LA Weight Loss

Updated on April 10, 2008
J.D. asks from Warren, OR
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I was just wondering if anyone has tried the LA Weight Loss program. If you have, did it work, how expensive was it, and did you have to take supplements? My daughter is 10 months now, and I still have about 30 pounds to loose. I was the lucky type that gained 80 pounds when I was pregnant. I've been staying away from simple carbs, so no sugar or white breads and exercising at least 30 minutes a day. I'm not sure what else I can do.

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Thanks so much for everyone's advice. It is so nice to be able to find out about a weight loss program before committing to it. They wouldn't give me any information unless I came in for a consultation, and I really didn't want to be pressured to join to find out more about it. After reading through everyone's responses, I think I am going to to do some of the free things before dishing out my money for a weight loss program. I am going to try journaling, drinking more water, and exercising a little more. I'm also going to look into www.sparkpeople.com. I was losing weight pretty consistently up until about 7 weeks ago, and then I just stopped. I'm hoping if I just change a few things I'll start losing again. Thanks to everyone that suggested weight watchers. It really works for my mother and my close friends, but does not seem to work for me. I was on it in college for 3 months and did not loose an ounce. I'm not sure why, but watching what kind of carbs I'm eating and increasing my protein intake seems to work better for me. Thanks again to everyone that responded.

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A.M.

answers from Richland on

I also would like to find out how to loose weight.

I'm a grandma and have a lot to loose. Anybody want it?.

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V.D.

answers from Eugene on

Hi there, I haven't tried a weight loss program, but I have found this website very useful, www.sparkpeople.com

It's free.

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V.H.

answers from Spokane on

I lost 70 pounds on this diet. It is very expensive. they say it only cost $11.00 per day the same as weight watchers, but they add on a bunch of other fees saying that it is because you get individual counseling. When I went you had to buy the bars too.

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A.B.

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I worked at a small weight loss clinic, this may help.

Here's the deal with weight loss clinics:
The number one key is accountability. We had our clients weigh-in Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Some clients didn't want to know thier weight, only thier loss (or gain in some cases). Having a counselor to encourage and support you while providing tips and help is necessary. Accountability includes counting calories (I know, nobody wants to do it!), writing down all foods eaten, and observing patterns--the counselor should help you with this.

Where ever you go for weight loss, it is not thier place to make you feel guilty, most people do that well enough themselves. The counselor should help you feel successful, positive, and excited about your weight loss. You don't need supplements or bars, just make sure you get a multivitamin and each a balanced diet.

Last notes: Don't weigh yourself everyday, but choose three or four days and chart your weight. Make sure to get enough protien, vegetables, and fruit. Don't cut out carbs--everything in moderation. If you don't get enough protien one day, you are usually more hungry the next.

I found a really good weight loss journal at Barnes and Noble--The Ultimate Pocket Diet Journal. It comes with a chart and encourages writing down all foods, water, and exercise.

Finally: writing down everything you eat will help you identify extra calories that make a huge difference. I had no idea how many calories I was drinking until I measured the amount of creamer I put in my coffee!!!

Good luck!

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S.L.

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Hi J.,
I wasn't quite so "lucky", I only gained 60! But I did get it all off. This is what I did. I nursed until she was a year old, I modified my diet in about the same way you already have, and I started a walking regime, and I think walking made all the difference. I put my daughter in an umbrella-style stroller, nothing expensive like a baby jogger, put the dog on a leash, and away we went. I worked up to about five miles a day until I lost the excess, and then maintained at about a mile and a half a day. By taking my daughter and the dog, I didn't have to worry so much about scheduling or childcare, and the dog's ecstasy at a regular walk was the encouragement of an "exercise partner". I tried to go seven days a week, but ocassionally missed because of really bad weather or unusually busy days. Here are some of the benefits: walking is cheap, requires no membership or special equipment, provides an excellent work out and a connection to your neighborhood and to nature, and can include all of the family.
Good luck!

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M.S.

answers from Spokane on

I have had a few friends try it out, and they didn't like it, lots of hidden cost's... They also had a big thing on the news about them a few months back about all the hidden costs and rude things... can't remmeber all the stuff.
They close here in WA I think, at least the ones that I try by here in spokane

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V.G.

answers from Portland on

They did great for me as well. I lost 25 pound total. I plan on joining the program again. It really works that they really help to find the root of your eating issues. I agree to one of the other responses, water is the key. Good luck and I hope all goes well.

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S.F.

answers from Eugene on

I did LA weight loss and lost about 20 lbs, but I wouldn't recommend it for one reason. Their protein bars. The bars are really good, but they totally push them on you and it seems like most of the focus is on getting you to purchase their protein bars. That's where they make all their money. It's a total rip off. They say you don't have to buy them, but if you don't you get treated differently. They make you use a completely different program. It's not worth the hassle.

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N.R.

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Hi J.,
I have a very healthy, organic and dr. recommended way for you to lose weight after a baby! I have helped many people lose the pounds they have desired to lose and it stays off. It's not a typical diet....that's why it works :) I'm a cleansing coach with a company called Isagenix. You can go to www.weightlosshalloffame.net and read hundreds of stories and testimonials (along with before and after pics) and check it out for yourself. Then give me a call or email and I can help you get on the program that is right for you.
N. Raichart

ps - I had 4 children in less than 5 yrs and I know what it feels like to have that extra weight hanging on when you didn't invite it!! Now all my kids are 3,5,6 and 8 :)

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D.H.

