LA Weight Loss

LA Weight Loss used to be a center-based weight loss program with over 650 centers worldwide.

Over recent years LA Weight Loss clinics have been closing down, and the franchise company closed down at the beginning of 2010. There are now just a few centers located in North and South Dakota, Iowa, and Canada. LA Weight Loss is transitioning from a center based program into one that is totally online based.

The LA Weight Loss clinics attracted some controversy. This was often due to the significant costs involved with the program and the hard selling practices of some sales staff. However, with the new online LA Weight Loss program, dieters have access to LA’s effective plans but with less cost involved.

Most of the LA Weight Loss products are available from their new website and they are trying to restore their reputation after they received such bad press as the result of many people losing money when the centers closed.

LAWL Purple, Gold, Red, Green, and Blue Plans

Purple Plan
Consume the following foods each day.

  • 2.5 protein
  • 3 vegetables
  • 2 fruits
  • 3 starches
  • 2 dairy
  • 2 Fat
  • 2 LA lites
  • 64 oz water
Gold Plan
Each day you should consume the following.

  • 2 Proteins
  • 3 Vegetables
  • 3 Fruit
  • 2 Starches
  • 1 Dairy
  • 1 Fat
  • 2 LA Lites
  • 64oz. Water
Red Plan
Each day you should consume the following.

  • 2.5 Proteins
  • 4 Vegetables
  • 3 Fruit
  • 3 Starches
  • 1 Dairy
  • 1 Fat
  • 2 LA Lites
  • 64oz. Water
Green Plan
Each day you should consume the following.

  • 2 Proteins
  • 2 Vegetables
  • 2 Fruit
  • 2 Starches
  • 1 Dairy
  • 1 Fat
  • 2 LA Lites
  • 64oz. Water
Blue Plan
Each day you should consume the following.

  • 2.5 Proteins
  • 3 Vegetables
  • 3 Fruit
  • 3 Starches
  • 1 Dairy
  • 1 Fat
  • 2 LA Lites
  • 64oz. Water

LA Weight Loss Rapid Results Diet

No Longer does LAWL use the colored plans, but has implemented a new weigh loss technique.

LA Weight Loss Rapid Results uses the Transmetabolic Factor which is supposed to help the body to continuously burn calories throughout the day, boost energy, and help control appetite for maximum weight loss. They believe it’s the key to permanent weight loss primarily because it works with the body, not against it.

The New LA Weight Loss Diet consists of 5 steps.

Step 1: 2-Day KickStart Plan featuring LA Weight Loss TakeOFF™ Juice.
This step is to be completed for the first 2 days and then every 14 days of the program. This is similar to detox and is supposed to prepare the body for weight loss.

la-weight-loss-support-packageStep 2: The LA Rapid Results Diet System.
Dieters are to use The Rapid Results Diet System until they lose 20 pounds or reach their goal weight. Dieters use the LA Rapid Results Food Guide to plan meals and it consists of nine main categories: Proteins, Vegetables, Fruits, Starches, LA Lites Bars, Dairy, Fats, Beverages and Extras.

Each day dieters are to consume a specific number of servings allotted based on individual needs.

Step 3: Transitional Phase using LA My Way Food Guide until goal weight is reached.
This stage is started after 20 pounds are lost and continues until the dieter reaches their goal weight. It is designed to transition dieters into eating a wider variety of foods while still controlling calories.

Step 4: Use two LA Lites™ Bars every day throughout the program.
LA Lite bars are designed to help with cravings and control in between meal hunger.

Step 5: Use the LA SmartTrim Nutritionals™ along with the diet program daily.
This is a supplement line designed by LA to supply dieters’ bodies with the vitamins and minerals that support weight loss.

Exercise

LA Weight Loss recommends that dieters exercise at least 3 times a week to achieve maximum results on the Rapid Results Program.

LA Weight Loss Costs

The LA Complete Success System, which includes all products and guides as well as online support, costs $289.99 a month if automatic rebilling is selected or $419.99 if one month is purchased at a time.

Click here to purchase the system including LA Lites and Take-off Juice for a discount.

All products and program parts are available separately and vary in price.

Expensive and Relies on Supplements

LA Weight Loss has worked for many people and people keep coming back to them as the program is straight forward and easy to follow. However, this program relies heavily on the use of prepackaged processed food, special juices, and supplements.

While people may indeed lose weight using the LA Weight Loss Rapid results program, it isn’t exactly teaching dieters how to eat healthy and get the vital nutrients they need from fresh whole foods.

For dieters who aren’t concerned about eating processed food then LA Weight Loss could be a good option, but for those that want to lose weight in a healthier way, then there are certainly cheaper and better diet plans available.

