LA Weight Loss - New LAWL Ad....
03-15-2007, 12:52 PM
I recently saw an ad for LAWL talking about an 8 week makeover/challenge...something to that effect. It said 'lose up to 20 pounds/4 dress sizes in 8 weeks, blah, blah, blah'. Can anyone who goes to a COD that even remotely knows what I'm talking about shed some light on what this 8 week thing is all about? Is it any different than their regular plans, does it include the use of their supplements, etc.
I would greatly appreciate any info on this. Thank you!!
Chick With Stix
03-15-2007, 01:00 PM
When I was in a COD before, the 8 week makeover was very similar to what the 6 week challenge is that's going on right now in another thread. Its a matter of alternating weeks of TO and using Slimdowns. But I would ask your COD if theirs is similar to this or different.
03-15-2007, 01:06 PM
That's exactly what it is. TO every two weeks and I'm not sure how often the slim downs are, but I told them I couldn't commit to that.
03-15-2007, 01:12 PM
omg,TO every two weeks? I think I would have to eat my first born child,I just finished my very first two day to on tuesday and thought was going to die.lol I dodnt think I could do that either.
03-15-2007, 01:21 PM
I know what a TO is but what's a slimdown?
03-15-2007, 01:21 PM
They get easier as you go on, especially if you substitute oranges or cantalope for the juice.. I probably do a TO once a month...
03-15-2007, 01:21 PM
Did you TO or Fast Forward? Fast Forward is the unlimited veggies and protein. TO is limited to 6oz protein per day.
03-15-2007, 02:15 PM
Donisha and I both sat down with a counselor on Tuesday and that counselor laid out different 8-week challenges for each of us. For me, she had me slowly start adding in exercise each week...first couple of weeks, only exercise one day, then two days a week for the following couple of weeks, etc, until I was up to 4 days of exercise a week. Didn't say anything about doing TO or FF for me, but then again she knew I was on the local 6-week challenge, so it's possible she didn't want me to keep doing that. For Donisha, she added in specific days where she'll have a biscotti, or a JetStart, etc. It really seemed to me that it was an excuse for us to buy more products, really. But a couple of weeks ago, the 8-week challenge sign went up in the COD and I was told it WAS the every-other-week thing with TO. Sooo....? Yeah, I dunno. I don't see how I'm gonna lose that much weight just by exercising a little...seems I'll maybe lose inches, but not pounds.
03-15-2007, 02:31 PM
Vic - The slim downs are meal replacement shakes. They're like slim fast, but they have more sugar and calories (funny, huh?) I use a slim fast optima and a string cheese and then write slim down in my book.
03-15-2007, 02:36 PM
OK perhaps I'm just too new but y'all are throwing all kinds of zingers out today. I wasn't able to do TO because of the diabetes so they just threw me straight into the diet. I keep hearing slimdowns and TO and FF. My councelor has not mentioned anything other than staying on plan to me (which by the way yesterday was the first day I managed to get everything in I was supposed to eat and I feel huge). Are you supposed to do these slimdowns, TO or FF during the diet?
03-15-2007, 02:48 PM
TO is something that is normally done to boost your metabolism, but the shakes have a crazy amount of sugar in them (I think you get about 76grms of sugar in a day from the drink alone).
SlimDowns are just meal replacement shakes like those that you have seen in the store or something like that.
My grandmother also has diabetes and is unable to do the TO or FF (Take Off or Fast Forward). I think the folks that do it with oranges or cantaloupe have a pretty good success with it also though, so if you wanted to try that you should ask them what they do.
Hope this helped some.
03-15-2007, 02:51 PM
Gotcha - Don't think I can do that either. Must be why she didn't mention it to me! Diabetics can't do too many oranges. They're very high in sugar. Thanks for the info
03-15-2007, 02:52 PM
Shannon - The diabetes is why no FF, no TO and probably I'm guessing no slim downs. Think about this, though. You can do the plan as written eating healthy foods and lose weight. And you won't be pressured by a sales pitch.
03-15-2007, 03:07 PM
And THAT is the best news by far! They aren't pressuring me to do the LA Lites anymore. She does push the other merchandise though : ). I bought some of the mixed berry shake mix to help get some of my fruits in and it's REALLY good. I wanted another when I was finished! I think that probably defeats the purpose though.
03-15-2007, 03:16 PM
Yeah. The stuff is pricey, but it IS good.
03-15-2007, 09:51 PM
Once again differences in COD's strikes again! I am also diabetic so I can't do FF or TO, but since I am non-insulin dependent the LA Lites are acceptable. And believe me they love to push the LA Lites. The only good thing for me is by eating the Lites I get the chocolate that I want without eating all the candy bars I would like...
Oh well - now if someone could tell me how to count a sugar free cookie I would be a happy camper...
03-15-2007, 11:38 PM
The 8 Week Makeover is what they sprung on me today since I hit a plateau. The way she described it to me was that you buy 4 bottles of TO Juice; Do TO or FF for 2 days every other week and in between you eat the same number of exchanges but from a modified list of foods. Seemed like mostly light protiens and starches and mostly green, leafy veggies and only certain fruits.
I just couldn't see committing myself to that level of extreme yet. But I have lost 20 lbs. in the first 8 weeks on the program. I guess I am due to slow down a bit.
03-16-2007, 07:41 AM
Kansas - I don't think it's necessarily a difference at the COD. I just mentioned maybe she couldn't do the lites because she is diabetic. She didn't say insulin dependent or not. And since I am not diabetic I don't have any knowledge or experience with what their parameters are.
03-16-2007, 09:04 AM
I'm not insulin dependent either. I could not do TO or the supplements and they did try to force the LA Lites down my throat. My last visit I let them know I had NO intention of buying the LA Lites..PERIOD...so they just started pushing the other stuff. Just let them know you are not going to buy them. I now have to do the shuffle to avoid buying the other stuff. Have a shake, have some soup, yada yada yada. I've been practicing all week. "NO...NO..NO THANK YOU...NOT TODAY...UH UH" How's that?
If my scale at home is any indication I will be dropping these shakes and the Kashi bars. I'm a bit nervous about the weigh in. I knew I felt bigger since I've stayed completely on plan for 2 days now. I think it's too much food for me.
03-16-2007, 09:08 AM
My grandmother is not insulin dependent, but they still said that she is unable to do the drinks bars, or any of the other products. She did not agree with them so I bought the stuff for her and she did great on the diet, but they did not know about it. Actually when she was on the diet her health improved greatly (Not to say this will be the same for everyone).