Does it Work? - Metabolic Research Center: Weight Loss Specialists




sjdphc
04-20-2006, 06:16 PM
Has any ever lost weight with assistance from this company? If so, how is the program? Cost? Thanks in advance!


Ready2ShedLBS
04-20-2006, 08:06 PM
Im curious about this too, there is one down the street from me. I just am cheap and like to save money and do it on my own.

Lolow
04-30-2006, 05:52 PM
I'd like to know the cost also. Went to a trade show last weekend and they've been bugging me to come and talk to them. I'm so gullible I don't want to go until I sort of know what its about and all they will say is come on in and talk to us. Sure wish someone would fill me in on the details. Their ads sound really convincing.:?:


webweevil
05-01-2006, 09:29 AM
I stopped by my local facility a while back to see what they were all about. The price to be a member was not that much, but they don't make the bulk of their money that way. They get your money by making you buy their food products and supplements.

gettingsmaller
05-09-2006, 01:06 PM
changed diets

MrsJim
05-09-2006, 01:20 PM
We HAVE had one thread on this "Metabolic Research Center" (what a fraudulent name - they AREN'T doing 'research' - they're just another front for pushing overpriced, overhyped supplements and other products, from what I can tell) in the recent past:

Metabolic Research Centers??? (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=63882)

I did some research on them at the time - please check my posts in the thread linked above.

Personally, I think they're just one of those "diet centers" whose real goal is to get as much of your money as possible...

gettingsmaller
05-09-2006, 03:58 PM
Mrs Jim you are right

ktutt
12-13-2006, 02:39 AM
I was really excited when I started. All the consultants knew my name, and I liked that all of them had lost their weight from this diet. I've been on a lot of diets but this one seemed to be 'THE ONE'. I'm a college student so I was worried about what would happen when i started school again. They promised me that there was a 'long-distance' program where one of them would call me 2 times a week to check on me and to see if I needed to order anything. First of all, this diet is expensive. If you're just trying to lose 10-15 pounds it is definitely NOT worth the money. It was $300 starting price for 17 weeks. then you have to buy protein drinks which are $11 for a box of 7 and you are required to drink 3-5 a day depending on your weight. You also have to buy a BUNCH of expensive pills that you 'need' to get max results. Most of the pills you have to take two 3-4 times a day. A bottle of 60 is ranges from $20-$80 if you get the diet kind. the rest are vitamins that 'speed' up your metabolism. Sticking to the diet was really hard, but I did it perfectly for 3 months. But after losing 8 pounds in 3 weeks, i plateaued. Everytime i would go in (you have to go twice a week) they had an excuse ready. sometimes it was what time did you eat this meal or are you sure you measured your servings right or did you drink all of the protein shake? finally they tried to tell me that an apple (which was on the diet) was throwing off my metabolism and that I should be eating raspberries....grr but i still stuck with it. Even when i got back to school (which is four hours away) I stuck with it for another 2 months that is without ANY phone calls. Nov 7th rolls around, which is the day my expensive 17 week program ended and the day i was sposed to have officially lost 30 pounds, not only have i gained the 8lbs back but ive gained another 10...I havent heard from them in 3 months. I'm about to go home for Christmas, and you can be sure that I will be visiting MRC to 'thank' them for their wonderful absence of support.

Beach Patrol
12-15-2006, 11:43 AM
I did the MRC diet about 10 years ago. I lost 32 pounds. I kept it off for 8 months.

The minute I reintroduced starchy carbs into my diet (potatoes, bread, etc.) I started gaining the weight back.

It was semi-expensive, and the diet was basically the South Beach diet with the added expense of their supplements & protein drinks.

Yes it worked. But like ANY DIET, you have to commit to it for a lifetime, and sorry folks, but I love bread. :shrug: I have since learned that a diet - any diet - should be tailor made to YOUR specifications. If you LOVE chocolate, trying to give it up completely probably won't work for you. If you LOVE pasta & bread, etc. then doing Atkins or South Beach diet is probably the worst diet in the world for you.

We're all different - we have different needs & wants, and we like or dislike different things. Find a way to incorporate the foods you love into a diet that works for you, and suddenly dieting isn't such a bad thing after all! ;)

Mushie73
12-16-2006, 08:08 PM
I just joined MRC. I'm in the military and I need something that will work quickly. My boss did it and lost 30 pounds in 45 days. I know it's just like the South Beach Diet but I joined mainly because of the structured support. I am not planning to buy all of their products so in my mind I'm mainly paying for the office visits and diet structure. We'll see what happens.

