I had never used a guided/paid plan before last year. In mid November 2012 I started the PWLC plan and it has worked beautifully. Had 30 to loose and lost 22 of those in 8 weeks. Still have a tad to go and almost finished. Yes it is restrictive, but in my case, I did not buy their vitamins - i only take Juice Plus for that, They did offer the B-12 shots, at a very nice price
which I stared as well, only because I was having migraines ( and it works by the way). My center gave me a free 4 weeks added to the 6 i purchased when I purchased my second package of B-12 shots! nice...
The biggest expense in my opinion, is the protein supplements. They are pretty good if you like hot chocolate, lemonade, and soup mixes. you only have to use 2 a day. It's a tad pricey, but I think its a great plan. My center offer a different sale price on things every month, which is nice. The protein supplements help keep you fuller and keep your skin from sagging after weight loss. I am living proof of that. You will not spend much money on the fresh foods you need to eat!
or have to buy anything that you probably don't normally eat, and if you drink the water, you will NOT be hungry.