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Yes it worked very well, however, they have gone bankrupt so I wouldn't join now. It was a great program, sorry to hear they went under. I lost 30 lb. on the program. You don't have to buy their food or anything, they gave you a journal to write down what you eat and your allotment of each food group for each day. Drinking your 8 glasses of water a day was a big key....and staying to the right portion sizes was a big eye opener too. I actually ate more and lost weight than I did before the program.

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J.C.

answers from Seattle on

Hi J.,

I've been on both LA Weight Loss and Weight Watchers in the past, so let me tell you my two cents. I used LA Weight Loss (now Family Weight Loss or Pure Weight Loss at most locations) last year before getting pregnant with my second baby. There are definitely positives about the program, but I don't know if I would recommend the program to you.

First off, it's very expensive. They advertise one price and then, like others have mentioned, they hit you up for their bars and shakes and supplements. They make you feel like you have to use them to lose the weight, which just isn't true. The bars are better than most, but much more expensive than ones you can buy in the stores.

The second thing I wasn't crazy about with LAWL is that the program is very food-restrictive. You do eat all your own foods, but there are no allowances for treats or special cravings. For some people, this might be a good thing, but for me, I NEED to have some flexibility. I think they emphasize following their food plan so exclusively because they are typically food-based weight loss rather than a combination of exercise and eating well. And it sounds like you already have the exercising down, which is awesome! If you feel like you need a strict eating program and need to learn more about proper nutrition, then LAWL would be great. But for most of us already all-too familiar with dieting and nutrition, we already know a lot of what they're trying to teach.

There were a couple of positives, however. If you're the type of person who really needs structure and accountability, then this could be perfect for you. You can go into the center as many times a week as you want, and you get a personal one-on-one meeting with a counselor every time. That part is kind of nice. And they'll really work with you to meet your time frame, if it's important that you drop weight quickly. I did lose about 15-20 pounds in five months before getting pregnant, but the rate wasn't really any quicker than I was previously losing on Weight Watchers. I think if you used all the supplements and did their Fast Forward program (super restrictive) every two weeks and really followed the program to a T, you could drop 5-10 pounds every month, especially exercising as well. But, I'm not sure that it's that healthy to lose that quickly anyway, and maintaining would be tough when you're used to all that structure.

All in all, as soon as I have this next baby, I think I'll be headed back to Weight Watchers this time. It's the only program I really felt good about and felt like I could stick with without depriving myself. I lost 30 pounds on it after my first baby and know the program works. And the price is great--roughly around $15-20 a month, and that includes all the features online as well.

I hope that helps. It stinks that LAWL won't give you any solid information before they "commit" you; it's hard to tell if you're going to like the program with just one initial consultation, and then afterward, you're stuck if you've already paid the money. I really think if you're in it for the long haul, not just to drop some quick pounds, that Weight Watchers is the tried and true way to go.

Good luck!
~J.

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L.R.

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JAZZERCISE!

Life style change not diet! I was 235lbs. Through food journalling, prayer, walking and Jazzercise I lost 90lbs in 14 months.

Food journalling everything you eat is fabulous. I would be standing at the frige and my notebook would be staring back at me. Never go back for seconds and use a salad plate instead of a regular dinner plate. This helps to have realistic portions vs over eating.

Bump up your excerise to 1 hour each day. Combine cardio and strength training. I had a double jogging stroller and my kids LOVED to go for walks.

I have kept the weight off since 2003. I just became a certified Jazzercise instructor in January 2008.

I am so proud of you!

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L.T.

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sparkpeople.com is the best I've seen. Combines exercise with an awareness of what goes into your mouth (i.e. 1 poptart = 2 C. strawberries, so which is going to satisfy my empty stomach more?). you enter the food (can even keep a list of your own regularly eaten foods) and it calculates the calories, fat, protein, carbs etc. Really was an eye-opener for me.

Best of all, it's free and you don't have to starve yourself or spend a fortune on pre-processed/packaged food from a company.

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E.L.

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I didn't read everyone's advice (there's a lot!) but I thought I'd drop mine in too.

If you're still nursing, then as soon as you stop nursing you'll probably notice a marked difference in the speed of your weight loss. Your body retains fat while your nursing, plus it saps your energy.

Keep up the good work and once you're done nursing you'll have even more success.

If you're not nursing, then perhaps a good heart rate monitor would be a good idea. Exercising in your target heart-rate range gives a big improvement to success.

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T.H.

answers from Seattle on

I haven't personally tried the LA weight loss but I have had friends that did and I heard it was really expensive. I too gained 70 lbs with the first pregnancy and 55lbs with the second and didn't lose any of it in between. So after my daughter was born I was left with 50lbs to lose. I have been seeing a nutritionist, Emily Edison Momentum4nutrition.com, and have lost 20lbs so far (my daughter is almost 11 months). It is slow, about a lb a week, but I get to eat whatever my body is craving. That includes pizza, chocolate, french fries etc. She seemed a little expensive at first but so far I feel like it is the best investment I could have ever made and right now I don't see her at all I just call her every once in a while if I have a question for her. Good luck!

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D.B.