Citations:

  • Tate, D. F., Wing, R. R., & Winett, R. A. (2001). Using Internet technology to deliver a behavioral weight loss program. Jama, 285(9), 1172-1177. link
  • Saperstein, S. L., Atkinson, N. L., & Gold, R. S. (2007). The impact of Internet use for weight loss. Obesity reviews, 8(5), 459-465. link
  •  By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)

    175 Comments

    1. Heidi

      I just saw la weightloss bars for sale on ebay, I have the gold plans and the take off was changed. The 48 hr hollywood diet sold at local pharmacies and walmarts is the same as the juice. Bars not so easy to match up but luna & kashi seem to compare. If anyone is interested in the gold plan, I have the book.

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    2. Robin

      Well, I did join the program 2 1/2 years ago, see sawed back and forth for 12 months and then had a counselor “Jean” who basically told me to either “sh-t or get off the pot”!! Kinda made me mad at the time but I did
      get in gear and lost all my weight but now is when I really need someone there each week to cheer me on in Minnesota. I started to get a feel that things were not going well around Sept or October as the hours that the center was open started cutting back. Totally was out by end of November or 1st part of December. I really liked the Take off though

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    3. kathy

      I need some help. I started the plan again about 2 weeks ago, I did the quick start and within the first week I had lost 8 lbs, but now I have gained back 3 what am I doing wrong. I am working out about 1 hour a day 4-5 days a week. This work for me before. I am using the luna bars. and the gold plan. please help

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      • Catherine Haig 5 days ago

        If i remember corrcorrectly the Gold Plan was used based on several things and one was exercise was under 5 hours a week. Because if you are burning that many calories you need more energy by food otherwise your body thinks its starving. Also, your cycle will effect weight significantly.

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    4. Jewl

      I did LA Weightloss, and it worked but the program is way to expensive for not very much help. Everyone is nice, but they should tell you before that you pay for bars and everything else there that they offer. I went to the centers in Oregon. So I’m not impressed by the lady that ran two centers. Both of the centers I went to were the same. They also wore the lab coats. Every time I went in there the lady I was talking to tried to sell me something new. It got very annoying. I think that the LA weightloss program isnt something that someone should pay money for. Even though it worked for me, I stopped the program before I had to pay any more money. I would not reccomend it to anyone.

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    5. Nancy

      2009, Why is no one considering a class action suit against LA for contract fraud We all signed a contract with these people and they have breached that contract!! Where are the lawyers who are savvy enough to go after these people?

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    6. previousLAWLemployee

      I worked for LAWL in TN for over 2yrs. I have no doubt that their plan works, but then again, just about ANY plan will if you adhere to it. That being said, upon opening of our site, we rec’d 4-5 wks of extensive training on nutrition and how the company works. They DON’T tell you that once you move up in the company, they work on GUILTING clients into buying. I don’t care WHAT area LAWL is in, this is what they do. I was told (during corporate training and individual/management training) that if a customer says they can’t “afford” it, to tell them they must not be that serious about losing weight..then CLOSE THE BOOK so they can’t see the pictures. It’s supposed to be a mind game. If they think that they have no other option to lose weight, many will “find” the money. WE WERE EVEN TAUGHT TO TELL THEM TO TRY AND CALL FRIENDS OR FAMILY TO BORROW THE MONEY OR ASK TO USE THEIR CREDIT CARDS!!! I didn’t like this but I really needed a job and thought..”surely it’s not THAT bad”. Wrong. They are very “pressure sensitive”. Now, one thing I do have to comment on…the bars. Yes, they are expensive but honestly, they DO work. I was top seller in our location for these but not by pressuring people. When I started working there, I weighed over 400lbs. SERIOUSLY. I got the job because I told the supervisor “I want to lead by example! If I can do the plan, so can they and I can prove it.” So I did. I became friends with my clients because I knew what they were going through. Then, one day I overheard my manager/owner going through our “gift” jar. (when someone loses weight, their name would be entered to win stuff/George F.grill, etc). She was pulling each name and looking them up on the computer to see WHO HAD SPENT THE MOST MONEY THERE!!! THAT’S the person she would put as the “winner”! I WAS FREAKING FURIOUS! I had believed in this company. I was one of those people that would have had to scrimp and save to join, like so many others, and to base the winners on that!!!! So. When she left, another employee and I drew a NEW name, like it was supposed to have been done the 1st time, then called her to come p/u her prize (before bosslady got back!). Anyway, to make a long story short, the plan DOES work but NO-ONE should be treated and tricked the way that office did. Maybe they’re not all like that but I worked out of 2 diff offices and they BOTH were like that. So, after being treated so badly for sticking up the our clients like myself and 4 other employees did…we ALL QUIT. ON THE SAME DAY. LAWL could be a good company but sometimes, the freaking “all-mightly dollar” isn’t worth treating people that way… as they are now finding out b/c my old “office” had closed and trans to a new loc..and now it’s closed too. God watches out for us little guys, I promise. Good luck to all of you.

