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It is very apparent to me that they are only interested in making money and not helping those who really need it. I do not feel Quick Weight Loss Center deserves even a penny of my money. And it was not even a full 2 weeks I was with them. Long way to go man..! I always go out and eat. QWLC was perfect for me because I would see a counselor 3 times a week who would chastize me for straying.
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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.
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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! Rotisserie chickens are great for the prep phase. You can ask for lower sodium ones from the deli at the super market. I always eat a ton of steak and salad too.
Why can't I remember that?! I started last week I'm on day 4 of the plan. So far I've lost 5 lbs. Most during the 3 day prep. I didn't think it was too bad. The grill was my friend.
I just joined SlimGenics today, with the official start of my program being tomorrow. Any tips on getting ready for and getting through the 3 day prep meat diet?
It always amazes me how you're allowed unlimited amts of meat, but can still manage to be hungry! I guess your body just isn't getting what it wants. I never thought I could get tired of steak, but I did. It makes you really appreciate the tasty snacks not supergenic ones , fruits and carbs when you're done! I am on Day 3 of prep today! When I was in the center yesterday, someone called in and asked this question about keeping up Prep for longer than 3 days and I overheard the counselor telling the person that it is NOT recommended, saying that it is hard on your body, so you want to finish the 3 days, and then proceed to the next phase.
I like the unlimited amounts, but already I am SO ready to introduce some more variety, so I'm ready to finish Prep and move on! Are we supposed to be eating lean meats on on this or does it matter? Like can I eat a ribeye if I want?! I also heard from my counselor that it was counterproductive to do the prep too often, but I actually Love it. Fat free Catalina Dressing and tons of beef are my recipe for at least 3 lbs of success everytime and refocusing, but wonder if there is a time where it is counterproductive, does anyone know?
I have lost 22 lbs on Slim4life, just need to commit to the last few pounds and stabilize. Keep it up and don't lose focus. Weighed myself this morning down four pounds. Just gotta keep up with it. Cullenz Hang in there. I know exactly how you feel. 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. Save your hard-earned money, buy a copy of either the Atkins Diet or the South Beach Diet, buy quality herbal appetite suppressants and vitamins, find an encouraging friend to be your 'counselor', Get a Wee Fit it'll ultimately cost you less and be more fun and effective!
You can more readily lose this weight without QWLC, than with them. I know you can do this!!! No chocolate for me! LOL I read everything, asked lots of questions and understood that the sign up cost was basically for counseling.
And let's face it, most of us who need to lose weight NEED counseling I had tried all sorts of diets and WW I always was good for about 10 lbs, because that diet did not teach me to eat healthy QWLC was perfect for me because I would see a counselor 3 times a week who would chastize me for straying. I needed that, I needed to be accountable to someone. I had an addiction to overcome I lost 32 lbs in 4 months In reality I lost 3 lbs a week, because I froze my account a couple of times to go on a cruise and other summer travels.
On those weeks, I neither gained nor lost, which was superb because I always gain 6lbs while crusing. One of the greatest things about having those mandatory visits, is that you really pay attention to how you are following your diet plan.
The counselor would offer great suggestions to help when I would have only lost 2 or 2. I also felt that I needed the 'verbal punishment' many of you mention.
Who complains about their drill sargeant? Or more closely related, the Biggest Loser trainers? They are not always peaches and cream I did not take the appetite suppressants, unless I felt the need to, so whenever I did buy them, they lasted forever. I used all the other suppliments and had already been on fish oil for years due to my mother's breast cancer diagnoses.
I enjoyed how this diet actually taught me how to eat healthy. I have never felt that way about any other diet. I would much rather spend the money on a counselor to coach me through this process.
Even the occasional berating when I accidentally ate tilapia You would have thought I had eaten a freakin' candy bar, though! I can see how discouraging it may be, but I would rather see some bed-side training for these counselors I really hate to see the diet as a whole poo-pooed on, because it does work! But you have to follow it Since coming off the diet, I have pretty much maintained my weight loss for a year and a half One issue I had and overcame was that my friend had lbs to lose and I had 32 to lose Her maintenance phase, 10 weeks THAT made no sense to me So I was able to get them to adjust my price to reflect that I had heard the radio ads about how successful people were and that they guarantee 3 to 5 lbs.
I needed to loose approx. I call and made an appointment for me and my wife, as she is overweight too. We went in, filled out the information form which asked all the usual expected questions about previous diets, why you want to lose weight and what medications you are taking.
My wife and I went through the weigh in, measurements, blood pressure checks, etc and then the counselor took us to "the room".
There the counselor asked me and my wife if we had a prescription for Nitro glycerin in case of heart attack. I did not list it on my form because I do not have a prescription for it and don't carry it.
I explained my doctor had a long time ago 10 yrs. I explained all this because the counselor then told me I was not compatible with their program. I was informed that because I had a prescription at one time in my life for Nitro, I was not "compatible" with their program. I pressed to find out why I was not "compatible" and the counselor was very vague and simply said over and over that it was company policy and would not explain why.
Now comes the funny part. My wife also recently was given a prescription last week for Nitro because her doctor said she was a "heart attack waiting to happen" and felt she need to carry the medication "just in case".
The counselor then said that it was OK for my wife to be on the program since she just got the prescription! I was furious by this point and told the counselor the was a bunch of "hooey" and I got up and told my wife we were leaving, this didn't make any sense and that I wouldn't trust these people with squat! They are turning away the very people that really need to lose weight for their health.
It is very apparent to me that they are only interested in making money and not helping those who really need it. I would have signed a waiver 0f liability if they had asked, but the way it went down, I was left feeling I had been scammed. I agree with the comments about how they lure you in with false promises. They are very slimy in the way they do business.
Counseling - which they are terrible at - is extra. They said I must be cheating. Nice way to treat a paying client. This place is the biggest ripoff! They get really mad when they figure out you're on to them.
It's fun to mess with them though. Honestly, QWL is not needed to lose lbs a week! One can simple do that by reducing calories and being more active. I considered doing QWL but then i though myself, i could save a lot of money but not trying to take the easy way out or seeking a quick fix. Want to know the secret to weight loss Eat less than that a day or burn that much a week, and BOOM you lose weight.
Not hard at all! That's a easy as eating calories a day and going walking for an hour a day. I don't understand why people even pay so much to do something they can do at home. I weight , now I'm down to in like 5 months. Of course I had to increase my physical activity and work out more, but as the weight comes off, working out becomes easy and apart of your daily routine.