One woman's written responses to the world around her.
I speak with lots of other members, some have gotten off injections for diabetes. So now I am totally fine that even if I am losing at a slower rate. They are not professionals, not even intelligent or compassionate. Everyone can lose weight if they just eat less. Our over 38 years of experience has provided us with the fastest and safest way to lose weight. 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.
Caloric restrictions are determined by degree of obesity, health profile, age, and gender. Your personal counselor will take you through all 3 phases.
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. I didn't know she worked at my bank and paid my bills! And that mentally I wasn't ready to loose the weight. She also said, "Obesity is a disease of procrastination. Then she wanted me to hurry home and talk to him so I could call by 7pm and give them my credit card number over the phone. After 7pm the "great deal" they were giving me would no longer be valid.
I could definitly see how they take advantage of people in a weak moment. I'm not a person who can be bullied but they don't know me and I had been told about the pressure sale before I went. They're criminal to prey on people that way. I would never suggest even stepping foot in that place! Jovigirl53 Oh how I wish I had looked into reviews before I went there.
They never even asked to be in touch with my doctor first. I got very sick on their diet and they did not care one bit.
I even returned all the unopened boxes of everything. They said we cannot take this back but as soon as I said I will donate to whoever wants it because I cannot use it. They grabbed those bags so fast I could not believe it.
But they kept all my money and it was over And it was not even a full 2 weeks I was with them. I am older and just trusted them. I would tell everyone not to go to any of their places. I joined Quick Weight Loss Center years ago. I lost 80 LBs in 16 weeks. I am a member on the maintenance plan.
The maintenance plan helps you keep the weight off. I had dental surgery and was away from the center for a year and gained a lot of weight back My membership was still active, I did have to purchase extra weeks but they gave me a great deal and all I needed were some of the products. I am lossing now. This program is difficult at first but when you get into the swing of things When I went back in, I talked with a guy that had lost weight then got off the program and gained it back so he went and got the gastric band.
He had the band removed and came back to QWLC because he knew it worked for him. They will tell you exactly what to do and will stick with you through it. You will be weighed and measured two to three times a week and have your blood pressure taken.
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. Actually my weight loss week starts from there. My plan for next week is to keep a smile. I am going to enjoy cooking.
I know there is lots of cooking involved in this diet and I am ready for it. I am going to try different things in the coming days. I will share if I come up with any new recipes. I am not going to start exercising until I hit lb. Now I will just concentrate on dieting. Lets Hope for the best. Posted by JOE at Unknown July 16, at 4: Turnerbird July 16, at 4: Newer Post Older Post Home. I tried couple times to loose weight but unfortunately every time I end up in gaining weight.
I cannot blame anyone for my failure.