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Quick Weight Loss Centers

Quick Weight Loss Centers

A diet plan catching the eye of celebrities.

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  • Established: 2001
  • Headquarters: Florida
  • Accessibility: In-person or online private counseling via email or phone
  • Diet Type: Low-carbohydrate, low-calorie, supplements and prepackaged meals
  • Gender: Male, female, children
  • Celebrity Endorsements: Rush Limbaugh

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BACKGROUNDBACKGROUND

Quick Weight Loss, founded in Florida, provides individualized weight loss therapy. The program boasts no exercise and you eat the foods you love including the diet program's own line of diet foods and herbal and thermogenic supplements.

Made popular by Rush Limbaugh who in 2009 lost a remarkable amount of weight in a short period of time following a Quick Weight Loss created just for him, this southern Florida company has helped many lose weight.

Currently, the only bricks and mortar Quick Weight Loss Centers are scattered around southern Florida but there is an online program that you can join from anywhere in the country. This home-based program is a six-week program in which you receive support and counseling via email and phone from Quick Weight Loss Center specialists.

Once you have signed up for either program, you work individually with a Quick Weight Loss Center expert in order to create your own customized diet plan.

In general, the Quick Weight Loss plan provides participants a diet that is low calorie (up to 1,500 calories/day). You buy the foods you like to make and supplement with Quick Weight Loss brand's bars, beverages, soups as well as supplement s that are intended to facilitate weight loss.

You can expect to lose three to seven pounds each week while following the Quick Weight Loss Center programs.

PROPRO
  • Doctor clearance shows they are being responsible
  • Helped Rush Limbaugh lose 80 pounds in 2009

  • Offers an individualized program to weight loss

  • One-on-one support provides motivation and accountability

CONCON
  • Weight loss claims may be exaggerated
  • Required to buy program's special line of foods increases costs
  • Herbal supplements and other stimulants are required
  • Supplements do not require FDA approval; check with your doctor before taking
  • Brick and mortar locations are limited to southern Florida and Texas
  • Low calorie diet plan may lead to rebound weight gain
  • Diet program rules are not scientifically founded
DIET and NUTRITIONDIET and NUTRITION

While all Quick Weight Loss Center diets are custom-designed, there are a few benchmark features that are applied to every participant's diet.

Most diet plans include a low-calorie and low-fat daily eating plan that is comprised of about 1,500 calories a day.

And while the company remains pretty hush-hush about what their diet looks like, a few secrets slipped through the cracks thanks to Rush's public discussion about his experience with Quick Weight Loss Centers.

There are a host of other food rules that you must abide by while following the program such as eating green peppers but not red bell peppers and not combining two different kinds of proteins in one meal. For instance you can have seven ounces of grilled chicken breast but not three ounces of white fish and four ounces of turkey breast in one meal. In addition, alcohol, sugar, refined flours and fried foods are not allowed.

You can also supplement with Quick Weight Loss Centers proprietary foods which can be purchased online or at one of the Center's Florida locations. Such foods include special puddings, shake mixes, nutrition bars, soups and oatmeal.

In addition, you are also encouraged to take Quick Weight Loss Centers own line of dietary supplements like essential fatty acids, herbs and carb blockers, all of which are supposed to facilitate speedy weight loss.

EXERCISEEXERCISE

You can engage in moderate exercise while following the Quick Weight Loss Center diet but hard-core exercise is not a strong feature of this plan.

CONCLUSIONCONCLUSION

Made popular almost overnight by conservative radio-host Rush Limbaugh who lost 80 pounds in just a few months, Quick Weight Loss Centers is a Florida-based customized diet plan that helps you lose weight quickly with its low-calorie and highly structured eating plan. But it is exactly this stringent plan that lands this diet in the category of countless other plans that take off a lot of weight in a short amount of time and then risks gaining it all back once you are no longer on the plan.