SDM2477
12-27-2006, 12:18 PM
I joined MRC in March 2006 and the plan worked exactly like they said it would. It has been great for me. I am able to eat out with friends and family just like before. I lost all the weight I had originally set out to lose in the time they said I would. Now I am just trying to make it through the holidays without gaining and so far I have been able to do that. After New Years I am going to lose the rest of what "I" now feel like I want to lose. I started at 203lbs in a size 18 and I am now at 154 in a size 10 and am at a healthy BMI for the first time in more than 10 years. The hardest part about this plan for me was eating ALL of the food at each meal. It was a lot of food for me. But as long as I stay on the plan I feel GREAT, but when I eat what I want I feel it. My body feels like crap.
As for the supplements the only thing they made me buy was the drinks and I was only required to have them 2/3 times a day until I started maintenance. Now I don't take them at all. All I take now is a daily vitamin and flax seed oil capsules. And they let me buy my vitamins and stuff anywhere I want. They did not make me buy there's if I could find it elsewhere cheaper as long as it was the same mg and such. So you get out of it exactly what you put into it.
Currently, I am much happier and wouldn't trade what MRC gave me for anything in the world. And I would recommend them in a heart beat. In fact, I am still trying to get my dad to go but like so many others he is tight with money. Good luck!!!

Butterfly50
01-17-2007, 12:07 PM
I wanted to try this diet . My Doctor offers it. But the thing is they charge 200$ for the first visit. Then it is like 140$ for every visit after. It total over 400 $ a month and I cannot afford it. I want to know what Vitamins and stuff do they require for you to take??? I wanted to research it too see if it was realy worth it.

marbleflys
01-17-2007, 04:08 PM
For over $400. per month you could probably get a great Certified Personal Trainer 2X a week and nutritional advice (along with what supplements to take) from a reputable Gym.

I would find that a lot more motivating than a Diet Center.

Manda2831
03-23-2007, 03:10 PM
I have been a member of MRC since September 2006. I have lost 69.5 pounds as of this morning and I wouldn't trade what they have given me for the world. Nothing has ever worked for me before and they have taught me how to eat so that I won't gain the weight back. I still have a long way to go, but I'm almost half way there. There is another thread on this board where members are praising MRC:

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=91733

mom2teens
03-30-2007, 12:12 AM
This is my day 4 and it's working :carrot: You DO NOT have to buy their supplements...just the protein drinks. I only have 2 a day so not too expensive. I don't even have cravings anymore!! I eat bread/fruit/vegetables/protein UHHH sounds like a normal diet to me!!

shayh
03-31-2007, 05:42 PM
I started 2 weeks ago and have lost 12 lbs and 14 inches. I have to say this the easiest to stay with. I have not been hungry and have such energy. It cost me $289 for a 17 week plan. The drinks are $50 for 5 packs of 7. I drink 3 a day. I also bought some of their vitamins but I buy others at other places. The ones I have been using from MRC have helped me sleep more soundly and have energy during the day! I am being treated at Mayo for sleep disorder and metabolic problems but feel great since starting.

I was going to spend at least that on new clothes for spring so I consider this a good trade off. I'm beginning to fit into my older clothes again. I know I will be too small for them soon!

wanttobeskinny
04-03-2007, 02:52 PM
Have you completely cut off the salt, or are you just following the meal plan?

Manda2831
04-03-2007, 05:53 PM
I have eliminated all excess salt from my diet completely. I wasn't a big fan of it to begin with, but now I don't use it at all. It's all pepper and Mrs. Dash for me now. :-)

safields88
06-09-2007, 12:27 PM
I start MRC on Monday and have attended all of their pre-classes. It really is not that bad. They don't pressure you to buy their supplements AT ALL!!! If you can find better/cheaper ones, go for it. You are STRONGLY encouraged to buy the protein drinks, and I don't know about you, but if it'll make me lose weight, I'll buy it. I'm a college student and the entire program for me was $399, that includes losing 61.5 pounds in 21 weeks, your meetings, etc, the 6-week stabalization period and the 1 year maintenence program. If you are wanting to lose 10-20 pounds then definately MRC is not for you. The thing that got me is the support motivation system. We'll see!!! :chin:

night owl
06-10-2007, 05:28 AM
I'm new here and I've been reading alot of postings on MRC. I just re-joined for $99.00 and then because of another special going on I got an additional 4more weeks added. That's cheap as far as I'm concerned for 21weeks. You do not have to buy all the vitamins and other things there. I go to Wal-mart and get alot. I've lost alot of weight in the past and hope to loose a bit more. I have a bad back so certain meds make me blow up like a balloon, mostly the prednisone. I love finding interesting salads and grilled foods. Hope to be talking with all you soon.

michelle127
06-12-2007, 02:12 AM
I think the center is what makes or breaks this MRC experience. My center is pretty bad I must say...