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    7. kathy

      I did the program a few years ago and it really works. I lost 70lbs in about 10 months. I did keep it off for about 3yrs. I was wondering if anyone had any updated material. What I have been able to get a hold of is from 2005 and I didnt know if maybe there have been any changes to it.

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    8. J

      TO THOSE OF YOU WHO NEED PLANS
      YOU DID NOT SAY WHAT PLAN YOU WERE ON OR NEEDED.

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    9. Heather H.

      Like (Lisa back in October) I too am looking for the menu plans ect… this diet IS RIDICULOUSLY EXPENSIVE BUT it worked for me I just can’t find my books! And of course you can’t get anyone on the website… someone please help! thank you & good luck to all you dieters!

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    10. Leah

      For anyone looking to continue the program on their own but no longer has access to the bars, one of my counselors informed me that the Kashi brand of granola bars has a fairly close comparison to the LA bars in terms of protein and calories so you can use those now if you want to continue on your own path to weight loss without LA!

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    11. kaily

      the program really does work, but like others I see, I have been scammed. they suddenly closed up and I paid for a years worth of service as well as for my bars in bulk; and I hadnt recieved all my bars yet as I always picked up a few boxes when I visited. Over 900$ down the drain, and no hope in site to get compensated… thanks L.A.

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    12. jane wright

      I ordered bars 3weeks ago!Still have not received them!Help.

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    13. Tammera

      For the past few months I have read numerous messages about how clients and employee’s of LA Weightloss have been wronged. As a former manager of an Oregon Center I want to say ”
      Grow Up!” I ran two centers over a two year period of time and I am fully confident that we provided full disclosure of the services we provided. We didn’t have “Lab Coats” on and we certainly didn’t “PRESSURE” anyone to buy our products. THE PROGRAM SOLD IT’S SELF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      I do believe that there were certain franchise’s across the country that may not have operated the same as we did in the Oregon and Minnesota markets. Having said that I do feel bad for anyone who feels they were taken advantage of.

      I began my career two years ago with LA Weightloss. I lost over 40 pounds on the program myself. I couldn’t believe how easy it was to follow the diet. I was so impressed that I gave up a 17 year career in another field and asked to work at LA Weightloss. It truly changed my life.

      As a manager, I was responsible for making sure my team was well trained on our diet program and that they knew how to recommend solutions to our clients problems with losing weight. Oh yeah, I forgot, you consider that “Selling”. Well let me tell you that there is not a business in operation that isn’t trying to make a profit selling a solution to your need. Just think for a minute about the company you work for. Are they a “non-profit” organization? How do you get paid? Do you work for free? Does your company make a profit on the items or services it provides? I thought so.

      Well, I just want to tell all of the Wilsonville, OR 2007 clients and the Washington Square, OR 2008 clients that my teams did their sincere best to help you lose weight. They were never pressured by me, their manager, to sell you anything. They were however required to know what products we had that could help you on your journey to easier weightloss. You may never believe this but the following statement is true from what I witnessed, “The clients who followed our program and used our products (vitamins, etc.) lost weight faster than the clients who didn’t. I’m not saying that you needed “Our Vitamins and Our Supplements”, but I am saying that the clients who stayed within the amount of food we asked them to eat, took vitamins and Omega III supplements did better than our clients who modified their plans.

      Weightloss isn’t easy but it is achievable. I hope those of you who read this understand that LA Weightloss had a brilliant product but suffered from a bad business model. I think the idea of paying upfront for your program cost and then offering a refund for keeping it off for one year was brilliant! The clients who signed up for $99 specials always quit within a few weeks, the clients who paid upfront were always committed. Where the business model failed was asking you to pay upfront for all of your products. It might have worked if they had set money aside for future services promised but yet undelivered but they didn’t. So…When did the diet promise bubble pop? When 20/20 did their “Expose” of our company. Prior to that show airing we were helping approximately 70 new clients a month. From February 2007 the number of new clients dwindled quickly. It didn’t help that every person who ”
      couldn’t stay on the program” complained on line.
      Slowly, but surely, our parent company kept lowering the price of our program. Their thought was we need to get people in the door and then sell them products. That’s where they made their biggest mistake. You see, the reason LA Wieghtloss worked was not only the well balanced diet but the care and guidance the counselors gave. They devalued the most important part of our program, the counselors!!!!!!!!

      LA Weightloss is no more. I will forever be sad. I truly enjoyed getting up each and every morning and going into the center to work with my team and help our awesome clients. There is nothing more rewarding than hearing a client tell you how much they appreciated one of your counselor’s advice and how much they helped them with their weightloss goal.

      So…to my team, Marcia, Linda, Kim, Tom, Bonnie, Jamie, Holli, Rebecca, Tara, Lisa, Amanda, and Toni, I thank you for all that you did for our clients and for helping me provide the best customer service to our clients. You were the heart of LA Weightloss!!!!!!!!!! If I when the lottery we will start over and help even more people. I wish you all the best!

