I weight , now I'm down to in like 5 months. You can even call one of our counselors and ask all the questions you want about your specific needs. I hate to eat vegetables. I really think it wouldn't be the best choice. This program is difficult at first but when you get into the swing of things Now comes the funny part.
One woman's written responses to the world around her.
I speak with lots of other members, some have gotten off injections for diabetes. Many other people on the plan that I have talked to have had medical conditions that have dissapated or at the very least have become more controllable. The person that said how happy they are with the program must be an employee. I don't think it is a real commit. I went in for my"30"minute app.
I too didn't get a direct answer about how much per month this would cost. They do have papers you sign about the products being non-refundable, but when I signed it I didn't realize that was what I was sighning.
They are very sneaky that way. If their plan is so good and works so well why don't they stand behind thier products with a money back guarantee if you aren't satisfied. I too feel like I have been ripped off. THey make sure they are covered, but you are left out standing in the rain holding All your products. They made me feel like I had to spend all this money on their products for the plan, so I said yes, with tears in my eyes because it was SO much money but they said I would loose the weight if I did the plan exactly, which I was prepared to do because I wanted to loose the weight.
The products made me feel very jittery and then I would feel low. It is so restrictive I felt like I was in food prison and that is the last thing someone who is overweight wants to feel. Like they have been cheated, because that just makes you want to eat more! Now I have a cabinet full of stuff I can't use and I am so frustrated!! I will give you a really good deal I promise, right after you sign something for me. Anyway I have talked to corporate a few times and they just go on and on about how good thier plan is.
She even told me I must be sick if the products were making me feel bad. She asked where I buy my vitaimins and mega 3 fish oil and when I told her Wal-Mart she went off on a tangent about how she wouldn't buy ANTHING like that from Wal-Mart and that it was probably their stuff that was making me feel bad, even though I have been taking them for several years now and I've been fine until I started taking their products.
I got so frustrated and stressed talking with her I said I wanted to talk to her boss and she said she would have her call me and I am still waiting here for her call. I can't do this plan it is so hard and they don't tell you this up front. Anyway PLease if you are thinking about this plan be careful very careful before you join.
It is tremendously expensive and if it doens't work for you, you are stuck big time. They hit you with the hard stuff after you have paid. Especially if they are vague about explaining things which they are. I feel pretty dumb right now and broke, and hungry!! Well, they say you learn something everyday and I have met my qutoa for the year!! Believe it or not it works, just not as fast as they claim.
She loses around 1 pound a week. The good news, my wife has lost 30 Lbs since joining. I have been doing QWL for 14 weeks and am down 52 pounds with 18 more to go.
Yes, the supplements and office visits are required but if you know how to use a search engine you can find the exact same products elsewhere for a lot less. But, I feel it has been worth it. The food outside of the suppliments is easy, but limited. You cam be creative with everything you're allowed to eat but i just stick to a daily meal plan that works for me. I don't really eat the daily fruit that i'm allowed because it seems counter -intuitive. The problem I think that the OP had was that when it says 8oz of grilled chicken, then you only eat 8oz!
Portion control folks, portion control. If you can't lose weight on this program by yourself then you need to see a doctor because there is something else wrong. I believe that almost every diet you go on and stick to you will lose weight.
Anyone with an overweight problem has been there and done that. This diet is the worst one with false advertising that i have ever seen. Well I have faithfully followed this diet and yes I have lost weight however, i lost 11 pounds in 10 weeks, that is not pounds? The centers put you down and blame everything on you.
The diet is expensive and works better for men and very overweight people. When you walk into the center it has a chalk board with the biggest weight losses each week, down 18, down 10, down 6 etc. The center knew I wanted to loose 19 pounds and they said oh yes, 10 weeks, well they will try and get me for the extra money but i will not fall for their tricks.
Go to weight watchers if you want a nice slow weight loss. They are mean and make you feel bad. Buyer beware you have to buy their supplements but can purchase them on other web sites cheaper. If you do purchase them elsewhere you have broken the contract and when your time is over they will not help you I had 70 lbs. After losing only 10 pounds in 3 weeks, which i thought was fine, my "counselors" kept insisting i must be cheating, and i was not!
I had to explain to them that being female and post-menopausal was going to make it slower for me. I had to explain this to them? They are not professionals, not even intelligent or compassionate.
Even though my counselor said she was a nurse! I paid top dollar for their program, but watched while the counselors all woman would fawn all over the male clientele. Their so-called pep talks to me made me feel worse about myself. I guess i wasn't losing the weight quickly enough for them. I walked away from their over-priced, over-hyped program. And notice their spokespeople who have been through their program are all male and are given a much reduced in price or free program.
Save your money and go to Weight Watchers - where they know everyone loses weight at different rates, won't charge you an exboritant fee, don't load you up on their carb blockers and other supplements, and will not accuse you of not following the program. My SIL lost over 70 lbs. I did follow it and lost 26 lbs. But I do agree that their attitude is a very hard sell attitude. Maybe it is a requirement to have experience selling used cars , They should be up front with how much it costs BEFORE someone decides if they want to try it.
That would force the cost down cause people would just be walkin out. I have read so many times that people felt pressured or trapped into it. With the money they charge, they could afford a national website so clients can communicate with each other. So why isn't there one?
Why wouldn't they want clients communicating with each other? What are they doing with that extra money? It's almost a shame the diet works so well, cause that initial cost and the continued pressure to buy more of this or that "on sale" I think people who get wind of the initial costs don't even give this diet another thought because of cost alone.
