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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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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.

  • 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

  • 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

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.


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.


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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size 6 on my own

I have been on every diet known to man. My entire family is obese, while I am not, I am still larger than I want to be. Before I went on the Quick Weight Loss program I logged my food each day and had pretty healthy eating habits. I also tried to exercise (usually running 3 miles) about 3-4 times per week. I could never lose even a pound! And what happened over time were vacations or holidays where I would put on a pound or two and never take them off. Since I started with a relatively healthy BMI (25.5, which is just mildly overweight) I was very skeptical of this program. The impression that I had was that this was a good program for people who are too large to exercise, have a serious health issue, or need surgery and have to lose a lot of excess weight very quickly. The center representatives assured me that this was a program for everyone. In the goal weight section I put down what I weighed in high school which would mean a 25 pound weight loss. I only weighed what I did in high school because I heavily restricted calories - ie. I rarely ate.
After I got over the sticker shock of the $700.00/6 week program I was told that this was the easiest program, that I could eat out, and that I would never have to exercise. This was attractive to me because I work and have young kids and it's not always easy for me to find time to exercise or to cook dinner. I went ahead and committed partially because I felt desperate, and partially because I figured with the guarantee that they gave me that I had nothing to lose. The "prep" phase of this program was painful however I did lose 4 pounds in 4 days. I was amazed! The main idea is that you increase your vegetable and protein intake, partially restrict fruit intake, and heavily restrict carb intake. The portions of protein that you're required to consume are very large. One serving of chicken is 8 ounces. You're required to have 2 servings of protein per day - so yeah, that's a pound of chicken a day... I don’t even like meat that much so this was a real challenge for me. Also, the list of foods that you are allowed to eat is not very broad so, as another rip off report indicated, it gets boring very quickly. In addition to the program cost you are required to buy supplements in both pill and food form. These are also very costly – I would say on average $68.00 for the food supplements per month and $220.00 per month for the pill supplements per month.
Over the course of the next 4 weeks I continued to lose the weight pretty consistently. Once I was down 14 pounds though that was pretty much it. I would teeter-totter up and down a pound or two. They said, "Eliminate your protein bar and fruit for a few days"(these being the only things that kept me sane with all this meat and vegetables I had to consume). That didn't work. I had stopped exercising because they told me that sometimes it can make you retain water and the last thing I wanted was any added frustration. So when I stopped losing, I specifically asked if I should start exercising again. They said, “No, no, you shouldn’t have to exercise on this program”.
After the 6 weeks came to an end and I hadn’t lost all the weight I was promised, they said, "You know, coming in with a very low BMI like you did sometimes makes it harder to lose the weight." Seriously? Why make promises at all then? I was told that they would “give” me three more weeks. I guess that was their consolation for not keeping their end of the program. At this point I already had so much time and money invested so I kept going. 2 more pounds down during those freebie 3 weeks – a far cry from the 2-3 pound a week weight loss they promise. So at the end of 9 weeks I was down 16 pounds which, don’t get me wrong, was quite an accomplishment.
The main issue that I have starts here… A representative told me that they recommend going on stabilization at that point because it’s a really important part of the maintenance process but that if I wanted to just keep eating like I had been until the rest of the weight came off that I could do that. So I figured that I’d give it a go “on my own”. I did ok for a couple of weeks then went away with my kids for a few days. Not being so much in control of what’s readily available for you to eat is quite challenging on this diet. I put on 3 pounds right away, even though I ate salads with meat on them and only had one slice of pizza – the first in over 3 months! I thought this time it would be different, that those vacation pounds would come right off. Nope, still on, and another 4 from just being normal and I suppose not following the stabilization program that I paid for and never used. Every day I pretty much still eat as if I’m on the program, just less protein and a few more carbs (I have Ezekiel bread instead of the measly corn tortilla the program wants you to have). I’ve even started exercising again and yet the scale never moves. The other really frustrating thing for me is that I recently had my cholesterol tested and it went from 173 last year to 237! I truly think this has to do with eliminating exercise and whole grains and from eating so much shellfish (7 ounces of shrimp is one serving of protein). I have completely abandoned the program now and feel like I’ve spent a lot of money and somewhat compromised my health and am right back where I started – albeit 9 pounds lighter.
Any, any, any diet program that is so high pressure sales based and so severely restricts a food group and does not encourage exercise should not be allowed to exist. I don’t know if I will ever get to the bottom of my issues with weight loss but I want people to know that this program, in my opinion, is not a good long-term solution for anybody. These people are not acting in your best interest!

posted May 23rd, 2013 8:00 pm

Bob C


Let's start with the bad news first. This is an expensive program with a very high pressure sales pitch. After said pitch you'll have a meeting with yet another high pressure sales pitch. You'll then purchase some very expensive supplements after you purchased a very expensive program.