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Hey J.,
My 18yr old and I just started "dieting". We are adamant that we are not "dieting", we are just eating healthy.:) What we did was got on line and found a site (www.mypyramid.gov)and found a wealth of info. It is really cool cause you can type in your weight, and I can't remember if that one asks for your goal. But anyway it gives you a wonderful pyramid fit excactly for you. Calories and all. Then we found (Women's Nutrition Guide) just type that in the search bar. That one has you type in your height weight and goal and it is SO cool cause it tells you how many calories you need to lose weight with or without exersize and with. We have been going off those and it is AWESOME! No spending money on "diets" and we are eating regular foods,, just try to buy foods that are lower in fat. Also we are going mostly organic (they tend to be less fat sometimes) and we read that all the preservatives they put in the food now days can stop your body from releasing the fat. Don't let "organic" scare you, yes it is more expensive, but just start a little at a time. We have found that you can find almost anything you want in organic. Also Fred Meyer has a pretty big section. Also QFC. Its actually kinda fun and you know you are eating healthy :) Go on line today and start up some new ideas on eating. We started a week ago and it is really kinda fun and we feel SO good because we are not bogged down from all the fat we were eating. I hope this helps. And remember one thing (my husband taught me) go to many different sources and choose what you like for which ever ones you want and make a plan for yourself. You can do it :) We also found a really cool site that gives you TONS of info on foods, their nutrition and calories, just type (Sante 7000)into the search bar and you can find almost any food you want. Remember if you are looking at eating plans on line try to stick to only goverment recommended stuff, then you know it is acurate and they are not going to try and sell you something. I hope this is helpful :) take care and God bless, Danell

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M.F.

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Hi J., The home based business my husband and I do just came out with a great weight loss system about a year ago that we have used. It is called slimplicity and you can find information about it at www.slimplicity.com My husband lost 10lbs within a couple months that he has maintained. It consists of a yummy meal replacement shake with great nutrition and capsules with fat burners, fat blockers, metabolism boosters, and appetite suppressants! When I was using them it really took away my appetite but there are no artificial stimulants to give you jitters like some diet pills do. It is a really simple system and offers great support calls and contact with others using it. Anyway you can check out the website and if you are interested in learning more get in touch with me at [email protected]____.com

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C.C.

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Have you tried Weight Watchers? I was stuck for YEARS, and now I've lost 90 lbs. and have kept it off since May of last year...

I tried all sorts of things...I am even a vegetarian, but the weight still wouldn't come off.

Just an idea...

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T.M.

answers from Norfolk on

I've never tried their program. I gained 78 pounds with my first daughter and only 35 with my second. (Learned the first time how hard it is to get the weight off.) The one thing that totally helped me reach my goal weight was drinking a lot of water. Sounds simple, but it really was the key for me.

I found that if I drank about 2 liters a day, I felt full and wasn't craving as many snacks. I was also eating less portions of meals. If you drink an 8 oz. glass of water about 20 min. before you eat, you'll find that you won't want to eat as much. And it helped my skin and some issues with constipation that I was having after the birth.

I just carried around a water bottle (Costco) and refilled it 3 times a day. It seemed really hard at first, but now it's just part of what I do every day to stay trim. I can't excercise because of a nerve disorder in my feet and legs. So, I had to do it by diet and drinking water. By diet, I don't mean "diet". I simply changed around the time of day that I would eat certain foods. There's a book called "Body By God" that really showed me the way our bodies are designed to process food for optimum health. It totally works! I went from 197 pounds to 138 (current weight). Just by changing the order of food and drinking a ton of water.

Hope that gives you some good suggestions. Remember how beautiful you are on the inside while you're helping your outside. Good Luck!

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E.A.

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I did the LA Weight Loss plan before I was pregnant and then after I had my daughter, and was also disgusted with the 'hidden' costs. I was able to tell them that I was only going to eat 1 (the diet calls for 2) of their LA lite bars a day. That seemed to be ok with them. I found the diet to be very healthy, smart choices. I would recommend the plan to people, based on the fact that it is a very well balanced meal. My DH is a personal trainer and so is very critical of "diet" plans. He thought it was a great nutrition plan. At the beggining, I felt like I had a lot of support from the ladies in the center (yes it does sound like a cult when you tell people that...) but towards the end it felt like an obligation that I had to meet, and they didn't particularly care to much whether I showed up. I stopped going because I ran out of weeks, and was going to have to pay even more. At the time we couldn't justify the costs. I was in the same boat as you though...I gained about 50-60lbs with my DD, when I left LA I had lost all of that +10lbs more than my pre-baby weight.
Best of luck to you! I hope this helps you!

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E.A.

answers from Portland on

I did the LA weight loss and it worked great. I lost about 35 pounds. It was quite expensive then, but I understand they have lowered the cost, plus they have a program that is a lot faster. I didn't take the supplements---that would have more than doubled the price for me---they told me I didn't have to take them. It was just energy bars and drinks. The basic idea behind their plan is to just eat sensibly......low-fat (as opposed to non-fat), low sodium, portion control and limit your carbs and sugars. Make sure you eat more veggies than dairy, and start your day out with protein. Also, drink AT LEAST 8 glasses of water each day. I just kept refilling my water bottle at work and it was great. Good luck on your efforts! You can do it!!!!!

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L.S.

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I am sure that you did not want people to respond with advertising but I lost the remainder of my baby weight from my second son with Herbalife. I was dieting and excercising but still had the stubborn 10 pounds left. Once I started on the program, I lost 15 pounds and over 21 inches! This put me at a smaller size than I was in high school - before both my pregnancies! Contact me for more information!

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N.D.

answers from Seattle on

Hi...I am currently 5 months pregnant...was diagnosed with gestational diabetes...so I'm on a limited amount of carbs..no more than 35 for breakfast...lunch and dinner I can have up to 60...but always stay well below that number and my snacks I can have up to 30...so 3 meals and 3 snacks and I have lost 10 pounds in a week...stay away from anything with more than a few grams of sugar and no bread pasta or potatoes...just limit your intake on them rather than cut them out...they are all loaded with carbs...I've never done LA weight loss..but this diet is working for me..

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G.H.