The expense is not so bad if you can limit buying the supplements that I really have no faith in at all. I spent almost 400 for a 17 week program and about 50 a week for protein drinks. However, the diet is VERY limited and gets SO BORING!! I needed MRC to have hope and faith in myself. In that regard it was/is invaluable. Now that I believe that I can indeed lose this weight, I may ditch it in July and move to South Beach on my own. SB has more options.

If you are interested in MRC there is an ongoing thread under "general diet plans" where we all moan, groan, celebrate, and confess.

Peace,

Kareal
06-12-2007, 08:31 PM
I started with Metabolic research center in January. I spent around 300 bucks for about 6 months (give or take a week).

However, I ran into some problems with MRC and left in March.

All I remembered while on their program was simply starving. I was starving so badly, I will always remember January as the most stressful month of my life. Everytime I saw someone eating I would get very upset and break down.

I talked to my counselor with MRC and she tried alternative options but in the end, I was still starving. 4 oz chicken for this 4 oz veggies for that. The food was VERY boring and the 30 dollar recipe book wasn't even worth 10 bucks because all of the recipes aren't designed for you. So, in reality, there was only 20 recipes in there I could use...and yes....it was chicken. Eh, I though, I'll still battle my way threw it. I dont give up so easily.

However, in March, I realized that I had spent about one thousand dollars on this diet (not including the sign up fee). Whilst I did lose weight my coffers were empty. Every week I was throwing down a hundred bucks here and a hundred bucks there. True, you could probably get all of their supplements at GNC for 60% of the costs the deed was done. I was so pissed at myself that I spent almost a thousand bucks to loose thirty pounds in four months.

Of course I loved the weight loss! However, if I continued on this transition, I would be bankrupt before I got to my goal. Those shakes are ungodly expensive and those snacks are $$$$$$$$

I left MRC for another weight loss alternative (I wont name it cause I don't want you all to think Im advertising) but Im loosing almost 2 pounds a day on it and it has giving me 1000x more energy than MRC has ever did not to mention my blood work and chlosterol went down much faster on my new diet. I have yet to feel hunger pains.

While I do agree MRC works wonders for others, it didn't for me and, adly, I spent so much money trying to make it work.

Im am sooo happy its working for you. Good luck in your weightloss!! Im so proud of you for loosing so much weight so far!!!

Meemo
06-13-2007, 02:19 AM
It worked for me, but MRC is like any weight loss program - it works better for some than for others.
It's essentially a low-fat, low-glycemic, low-calorie eating plan. I knew a few people who'd done it, with varying degrees of success. I signed up because I know I need a low-glycemic plan, and I needed accountability & structure.
Once you've signed up, the only supplements they "require" are their high-protein drinks. They aren't cheap. But for me, the $$ I paid is a big part of my long-term accountability - I didn't pay just to end up re-gaining the weight (which I've done in the past). This time the loss needs to be permanent.
I lost my weight within my "given" time, and I've been on maintenance for 6 months now. And while I haven't exactly been the model of perfection following their maintenance program, I've actually done pretty well. Right now I'm actually trying to get below my original goal weight since I tend to always bounce up & down a few lbs.
And by the way, you eat bread, potatoes & other starches on the program from day 10 on.

LizzieLee
07-30-2007, 08:10 PM
I am considering joining MRC. Can you tell me if aspartame is an ingredient in the hight protein drink.

largeincharge
08-06-2007, 12:31 AM
I lost over a hundred pounds on MRC a few years ago and then I gained it all back and then some. I'm going to try again this week. It works, you just have to follow it. I just didn't pay attention to how to maintain my weight and just ate whatever I wanted, which was the problem in the first place. The food gets really really boring but it does work.

Hvnlymzic
08-16-2007, 11:28 PM
I'm on MRC, have been since May and I love it! I've lost 44lbs over summer break (i'm a teacher). I could rave about the program, but like several others, I'd recommend searching the forums for MRC...there is a group of us there and we'd love to see you.

Some of the high nutrient drinks have aspertame, others don't. I choose to take the ones that do not. They have splenda instead.

I was VERY skeptical of MRC before I joined, but after watching 2 close friends lost over 75lbs in under a year and watching my brother lose 80lbs in 6months I was convinced and I talked hubby into joining. I am rarely hungry and have lost an average of 3lbs a week (just lost 10lbs on vacation) :) Every diet has its plusses and minuses...this one is expensive...But like someone else mentioned...that is a HUGE motivator for me. I take the bare minimum of their products and I have had great results.

This plan is best if you have alot of weight to lose. I started at 353 and want to lose 200lbs. I don't know if I'll actually go that far, but I'm very sure that I can with MRC.

Good luck losing on whatever plan you chose. (Feel free to IM me if you have more specific questions.)

GoGo
01-31-2008, 02:44 AM
I absolutely LOVE IT, LOVE IT , LOVE IT!!! It is not expensive and if you add up all the meds you can quit taking or never start taking, you really save money doing the Metabolc program. I did get the cook book mentioned above and at the center I went to it was only $12 not $30.