      To our valued clients, it may not have seemed as though we cared but we did. We all wanted to help you find your way to a healthy, happy, and energetic new you. As you go through this next year just know that you can achieve your goal and it really gets down to portion size and eating less processed foods. Best of luck to you all!!!!!!!!

      Tammy

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    14. A. J.

      I joined LAWL about 6 years ago. I lost 35 pounds in four months and this wass because I adhered to the program’s guidelines. I was very satisfied with my results. I must admit that I have gained about 15 pounds back but it’s my fault. I am very sorry to hear that they have gone out of business. I sympathize with those of you who weren’t successful during your time with them.

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    15. Julie-2

      I think the plan is great. Too bad some of you are upset you gained your weight back. I started the plan along with my mother, for a family vacation/wedding, to slim down 20 lbs. I lost 25 all together and kept it off just as long as i followed the daily meal plan. (2starch, 2protien, 3fruits, 3veggys, 2fats.) We both kept doing well, even without the pills and bars. But, like some of you, we both let ourselves slide and gained some of the weight back. Simply by not eating often enough and healthy enough. I can only blame myself. I hope those of you who put weight back on, and are blaming the plan for it, stuck to the plan throughout your weight gain. Other wise, you should re-evaluate.

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    16. Donna

      I joined LA Weight Loss in October and 3 weeks later I found out they were closing their location. I was promised a refund in 2-6 weeks and have since then just got the complete run around. They seem to have NO intention of returning any of my money, in fact they don’t even want to return a phone call. This has to be the worst company to deal with. Definately “Buyer Beware”.

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    17. Heather

      Not only does this program work but I quit smoking and lost 45 pounds all at the same time, I have been on maintenance for months now and have not gained anything back and I did this without using the bars. It’s very unfortunate they closed all the stores in the GTA and left people hanging and the information they provided for the On the Go program is not valid. If they did this to me I would file a lawsuit against them. I think everyone should join together and do this as this was not fair.

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    18. Mary

      How do I find the bars now? I went to a centre in Toronto but I would like to continue on my own. Tried ebay but no luck any suggestions?

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    19. Wisconsin Client

      SERIOUSLY!!!!!!!!!LADIES!!!!! This is a great plan! It works doesn’t it? They wouldn’t be in business if it didn’t! For all of you to say “Oh I gained all my weight back”, “it was too strict”, “they made me buy the bars”, “they made me drink the juice”, boo hoo. You made the choice to join, you paid, you ate and loved the bars, to the ladies that said the program doesn’t work…well you didn’t follow it. There is no way a 200+ lady can’t lose weight on this plan. You chose to cheat, you said but I hardly ate anything “so my body went into starvation mode” BS! or you would gain over the weekend and say I stuck to plan, or you gained by not eating. Please I know you cheat but you are only lying to yourselves. Just follow and it will work you choose not to follow b/c you are scared of how you will look and feel smaller. You are too comfortable, do not use the comfort as sabotage.
      To all the ladies that lost! Way to go!

      Only stores left open and staying open are :
      Madison West , WI
      Madison East, WI
      Janesville, WI
      Rockford, IL
      Merle Hay, IA
      West Des Moines, IA
      Ankeny, IA

      But for you who liked/loved the program check into Healthy Inspirations, pretty much the same except they have a work out circuit, cellulite treatment (FDA), relaxation rooms! It’s fantastic, everything you need in one! But the plan is like the before SuperFoods Plan, FTL Plan. Its higher protein low starch.