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You're doing the right things now- keep it up! It's better if you lose it slowly, otherwise it comes right back. So be patient and join Weight Watchers instead. Much cheaper, better results. Add in more water,fiber,fresh fruits and vegies to your diet.
When I lost 40 lbs. in 2002, I learned from WW to eat a little snack between meals and stop eating at least 2 hours before bed. It felt like I was eating more, but losing weight. I've kept it off because it's instilled in my brain how to eat and I go weigh in once a month at no charge. Keeps me accountable.
Yes, there was a scandal awhile back about L.A. - ours closed, too. My neighbor tried it- gave them lots of $$$$ and lost & gained it back. She knows WW works and is back to them.
ps. I just went to www.weightwatchers.com and there is a yummy Feta and Spinach Dip recipe to print out! New recipes all the time......

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K.J.

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I am 5'3'" and put on 50 pounds myself. I don't know about the LA program, but I did the Cinch Inch Loss Program and lost the last 20 that I couldn't seem to get rid of 4 years later with it. I guess it's different because you just lose weight from the fat. The Cinch is about 300/mo, but replaces two meals, a snack, two teas, and has a supplement that really helps too. It tasted great and was super easy to do. Oh yeah, it's 100% guaranteed too!Here's a link to it if you want to check it out: http://www.cinchplan.com/build/home good luck!!

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A.P.

answers from Seattle on

I don't know anything about LA Weight Loss...but do know that Wright Watchers works for me. You can join online, so no need for meetings or buying special foods. They make it easy to keep track of what you eat and how to find out the caloric values foods. It costs about $17 per month online and well worth it. I lose about 1-2 pounds a week--a healthy amount that stays off. WW also helps you maintain your weight.
You can eat what you want (as long as you don't go over your "points" for the week), but you get the most bang for your buck when you eat healthy.
I highly recommend it over any of the FAD diets. It's sensible eating choices backed by nutritional sense.

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K.N.

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J. -

I would totally recommend Weight Watchers. I had my baby 5 years ago, and still have 30 pound to lose! Ha. I actually lost 20 of it two years ago, but it crept back on. It's a great program, and the cost is much less. Plus, I would love to have a mamasource buddy to pair up with. I just started Monday.

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C.J.

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I too was one of the luck ones!! I gained 65 pounds with my pregnancy!! I have not tried LA Weightloss but, have friends who have. They have had much better success with it when they used the LA Weightloss supplements. It was very expensive- I can't remember how much exactly but I do remember being shocked when they told me!!! I am going to try Weightwatchers as it's much cheaper (about $10 a week) and you still get the benefits of having a support system and regular weigh ins to keep you on track. I've had a lot of friends who have done great with it too!

For me, joining a class, like Taekwondo or Water Aerobics, so I have some weight training and cardio plus friends who are counting on me to be there worked the best for losing weight. While I did Taekwondo, I did the Protein Power diet as well- Like Atkins and had a ton of success!!!

I still have about 25 pounds to go so, if you are interested in having a weight loss partner, I could certainly help you (and you help me!) by emailing back and forth to help keep eachother on track and having a person to vent to if things are going roughly! My email is [email protected]____.com

Let me know if you decide to go with LA Weightloss and how it works for you!!!

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J.N.

answers from Portland on

I love la weight loss. I also had 80 lbs tacked on to me during pregancy and then I joined LA . I cant remember how much it is but I know it is not cheep. You are not required to take supplements or to use any of their food. I did not use their supplements but did use their bars. I lost 50 lbs and it really was not hard as long as you followed the plan and drank all of your water and exercised. You actually get a lot of food and it teaches you how to portion your food and what the right things are to eat. It doesnt feel like a diet.

I unfortunately had a death in the family and lost all control then and ate to comfort myself, and well I am now back on the plan. I really to think it is a great plan and its something you can take with you through the rest of your life instead of those other things out there where you have to count calories and fat and all that stuff.

Good luck with whatever you choose but in my opinion LA is difinately worth it.

Jayme

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A.N.

answers from Seattle on

No I haven't tried LA weight loss but I am currently doing weight watchers. I did weight watchers prior to getting pregnant with my daughter and I lost 35 pounds but of course I put it back on while I was pregnant and I have lost almost all of that weight. She is 14 months now but I didn't start the program til October 2007. I would obviously like to loose more and this plan works for me and teaches you about portion control and to lead a healthier lifestyle. You sound like you are on the right track to loosing the rest of the weight. I pay around 35.00 a month for weight watchers and it is a very fun program to be in. There are meetings everyday you can attend and if you wanted to go to a meeting the best one I think but of course its the one I go to is Wednesdays at 9:30am in Redmond. Our leader is great! Give it a try, its fun!!!!! Good Luck!

A.

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M.S.

answers from Portland on

Hi J. - it was really a long process for me to lose my "baby weight" too. As a dietitian I would suggest that you avoid LA Wt Loss - no personal experience but have heard thru others that they emph low carbs and high protein - much like Atkins. Medically speaking this approach does not work in the long run - your muscles need carbs (complex not simple) for efficient metabolism (how quickly your body burns calories). Great that you're exercising!! If you're looking for group support I would recomment weight watchers - which apparently you can do online if group meetings aren't your thing. Also online you can google BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) which will calculate how many calories you need for your size, weight loss goals etc. The American Dietetic Assoc. is another good reference. Sorry didn't mean to lecture you - hope this helps - feel free to write if I can help. Good luck! M. PS Losing 50 pounds in 10 months - you should be proud of yourself!