I had great ladies at my center that helped me with making sure my food was good. They even had cooking classes and let us taste the recipes they cooked sometimes and that was even free... not a dime. plus it was food that I already bought and cooked for my family... cant be any better than that..

I think the people complaining about the money either did not follow the plan and so they did not lose the weight they wanted.. because I did. and it was worth every single dollar I spent.

My blood pressure meds for a year, that i was able to get off of after losing the weight, paid for my program almost... so no more meds and losing weight the easy way was great for me.... plus the ladies were very helpful at my center in louisiana....

There is no magic fix anywhere,,, you have to be willing to do what they tell you to do because they know from doing the program for themselves.

the people complaining just dont want to do the work to lose the weight for themselves.... they need to think about their kids and familhy

kriskros66
02-14-2008, 08:37 PM
I am on the MRC-6, Hoodia, Corti-Trim and the Protein Drinks. I love the drinks, especially the grape. I'm just trying to figure out how all of these supplements work. I'm wondering if counting points with Weight Watchers is better. Any suggestions??

Hvnlymzic
02-15-2008, 07:35 PM
Kriskros - Search for Metabolic Research Center ... there is a big thread here on 3FC...the ladies there will help with all your questions.

snowicedeb
02-22-2008, 11:34 AM
I think the center is what makes or breaks this MRC experience. My center is pretty bad I must say...

The expense is not so bad if you can limit buying the supplements that I really have no faith in at all. I spent almost 400 for a 17 week program and about 50 a week for protein drinks. However, the diet is VERY limited and gets SO BORING!! I needed MRC to have hope and faith in myself. In that regard it was/is invaluable. Now that I believe that I can indeed lose this weight, I may ditch it in July and move to South Beach on my own. SB has more options.

If you are interested in MRC there is an ongoing thread under "general diet plans" where we all moan, groan, celebrate, and confess.

Peace,
Michelle Iam sorry your center is so bad, the center I go to is wonderful, does your center offer cooking clasess? If so have you gone to any? My center does have faith in me and in ever person who is part of there center. The diet is only as limited as you make if, the cook book has some great recipes in there add spices to your food, did you know if you take ground turkey breast and add steak seasoing to it will tasted like saugaue, have you had pizza for breasfast, cheese cake, how about chill, have you tried buaffol which to me is better than cow,just don't over cook it. Think twice about ditching it in July is there another center in your area you could transfer to? MRC in there to help you beleave that yes you can do it, but the thing is you have to beleave in yourself and have faith in you no one can do that for you but you, there are there for support help keep you on track. It would be super if all centers could be the same or I should say like the one I go there, they would there for me thew my highs and my lows and my in betweens, Suzi show me that there are people out there that really care that you make it in what your doing, there is so much more to weight loss than just weight loss, this is what I went thew ;stage 1 when you start loosing its wow this is great this reallys works, Iam really doing it, stage 2 I started getting anger I did not know why, I was blowing up every time I turn around, becaues the center and the way they care about people Iam working on this with a thepist who told me I should of been seeing some one when I started the program because there is a lot of reason we get over weigh in the first place when we hide for things we eat instead in the past instead of showing anger I would eat very large dish of ice cream or a 7oz bag of chips , I kept telling myself you just a little over weight you look good yeah right I was at a one time high of 268lbs , when I started MRC i weight 253 I thought I was happy, thats what I show everyone yes Iam happy go lucky, when really I had very low self esteen, but because of Suzi and the very caring staff there at MRC my therpist and the hard work I did for myself Iam a better person today, I still have things to work on but I loss a 100lbs and 110inches, so beleave in you have faith in yourself no one can have that for you but you, you can get support , but the faith is in you. And as far as the diet goes its only as limited as you make it. Take care and good luck!

dsmith
03-06-2008, 05:02 PM
hi name is dianne, i'm 26 and have been 92lbs over weight for about 4 years of my life...thanks for falling in love with a wonderful man that makes me feel comfortable..."or at least that's what i say is the reason for the weight gain.":dizzy:

k...so i've tried many weight loss suggestions/pills blah blah blah over the years and none seemed to work b/c i did NOT really try to make them work or my heart felt like it was going to explode from all the energy crap in pills. until one day a ran into an old friend who has lost 50lbs in like 5 months or something crazy like that. he told me to check out metabolic research center and they could help my 92lb problem....GUESS WHAT 6-7 MONTHS LATER I'VE LOST MY WEIGHT AND I FEEL ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!!! well ladies it was not magic and i couldn't just pop a stupid pill to make my over weight butt off i had to work hard...just like everything else in this world that's worth having.