But with this rather mysterious diet plan filled with specific eating rules and special supplements that contain hoodia and ephedra-like stimulants, you might want to think twice about spending the money on Quick Weight Loss Center and instead think about incorporating more natural, practical and long-term strategies for successful weight loss.

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Well, today marks one week that I have been on the qwlc diet, and I am down 9lbs!!! I am so excited!!! I am following the diet to the letter.

I just placed my first order of supplements through Nashua Nutrition. Will these supplements work as well as the ones from the center?

posted Apr 11th, 2010 1:35 pm



Andrew DiNardo

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just as they promise.. started February 15th, and have lost 35 pounds. Feel great! Their supplements are incredibly good! But it is expensive.

posted Apr 9th, 2010 8:52 am


ready2lose

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Ok well i been on the program for 4 weeks and I lost 6 lbs at the beginning, until I turned to my old habits and gained it back. It's a really good program you just have to be motivated. I went back this week and down a pound and a half. I really need some motivation so if your interested please message me.



My weightloss ticker isn't rite. I gained it back but lost a pound .............sorry burger king was calling me.

posted Apr 8th, 2010 12:28 am user comment


ready2lose

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Ok well i been on the program for 4 weeks and I lost 6 lbs at the beginning, until I turned to my old habits and gained it back. It's a really good program you just have to be motivated. I went back this week and down a pound and a half. I really need some motivation so if your interested in t

posted Apr 8th, 2010 12:22 am user comment


KT

I am very excited!!! After 3 months of diet, exercise, and a weight loss of 30lbs....my body hit a plateau, and I just could not get past it. So I just joined qwlc. I am on the 3rd day of the prep phase. I went in at 309 and I am down to 303 in 3 days!!!!!



Is there another place to get the supplements and quick snacks??? They are very expensive when you by them from the centers.

posted Apr 7th, 2010 8:19 pm


jewel

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I lost 42 lbs with qwl

posted Mar 31st, 2010 3:05 pm


Krista

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The pros: You eat real food, not boxed (except for the two a day snack). This diet forces you to learn about portion size, and you eat every few hours, however 1000 calories a day is not enough.

The cons: First, it's expensive! The counselors are really pushy, and always trying to up-sell you if you didn't buy the full program up front. It's annoying. The snacks that you have to buy through them have sugar, and you eat two a day. This can put your blood sugar on a roller coaster leading to cravings (if you are insulin resistant). There are a few without sugar, but they are terrible. The supplements you buy through them are not high quality and they are expensive. Many of the vitamins in the multi are oxide based which are not easily absorbed by the body. I would choose a different multi if you are on this diet. And the worst part about this diet is that they ask you not to do any weight or resistance training. So, you are losing muscle on this diet. When you finish, you are more likely to gain weight since muscle burns more calories than fat. I did, plus five more than I was before I started.

posted Mar 30th, 2010 5:15 pm


JimBob

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I lost 5 pounds in the Preparation Phase, just eating proteins and green vegetables basically. Then, when I went into next phase of the program I gained 2 pounds in 2 days. I've followed the program pretty closely--no cheating. Has anyone else had this experience?? I'm only on my second week and want to give this a chance to work but this is frustrating. Thanks for any feedback.

posted Mar 30th, 2010 7:38 am


ML

There are 3 plans...Plan I, Plan II and Plan III. I was put on Plan I. Does anyone know what determines who goes where? I know it's based on weight and gender, but do men go on Plan I? Seems a bit restrictive for men. And what about kids (teens)?
I have all the information, but always wondered about this.

