31 thoughts on “So What Is RM3 Anyway?

  1. It was quite journey listening to your blog here. I have a couple of questions for you. I know the cots is tremendous which really helped in attaining your goal. About how much money did you invest overall? How about weekly?
    Did you exercise at any point during your journey in loosing weight?
    Let me know!

    1. Hello Dwight. I hope you enjoyed watching my journey. I’m actually still on it, but in a different way, now (I’m so behind in updating this thing!). At any rate, to answer your questions, first the cost of the RM3 program that I was on ran $390.00 a month. The program included the medication I needed for about 4 weeks, plus 4 weekly RM3 shots, and a monthly consult with a bariatric specialist. The cost was payable up front, so there was no weekly cost. It’s pricey, yes, but it really was about the only solution for me. I needed to get the weight off before I could start exercising. Which leads me to your second question about exercise. During the weight loss phase of the RM3 program, I was not to do any rigorous exercise. The way it was explained to me was “nothing that would make me sweat profusely”. So no aerobics, no weight lifting, no running, cycling, etc. Going for walks was find so long as I didn’t sweat excessively. The reason for this is because while on the weight loss phase, you are eating only about 700 calories a day. Rigorous exercise would require more calories and that can lead to feeling hungry and possibly over eating. So no big exercise regimens while on the weight loss program.

      I am now in what is called “lifetime Maintenance”. I try to keep my calorie intake under 2,000. I also have incorporated cycling nearly ever day and a strength training regimen three times a week. I feel great, and have managed to maintain my weight.

      Hope this helps!


      1. How much weight did you lose without exercise, how long did it take , how much did you lose I have a
        bout 30 lbs
        Thanks Debbie

        1. Hello Debbie,
          I was on the RM3 program for about seven months. In total, I shed 130 pounds in excess weight. On average, I lost about five to seven pounds per week. That’s all without exercise. With your goal, I would guess you wouldn’t need to be on the program for more than two months.

          I hope that helps! Good luck on your

          1. My concern is since you are drastically losing in weight in such a quick time, What does your skin end up looking like? Does it get saggy and more wrinkles? I would do this program, however, this has been my concern. Could you enlighten me, please?

          2. Hi Catherine,
            I’m sorry for the delay in response. I haven’t been able to get to my blog over the past two months, so I haven’t been able to reply.

            To answer your question, from my understanding, loose and baggy skin will happen no matter how quickly you lose the weight if you’ve been overweight for a while. I’m no expert on the matter, and you should consult with your practitioner for more details, but I was told that I will most likely need to have some kind of reconstructive surgery to lose the excess skin that I have from being overweight for so long.

            I wish I could be more helpful, but I don’t want to mislead you. I hope I was at least a little bit helpful.


    2. I started the program today. I did the RM3 plan with hunger suppressants added. It was $499. In 4 weeks it’ll be another $375.

      1. Hi, I am Misa. I had a consultation for RM3. I am going for blood work on Friday. I am looking forward to starting RM3

  2. Hi!

    What does the maintenance program look like? Are there certain foods you avoid completely? I just started the RM3 program and life without breads and pasta has been a challenge…are those able to be added back in once the weight loss goal is met?

    1. Hello, Mandy! I’m happy to hear that you have started on your journey to get healthy.

      First, let me say thanks for posting your question. I have been very remiss in actively keeping this blog up. I need to get back to it (a New Year’s resolution perhaps?). Your question shows that there are still people coming to this site and looking for inspiration/encouragement. I need to get on the ball and actively start posting videos again to show what life is like after RM3.

      Yes, life without breads and pasta and other carbs can be a bit of a challenge during the weight loss phase. But I have good news: it gets easier. I promise. For me, I started to forget all about those cravings and desires for high carby foods. My poison of choice in this case was pizza and Carl’s Jr. But over time, I gradually stopped having desires for those foods and avoiding them became second nature. I just didn’t want them. Although your mileage may vary, I suspect you will go through a similar pattern. So take heart in knowing that while the cravings and desires might be strong now, you are stronger than them and you will eventually move beyond wanting them.

      But to answer your question, the maintenance program is much more relaxed in regards to what is suggested you eat. Breads and pastas are allowed back into your diet, but I caution you to keep them in low quantities. Carbs tend to be the bad guys when it comes to weight gain. Keep your portions low with the breads and pastas, but the short answer is yes, you do get to partake of them again on the maintenance program. Do not be surprised if you find that you don’t actually want them, though.

      Please don’t hesitate to post further questions if you have them. I love to hear from people who are pursuing their own adventures in getting healthy!


  3. Hello I am so glad to see this blog here.. Today I started day 1 of my 2 Day Load. I am so excited to start this journey. I am F 55 yrs young 5’9″ with a starting weight of 255. I feel like when I sit diwn my stomach and chest move up to my throat. I am at my absolute heaviest. Looking forward to lufe.