it really burns me to read some of the below messages talking about how the program does not work...LOL LOL LOL ha i say! you have to be kidding me?! this program was absolutely wonderful! yes...you take the pills and drinks...but that' s what suppresses your appetite and keeps your body healthy...duh!! vitamins with compact ingredients cost a money....but when you're loosing your weight in half the time or sometimes 3 x faster then someone who is only uses diet (low food consumption) and exercise isn't it worth it!

i'm doing great...and may i say i have a friend on the same diet and she's not loosing like me and has less to loose then i originally did and guess what...it's because she cheated here and there thinking what could a few extra calories hurt...oh just one shot of alcohol...yadee yadee yadee GIVE ME A BREAK PPL! YOU HAVE TO ACTUALLY STICK TO THE PROGRAM AND TAKE THE SUPPLEMENTS AND IT WILL DEFINITELY WORK...IT'S PROVEN SCIENCE!!!! JUST GET TIRED OF NOT CARING ABOUT YOUR CONSEQUENCES..:carrot:LIVE FOR THE FUTURE NOT JUST THE PRESENT...AND PLEASE QUIT MAKING EXCUSES...! DO IT...FEEL BETTER...MAKE IT HAPPEN AND STOP WAITING FOR TOMORROW.

PS. the program with run you on the low end around $175 a month for the all day pills and drinks only. i highly recommend getting the mrc6 though if you'd like to increase fat loss especially in your legs and butt:)

nelie
03-06-2008, 05:16 PM
diane - Welcome to 3FC. There is a pretty active MRC group here on 3FC.

I think people have had success on the program but I've never heard of any proof to back up that someone using the program would lose 3 x faster than someone who diets and exercises. That would be a very hard statistic to prove. Also, I don't know if using their supplements is 'proven science' although it is proven that if you create a calorie deficit, you will lose weight.

I'm glad you like the program and that it works for you but honestly, supplements generally have little effect, if any, on weight loss. Structured programs on the other hand can often help those that need them.

andreakay
05-16-2008, 06:00 PM
Hi, I'm new to this forum but I found it while I was trying to research MRC. I am 65 lbs overweight and my doctor recommended MRC. I visited them yesterday and it seemed like a good program. It seems from reading some of the posts that some people think that if you complain about the cost of MRC, you don't really want to change or aren't working the program correctly. I find that to be a little unfair. I would love to join MRC, but it is simply out of my budget. I was OK with the $398 that they charge to join, although there is no way I could have paid it all at once like they require, but I can't spend over $150 a month on flax oil and supplemental drinks, both of which are mandatory. It isn't that I don't want to lose weight, it's just that I don't have that kind of money to spend. I really hope that I can find something comparable that costs less but is equally as effective. This forum seems really informative and I am glad to have found it.

Suzanne 3FC
05-17-2008, 06:23 PM
We recently added a new MRC forum that might be of help. Go to http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=228 :)

Thighs Be Gone
11-25-2008, 07:45 PM
3FC is free. I think I will stick to this message board! :)

junebaby
01-25-2009, 09:19 PM
This is my second time on the MRC diet. The first time I lost 50 pounds in 3 months. I manged to keep my weight for about 3 years. However, my family literally fell apart at the same time and I turned to food after the shock of it. I started again right before Thanksgiving. They changed the program a little and added manditory classes for support and I was fine until I started the classes. It seemed like I am having a hard time controlling my cravings now. I was down 17 pounds, but I have put on 3 pounds. It is discouraging but I can't give up now, I have invested a lot of money. But I did find a website that offers the same protein drinks as thro the centers, so I purchase thro both. I stopped taking the pills cause of the money aspect of it. But I need the accountablity of the weigh ins twice a week. They have all been really helpful and they do try to keep me encouraged and motivated. I will let u know how I do when I weigh in again this week.

Chynadahl
03-13-2009, 05:32 PM
I started MRC the end of February and had an initial weight loss of 6 lbs in the first week. But since then I have had a REALLY REALLY hard time sticking to my plan. I know the program would work if I could stay motivated. Any suggestions for staying motivated? I do very well during the day when I am working, but once I am home I have a hard time staying on...

keikoasmom
03-29-2009, 01:46 PM
I will tell what I know about MRC:
My sister has a heart murmur and high blood pressure (runs in the family) and and other health issues, and her doctor sent her to MRC. She lost about 40 pounds and told our other sister and me about it.

We knew it was expensive, but whenever we went with her somewhere she had MRC food and ate only certain foods (healthy food!) and we were intrigued. After mother died, we all had some cash, so she made it a challenge for us all three to go. She said, Mother was never as heavy as we each are!" Too true.

So the more local sister and I went, and we were motivating each other for a few weeks, I lost 10 pounds right away, and the thought in the back of my mind was, "I can't afford to throw away this money!" My sister had problems with the hoodia and other supplements, and although she was losing, I knew she was cheating. She has never been able to stick to a diet. The other sister (sister1) was still losing, and had lost about 50 pounds at that point. Her best friend joined, a psychologist, and was extremely focussed. So they helped each other. All together I lost 24 pounds that spring.