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A.M.

answers from Portland on

I haven't done La Weight Loss, but I know people who did and really liked it. One was successful, one was not. Both were people that always struggled with weight and needed that encouragment of a counselor on making serious lifestyle changes.

If you have a healthy lifestyle, but just need to jump start that last batch of baby weight, which is what I needed to do, I recommend Nutrisystem. It worked really well for me because I didn't have to think about it too much. I just stuck with the program and lost my last 25 pounds in three months (I don't think that's normal if it isn't baby weight).

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T.H.

answers from Portland on

Stroller Strides!! Dieting isn't enough--you've got to get moving!! It's a great workout--as intense as you choose to make it, fun for baby (I have a 10 month old and we go every day). I have lost all my baby weight plus 3 lbs! They're in SE, NW, SW...just look it up online and enter your zipcode under class locations. www.strollerstrides.com

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T.S.

answers from Seattle on

I did LA Weightloss a few years ago and yes it works, although since I have been off it I have gained the weight back. The only concern I had with it was it was very expensive, and I felt pressured to buy the supplements and snacks. They would say things like to lose the weight you want you have to take these. When I would go in for weigh in it was all about the scale, they never took into consideration that i had lost 27 inches. It became very stressful on the weeks that I didn't lose as much.
Now I have gone to weight watchers and I like their approach much better. I am still able to eat whatever I want, although of course you lose more if you make good choices. But I dont feel bad if I eat pizza or sweets, like I did at LA weightloss. I think they are both good programs, just as far as flexability and cost weight watchers is a much better deal.
Hope I was of some help...I need ot get back into it and really get serious about it. I have been lacking lately moe then I should.
Tellina

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J.B.

answers from Portland on

Portland Fit, a marathon training program for the Portland Marathon, is starting this weekend. It is a program for runners and walkers and they also have a group called "pounders" that get together and lose weight as a group. It has been very successful for many. I know one guy who lost 30 pounds and was able to manage his diabetes with just diet and exercise. I did the program as a runner wanting to do the marathon and it was awesome. The cost is around $95 now I think. Again, I've done the program but am in now way affiliated with it. Also, you don't have to do the marathon...but if you do, it is a great experience...it really changed my life. You'll also meet a lot of people and have adult conversation...all that I was craving when my son was 6 months old.

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S.P.

answers from Seattle on

YES YES YES I did it, I spent more money than I ever wanted to and not only did I have to pay my month to month membership but they tell you that you HAVE TO BUY THERE foods, dirnk, and suplements or it wont work right and you wont lose the weight. I have done and use every plan,nutritionist, diets the DR. gave me, book, and pill that is out there and I have spent prob close to 8,000.00 all in all and ya I would lose but I always gained it back.when I hit 325pounds I just about lost it. I knew I had to do something and fast. the more weight I put on the more health prob I had. so I went through everything I had and I put together my own diet plan and I am proud to say that since I have done that I have had 2 more kids, my last one born just in Jan.2008 and I am down to a size 16 and 205pounds in just 3 years. Mind you I also had a baby in Oct 2006.
I have since then along the way learned how to take what works for me and teek it to work for others. I am in the middle of getting a patten on it and writing a book to maket and sell to others. For right now I do work with others to help them and all I charge for is my time to put the plan togther. But I also make sure that I am there for you along the way. if you would be intereted in knowing more please just let me know.

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C.B.

answers from Yakima on

I am a Gramma, not a young Mom, but had some pounds to take off. A friend of mine, told me to give Medifast a try. It is about $250/month. I used it for 2 months, lost about 40 pounds- followed it completely... no fudging at all. My husband decided to follow the pattern and not use the Medifast food products and lost over 60 pounds. (that made me mad). He got some high protein drink mix from Costco, some high protein bars, drank lots of water and had "weight control" hot cereal from Safeway. I made homemade soup each week and he had just one cup of that for lunch and had a regular dinner and no second helpings. But the key is to rev up your metabolism. A person my age needs to do that.
A young Mom keeps the metabolism rate up because of the daily exercise that comes from being a Mom. When I stopped using the food products, I realized portions were key and EXERCISE. Also, eating every 2 hours- something protein
(like high protein bars, nuts, etc.) keeps my metabolism revved. Calorie intake averaged about 1000/day.
If you want a safe and fast plan, go on line and look up medifast. I actually got the products on-line-bidding on it(ebay). You can get them directly from the Medifast site as well. I liked it because the evening meal was with the family--like you... no bread, no sweets, just good old meat and veggies. I was never hungry and had lots of energy. Just an idea.
I also realized that the $250 per month I spent was probably less than what I would have spent at the grocery store on the junk I had been eating. So it was a good investment in my health.. to get the pounds off and get on with good eating habits. Take care

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A.E.

answers from Seattle on

I don't know anything about LA Weight Loss . . .but
Weight Watchers worked great for me! You use a point system so you really can eat whatever foods you want. . . BUT the "bad" foods are worth more points than the "good" foods. For example, you can eat as many veggies as you want on Weight Watchers because most are 0 points, but a small slice of cheese pizza is like 6 points.
I lost 33 pounds after I had my second. It took me a little less than 5 months. And that was with NO exercise.
I still have 14 more pounds to lose and I'm really having to stick to my points and exercise daily!
WW costs $40 a month if you choose to go to the meetings and you also get ALL the online services. I would recommend mtgs at first because they teach the right way to do WW and it helps keep you accountable. I currently pay nothing and still do the program on my own because I learned what I needed from the mtgs.
This is just another option for you to look into. :)

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K.Y.