    1. Hi, Kim!
      I’m very glad to hear that you have started on your path to getting healthy. I loved the RM3 program and had no trouble with it. It may be a bit of a challenge at first, but you can do this!

      I really need to update this blog. I haven’t lost my desire to get healthy. I just haven’t had much time to do any new videos like I really want to. But I’m still here and I wish you every bit of success in your program. Keep at it. There will be times when it gets tough, but you can push through those. The results or SO VERY WORTH IT! Prayers going out for you, and God Bless!


  4. Hi,
    I have a couple of questions. Do they dictate how much weight you are allowed to lose? I am a shorter girl, so the middle of the spectrum for a healthy weight is still a little chubbier than I want to be. If I wanted to set a goal for the lower end of the spectrum, would they intervene?
    My second question is, do they charge for a consultation? I can’t find a single thing about pricing on their website and I am dying to get into the program, but the last thing that I would want to do is pay for a consultation only to find out that its way too much money for me to be able to afford.
    My last concern is that I know a huge thing with losing weight is having a lot of extra skin. However, I’ve read that you only have extra skin because there are still lingering fat cells preventing it from tightening back up. Is that an issue when you lose weight on RM3, or is it not an issue because of the unique way of eliminating the fat cells and using them as energy?

    1. Hello Rae,
      I will attempt to answer your questions.

      1. Do they dictate how much weight you are allowed to lose? No, they do not. You tell them what you want your goal weight to be, and the practitioners at TMWL will then help you tailor a program to reach your goal. To be honest, they may talk to you about your overall weight goal and what is considered healthy. It’s important to make sure you do what’s right for your body. I’m positive that they will work with you to achieve the results you want.

      2. Do they charge for a consultation? Yes, there is a consultation charge. It’s $45.00. If you choose to move forward with one of their programs they will apply this charge to the cost of the program you choose. Otherwise, you will need to pay the fee.

      3. Loose skin: Yes, this is an issue for very large people who have a lot of weight to lose. I have this problem and I asked this exact question. This is a problem no matter how you lose weight. If you have a lot of weight to lose, and you have a lot of excess skin, and you have been this way for a long time, you will probably have to deal with this. Now, there is some exercise that you can do to help alleviate the problem. If your weight gain has been something of recent years, you probably won’t have much of an issue. The only option that will have any decent results is to see a cosmetic surgeon. TMWL can make some recommendations, and they will most likely send you to Maloney Plastic Surgery.

      I hope these help you. I highly recommend TMWL, and if you have any other questions please do not hesitate to ask me!


  5. Wow that is a heavy $ amount a month compared to their general weight loss program. Does this medication you take also contain phentermine?
    An update: consultations are now $55 and will go towards the program you choose. I went to TMWL with great success on their general weight loss. I found you blog interesting as I am 55 and had 2 heart attacks on Oct 1. I want to return to the program however, cardiologist does not want me on phentermine. I was wondering what what is in the RM3?

    1. Cindy,
      I’m so sorry for the delayed response! I never saw your comment here, and my system didn’t alert me that there was a comment needing moderating.

      As far as I know, the RM3 program does not use phentermine. It’s a combination of resveritrol and HCG, if I understand correctly.

      Yes, the RM3 program is pricey. I haven’t checked their prices recently, but I have always said the RM3 program may not be for everyone mainly for that reason. At the time, it really was my only option because a) I’m impatient and b) I don’t like to wait for things and when I do I get mad. Haha! At any rate, if you have any other questions please let me know. Also, and I’m sure by now you’ve already made some decisions, but you can always contact Red Mountain Weight Loss with your questions as well.


  6. Just started the RM3, I have questions about protein. I’m allowed 16ounces of protein a day and it is split up throughout the day. I’m logging my food and my fitness pal makes it look like I’m consuming way more… or I may be confusing grams and ounces. What’s the best way for measuring your protein out?

    1. Hi Mel.
      Sorry for the delayed response. I’ve not been able to get to my blog to respond for a while. As for your question, I simply measured out exactly what I was allowed using a food scale. If you’re measuring by grams, then you might not be eating enough. 1 gram is equal to 0.035274 ounces. When measuring out your food, definitely make sure you’re measuring in ounces.

      Although by now, I’m guessing you’ve probably got a handle on it. Haha!


  7. Hello all,
    I’ve been on rm3 for 1 week and am down 12 lbs. My biggest concern is in reading up on the hcg, I’m finding very negative stuff. There’s no proof that this diet works with the meds vs without as folks who took placebo lost just as much with reducing their calorie intake.
    I’m going to consult my Cardiologist next week, however I read some disturbing stats of how this could lead to bleeds and all kinds of other health issues. I asked at my vitamin B shit appt if they had any documented proof and they couldn’t give me anything.
    I do know they have aome shots with phentermine, but you can opt for just the vitamin B shots.
    My husband is super skeptical and worried about the plan. I wish there was something out there documentation wise that showed this works and isn’t harmful.
    Have you heard of any negative feedback on this plan?