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    20. Krista

      I live in Ontario, Canada. So far (knock on wood) I have had reasonable success with my program. I joined in July ’08 and have since lost about 35 pounds. My initial goal was for 70, I’m halfway there but it’s been a tough road. Like many I’ve heard on this site, I’ve dealt with the sales tactics and was suckered into one of the bar plans when I joined and have spent about 1300 dollars in the last five months. I’ve wised up and no longer buy the products and am still slowly losing, just by writing everything down and for myself, weighing everything. I find if I don’t weigh it, I don’t lose. It may just be in my head but its working. My centre that I go to has been pretty good. Support had been great and I never feel like I’m not wanted or heard just because I don’t buy anymore. I had a bit or resistance when I decided to go it without the bars and supplements. They told me I may find a difference because I wasn’t doing the bars, my weightloss may slow or stop altogether. It has slowed but not stopped. I found at first, it took a good six weeks to get started again and I’m sorry but the Take off juice is horrid so I refuse to do that anymore to jump start things. Now, at this point, Ihave to add that I run a home daycare and have four of my own kids, all with after school activities and aports. My evenings are taken up with Karate and whathave you. I have NO time left for exercise. So the 35 pounds lost were done just with proper eating. Imagine what I could do with an hour a day on the treadmill or at the gym. I do notice when I slip, I don’t lose in fact, I may even gain a pound ot two. I’m petrified for when I’m no longer on the program and worry that I’l gain it all back. They claim to be a lifestyle change. so far, I’ve changed, my eating habbits, my way of looking at food, my goals, but the cravings are still there and the urges. I still want the cookie, I still want the pizza, I still want a big plate of spaghetti with the garlic bread. I don’t think that’ll ever go away. But now that I’ve had a taste of what it’s like to be a few sizes smaller and the compliments I’ve gotten and more off, the way I feel, I’m looking forward to reaching my goal and hoping that I can go it alone with confidence. I’ve enjoyed LA weightloss and all the counsellors I’ve dealt with have been helpful and encouraging, even after I stopped buying. I haven’t heard anything of closings in my area dn I hope that mine won’t but I think that even if it did, I’ve been on this long enough that I hope I could continue to lose even after. Me personally, I think that it’s up to you. I like the push I get every week when I know I have to go weigh in and be accountable. I think I’ll still have to be accountable to myself after my program is done and gaining it back is not an option for me. I’ve st that foe myself. I know how to lose it now, that I’ll take from LA, and it’s my job to keep it off. I know what makes me lose and what will make me gain. It’s knowing my limits that will keep me being successful. I’ve dieted most of my life, I was a pudgy kid, and overweight teen, it wasn’t until I hit about 20 that I evened out but now, after four kids, I tipped the scale at 221 when I joined. I’m only five foot two so you can imagine how that looked. I know my body type will never be waif like and tiny. I have a large frame. BUt after 13 years of diets and failures, I’m starting to see my waist and am not a size 18/20 anymore. I just bought and more importantly zipped up with ease, a size 14 jean. That alone makes me want to shoot for the size 8. The feeling of zipping up those pants without any resistance at all was indescribeable. I do know that I want to be healthy and energetic. I do know that I like feeling like I look good, I love hearing it and I know that I want to continue to feel good. This program is helping me get there. Good luck to everyone.

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    21. Suzanne

      LA weight loss is closing down!!!
      Pretty pissed off about it too, seeing my sister uprooted her children to another province for this company and now she’s out of a job with only a couple weeks of notice. Right before christmas.
      They wont even help her so she can move home
      ” too bad kids no christmas this year”
      Assholes.

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    22. Robin

      Kimi, I felt compelled to respond to your last sentence,
      “Oh and by the way, when you quit and stop alltogether, bars included… you double and triple the weight back on!”

      I do not agree with that statement at all. I joined LA Weightloss a few times. I do not advocate their business practices or the hard sells. I’m sure they would cringe when I’d walk through the door because I didn’t put up with the bull and they knew it over time. Trust me, they learned from me more than I learned from them later on down the road. We all need that push, that accountability and places like LA provide that, at a cost, of course. But when I refused to return because the turn over of staff and the new crap they’d come out with was pointless to me. And they knew better than try to push that crap on me. I cut the convo real fast. It’s over. I also was on the plan with NO bars and at my insistance! Again, don’t feed me the wad of lies and BS because I’m not your puppet but a well researched consumer. 😉 Anyway, I left in March of 2008. In no way did I put weight on but I actually have lost about 15 additional pounds. I will share with you as I did these “sales people” posing as “counselors”, I needed the push and you gave that. Over time, my habits changed. I am now DEPENDENT ON ME! I don’t need your advice, let alone, 3 days a week to weigh me because you know it’s a waste of time because no sale is from this customer. I’m in the door, that about as much as you will get from me. They want you to DEPEND on them and if the only way you are losing weight if by going there, you might want to take a real good look as to what is going on with your reasoning. It only tells me that you will be successful if you enter the doors of centers. Not my idea of success..

      Oh and this packaged food! Ha! One thing I learned along the way is this.. There’s a BIG difference between losing weight and wanting to be healthy. Those who want to be healthy, are conscience of what the food they are putting in their mouth will do inside their body, i.e.. give it nutrients. This packaged, dead food crap, doesn’t quite fit the bill. It’s all just common sense. If you eat a lot of dead food . . . etc.
      Good luck to you.

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    23. Lavinia

      I worked at LA Weight Loss in Rhode Island. The Warwick store. I will tell you the honest truth. It was just 4 of us in the store and while the Manager and the Assistant Manager pushed people into buying, the other lady and I wasn’t. I was doing the program also while counseling so when people came to me with their grievenesses I was very sympathic to them. I mean for me it was not just for the money. I felt good helping people lose weight. If I see some of the clients having problems I would ask them what they eat and help them change up their eating and see if that would work. Usually we would change up certain things in their diet because what a good counselor would find is most people was actually eating the same thing over and over and their body was getting use to it. My biggest thing was if anyone was allergic to something because I would not recommend certain things if I know they are allergic to it. As for the bars if from the first moment I met a person and I can feel they will not buy in bulk because they couldn’t afford I wouldn’t push them at all. I would let them buy weekly and when they are on sale give them the option to buy.