That is a shame cause it could be helping so many more people than it is. A personal food complaint I had was I am not a big fan of chicken They didn't like it, but I ate beef more often than is on the plan. While it seems that a variety of the ppl who posted comments had a horrible experience with QWLC. I joined the program today.
I had a very nice and informative counselor who explained in great detail the cost associated with the plan and the need to follow the diet guidelines. She further explained that in lieu of taking supplements you could add exercise to the program. The supplements to speed up the weight loss but is not necessary for the weight loss.
I feel bad that most of you had a negative experience, but so far mine has been positive. Guess I will find out for sure in 30days. Guess what, I've lost 35 lbs and my health is better than ever. I took a hiatus from exercise and combat sports to heal a sports hernia, and I didn't exercise for the first 6 weeks of the program and still I've lost an avg 4 lbs a week.
I can understand how people feel pushed, it's a high pressure sales world. Read the fine print, nobody forces you to sign anything. Nobody takes the money from your wallet.
How about you take some responsibility about the matter? It's not a magic pill, it takes time. And I love it there. Guess what, I don't work there. I look around and see my friends and myself who've used QWLC and I see a bunch of people that have had their lives transformed by the program.
I can understand being overweight, been that way my whole life, but I'm not going to feel sorry for someone who is not up to the task. Like I've always said It's up to you to stay disciplined, not the salespeople. Well, so far so bad. I was lured in by an ad on a Christian radio station.
Thought it meant they were an honest, upfront group. I was a home client being too far from any centers, and was supposed to receive everything by mail within a week. It came 2 wks later. Well, a few pages came enabling me to do the 3 day prep and the follow up maintainance phase and nothing in between!.
I called both my initial contact person, the director, Brooke, and my 'counselor' Olivia; both of whom were highly resistant to my very polite suggestions about increasing their initial veracity on cost, and on the fact that I did not receive much of what they said was in the initial mailing.
Olivia subtly implied that I was not being honest. Now, what reason would I have to lie about that? Olivia was a 'new yorker' no offense, New Yorkers! She was rude and inconsiderate; a long way from the encouraging, supportive and motivating personality I was promised!
I am a nurse practitioner, and I understood completely, early on, that this is virtually the south beach or modified Atkins diet. It will work, but not because of QWLC. I'm going to follow it myself and not bother contacting the center again, for any downer 'pep talks' or high pressure sales talks on what imperative products I supposedly 'need' costing so much more than disclosed.
Innumerable times I was promised phone calls, products, information and triweekly phone counseling; none of which materialized. I'll lose the weight because we are capable, strong people who can do this without the coersion and deceit of QWLC. You're never alone at Quick Weight Loss Centers!
Our over 38 years of experience has provided us with the fastest and safest way to lose weight. After taking your health history, a personalized nutritional program is designed to meet your special needs.
You will then proceed with the help of your trained counselor. This phase of the program consists of daily supervision, nutritional guidance and our specially formulated nutrient supplements. Our nutritional plan allows for to calories daily with foods that are high in protein and low in fats and carbohydrates.
Salt is also restricted. A multivitamin and mineral supplement are also taken daily. All programs are determined by weight, gender, health history and age. Once you have reached your goal weight, we will teach you how to stay at that weight. During this phase you begin to gradually add restricted foods back into your meals. This may be the most important part of your program. Stabilization typically takes about six weeks, however, everyone is different.
Your activity level and metabolism will determine the amount of calories you consume each day. Research shows that the first year is critical for long-term success. For that reason, our maintenance program lasts one year. This is your insurance policy against regaining lost weight. During the year following stabilization, you will have all the check-ins with your counselor that you need.
As that old saying goes: At Quick Weight Loss Centers it is a lifestyle change and we're with you every step of the way! Everyone can lose weight if they just eat less. The problem comes after the weight is off. If you go back to your old habits, the old weight comes back, too. At Quick Weight Loss Centers, we give you the tools to change the way you relate to food. We believe that you can, with the proper diet, and using the skills we teach you, achieve your optimal weight and keep it off for life!
We custom design a plan for your specific needs. It all starts with your free consultation in one of our centers. When you join the program, you will leave that day with a plan designed around you and your lifestyle. I drank lots of water this week 1. I ate lots of vegetables which I really hate before. Yes actually the truth is vegetables are not bad. My wife steamed some broccoli and which is tasted like a chicken. I never know broccoli is that much good to eat.
I ate broccoli, green pepper, lettuce, spinach and cauliflower this week. I noticed one thing; I started to cook a lot. That is a very good sign. Hopefully at end of this diet, I will be a good chef, the chef with lots of innovative ideas.
Long way to go man..! Not bad at all. So my week one weight loss is 3 pounds. Now I have to stick on the basics. I hope that I can loose another 3 pounds this week 2. Now I am away from pound mark. I am in "whoooeaa". What a great feeling..! So it is good way to start Week Two.
In my week two I am planning to do the same thing I did in week one. The staffs in QWLC are really helpful, they are really helping me to set the meal plan for the coming days and I learned lots of things. Posted by JOE at The Honeymoon Phase is Over Now..!
SO My Detox Phase is over now. It was really nice. The last 6 days I was eating like a PIG. Yes litterly I was. I was eating eggs in the morning, Salmon at I really enjoyed my Detox phase. I drank lots of water. The lady in QWLC said I am in weight loss week from this week on and she said the normal weight loss would be around 3- 5 lb per week. Hey, actually I am fine even if I am loosing 3 pound a week.
The last couple years I was at the other side though. Every week I was gaining couple pounds. So now I am totally fine that even if I am losing at a slower rate.