    1. Hi Kristin,
      Okay, let me just tell you that I have also heard the things you’ve heard. But take this into consideration: RM3 is not a weight loss medication. It’s not what is making you lose weight. Your body is taking care of that all by itself. Yes, any restricted diet program is going help you lose weight. But what the RM3 does (and HCG in general) is to help your body stay out of starvation mode. If you restricted your diet without the medication, your body will not utilize your fat stores properly. In fact, it will store MORE fat, and when it needs energy it will go for muscle mass instead. The HCG element in RM3 helps your body get the excess energy it needs from your actual fat reserves and not your muscle. It also assists in hunger suppression.

      As for the health issues, I can attest my results were far from unhealthy. My blood work cleared up to stellar levels. My pain levels were virtually non-existent. My endurance increased and my fitness levels improved significantly. The phentermine you mention is not in the Vitamin B12 shots they give you. Phentermine is an appetite suppressant and only available via prescription. If you needed it, they would prescribe it to you. The medical assistants that give you your weekly shot cannot prescribe phentermine. And Phentermine is definitely associated with heart issues, which is one reason why I won’t ever be taking it. I already have some kind of genetic issue that affects my heart, I don’t need a medication helping it out. Haha!

      From my experience, this program is completely legit. I really did lose 130 pounds on the program, and I’m pretty sure I would never have been able to do it on my own. I hope this helps!


  8. Hi Brian –

    Congrats on your weight loss! Have you been able to keep your weight off? And for how long? Has it been difficult to keep it off?

    1. Hi Kalee!
      Thanks for your comment. I did manage to keep most of the weight off but starting about November of last year I started gaining weight again due to a mountain bike accident. I wasn’t able to ride my bike for a good three months, which triggered me letting go with my eating habits. I stopped watching what I was eating. To make matters worse, I ended up moving my family from Arizona to Florida back in June of this year. All of that contributed to me gaininh about 60 pounds back. I had trouble getting control of things, so I started another program through a medical weight loss clinic here on Orlando called Medi-Weightloss. I’m happy to say through their program (which has similarities to TMWL), I was able to drop all that weight again, get control of my eating habits and I am now even lighter than I was when I ended the RM3 program.

      I didn’t post my progress here on this blog because…well…I don’t know. But I did document my progress on my YouTube channel. I have recently been encouraged to resurrect this blog site, so I will probably write a catch up post here. You can head over to my channel at YouTube.com/brianschade or keep an eye out here for a new blog post to get everyone up to date.

      Thanks for reading and good luck to you.

      Let’s Get Healthy!


  9. Hi Brian,
    I’m seriously considering this for a weight loss of approximately 100 lbs. Thanks for all the info here. I have struggled with my weight since having my last child at age 36. (I have 5 children). . I hope it works as well for me as it did for you.

    1. Hi Dru! I wish you the best in your Get Healthy endeavor! I promise, the program WILL work for you.

      I haven’t updated this blog site in a while. I’m not even sure why I maintain it, but I am actually still updating my YouTube channel. You can visit my current progress there athttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCExNzQdUQ3CmGCqRQPM2VLw?view_as=subscriber

  10. Hi All , started the rm3 diet nov 1st 2018 at a weight of 258 , when my month was up i lost a total of 28 lbs , i did the double dose shots each week and am still on them to this day.I will tell you all that it was worth every penny spent , i am now at 225 , had to buy new suits and clothes and everyone comments on how great i look. I completely changed my eating habits and all it took was this to get me going, hang in there , the first few weeks are tough (no appetite suppressors were taken) but it gets better.I have handful of people who are going to do it.

  11. Hi there are many programs comparable to the RM3 which is HCG. A very old very successful way to lose weight IF followed in the right manner.
    I live in Glendale, AZ and go to My True Image Weight Loss & Vitality Center located in Peoria, AZ. I was lucky to find them after spending thousands at Red Mountain no real difference other than less overhead much smaller business. So they keep the prices affordable, very friendly you can get in on Saturdays to see the doctor IF needed. Super amazing they have all sorts of services they can offer as well.

    1. Hi Tiffany,
      Glad to hear you found a program that works for you. My journey isn’t here to promote any particular program. I’m just chronicling what worked for me. But if you find something different, that’s great. As long as it helps you in your journey to getting healthy, that’s what’s really important.

      I have been posting to my YouTube channel where I’ve been talking about a new program I’ve been on. You can see my channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCExNzQdUQ3CmGCqRQPM2VLw.


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