      I have been scolded by the Area Manager numerous times because I wasn’t pushy but I put my foot down on her and told her she is a barbie does she even know how it feels to be overweight. We are here to help but to make our clients bankrupt. Could you believe I made my goal every single week and even more and it wasn’t for pushing it was because I help the customers.

      The plan does work and like I tell everyone don’t expect the weight to fly off just like that. It is easier to gain than to loose.

      I left the company since 2004 and don’t regret it at all. They was too pushy but I miss some of my clients. I don’t live in Rhode Island any more what but I do go there on vacation I would call some of them up and give them little hints on what I do to keep my weight down. I try my best to keep active and drink lots of water and I always try to eat on time. That is very important to make sure you eat on time. You would be suprise how not eating on time may alter your weight.

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    24. Rhonda

      Does anyone out their who is honest enough and works for this blood sucking company want to come forward and let people know that LA weightloss in Canada is closing their doors! You have all been told on Nov 3/08 and you were told that 4 weeks later you would shut your doors. (This is inside info) Do you people have a conscience selling people programs right up until the last day your doors will close!!! Any company that puts out that many coupons should tell you they are trying to scrape up every last dime before they go belly up! Consumer beware!!!! I would love for someone in this company to come forward and state the truth! I believe this is the most deceptive dishonest company. I was a client of theirs a few years back and they are only interested in your cold hard $$$$$$$$$$ people wise up thye coudn’t give a rats ass if you lsoe your weight or not. If you don’t they will just try to up sell you if you do they will plaster your pic everywhere so they cn sucker someone else with your photo to come and buy their program. IT’S ALL ABOUT THEM! They do not have your best interest at hear. They are fake and very nice to your face when you initially go in the first two times !st time so they can sell you a consuilt 2 nd time so they can sucker you into buying the bars. After that you are treated like cattle they don’t even know your name they just whip you in and out and hope they can push some more product down your throat each time you go in for a visit 3x per week. I have a friend who works with them and she told me inside info and that is they have to make minimum $25.00 on you each time you go in so that is $75.00 per week over and above what you already spent on the program and those stupid bars, If they don’t they hear it from their corporate office. What kind of bullshit tactics are these. Whats wrong with these spineless robots that work for a blood sucking company like this? Are you people on crack? wake up and smell the coffee is your own personal reputation less important than your masters at your corporate office? The employees are so brainwashed its not even funny all they care about is the almighty $$ but its the Franchise that is run from the top like a bunch of bloodsuckers! I am pissed I have been had and I am trying to keep you all from the same embarassment as me. Now you will be had as well, start the program with with them and they will close their doors in 4 weeks and you will be royally screwed!
      Good luck heads up and take care look for a company that really cares about the clients. Do your research I wish I did!!!! As I said before this is what I heard from an employee can’t get the truth out of these evil people if you life depends on it. No one will talk everyone is tight lipped and very secretive about this I would like someone to come forward and say smething if they have the guts!

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    25. Leena

      I worked for LA last year in a MArkham center, I am passionate about nutrition and helping people. That was why I joined this team, I loved giving people advice on healthy living and watch them succeed. That was my number one prode at this work is to see people be happy and be helped in their time of need. But soon I realized that their focus was to sell sell sell everything in sight even if people didn’t need it. My sales were low, I couldn’t convince people to buy their stuff knowing that they could live without it and still succeed. Basically after 3 months of my probation I was fired for not having good sales. The pay was low for the amount of work that was needed to be done, but the other counsellors lived of their commisions for selling these outragious plans and bars, they wouldn’t even let me near one of those counseltations knowing that I wasn’t strong in sales. I was discouraged and as I said laid off because I didn’t have it in me to sell their bars, I was there for helping people. And I guess that wasn’t enough.

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    26. charlette

      I recently joined LA Weightloss here in canada and found out 5 days after they took my $800 that they are closing all their centre’s here. I am so pissed off needless to say now discouraged that I only have 5 more weeks before the centre closes. I was told I could try to get my money back but from all that I have read on the net, nobody has gotten anything back. What makes me so mad is that they obviously knew they were closing when they sold me my membership as well as 26 boxes of bars…but it didn’t matter to them…I was just a sale. This sucks, plus I can’t find anymore info about this on the net …just about the USA.

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    27. LeAnne

      I’m in Lebanon TN and I joined in Jan and they closed in Feb left oweing me money and they will not respond to me at all. The whole chain that one person owned was taken back over by Corporate and they refuse to respond to me. I have called, I have emailed over and over to no avail. I’m sure I’m not the only customer that was done this way

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    28. Jen

      I really liked LA weight loss. I lost 78lbs with the plan.. I am disappointed they all closed down.. I became pregnant and stopped going but had hoped to resume my weight loss in the spring of 2008. I had also prepaid for weeks in advance. Does anyone know of any other weight loss centers that are similar to the one we expierienced at LA?