answers from Portland on

I went to La Weight Loss in Gresham.I enjoyed it and I lost 60 lbs. Not my goal which was more but it was my own fault I quit.It can work and it is effective but its not cheap.Perhaps cheaper for you since you have less to loose.Its pretty easy,and do remember to log and carry your fruits and water with you.Logging your food is important so you can see your habits good and bad.You need to eat every 2 hours so yes carry your snacks with and water.Do drink your water too it makes a difference.Just remember you are human and you will error and eat what you shouldn't just remember to get back on track and do allow your self a splurdge here and there.So, you don't fail more than one day.Remember to go and get weighed however often they ask.You will be happy when you loose weight and you will stay on it longer.Also this is a time your bring your log in and if I were you I would carry my log with me. to log what I eat so you don't go over what your allowed to.I think your small amount will go fast and stay off.I don't like water so I mixed it with generic crystal light and diluted it really well.Get yourself a 64 oz/ bottle(dollar tree) and fill it each night and carry it with you.Works well if you put it in the refigerator the night before.I found out that putting it there the night before saved me time and I would drink my h2o.That way you know how much you drank.Sip it all threw the day.Supplements help if you can afford them but if you can't (I didn't for a while) you will still get the weight loss but not as fast.They are good and ask for samples on the bars.The vitamins help but you can buy 1 and then shop around right away for similar if you can't afford it.You will have the bottles and be able to come close but will have to call or go on line.Walmart and Dollar Tree are helpful but you might have to then buy more products because theres is in one and you won't find exactly but close to the product.Lean cusines have good pizzas.Always have the book of food your allowed to buy in your purse so unexpected trips to the store and resturants you will have your book.You will know what you can have and buy.It really is easy when you get it figured out.You still will be able to eat a wide variety of food and even fast food.Lean gourmet frozen meals are on there and are one of the cheapest you can buy for the frozen food and they aren't bad.If you come across something thats not on the list look at the book and compare the sodium if its less or the same in the same product you can subsitute.Look online for specials and watch tv and newspaper ads for specials for the program.Go see them and let them present to you there program.Then ask for your sititon which special works the best and if they are not having the special tell them you can't afford it right now and to please call when they have that special.Then you keep and eye too and if you have a friend going there have them keep and eye out.Call weekly to ask about specials.They get busy so they may not remember or have the time to call you back about specials.At that point you will probably get mail from them about specials if you went in.Make sure you understand the contract and they explain it to you.They did misrepresent to me.And i could have gone back and got more services for what i paid for but didn't fight it.It was on the news that they did it to others too and they had lawsuits.Make sure everything they say is in writing for that reason.Otherwise they will turn around and charge you.So,keep your contract.You can just buy your own food if you can't afford the rest and exercise helps more.If you join watch for specials on the extra stuff or buy in bulk.Ask them about the specials before hand and then be ready when products go on sale to buy them or buy in bulk.Any questions feel free to ask.It also worked for my cousin in Texas.She told me about it and she had less to loose.Ask for samples sometimes they have them.Its not good to buy in bulk unless you like it.Sometimes they have variety packs for bars buy that and they you will know and not waste money.You can ask about anything you want with La from me.The prices are a lot less know.Worth a try make an apt at your nearest place and go in and don't be in a rush to leave .Have question ready and written down.Let me know how it goes! Good luck! Its not hard once you get use to it.Keep up apts they are for your benefit and well help you and you will be paying for it.

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My sister in law tried it and lost only 7 pounds in 4 months, this last week one of her friends taught her to do weight watchers. She lost 5 pounds in that week. I would recommend weight watchers first and if that doesn;t help you try LA but she said its a waste of money.

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T.S.

answers from Seattle on

I have not tried LA weight loss, but am not a huge fan of skipping foods that I love (carbs and chocolate). I joined Weight Watchers online and have been very successful with it. If you don't have time to go to meetings, you can join online and then just use the support they offer. It's great because you don't have to buy special foods or deprive yourself of foods that you love. You just account for the points! Counting points is not as much of a hassle as other diet plans claim. Typically people eat most of the same foods on a daily basis. You'll learn what the points are for your favorite foods really quick. Weight Watchers is not a diet, it's a change in lifestyle. That's why it works! I lost 20 pounds so far! I highly recommend it to everyone! I hope thar this helps you a little.

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D.D.

answers from Spokane on

J., I have been using "Fuco-thin" from the health food store, it is made for stubborn belly fat and as long as you watch your calories and exerciose it really works! Also I use WU-LONG TEA and I have really seen the pounds finally come off, even in my hips and thighs and along with the belly I am a happy camper! D. D

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J.D.

answers from Spokane on

I haven't done LA Weight Loss, but I did Weight Watchers to lose my 65 lbs of baby weight. I did it after both babies. It changed my life. Google it, and find a meeting in your area. It is an empowering experience and it will make you feel so good. WW is something you can do forever, with normal food. No supplements or special food to buy. Just make sure you attend the meetings -- they are KEY.

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T.F.

answers from Eugene on

Hey there - I am located in Eugene, OR. The place that my obgyn recommended is called Monarch Weightloss Center. I didn't try it because I can't afford it, but my co-worker, she tried it and lost 60lbs in less than 6 months it seems. Tremendous results. So, if you don't have a Monarch weightloss center - then call your doctor or obgyn and maybe they have some place in mind in your area that specializes in weigh loss and is doctor monitored. Since it is doctor monitored - it is specific for you and your body. Maybe you can have a few extra carbs that you didn't know you could, but less sugars. Everyone breaks down their foods differently and we also loose weight differently as well.

