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Old 07-09-2014, 03:53 PM   #256
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:49 AM   #257
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I am new to this forum, but I did QWLC a few years ago and had some success before getting pregnant....but it all came back during those 9 months! I started my prep phase today.

Also, anyone out there looking to lose 100+? I've lost 60lbs already by doing Paleo, but seem stuck now. I'm looking to lose another 90 from where I am now.

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Old 07-29-2014, 03:41 PM   #258
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How do I get QWLC products cheaper??

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Old 08-01-2014, 05:06 PM   #259
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You can find the supplements online at BariatricChoice.com or Dietdirect.com. They are under other brand names (i.e. Bariwise) and you will have to search, but they are there and a LOT cheaper!
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Hello everyone!

I am new to this forum, but I did QWLC a few years ago and had some success before getting pregnant....but it all came back during those 9 months! I started my prep phase today.

Also, anyone out there looking to lose 100+? I've lost 60lbs already by doing Paleo, but seem stuck now. I'm looking to lose another 90 from where I am now.
I lost a lot of my weight (155 lbs total) following the QWL diet plan -- but on my own. Then I decided to go even lower carb and cut out bread, rice, potatoes, corn - and other high carb foods. I ate mostly veggies, salads and lean meats. I drank mostly water. I did very well on this too.

Recently I've put some of that weight back on (I'm back up 30 now). And it happened without going off my diet plan too much. Just ate too much, too often.

Now I'm back on plan 100% and looking to take off the 30 I put back on and then some. Still doing the low carb plan.
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Started out at 405.5 on 7/31/12. Then lost 156 lbs to get down to 249.5 by 7/31/13. In the past year I have put back on over 40 pounds and reached a high of 291.5. But I have recommitted myself and quickly took off ten pounds by 7/31/14. I am now trying to take off the weight I put back on, and then lose the rest of the weight I was originally trying to lose. ---- Starting weight / Low weight / Current Weight / Goal Weight
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You can find the supplements online at BariatricChoice.com or Dietdirect.com. They are under other brand names (i.e. Bariwise) and you will have to search, but they are there and a LOT cheaper!
I used the "Pure Protein" brand bars and shakes and did very well using them. You can find them in grocery stores and Walmart. Heck, some convenience stores even sell them -- if you're in a pinch.
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:33 PM   #262
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I had a consultation 7/31 for the 30/30 and never even heard that mentioned and forgot to ask,lol. I went in, just to see what it was about and ended up spending over $600. I don't go to my first meeting until 8/6, so still don't understand what I signed up for. Just know to take 2 different vitamins until then.

The counselor didn't make any sense when I kept asking the total price. She asked why she would tell me a price before I had gone to my first session. She did keep telling me about the 30% offer and that it was the best way to go. Something about getting 6 months of??? no clue. She told me one lady bought just desserts. They don't even have a variety pkg to see what I want. She finally told me it would be $3,000 plus, think it was more like $3,500. But, I'd be saving around $1,500 or something like that.

I just glanced thru a thread that I didn't realize ended in 2013. I saw where some were charged another amt. later w/o knowing. Is that right?

What exactly is the plan?? The salesman told me to enjoy this w/e because I wouldn't be eating like it again! Lol, I have taken her at her word and pigged out!

I guess my question is will I be paying a lot more on Wed.? Do I have to buy more each week or month? Can I quit before I even start? Buyers remorse.

I just don't want my CC to be charged each month w/o me knowing.

And can you explain what food I will be expected to eat?? TIA
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I had a consultation 7/31 for the 30/30 and never even heard that mentioned and forgot to ask,lol. I went in, just to see what it was about and ended up spending over $600. I don't go to my first meeting until 8/6, so still don't understand what I signed up for. Just know to take 2 different vitamins until then.

