I started rereading "The Simple Diet" today and learned that I was dead wrong about the book failing to mention the HMR connection. It IS in there, right on the Acknowledgment page (am I the only person who doesn't usually read the Acknowledgment page?)
current weight: 306.0
Fitness Minutes: (55)
142 9/27/13 6:38 P
The Simple Diet (from the book, The Simple Diet by Dr. James Anderson and Nancy Gustafson) is an at-home HMR clone.
The book gives guidelines for selecting products to duplicate HMR products. In the book, Dr. Anderson never mentions the link to HMR, but apparently he has admitted the link on the diet's facebook page (so I've heard).
I'm following the diet and spending less than $6 per day on food. Actually more like $3 a day when I make my protein-boosted homemade yogurt (which fits the shake guidelines).
Thank you for the input, but I don't think I'm going to do it, primarily because of the cost (not sure if can list the cost but was pretty expensive). Way outside of my budge, unfortunately because I kinda wanted to do it.
I've also spoke with a coworker that said she did the optifast one (also dr supervised) and lost 100lbs but 40% of that loss was muscle, while she did bike riding and lifting to. I'd rather not pay that much to loss valuable muscle rather than fat.
Mini Goals: 225 - 225.1 on 8.24.13 220 - 220.2 on 9.13.13 215 - 215.8 on 9.20.13 210 - 210.1 on 10.11.13 205 - 205.5 on 11.1.13 200 - 200.4 on 12.15.13 195 - 190 - 185 - 180 - hopefully by June 2014
HMR is a very reputable program. Well formulated meal replacements, great group support and coaching. They also have a strong phase 2 program for learning the skills to maintaining weight loss and to learn how to "eat" within our crazy food environment.
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