Now that we have that out of the way, the program is EXTREMELY easy to follow. Everything is spelled out for you. There is nothing left to chance. You'll also check in to have your progress monitored closely.

If the money isn't a problem for you (or better yet is a motivator) this is by far the best program I've used.

posted May 21st, 2013 6:35 pm



What supplements do you replace the QWL supplements with afterwards? I don't plan on being on QWL forever. What supplements did you replace the QWL supplements with afterwards?

posted May 8th, 2013 5:49 pm



Just starting this diet. Can you ever eat avocados or any red or orange vegetables on this diet?

posted Apr 24th, 2013 10:03 pm

Michelle R


I saw the add, "Lose all the weight you want for $99." WRONG and a LIE! As soon as you get behind the closed door, the scheme for money and pressure sale begins. You see all the before and after photos of clients before you that were able to lose their weight and looked great. Before I knew it, I was sucked in and had dished out $671.00 to lose all the weight (60lbs) I needed. I was told over and over that all the supplements that I needed for my entire program were included with what I had paid. WRONG and another LIE! Then you go in after your 3 day cleanse, which makes you feel horribly sick, to participate in a class and receive your Nutritional Plan Guide book and an offer to purchase food at a discounted price only for that day. Yet again another pressure sale. I told the lady I wasn't sure if I'd be able to use the products since it has soy and I have a Thyroid disease. But, I was pressured to buy anyway (almost $300 worth). I started feeling extremely nauseated all the time, and then my throat tightened up almost immediately after eating their soy chips, I knew this was not the program for me. I called QWL the very next day and told them how sick I was and that I almost had to go to the hospital. I suggested I bring the food back for a refund, but was told I couldn't since it was their policy. The lady actually had the nerve to say to me, "I'm sorry you won't be able to use/buy our products." Also, one final note, when I first met with QWL I also gave them a long list of my illnesses, medication list and doctor's contact information. To me, it's all about the sale, even if it means taking advantage of someone for a huge profit; The perfect scheme for those without a conscience who prey on the desperate, the hopeful and ailing victims.

posted Apr 24th, 2013 6:44 am



I lost 85 lbs. in 8 months. The plan is easy to follow but supplements are expensive...mine averaged $260 for 6 weeks worth of supplements. But, they work. I did gain about 10 lbs. back when I stopped taking the supplements so I am back on plan...on my own, using similar supplements found in any health food store at a fraction of the cost...and losing the weight I gained quickly. The trick is to portion, stick to the food plan and drink 80 oz. of water daily, as the plan requires. Once you do this and add daily moderate exercise you will maintain your loss. I recommend QWLC for a jumpstart and education to what should be a lifestyle.

posted Mar 17th, 2013 12:48 pm

Susie Lopez


If you enjoy popping pills and being overcharged for products, then this diet is for you! At one time I was taking 23 pills per day, plus drinking two "energy" drinks, taking fiber, drinking a special tea, and eating two protein supplements. Whew. Too much work, unrealistic, and WAY too expensive. What a gimmick!!

posted Feb 18th, 2013 9:21 pm

Rick Long


Some things you should consider before signing up with Quick Weight Loss Centers
1. It is very expensive! I was charged $1,600 for program fees and diet supplements. This was to lose 40 pounds over three months.
2. Next, it is very restrictive. This is a high protein, low fat, low carbohydrate, low salt diet. This means no pasta, no alcohol, no cheese, no pork and virtually no bread. (Only two very thin slices of diet bread per day, which is restricted even further if you drift off-plan.) One may “enjoy” half of a baked potato or a tiny portion of brown rice twice per week. The only desserts you’ll see are the protein bars. (No more than one per day.) There are no off-days, no breaks, until you get to your goal weight. Also, the amount of food, even including vegetables, is limited to very small portions. You are required to use a specific brand of light butter and salt. You will have to take supplements; lots of them. Some are shaken into bottles of water, others are capsules. These are used to raise your body temperature and stoke up your metabolism. Also, certain essential fats are supplied not by food, but by capsule.
3. You will find it virtually impossible to eat out. Don’t believe QWLC’s radio advertising to the contrary. Most restaurants do not grill meat in the required manner and nearly all use way more salt that the plan allows. You will not be allowed anywhere near an Italian, Mexican or Chinese restaurant. Forget fast food outlets, even their salads don’t meet plan requirements.
4. You will need to stay near a restroom. The plan calls for 64 ounces of water per day minimum.
5. It is a constant bother. You must eat at the specified times, including mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks. The pills, the packets of powders, the constant monitoring of every little thing will consume your life.
6. Although the young ladies wear nursing attire, they aren’t nurses. The program has no medical supervision. If you have problems or a concern, there is no physician available for consultation.
7. YOU WILL LOSE WEIGHT. The plan does work to take the weight off; but you might also lose your mind, your will to live or both.

