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Old 08-08-2007, 01:40 AM   #16
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The recipe that I have has been posted in the newbie pages. It is a much much cheaper substitute for the LA Take Off juice which is $26/bottle. The bottle lasts 2 days. This recipe calls for Two bottles of Knudsen's Breakfast Blend juice (1 for each day). You mix 26 oz of juice, 6 oz of water, and 8 tsp of Benefiber or Fiber Sure. I paid about $3.50 for each bottle, so that is a total of $7.00 instead of $26.00 for the juice.

I am on the LA Express Diet, but mine is just the name for a special that they were running for $249 that they called LA Express, and it is just the weight loss portion of their program without the stabilization or maintenance. I have unlimited weeks to lose the weight. That is when the centers were using color coded plans, I am on the Red Plan. Now some of the centers have switched from color coded plans to a newer plan, and they are numbered. The first 4 weeks is the express plan which restricts the kind of protein and starch you are allowed. No beef and some other changes (they are on the thread somewhere) but then you get them back. think that is just to get your body burning calories and fat better. As I said, I am still on the color plan. I started about 1 month ago and have lost 17 pounds with about 80 to go.

Good luck, hope this helps.

Here is the page from the plan I have for calculating which plan you should be on depending on weight you need to lose and your age, activity level.
Healthy Females 28-65 years old:
ideal weight + 10 = green
Ideal weight + 25 = gold
Ideal weight + 60 = purple
Ideal weight + 80 = Red
Ideal weight + 100 = Red1

For Men - 18 years and older
Ideal weight + 70 Purple or red
Ideal weight + 100 = red
Do NOT drop below the purple plan

Activity greater than 5 hours a week, Male and Female
Ideal weight + 100 = Red
Ideal weight + 150 = Red1
Do NOT drop below the red plan.

Sorry, ran out of space in in the above post. If anyone needs the breakdown for the cardiac male and female, shift worker, male and female, senior female, just email me and i will post them too. This was from a couple of years ago and I am not sure if they changed any of these guidelines.

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Old 09-12-2007, 12:26 PM   #17
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5 Days

- Eliminate all condiments
- Eliminate all fast and frozen foods
- Increase water intake to ten (10) 8oz glasses
- Consume all fruits, vegetables, dairy, and fat servings as indicated on plan
- Limit protein and starch choices to those listed below.

PROTEIN CHOICES (Follow Plan Servings Size)

Cutlet Rump

Fish Sole
Bass Cod
Halibut Flounder
Lake Perch Orange Roughy
Fresh Tuna Talipia
Lobster Scrod
Shrimp Whitefish
Flounder Red Snapper

Chicken BReast
Turkey Breast
Ground Turkey Breast

Egg Whites
Egg Substitute

STARCH CHOICES (Follow plan serving size)

Lite Bread
Melba Toast
Bread Sticks (Stella D'oro Original or Fattorie and Pandera)
Akmak Cracker
Unsalted Rice Cake
Kavil Crispy Bread, Thin
Unprocessed Bran
Fat Free Saltine
Wasa Crackers
Whole Wheat Pita
Reduced Fat Triscuits
reduced fat wheat thins
Kavil Hearty Rye

6 egg whites
1/2 grapefruit
brussel sprouts
bok choy
originally posted by amylou7777
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Red without lites - March 2007
Plan 3 - November 2007
Plan 2 - January 2008

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Old 10-10-2007, 10:48 PM   #18
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Default Slim Down Alternative

06-22-2007 09:36 PM
MTdebster921 Lea Ann posted this some time ago. Most of us do that do the Slimfast Optima also add a RF string cheese to make the protein counts a little more equal-

I did look on the Slimfast site for the shake breakdowns:

Low Carb / Optima / High Protein/ LA Slimdown/Atkins Advantage
Cal 190 / 190/ 190/ 270/ 170
Fat 9 / 6 / 5/ 5/ 9
Sodium 260 / 200/ 220/ 380/ 165
Carbs 6 / 5 / 24/ 36/ 5
Sugars 1 / 18 / 13/ 32/ 1
Protein 20 / 10 / 15/ 20/ 18
I have used a protein powder called WELLEMENTS PRO RATED
800-255-2690 or wellements.com
I like both flavors (chocolate and vanilla - my picky Mom and sister do too). It's lower in sodium and is protein packed compared with others I have seen, but is not pre-packaged in single serving sizes as it comes in a 6 pound bag.