The system is incredible, it is so balanced at making your metabolism burn fat, that if you follow it, you can't NOT lose! I found cheaper supplements online, but then we wanted to travel, and so I decided I could lose the other 15 pounds on my own. I kept the weight off by eating carefully (and NO sugar!) for 6 months. My sister1 is still on MRC. She complains that she can't lose any more, due to her cheating, but she looks good! Still has that 50 off! Her friend lost over 100 pounds and looks fabulous! Sister 2 gave up and bought three other diet books. She has a bad sweet tooth, and her SO eats all bad foods (an enabler) and is a cute skinny guy. Go figure.

So all in all, I think MRC is great! I am thinking about going back. I gained all of it back over the last 8 months, but that was bad eating habits, (again) and inability to exercise, and stress. I also liked Medifast. MRC isn't any more expensive than Medifast.
I think I need someone to monitor me (accountability?) but also, there is the aspartame issue.
I think there is aspartame in MRC shakes and I am also wondering about Medifast.
If they both have it, then what?

amhealthynow
04-14-2009, 02:49 PM
Has any ever lost weight with assistance from this company? If so, how is the program? Cost? Thanks in advance!

OK, so like so many other programs, I did this one too. It's all about the supplements & pills. They don't call them pills because they are vitamin like. however, they can give you intestinal issues, seriously, I had a total accident in my sleep, it was awful! They were suppose to be appitite control & fat burning. I kept telling them I was having problems, then that happend I was done. Their whole deal is a kind of lost cost program but they get their money for the sale of the pills & supplements. Most of the counselors know very little about nutrition. It's funny the girl I liked visiting with came from working in a tanning salon & had never truly been overwight herself. She told me they told her to come up with a believable story & the pictures she showed were when she was pregnant. We became friends so that's how I know this. I also know they sold phentermin out of the manager's trunk of their car, the real stuff, or so they said. All I'm saying, most programs work if you're determined, but this one is just SHADY!!! STAY AWAY!!!!!!!!!

amhealthynow
04-14-2009, 02:56 PM
has anyone else ever been there?

amhealthynow
04-14-2009, 03:19 PM
[QUOTE=keikoasmom;2675117]
Medifast is very similar. Truly the best program out there is one that focuses on helping you change your thinking. Pretty much all work while you do it, then you stop, you go back to the old behavior & guess what....what's that ol' saying..."if you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten". I'm not a fan of MCR, I think they prey on our desire & truly careless about us keeping it off. But if we kept it off we wouldn't come back & spend more $. I have kept my weight off for three years now & it isn't becuase of MCR, it's because I started really looking, you got to know the calories, look at it like $ how much will that cost me & is it really worth it. Write it dowm, we never want to but that'sa how you track what you eat & learn at the same time.
Good luck to you feel free to email me anytime!

amhealthynow
04-14-2009, 03:27 PM
I'm with you all the way! I am not a fan of MCR, my center was awful & I was not impressed, I've kept my weight off for three years now! Not because they helped, I did the a combination of my own stuff, mainly totaly changed my thinking! I lost 37 pounds!

coybug
04-17-2009, 10:01 AM
I've done this diet. It works but it is very expensive!!! I paid over $500.00 for mine! I had about 80 pounds to lose! Plus, you have to buy protein drinks from them too! Well, you don't have to, but, they suggest it!

Ladydove
05-20-2009, 04:12 PM
Has any ever lost weight with assistance from this company? If so, how is the program? Cost? Thanks in advance!

I just started it so I will let you know. They have a pre-conditioning phase before you start their actual program, I was on it for 4 days and lost 2.5 lbs. My goal is to lose 8 lbs total but I will keep going depending on how I feel and look.

The cost for the plan was $298 including a non refundable fee of $59. I joined with a friend so we got a 10% discount bringing out total to $268. What they get you on is all the supplements, metabolizers, fat burners, skin tighteners, etc. We ended up spending $400 a piece and then when you start the Meta Slim menu you have to add the protien drinks and the fiber, etc. We spent another $135 between us for that. The more you buy the cheaper they are.

The protein supplements are $12 a box with 7 in each box but if you buy 5 boxes it goes down to $10 and 10 boxes $9. There are all different flavors, some clear drinks, some creamy drinks, some hot, most cold and they have pudding and jello too. All the same price.

