same HMR Program that U.S. News & World Report has recognized as a No. 1 Best Fast Weight-Loss Diet for the past three years.”

How the Program Works

  • People lose weight using a structured diet of portion-controlled meal replacements and fruits and vegetables.
  • Lifestyle education focuses on three skill areas: how to make healthier food choices, eat more fruits and vegetables, and increase physical activity.
  • Coaching is offered for extra support and accountability through weekly groups or the HMR mobile app.
  • A maintenance program is available to develop more problem solving skills for the long term. 

For more information on the program, call 386.425.4031 or visit HMR at www.hmrprogram.com.

Halifax Health

Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, freestanding emergency department, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization.  Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks.  For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.

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