The counselor didn't make any sense when I kept asking the total price. She asked why she would tell me a price before I had gone to my first session. She did keep telling me about the 30% offer and that it was the best way to go. Something about getting 6 months of??? no clue. She told me one lady bought just desserts. They don't even have a variety pkg to see what I want. She finally told me it would be $3,000 plus, think it was more like $3,500. But, I'd be saving around $1,500 or something like that.

I just glanced thru a thread that I didn't realize ended in 2013. I saw where some were charged another amt. later w/o knowing. Is that right?

What exactly is the plan?? The salesman told me to enjoy this w/e because I wouldn't be eating like it again! Lol, I have taken her at her word and pigged out!

I guess my question is will I be paying a lot more on Wed.? Do I have to buy more each week or month? Can I quit before I even start? Buyers remorse.

I just don't want my CC to be charged each month w/o me knowing.

And can you explain what food I will be expected to eat?? TIA
Hi Libra,

I'm not sure I'm the person to field this question because I've never actually gone to QWLC. I had friends that went and lost weight, so I thought I would try to do the same thing they did. However, since money was an issue to me, I just did the diet on my own.

I posted about my experiences on the first QWLC forum on the following thread (my comments begin on p 11):

Quick Weight Loss Center's Diet

Put short, I had bad experiences and a bad taste in my mouth from weight loss centers after having gone to LA Weight Loss. My take on it was that they were more about getting money out of you than helping you lose weight. I wanted to see if it was possible just to follow the same diet plan without going to the center, and just buy my own supplements. The answer was a resounding YES. You can do it without the center. I did, and if I can, ANYBODY can. It just depends on if you are ready to do it. I was not for a long time and then, suddenly about two years ago, I finally was ready.

Anyway, if you want to read about my experiences and thoughts on the business end of weight loss programs such as QWLC and whether its necessary to go to the centers, just take a look at the comments in the first QWLC thread starting on page 11:

Quick Weight Loss Center's Diet

And good luck with your weight loss!
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Old 08-05-2014, 02:44 AM   #265
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Thanks Joe, I will definitely read your post. I'm supposed to go to my first meeting on Wed. and I think they are supposed to have samples of some of the food. Not all, I was told because they have so many. Well, I'd like to taste them all so I'll know what I like or don't like. Anyway, I'm supposed to go to the doctor that afternoon, fasting. Completely forgot that, so I can't sample anything. I hope when I call, they will let me cancel w/o too much trouble. I am having buyers remorse really bad!! I just can't see spending that much on supplements. Really, I don't know how much since they won't tell me,lol. Hope I find out at the first session.

I did look at that site that sells things for less and about died. That stuff isn't cheap by any means.

I will try and read your posts tomorrow night. We are still out of town and will be traveling tomorrow. I really do hope I can cut my loss. Again, I guess I need to listen to them first.

Thanks!!
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Old 08-05-2014, 09:36 AM   #266
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No problem, Libra. I understand the buyers remorse. I had bad experiences in the past with weight loss centers because of their focus on selling product and their pushy sales tactics. It left a bad taste in my mouth. That, and wanting to save money, convince me to try to do it on my own. It worked for me. But some people like to go somewhere to get weighed in for "accountability" purposes and to have the coach / counselor cheer them on or shame them into following the plan. If that is the goal, there are cheaper ways of doing this. (Weight Watchers comes to mind. I think you can pay them a small fee just for that.) But in my humble opinion, if one's mind is not into giving full dedication to weight loss, then going to a weight loss center isn't going to help for long.