It's a very strict menu and you cannot stray from it at all. I'll let you know how it goes, the first menu is for days 1-4 the next one is for days 5-10. Hope this helps

nmhairstylist
06-18-2009, 09:20 PM
i lost 83 lbs. on this diet in 8 months i even worked at the center but my manager was a lunatic so i quit recently but its a good program the intial startup cost is depending on how much you want to lose, 17 weeks 51 lbs $298 24 weeks 72 lbs $398 you just have to incur the cost of your protein drinks throughout the program 35 drinks for $100 will last you about 2-3 weeks depending on how you stretch them out, better than eating out all the time

nmhairstylist
06-18-2009, 09:24 PM
p.s. the only pills you have to take are a multi vitamin and flax oil thats it! you don't have to take any fat burners or anything like that and you can buy them from wherever you want you don't neccessary have to get the multi and flax from metabolic

Biloxibound
08-14-2009, 05:21 PM
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However, in March, I realized that I had spent about one thousand dollars on this diet (not including the sign up fee). Whilst I did lose weight my coffers were empty. Every week I was throwing down a hundred bucks here and a hundred bucks there. True, you could probably get all of their supplements at GNC for 60% of the costs the deed was done. I was so pissed at myself that I spent almost a thousand bucks to loose thirty pounds in four months.

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count yourself lucky i am two weeks in and i am at 1000.00 already. i am going to have to do something differently. i cant afford this.:(
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added note, its working though! so i guess its money well spent! i have spent probably 5 x that amount over the years TRYING to lose weight.

jlm125
10-10-2009, 11:03 AM
Flagler County!

fitandfabulousin2009
10-18-2009, 06:56 PM
I started 2 weeks ago and have lost 12 lbs and 14 inches. I have to say this the easiest to stay with. I have not been hungry and have such energy. It cost me $289 for a 17 week plan. The drinks are $50 for 5 packs of 7. I drink 3 a day. I also bought some of their vitamins but I buy others at other places. The ones I have been using from MRC have helped me sleep more soundly and have energy during the day! I am being treated at Mayo for sleep disorder and metabolic problems but feel great since starting.

I was going to spend at least that on new clothes for spring so I consider this a good trade off. I'm beginning to fit into my older clothes again. I know I will be too small for them soon!

Hi! Could you give us an example of your daily eating plan and how many calories you are allotted each day? How much do they want you to work out, etc?

TIA

Ladydove
10-19-2009, 11:52 PM
MRC definitely works, I am 58 years old and I now have a flat stomach after 40 years! I joined on 5/14/09 and by 7/6/09 I lost 15 lbs, between 7/6/09 when I started stabilization I lost another 10 by 8/14/09 and another pound in maintenance. I've stayed the same now for over 2 months and it was easy. I wasn't hungry and I lost fast and healthy. It is pricey but if you don't get sucked into buying all the supplements it is more affordable. The protein supplements are the best though, there's no way you could get that much protein without all the fat and calories of meat, cheese, etc. I highly recommend it.

EMS437
02-07-2010, 02:41 AM
But I did find a website that offers the same protein drinks as thro the centers, so I purchase thro both. I stopped taking the pills cause of the money aspect of it. But I need the accountablity of the weigh ins twice a week. They have all been really helpful and they do try to keep me encouraged and motivated. I will let u know how I do when I weigh in again this week.

I did the MRC program about five years ago. It was the one program that I didn't feel like I was starving on since I was eating frequently following the menus. Every once in a while I would have serious carb cravings on the program. But ultimately I have to say it was the one program I had the most success on...

Needless to say, I have gained almost all of the weight back over the past two years. I dug out my menus yesterday and am starting back on the plan. I would be extremely happy if you could send me the website you found that has the same drinks. I've tried several of the other drinks and the Berry and Lemonaide drinks were my favorite. I've been searching google for about 6 hours over the last two days and I can only find a few of them on ebay. I haven't found a web site that has the same kind.

Very much appreciated! Thanks!

Secretgrl77
02-23-2010, 03:59 PM
I did the MRC program about five years ago. It was the one program that I didn't feel like I was starving on since I was eating frequently following the menus. Every once in a while I would have serious carb cravings on the program. But ultimately I have to say it was the one program I had the most success on...

Needless to say, I have gained almost all of the weight back over the past two years. I dug out my menus yesterday and am starting back on the plan. I would be extremely happy if you could send me the website you found that has the same drinks. I've tried several of the other drinks and the Berry and Lemonaide drinks were my favorite. I've been searching google for about 6 hours over the last two days and I can only find a few of them on ebay. I haven't found a web site that has the same kind.