I have personally lost 30lbs in the last 4 months because I had Gallstones. I was forced to watch what I was eating after being diagnosed. I couldn't have any fats...no dairy such as milk, cheese, yogurt, any dairy product. I could basically eat only chicken, lean pork and fresh fruits and veggies - without butter or ranch. That slimmed me down rather quickly. 20lbs in two week period. But I was starving. I wouldn't recommend that.

Another way is besides watching what you eat, but eat in smaller portions and more often. Eat like your child, back to basics.

Good job on exercising, I give you kudos. Keep doing a good job - set small goals and acheive them first then you WILL make it to your ultimate goal. And also, please don't be so hard on yourself too - remember - it took 10 mos to create your beautiful bundle - it can take just as long to get it off. You body went through major changes....let it go back on step at a time. I hope that this helps.

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A.H.

answers from Portland on

I did LA and was hugely successful, however I think the technique they use is something you can do now without the expense.
Drink 8-8oz glasses of water a day
Journal
Portion size
2 proteins, 3 fruits, 4 veggies, 2 starches, 1 dairy & 1 fat
Morton's light salt
Limit your condiments to 2-3 a day (ie: ketchup, dressings)

They are expensive but I think Weight Watchers is more. LA is $5-$7 a week when WW is $10, and at LA that includes the maintenance period for free. Maintenance is when you reach goal, they still have you check in to be sure your still on track. At LA you don’t have to buy the supplements or the bars. The bars did help me though, because it was chocolate and it satisfied my sweet tooth. (FYI - this is where they get you and why most say LA is expensive)
Any program works as long as you follow it completely.
Good luck and may you have success.

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M.M.

answers from Portland on

I was blessed by my doctor who shared Take Shape for Life and it has been the best program I've tried. Discovred by a doctor and used only by many doctors for 20 years before it was released as a home based business program where we are trained to share. Not a diet, but real food that has been processed and you add to water or milk. It is mostly soy based medifast in the form of shakes, oatmeal, soups, pudding, and secialty shakes... dietetes, joint, coronary and a plus for women's health. I learned of it right after my husband passed away and being alone, it has been a blessing, but even with a family to fix for too, it is easy. So convenient, especially to take with you. Their bars and ready to drinks are great to carry with you. I have testimonies of people and pictures of people who have lost over a hundred pounds and have toned so they don't have the saggy skin usually connected with a massive loss. My daughter in law had the bypass before I learned of this. She now needs, but can't afford, another surgery to take care of the hanging skin. I would love to hear from you. [email protected]____.com

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K.N.

answers from Seattle on

I tried it before I ended up preggo with my youngest. I did lose wieght on the program but there were alot of suprise costs. They advertise as like 7 bucks a week and gaurantee you will lose 2 lbs a week. What they don't say tillyour signing up is: It will take you approx 15 weeks to lose the 30 lbs but you have to sign up for like an additional 52 weeks of program in order to help maintain the weight loss and the only way they gaurantee the wieght loss is by using the LA Lite products. These cost like 12 plus dollars a week.
Honestly the concept is the same as Wieght Watchers, from what I understand about that program.
I would go the Weight Watchers route if I did this type of thing again. Cheaper, same if not better results, and the program appears to be a little more supportive.
Good luck

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G.S.

answers from Seattle on

I have not tried LA weight loss program. But if you remember you didn't gain the weight over night, it took what 10 months. So set your goal at 3lbs. a month, cut back on what you eat. I didn't necessarily stop eating certain foods, I just cut portions smaller and control self to not indulge in anymore. If you were anything like I was during pregnancy I ate more than I normally would have. Drink lots of water. Also, there's a book called "Be A Loser", got some great ideas, and you can do everything at home. Even when you lose 1lb. think of it as pound of butter, when you get to 5lbs., think of it as sack of potatoes.... I find that very encouraging. :) Also, as your daughter gets to walking you can run with her in park or walk with stroller now that weather is getting nicer. If you read the book it explains how deep breathing helps you burn fat. Happy trailing!

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M.D.

answers from Seattle on

Hi,
I see you've already gotten lots of responses, but what no one has said is that LA Weight Loss is in financial trouble. My mother had been going there, then they suddenly changed their name to Family Weight Loss. Next thing you know they closed the Lynnwood location. She asked about it and (at the Everett location) they said it wasn't a problem. Before long they closed the Everett center too. I would be afraid that you would invest some money and they would close down. I have used Jenny Craig after two of my pregnancies and like their program. Yes, it too is expensive but it helps me to be able to not have to spend time cooking anything special for myself in my busy life with four kids. Then as you get closer to your goal, they start having you add back in your own meals a little at a time to wean you off their food. And their food is REALLY good. Just something to consider. Good luck!

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J.K.

answers from Portland on

I don't know about LA weight loss, but Weight Watchers is wonderful! They teach you HOW to eat, not what to eat. I think they might be cheaper than LA, but I'm not sure. If you're not into group meetings, you can do an on-line version. I lost 20 lbs with WW and kept it off for 2 years before I got pregnant... and gained 50lbs!. I finally lost my baby weight after 11 months. I am still a lifetime member and weigh in every month. Check them out!

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K.S.

answers from Portland on

LA Weight Loss works. My mom did it and lost 35 pounds in about 4 months. The good thing about LA Weight Loss is that it's not diet pills or other stuff like that. They mainly focus on getting a healthier diet with good changes (a diet with more fruits and veggies and choosing food with less sugar and stuff) and a healthier life-style. They do have LA Lite Bars, their a kind of expensive, but they taste really good. They have those so that you can have a protein snack in between meals. But you don't really have to buy them.
Good Luck!