posted Jan 14th, 2013 9:10 pm



Don't feel that I was told the truth. All about the $$$$. The staff treats you like an idiot. I have dieted before and lost no more on Quick Weight Loss than if I had dieted on my own. Don't waste your money!

posted Jan 12th, 2013 10:58 pm



I think every diet plan has pros and cons. If you follow this like your taught in class and daily through the counsolers you will lose the weight. I find it to be very quick and I'm a smaller person to begin with ( about 18 lbs to lose ). And by the way- the counsolers are great! Shahrukh in Katy helped me a lot. I don't need sugar coating and she put things in prospective for me. That clinic has a great management team and it reflects onto the staff. I talk to people in the lobby when I'm waiting and I don't hear complaints. All in all, if you can lose weight on your own you wouldn't be looking into weight loss centers in the first place. So suck it up, make a commitment and start losing your weight!

posted Jul 25th, 2012 3:39 pm



I don't use (didn't buy) the supplements, and I have lost 23 pounds in five weeks. I never thought I would be able to loose weight...I have tried so many things. I have had lots of encouragement from the staff at the QWLC here in Georgia, even though they can't sell me the supplements. I lost nine pounds the first week! My goal is to lose 65 pounds in 19 weeks, and I'm 1/3 of the way there!

posted Jul 1st, 2012 3:52 am



Stop taking the fiber if you are in pain. If you are not used to fiber, start out small and work your way up. You may want to increase your water intake a little to balance out the fiber. You may also want to evaluate what other fiber is in your diet. Pain is a sign that something is WRONG. Fiber can accumulate and cause intestinal blockages in certain situations. This can be dangerous. Good luck to you in your weight loss journey.

posted Jun 13th, 2012 8:36 pm


Has anyone on the diet had stomach issues. Sometimes I feel crampy and bloated. My first problem was the first time I took 2 of the fiber packets in a day. My body couldn't handle that much fiber. Tonight it is hurting again, but didn't even take the fiber today. I am also a little nervous of the cleansing tea. I like it and it seems to work, but it can be very harmful to your body if you take too often.

posted Jun 3rd, 2012 5:00 am



I was on the program 3 years ago and lost 86lbs but has since gained 30lbs, so disappointed..........i started the 30 day program 6 days ago and im already down 7lbs so im super excited.........yes, the program is a bit expensive but to me to see the end results are well worth it........ 20 more to go & i know i will achieve it....much luck to all:)

posted May 20th, 2012 1:05 am



How much is Quick Weight Loss Centers? Can I work the program successfully with a budget under $1000.00 ?

posted Apr 24th, 2012 4:40 pm


I've lost 45 pounds and the way I did it was with the advice from . Don't be fooled by the name, its not some gimik diet, it's not even one diet. It's a book that has like three diferent plans that you pick and tips to go along with just about every plan. I have lost 45 pounds and now I'm in the maintanance part of my weight loss. Hope this helps.

posted Apr 15th, 2012 3:26 pm



Sounds like the Atkins or South Beach...but at a much higher cost. As of today, I've been on the Atkins for 27 days and have lost 26.75 pounds. I've taken supplements, but those you buy mail order or at Costco, so I haven't had to "salt away" a grand to use this service. Maybe it's just me, but I don't need someone with a whip to get me to do this or to weigh me. Weight loss is great but, for me, it's an INDIVIDUAL thing. Where can I buy some stock in these QWL Centers? Must be a gold mine.

posted Apr 1st, 2012 3:13 pm



Due to the fact that they would not refund my money, I tried their program. The particular center I went to is always negative and leaves me feeling sad and depressed every time I walk out the door. I was following the program to a T. I had stomach cramps, I think it is due to possibly bowel movements not normal and eating all the food they request you to eat. I want people to be aware that if you enter their door, you will sign up and you will pay a huge amount of money. There is no such thing as $30/30 day/30 pounds. They neglect to tell you about the supplements and enrollment fees in the ads.

posted Mar 22nd, 2012 2:01 pm


I've been on the program for five weeks now and have lost 13 pounds but the weight is going very slow. So far I've done protien days twice and parsley days once and they said they were going to try the 7 day break in a couple of weeks to see if they can get the weight moving. I have been following everything to the letter, but still only see something come off during a plateau. Not sure what the 7 day break is and she wouldn't give me the info until I need it. Can anyone tell me exactly what it is and if it works. Also ever since I started my stomache always feels like it's cramping and is extreamly loud, has anyone else had those problems? A friend told me that the cramping is probably from the carb blocker, if anyone has any info I'd appreciate it.

posted Mar 21st, 2012 10:04 pm



QWL is a rip-off. All they are willing to do is sell, sell, sell. if you don't buy, they rush you out the door. I have created a website on facebook to prevent people from getting ripped off. I tried to back out of the program because of the cost prior to even starting and they would not give refund. I lost my job within 24 hours of signing the papers.

posted Mar 21st, 2012 6:02 pm


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