Nutrition information of the Wellements Pro Rated:
Cal 135
Fat 1 gram
Sodium 52 mg
Carbs 4 grams
Sugars 2 grams
Protein 27 grams
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Old 02-09-2008, 09:36 AM   #19
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Default Alternate Bar analysis

This was an analysis i did on some bars, we use the detour and we eat only half of a bar in the morning and half in the afternoon. The detour bars are only $1 apiece at costco.

LA Lite half detour Detour Luna
Calories 170 90 180 190
fat 5 3.5 7 6
saturated 3.5 1.5 3 3
cholesterol 0 5 10 0
sodium 120 90 180 125
potassium 40 45 90 180
Total Carbs 17 11 22 27
Fibre 1 0.5 1 4
Sugars 17 6 12 11
protein 8 7.5 15 9

calcium 2% 4% 8% 35%
Iron 4% 3% 6% 35%
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Old 02-11-2008, 04:09 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by bizlawchik View Post
Fast Forward and Take Off last for two days.


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)

¼- 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)


This menu is a sample to help you plan your own menu. To have an enjoyable and successful Fast Forward weight loss program experience, choose foods from the list that you like best.


Fast Forward drink
Cheese omelet – ½ cup Egg Beaters, 2 slices light American cheese, sprinkle with a portion of Morton Lite Salt
Coffee or tea with Splenda and fat free, non-dairy creamer

Mid-Morning Snack

Fast Forward drink
Raw, green vegetables dipped in salad dressing
Rotisserie chicken breast, skin removed


Large tossed green salad with salad dressing
Tuna salad – tuna (canned, water packed) with 1 Tbsp light mayonnaise

Mid-Afternoon Snack

Fast Forward Drink
Cucumbers, sprinkle with a portion of Morton’s Lite Salt
Hard boiled egg, sliced


Fast Forward Drink
Sirloin steak, grilled
Large tossed green salad with salad dressing
Asparagus, sautéed, sprinkle with remainder portion of Morton’s Lite Salt

Evening Snack

Raw, green celery and cucumbers dipped in salad dressing


I bought two bottles of Knudsens Breakfast Blend juice (1 for each day). You mix 26 oz of juice, 6 oz of water, and 8 tsp of Benefiber.

6 oz. of the same protein
2c. raw GREEN veggies or 1c. cooked
2 LA Lites
16 oz. TO Juice (You add 16 oz. water to it)
no more than 2 6 oz. cups of caffienated coffee

The paper suggests this:

Breakfast - 2 oz. protein; 6 oz. coffee
Mid-Morning - LL; 6oz. coffee
Lunch - 2 oz. protein; 1C. green veggie
Mid-Afternoon - LL
Dinner - 2 oz. protein; 1C. green veggie

Here's specifically what I did:
Breakfast - 2 oz. chicken; 2c. Decaf Blueberry Herbal Tea w/1 pkt. Splenda
Mid-Morning - LL
Lunch - 2 oz. chicken; 1 c. romaine w/Wishbone Salad Spritzer (15 sprays)
Mid-Afternoon - LL
Dinner - 2 oz. chicken; 1 c. broccoli; 1 c. No Sodium Chicken Broth (this helped me to feel full and had 10 calories)

I broiled 2 chicken breasts with McCormick No-Salt chicken seasoning on Monday morning, and then I cut them into 2 oz. portions. For dinner, I added the same seasoning to the veggies and stir fried in Pam over the stove, and then added the 2 oz. chicken after the veggies had cooked a little, so that it was all heated together. And I added a little bit of No Sodium Chicken Broth to the mixture for some moisture and flavor
Is there a plan with liquids only?
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Old 04-01-2008, 12:25 PM   #21
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I could not find the Knudsen juice at my local trader joe's so instead I bought the trader joes Dynamo Plus calcium juice....it tastes just like the LAWL take off juice did and it looks to be around the same amount of calorie intake as the TO juice was....has anyone tried this before?
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:08 AM   #22
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