The QWLC products are pricey. $18 for 7 bars. http://www.quickweightloss.net/products That's up $1 from two years ago when I started following the plan. That's over $2.50 per bar. In my old posts I described my experiences using "Pure Protein" bars and shakes that I bought at the grocery store. They compare favorably -- even better I think -- to the QWLC products, and are MUCH cheaper. The bars, for example, are $6.27 for 6 bars at Walmart. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Pure-Prote...count/10422933 At $1 per bar, your monthly cost would be $31 -- as opposed to $77 for the QWLC bars. To some people, that is acceptable trade off because they want to go to the QWL center for monitoring. But if you think you can do it on your own, then there are alternative products you can use with great success.
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Started out at 405.5 on 7/31/12. Then lost 156 lbs to get down to 249.5 by 7/31/13. In the past year I have put back on over 40 pounds and reached a high of 291.5. But I have recommitted myself and quickly took off ten pounds by 7/31/14. I am now trying to take off the weight I put back on, and then lose the rest of the weight I was originally trying to lose. ---- Starting weight / Low weight / Current Weight / Goal Weight
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libra1020 I joined slim4life which is a lot like QWL and it is high high pressure sales on the supplements. I did the initial sign up which was around 300-400 and when I went for my first meeting 3 days later they pushed the "deals on the supplements" Honestly tried telling me how much money I would save and it was only good for that day if I bought the "deal" which was 1200 I was pissed at this point and made it very clear I didn't want them and then they started on if I bought supplements from other places then my gurantee of weight loss was void. Don't give in
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Thanks Joe and Sluggo, tomorrow afternoon will be my first session, whatever that means. I think I get to sample some of their products but not many because they have so many,lol. You would think they'd like you to get what you like.

I was reading over my contract and it shows prices of their products, but do you think I wouldn't have to buy another thing if I didn't want to and just went to weigh daily. That's a broad question, but sounds like they just can't guarantee my weight loss. But can they kick me out? Or just be mad at me for a year,lol.

I'm expecting the big sales pitch for the 30% discount tomorrow. It's a one time deal but it was going to be for 6 months worth of products ( I think). But, how will I know what I like or don't like?? I sure wish I had stuck to my guns last week for my consultation, but I didn't.

My PA moved and she had helped me lose 70 lbs, so I know I do better with encouragement. I've gained almost all of that back after she left. I'm still sad about that.

I am determined not to fall for the 30% discount and I'm pretty sure I'll be able to stick to my guns. It's hard to pay $ when you don't have it!

I think too, they said they wouldn't tell me what to eat until I reached my goal weight and was on maintenance. I asked about exercise, too, and they said I would lose with this program w/o it. That should have been a warning sign.

Wish me luck!!

Oops looked at the time and tomorrow afternoon is really this afternoon!!

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Old 08-06-2014, 09:18 AM   #269
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Good luck, Libra.

At my first session with LA Weight Loss they offered me the discount on buying all of the bars up front and I did it. It cost quite a bit. That is what really soured me on these types of weight loss centers. Don't get me wrong, for people to whom money is not an issue, this may be no big deal to them. But for me, money was/is an issue, and if I am paying to join then I should not have to buy their bars -- especially if there are equivalents available to buy. But alas, their "supplement" sales are a big profit center for them, and if you are not buying them, then they aren't making the money they want to make. So, they use the excuse that they cannot guarantee the weight loss. That's b.s. I followed the plan without even going to their center, and used "Pure Protein" brand bars and shakes and I lost 90 pounds in about five months. (I lost more weight, but I eventually went a more low carb route).

So, don't let them bully you! If they want you to buy the bars, ask them if you can just buy alternatives and see what they say. Maybe they'll surprise you and be supportive... but I tend to doubt that!
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Started out at 405.5 on 7/31/12. Then lost 156 lbs to get down to 249.5 by 7/31/13. In the past year I have put back on over 40 pounds and reached a high of 291.5. But I have recommitted myself and quickly took off ten pounds by 7/31/14. I am now trying to take off the weight I put back on, and then lose the rest of the weight I was originally trying to lose. ---- Starting weight / Low weight / Current Weight / Goal Weight
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Whatever you do DONT BUY THE SALES PITCH, they can't kick you out for not buying but slim4life did tell me if I bought supplements from other places they couldn't gurantee my weight loss. They truly make their money from the supplements. The meeting will be to go over which plan you will be on which is the basis of the diet
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