Very much appreciated! Thanks!

www.dietdirect.com

JoyceReal
12-31-2010, 01:42 PM
I have been using MRC for three months, I am down 25 pounds, but what I am really excited about is my blood sugar, My A1C was 9.7 three months ago, now it is 6.5 which is considered to be within normal range! My sugar was always over 300 now it is in the 70-120 range all the time. I am still losing, but did gain a little bit during the holidays because I ate off plan. My bad! But I am back on track and the pounds are coming off. It costs money and yes I have bought some of the vitamins, and supplements. I can not tell you how well they work, because I never felt bad, I know when I eat off plan I feel it. I know I really enjoy the drinks, I am trying my hardest to get the water in I am suppose to drink. My son just changed his water intake and has lost 60 pounds so I am pushing myself to get the water. That is a big part of weight loss.

manegan17
01-18-2011, 07:46 PM
My mom did metabolic and lost about 50 pounds...and it's stayed off for over a year. I just started and quickly dropped 10 pounds. Everyone there is so helpful and friendly and they create an excellent support system. You do not buy food from them, but protein drinks which fill you up and help you to lose more weight quickly.

abc12345
05-12-2013, 08:41 PM
I have been on MRC since April 1st, I've lost 20 pounds, and I have 20 to go. I feel awesome, and I am learning a new way of eating. I've lost 30 pds 3 times, because I tried to go 'cheap' and once I got to where I wanted to be, I didn't know how to 'maintain.' Unless you do this program and stick to it, get to goal, and go through the maintenance, of course you will gain it back, and of course it won't work. It seems like a lot of money, but I've saved more in alcohol and eating out that I'm not doing, AND, because I don't eat out, my family is eating home more, so it's been really great for all of us. Unless you've gone through the whole program, doesn't seem fair to negatively make claims about their systems and support.

brainsgirl
06-15-2013, 08:09 AM
Although pretty $, this was THE ONE diet that got me to the lowest weight in my adult life. I was so happy with the weight loss. The $ didn't really matter because I couldn't put a price on how good I finally felt about myself! However, I was very hungry a lot of the time. That was five years ago, and I kept the majority of 35 pounds off until last fall......working on getting 15 back off. My own fault ...you can only get away with bad eating habits for so long!

Tamara86
06-23-2013, 10:21 AM
I registered for their HCG program in April 2013, Initial cost for 40 days for just the pills & vitamins was $525. It took 2 wks to get my pills and start the diet, but what they don't tell you when you register is that you'll be eating only 750 calories a day on a very restricted diet. I guarantee you would lose the weight doing that without the expensive pills. Then, you need to pick up the protein replacement drinks (3 a day) which is simply gelatin & sugar, but going through a box every two days ($11 a box) it quickly adds up. They tell you that you can get reimbursed by your insurance since it is a 'medically supervised' program, but I have been fighting with them for almost 2 months to provide the proper documentation for my insurance. The clinic I attend could not provide the itemized bill with doctor name/address/professional title (which I found suspicious) and sent me to the corporate office to get it. They also have had issues giving me the proper paperwork. I also noticed that the doctor listed on my HCG prescription is someone I have never met and it came from a pharmacy in south Florida where they are know for their 'pill mills'. I lost 15 pounds in 5 weeks, but have since lost another 10 on mine own, simply by reducing calories, eliminating carbs and hitting the gym 3-5 times a week. Don't waste your money with these frauds.

Java1991
08-18-2013, 03:54 AM
I just joined yesterday and I am super excited. Although I am disappointed by some of the comments on here, I think its a good pro gram and have heard a lot of good feed back. My program is only $20ish a week/$498 for 6month. I didn't have to buy any other supplememtsor drinks.I've done the Ideal Protein Diet and that was $100 a week! So comparativly this is cheap. The staff seemed nice and I like how they offer sociel activities! Good luck!

overonica88o
08-28-2013, 12:19 AM
My cousin joined this like 6 years ago. She lost a ton of weight and looked great, I was jealous. But she needed to because she weighed more than I and was shorter. However, she became pregnant. Gained it all back and then some. Since she has no money to spend like that she's doing it by herself which is proving to be not as fast as MRC.

marlaj3
09-01-2013, 08:58 PM
I had my consultation last Thursday, so I haven't been to the food orientation yet. I've just been eating from the list of foods they gave me and I've been taking a multi vitamin, krill oil and the corti-slim I purchased from them. I have lost 5 lbs of whatever. I'm drinking tons of water, but I always do that anyway. I plan to stick to it. I started with 45 lbs to lose and they gave me a target date of Jan. 4th. They want you in ketosis which pretty much explains the rapid loss in the beginning, but this does help control the appetite. I think this will do the trick. Having to check in and get weighed is a good motivator for me. I need the support while I retrain myself to learn control.

Fran Veal
10-27-2013, 04:59 PM
I just signed up, but now I'm a little leery. I had a horrible headache and was nauseous after two days of 'conditioning'. Plus, after researching, it looks like the diet plans are even more restrictive than the conditioning segment. I was told to expect 2.5 to 5 pounds per week, but there are a lot of people out there who claim to have followed the plan only to have the counselors blame their lack of weight loss on not using MRC supplements. *sigh*