BTW, does anyone have the maintenance plans? I have the first week only.

posted Mar 29th, 2010 8:04 pm


essie

Just got home from a check-in at the center. I lost 4lbs. I'm exactly 241.0lbs. I'm so happy!!!! I started off at 262lbs. I'm looking forward to being in the lower 230's by next week.

posted Mar 25th, 2010 3:33 pm user comment


essie

I've been on the diet for almost 2 mths now. I've gained a pound. I can admit that I did cheat drastically last week. I'm upset that I did gain weight, however, I'm happy that it was only a pound. I didn't check in all last week because I knew I had been cheating. I went in on Monday, and luckily, I was given the directions to a water flush. I've lost 2lbs in 2 days. I am happy to have joined QWL.

posted Mar 24th, 2010 11:13 pm user comment


secretdesire

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Where can you buy the supplements for a cheaper price other than the Nashua website?

posted Mar 20th, 2010 12:28 pm


Brittney

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I'm 18 and i just recently started the program. Yesterday i went in for my nutrition class which was also my last day of the prep phase. But something caught my attention and it disturbed me quite much (NO SALT) to where i was just about ready to quit. I actually wanted a refund. But my step mom called up and the rep. explained that, since you're drinking so much water in one day it flushes all the salt and potassium out of your body which can cause leg cramps that is why we tell you to use morton lite substitute. But thankfully she said me eating salt shouldn't be a problem because i am young, i was so relieved!........i went in at 231.5 now i am down to 228....the diet isn't so horrible you just need to be creative.

posted Mar 17th, 2010 8:00 pm


Kisha

I tried this program last year and lost 30 pounds in like less than 3 months. It is a great program and basically is clean eating. I fell off the wagon and gained all my weight back but I started the program and again yesterday and plan on doing it on my own without the couseling and all. Good luck

posted Mar 16th, 2010 1:52 pm


trader

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hi everyone, my mom is doing the plan so i'm following her a bit. i'm def altering everything to fit more for me though. i'm on the 5th day of teh 3 day phone lost a total of 6.4 pounds. my supplements should be here any day now. i take quick slim instead of slimboost and just a diet pill of sort for herbal balance. i found on the internet carb intercept at GNC is a good carb blocker so hopefully that works out too. i'm really ready to include a few more things into my diet! i ordered a bunch of products off of Nashua Nutrients online. They were a great deal. Anyhow, starting Sunday I am going to begin working out as well. Has anyone else had luck on their own with this program? Can someene explain the flush system if you cheat? Thanks!

readytolose - if you want to email and motivate each other let me know!

posted Mar 11th, 2010 12:51 pm


essie

You can do it readytolose. You'll get use to preparing your food. It's actually a good, because you actually make the decision on what you're putting into your body. I'm so use to it now. I didn't go in today, but I do plan on going in tomorrow to see how much I've lost this week.

posted Mar 10th, 2010 4:27 pm user comment


ready2lose

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This is my last day of prep and I walked in at 229 and I'm now to 225.5. I really excited it's going to be difficult to prepare all the food but it will be worth it. I will keep you updated good luck.

posted Mar 10th, 2010 2:18 pm user comment


Essie

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I've been on the program for 3 weeks now and I've losted 16.6lbs. The program works!!!! I must also add that I've cheated a few times (actually alot). The supplements do help. That's my opinion. It suppresses your appetite and keeps you on track. They're actually delicious. I'd recommend the program to anyone who was in need to loose weight. There are websites that you can purchase the supplements from, however, you end up pay a dollar more when you add shipping and handling. I started off at 264lbs, and now I'm down to 246lbs now, and today is only Monday! I look forward to returning to the center on Friday to see how I loose this week. It is so motivating to walk into the center and see my name on the board. It's an awesome feeling. Yes, it is an investment, but it's well worth it. My healther matters, and being able to play and keep up with my daughter is truly a blessing. I will definitely keep you all posted on my progress.

posted Mar 8th, 2010 10:02 pm


ready2lose

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So today is my first day of prep phase. I'm done 2 lbs . I like it and I'm going to be smart and not cheat . For 637 I'm going to do whatever I need to do to lose.

posted Mar 8th, 2010 1:59 pm user comment


trader

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does anyone know how many egg whites (just standard not egg beaters) are equal to 1 egg? since you are allowed 2 eggs per day i am curious how many egg whites you can have.

Lastly, any water over 80 ounces is too much? Has anyone had more than that? If so what were your results?

posted Mar 8th, 2010 12:27 pm



 

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