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    29. Theresa

      I got sucked into this diet and I did everything to a T and still gained weight or stayed where I was. Any diet that you have to purchase nutrients or anything like that I would stay away from. Do Weight Watchers instead.

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    30. casey

      Does anyone know the old LA weighloss take off program…it involved 3 oranges a day for three days…it has been years since I was a member, so I lost everything that they gave me for the plan.

      Thanks

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    31. Deborah

      Went to weigh today and center closed. Was told all centers are closing. How do we get products we have already paid for, or get refunded?

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    32. Lisa

      I did the LA Weight Loss program about 3 years ago and it really worked for me. I stopped doing it once I got into a relationship and have found I have gained all the weight back that I lost. 🙁 To my dismay, when I try to find a center to start up again, there are none!! Does anyone have the COMPLETE diet plan for LA Weight Loss? I mean, the food diary, the list of what you can eat at specific restaurants, the carb-lovers things (I remember there were carb-meals like pancakes and such that you could replace a protein with like twice a week, even pizza?) I’ve been trying to find all this information to do the diet again on my own. Any help??

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    33. Simone

      I too was pressured into buying more membership time (1/2 price deal, etc). Now they are closing their local branch and am entitled to 9 more months – they assume and expect me to travel 40 min. to the next branch in a different city. I’ve been calling our head office (5 times), as well as faxing and have been unsuccessful. No one answers the phone or responds back. This has left me very frustrated and out money I could apply towards fresh food and/or a gym.

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    34. Kimi

      I did LA weightloss after my mother did it and was highly successful. Her friends joined as well. we all lost tons of weight over that first year. I alone lost 37 pounds in the first 22 weeks. The first 3 days were horrid (1999 the diet had a 3 day strict diet – no drink to accompany though) I had severe headaches eating basically lean protein and greens & 1 tbs of fat and WATER. It was a good flush though and it got me down a good amount the first week. like 7, 9 or 11 pounds I think.

      Anyway… the bars… oh my god! what a hard sell… big time push on that… the only way to save is to spend hundreds of dollars at a time. So, we would all pool our money and split it (my mom, her friends & I) – but most places dont allow it. At the time the same counselors were there all year… the following year the counselors were quitting every month so there were new people all the time who knew NOTHING. Personalized service went out the door!!!!!!!

      We started using Pria bars instead of LA bars because they were cheaper and you could buy at the store with coupons… still worked really well for the diet, but the counselors were really mad and would scold us LOUDLY in front of all the customers repeatedly.

      finally I found out I had egg allergies and that was was the beginning of the end. I asked every counsler to help me with breakfast plans and they were mean to me about it. “well, either eat oatmeal or chicken or steak… it’s not my job to teach you to eat!!!!!!!!!” I got that from a few counselors. I then became lactose intolerant and at the tiem it was hard to find lowfat soy replacements so there I was unable to eat most dairy and my morning lean protein was gone (eggs) and I had horrible counselors and huge LA weightloss bills.

      By the end of that next year – we all quit for good… it was way too $$$$$$$$… and they were nasty there.

      Oh and by the way, when you quit and stop alltogether, bars included… you double and triple the weight back on!

      AVOID THIS COMPANY ALL TOGETHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    35. Kristi

      The corporate HQ for LA Weight Loss in Horsham PA is in deep financial trouble and will be closing soon. Don’t expect to get any refunds, especially after they file bankruptcy as Pure Weight Loss did last year.

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    36. Renee

      LA weight loss literally stole my money. I did lose 25 pounds but the store closed abruptly. They told me to start doing it online. Then that faded away. Then they told me to get the rest of my bars from some far away city. It was a hassle to get that because they ended up telling me they didnt owe me anymore bars. After being pissed off, i figured that i had been had with all the bars, pills, and other crap. The only info that I still use to this day is the actual information on the diet. It was informative to know that drinking 10oz of H20 a day with certain servings of protein, starches and vegetables. That has been pretty sucessful.

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    37. kathleen

      I wish I would have done some research on this LAWeight Loss Center before I went there to sign up and pay upfront. About half way thru the program they suddenly closed up. I’ve been trying to get in touch by phone and E-mail with the company to get my money back. I’m having no luck with that. I intend to tell as many people as I can about the experience I had with this LAWeight Loss Center. Anyone who reads this needs to spread the word. Stay away from LAWeight Loss Centers.

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    38. Linda

      I really liked the program, they sold me the information I need to get myself going. I now need to drop about 5 more pounds but have lost the fast start diet that went with the 2 day fast start juice. If any one has it, please help me get started on the 5 pounds.

