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WithFaith50 12-29-2008 11:46 AM

LA Express Menu help needed, please!

I just ordered the LA Weightloss plan off of eBay this past Friday, but would like to start today. I would appreciate it if someone could send me beginning instructions for the numbered plan (Express Menu). From reading this forum, I believe the express portion is for the first four weeks and the plan would start off with a 2-day "Take Off" (or "Fast Forward').

Although, I have found info on both the TO and FF menu's, I'm not sure which one to use :dizzy:. I also need at least the first week of the "Express Menu" plan. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I don't know when I'll receive my materials.

Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 248
Gender: Female

Also, should I start exercising now or later?

Thanks! :)

WithFaith50 12-29-2008 01:44 PM

While awaiting a response, I decided to start with the following:

6 oz. of the same protein
2c. raw GREEN veggies or 1c. cooked
2 Kashi bars (instead of LA Lites)
2 Grapefruit (instead of TO Juice)
no more than 2 6 oz. cups of caffienated coffee

:?: I'm unsure about using the Kashi bars as they have 120 calories, 2g fat, 4g fiber, 5g protein, BUT...24g of carbohydrates! That carb count seems high so I will wait for a response before eating those. Please let me know if I'm doing something wrong...thanks!

Kristinx 12-29-2008 02:57 PM

I would think you would start with the 2 day fast forward, which would be unlimited green veggies (raw or steamed) and unlimited lean proteins. From what I understand the TO you have there is done once you're into the plan for a bit.
I ordered the coloured plans off ebay recently and will be starting in January. Good luck to you!

WithFaith50 12-29-2008 03:25 PM

Thanks for the response Kristenx :carrot:! I was hoping the answer would be the FF plan but wanted to take the conservative approach until I knew which plan to use.

I will follow the directions below...please let me know if this is not the current version of the plan...thanks...


The purpose of the Fast Forward weight loss program is to assist your body in reaching the optimum chemical balance so that, when the next phase of your program begins, you will lose weight in the fastest, safest, and most enjoyable way possible.

Changing food composition can promote quick weight loss, decrease bloating, improve energy, and minimize hunger.

Use this menu for two days during the Fast Forward weight loss phase. Select your foods from the list below.


Unlimited proteins

Unlimited raw, green vegetables

16oz Fast Forward drink mixed with 16 oz water; sip throughout the day (Refrigerate drink bottle after opening)

Ό- ½ tsp Morton Lite Salt

Water – eight 8oz glasses (Perrier, seltzer water, or mineral water may be substituted)

NO OTHER FOODS SHOULD BE USED DURING THIS PHASE – avoid eating bread, pasta, milk, starchy vegetables such as potatoes, peas and corn, and condiments (relish and ketchup). Additional foods will be introduced in the next phase of your program.

Feel free to use butter, margarine, or oil (any type) in preparing your foods. Use oil and vinegar, LA Salad Dressings, or light salad dressings on your salads.


Protein Choices – Unlimited

Can be consumed with skin, but no breading


Arm roast, chuck roast, club steak, filet mignon, flank steak, ground meat, round steak, rump roast, sirloin steak, T-bone steak

Chicken and Turkey
Breast, drumsticks, ground, thighs, wings


If you choose to have eggs, please limit to 2 per day

Egg Substitute

Plain varieties, such as plain Egg Beaters

Chop, crown roast, cubed, flank, loin


Beef, calf, chicken




Fish: bluefish, calamari, cod, crayfish, flounder, grouper, haddock, halibut, king mackerel, lake perch, mahi mahi, orange roughy, pike, Pollock, red snapper, salmon, scrod, sea bass, sole striped bass, swordfish, tilapia, trout, tuna (fresh or canned, packed in water only), walleye, whitefish, yellow tail
Shellfish: clams, crab, lobster, mussels, oysters, scallops, shrimp


Chop, cubed, cutlet, rump

Vegetarian Proteins

Seiten – 4 oz per serving
Soy cheese – 3 slices (approximately 2 oz) per serving
Tofu – 1 cup (8oz) per serving

Vegetable Choices – Unlimited

Use fresh, raw vegetables or steamed vegetables

Asparagus, bok choy, broccoli, celery, collard greens, cucumbers, endive, escarole, green beans, green cabbage, green onions/scallions, green peppers, iceberg lettuce, kale, romaine lettuce, spinach, string beans, swiss chard, zucchini

Other Choices

You may also include…

Artificial Sweetener – up to 3 packets per day
Cheese, park skim, reduced fat, light – 2 slices per day (great for omelets!)
Cream cheese, light – 1 Tbsp. per day (great for dipping vegetables!)
Creamer, fat free, non dairy – 1 Tbsp per day (Great for coffee!)
Mayonnaise, light – 1 Tbsp. per day (Great for salads!)
Mustard, brown, dijon, spicy – 1 Tbsp. per day (Great tasting!)
Seasonings – any seasoning may be used to enhance the flavor of food as long as it contains no sugar or salt


Coffee or tea, caffeinated – up to two 6 oz cups per day
Coffee of tea, decaffeinated – unlimited
Diet soda – up to 24 oz per day
Hot fresh lemon water – up to 2 cups per day this acts as a natural diuretic to relieve a full or bloated feeling)

Kristinx 12-29-2008 05:25 PM

That's the same plan I have...not sure if I have the current one either but my Mom joined LA right before they closed in October and that's the same 2 day start she had so I would think it's the way to go. Did you say you got the numbered plans or the coloured ones? I think the numbered ones have more servings but the servings are smaller? Not too sure...I know my coloured plan a protein is like 6 or 8 oz..which is a lot!

Kristinx 12-29-2008 05:26 PM

Oh and the Kashi bars..they are lower calorie than the lites but also lower protein...I would try to find something better but if you like them and they keep you on plan I can't see the big deal in using them

WithFaith50 12-29-2008 08:51 PM

Thanks again Kristinx! I have more questions, but I'll put them on a fresh link so that people who have already read this thread won't ignore it :dizzy: .


jesskahle 12-30-2008 08:41 AM

I also have the LA Express book online, I scanned it. So I can send it to you

WithFaith50 12-30-2008 10:16 AM


Originally Posted by jesskahle (Post 2516469)
I also have the LA Express book online, I scanned it. So I can send it to you

I would appreciate that very much :hug: !

Thanks again!

jesskahle 12-30-2008 10:45 AM

Sent :)

WithFaith50 12-30-2008 11:16 AM


Originally Posted by jesskahle (Post 2516664)
Sent :)

Got it...Thanks! :carrot:

cubbstumf 12-31-2008 01:32 PM

if there is any chance i could also get that LA express book sent to me that would be awesome.

my email is jacubbage at hotmail dot com

WithFaith50 12-31-2008 01:38 PM

Sent :) !

cathyxxx 12-31-2008 04:32 PM

WithFaith50 - could I bother you to send it to me too....
i will send you my email address in a private message so i don't get spammed

videochick 12-31-2008 04:51 PM


Originally Posted by cathyxxx (Post 2519107)
WithFaith50 - could I bother you to send it to me too....
i will send you my email address in a private message so i don't get spammed

Hi, WithFaith50 -

May I get a copy, too? I'll PM you also with my email. It's been a year since our center closed and I need to refocus in the new year!

thank you and have a very Happy New Year.

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