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    39. Deborah Ring

      I went for one week to a centre here in Canada. The same tactics are used. As if most of us have not already bought our share of weight loss “lites” anyways. I did not like the atmosphere and lost my money too as they said they had already prepared my 52 week program and I returned everything they gave me plus I had only 2 weight loss visits with a “counsellor” who appeared to know less about nutrition than I who happens to be a diabetic and she was putting me into serious harm. I could not get an actual person to speak with in head office, only a voice mail machine that would promise to answer my message in 48 hours but never ever did. I finally just wrote the whole amount off, not that I could afford to!

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    40. Shylea

      BUYER BEWARE!! I joined Bozeman LA Wt Loss Center in Feb. 2008. It closed in June 2008. I had friends doing well and losing wt with the Bozeman store program so I felt encouraged. My friend later apologized and said her last 3 months on the program were hell and she could only imagine how difficult it was for a new person. No manager – no product on the shelf – untrained counselors – conflicting weight loss advise. I constantly heard “we’re sorry, we are without a manager”. It was TOTALLY frustrating. It is hard enough to lose weight, but I felt like I was being ripped off. Then when I got notice a week before the center closed I know my feelings were real. But if you tell LA that they get incredibly defensive. Before joining Bozeman, I had heard several LA store closing horror stories, but the Bozeman store seemed so secure and the counselors were so positive about store growth and programs. DON’T believe them!! From my own unfortunate experience – I know the blogs written about stores closing, no prior notice, no refunds, no delivery of pre-paid product are TRUE! LA is a mess to work with and a hassle to track down. Save yourself the headache. I’m sure the wt. success stories are true — I saw it work for a few of my friends — however the program only seems to be as good as the manager. It is too hard to sort out which is a good store and which is the bad. It would be different if the company had a policy that says “Oh, you encounter a bad manager or store — we will make it right”, but they don’t stand behind their product. Do yourself a favor and go else where !! On a happy note — I lost 6 lbs during 3 rocky months with LA and I have lost 11 pounds in 6 weeks without them!!! I believe your wallet has the best chance of thinning while on the LA program. They really push that you buy their product even though they advertise they don’t (but Jenny Craig does).

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    41. karina

      I did the diet a year ago but like Tina was unable to go to the center and loss all my money. I also knowrest that every time I would go they would keep pushing me to buy the bars.

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    42. Erica

      I actually worked at a center for almost a year and I can tell you that their number one goal is SALES, SALES, SALES! They hire people who haven’t a clue about nutrition, give them a white lab coat and coach them to get all members to buy something at each and every visit, which is 2 to 3 times a week. Otherwise a member is “noncompliant.” I worked with two “counselors” who both had eating disorders, but could sell so the owners let them stay. This diet is a huge scam and the center I was at was reported to our state Attorney General’s office on several occasions. I could not stay there because the owners simply did not care about the people who joined; just the size of their wallet. Beware!

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    43. Karen

      I am currently in my 3rd week of LA Weight Loss. I have lost 3.4 pounds strictly by changing my diet by their guidelines. I have not been exercising. It’s not going as fast as I’d like, but I know it’s up to me to get moving and I’ll bet the pounds will melt off. When I’m all done and 50 pounds lighter, I will give ME the credit and not LA weight Loss. I am the one deciding what to put in my mouth, I just want someone to hold me accountable for it. ME ME ME, that’s who I’ll have to thank. I can thank LA for the debt of $1600.

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    44. Tina

      I did this diet a few years ago and got sucked into paying for all those dam protein bars! Blah!!! I landed up, giving up, because i couldn’t get to the center 2-3 times a week as they wanted. My advice is Weight Watchers…yes it’s a slow process, but it gets the job done. Thanks for letting me vent!

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    45. Julie

      Any One Know if and when LA WEIGHT LOSS or Pure Weight Loss Centers will return? Invested Hundreds of dollars in to bulkk purchases and program and then door shut and no onw returned, been months and months. LA Area

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    46. clariece

      I have gone through several diet programs, including Weight Watchers and have finally found a program that I can work with. L.A. Weight Loss is incredible. My counselor is great and I’m eating good food – not drinking it – as so many other plans require. It is a well balanced food plan and there is not an over abundance of proteins as Samantha would think. The counselors are just regular people who have completed the program. Just like Weight Watchers meeting leaders are lifetime members who have lost their weight and kept it off. If you’re looking for a nutristionist then ask your doctor for a referral. The counselors are just good support – don’t look to them for more than that. They will give you suggestions on where to improve based on a what your particular plan requires.

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    47. Issabella

      LOST A LOT OF WEIGHT ON THIS DIET FILL REALLY GREAT LOOK FAB EVERYBODY SAYS SO GOT LOADS MORE ENERGY NOW FEEL I COULD BE ON THE WAY TO BEING ABLE TO RUN A MARATHON. THANKS FOR A WONDERFUL WEB SITE.

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    48. samantha

      too many protiens not good 4 most organs

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    49. cortney

      you need to have nutition bars on here instead of all of this starches and ect…..

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    50. Diane

      sounds fairlybalanced

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