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answers from Portland on

I have no experence with la weight loss, but it's too expensive for me. I sought out a support group called T.O.P.S. Or take off pounds sensibly. It's$21.00 dollars a year, and 3.00 dollars a month. with a dime for every meeting. The dime is for the best looser for the week. We don't compete with each other, but with the scales. It's a lot of fun and so supportive ! the rules vary somewhat from club to club with meetings in the morning and at night. I'm 71 years old and am the 2nd oldest in the group, with a teenager with over a hundred pounds to lose being the youngest.I love the atmosphere as there is no cattiness, just support when we dont lose, or gains and a lot of applause when we do. Everyone is genuinely happy when you lose, and very encouraging when you dont. It's a win win situation. Good luck and keep on keeping on. You'll reach your goal and I'll be rooting for you.!!!

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D.D.

answers from Portland on

I did LA about 4 years ago and regret it severely. I was successful for the first 4 months, when unexpectedly they "changed" their program format and my friend and I stopped losing weight. It was very upsetting to spend so much money ($800+) and then for them to change it and it be unsuccessful.
They also are not completely upfront with you before they get your money. They did NOT tell me I was going to have a lot of restrictions because of my kidney stones and then told me afterwards it was because of those restrictions that I wasn't losing as much as I should. Also -- you have a time period of which to lose the designated (that you choose) weight. If you don't lose in that time period you get charged for additional time.
It's terrible that they run their program like this, because it was a good program, despite all the restrictions before they changed things up. And there was no option to continue on the previous program.

I would suggest trying sparkpeople.com with a buddy for the accountability part. It's so much easier to stay on track when you are "checking in" with someone. You can find buddies on their site or have a friend sign up with you. It's FREE which is a very good price and is very flexible. It's also very inclusive and is very similar to weight watchers online.
Good luck! Where are you, I'm looking for an accountability partner! lol...

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T.B.

answers from Anchorage on

I haven't tried this program, but I am currently on a program called TSS... Trim Slim Shape by Visalus Science. It consist of a protein shake (that actually taste good, I mean really good) a metabolism booster (this alone people are seeing results) and an clear, almost tasteless appetite suppressant. Average weight loss is 8.5 pounds in the first week. I've lost about 5 pounds so far. Email me if you would like more information [email protected]____.com
T. Benning
Anchorage, AK

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S.J.

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Hi J.,
Check out our site www.commit2fitnow.com Less expensive, lasting results. It is a lifestyle program incorporating healhty eating, proper supplementation, & exercise. My mom & mother-in-law both went from a 10 to a 4 on the 8 week program and have maintained for 5 years. You can see before & after photos of several of our friends on the site as well. Our friend Tiffany recently went from a 16 to a 10 on the program. I'd love to be your coach, all you pay for are the products (approx. $500 out of pocket but you then get your own website to order from and 25% discount for life with no requirement to sell anything and no order requirements or autoships). My good friend since 7th grade put the program together, she's a dietician. Once you become a member ($50/yr), I can mail you the program on DVD and coach you each week by phone or I can give you access to the member's only site where you can do the program all on-line (8 30 minute sessions/life habits with product explanation/benefits). Also, a great book to look into is "The Natural Fat-Loss Pharmacy" by Dr. Harry Preuss
Let me know if interested, I'd love to show you I can help!
Love, S. [email protected]____.com

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W.F.

answers from Seattle on

Hi J., I used a program called Isagenix to lose the 20 pounds that I needed to lose after having my 2nd baby. It is a cleansing and fat burning system that cleanses away the impurities in our bodies thus ridding it of fat and inches. In my first 9 days I lost 6.5 pounds and 12 inches. I then continued to use the products and went from a 12 to a 6, losing my 20 pounds and 22 inches. Now I have the IsaLean shake and vitamins every day for breakfast. My girls and husband enjoy the shakes as well. I know we're all getting great nutrition every morning and then can continue our day eating healthy and exercising. I loved the program so much I began doing it as a part-time home business almost 3 years ago. I love sharing Isagenix with other moms since I had such great results. I'd love to help you reach your goals as well! Check out my website at www.wendyfitzgerald.isagenix.com if you are interested or send me an email. Another great site is www.weightlosshalloffame.net which lists 100's of success stories. Hope to talk with you soon!

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answers from Portland on

J.,
I have not personally did that diet, but my mother in law and some friends have and they would not recommend doing it. They tried to just get people to buy their supplemtents and according to these people said that they really did not focus on re-learning how to eat. Hope this helps. I am in the need to lose weight boat and it is so hard. Good Luck

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C.B.

answers from Seattle on

Hey J.. I haven't personally done LA Weight Loss, but I have a friend who did it and was successful. I'm not sure on the price, but believe you get 1/2 of it refunded if you keep your weight off for a year.
My absolute SWEAR BY "diet" comes from a book called, "The Rice Diet Solution" by Kitty Gurkin Rosati & Robert Rosati. On the front it says, "Lose 20 lbs in one month". (I lost 10 pounds in 2 weeks.) It's not really meant to be a diet as much as a lifestyle change, but you can use it as a diet to get the job done. I've done that a couple times (once the summer before last - before baby #4) and again, recently, after baby #4. Once I get down to the weight I want, I don't stick to it as strictly. But, when I do I feel healthier than ever, I'm not hungry and I have NO cravings! It's a lot of veggies and good carbs (like whole grains, noodles & rice.) A typical days worth of food could include 3 fruits, 1 cup of yogurt or milk, a whole grain piece of bread, 1 1/2 cups of noodles, 1 cup of rice and 3 - 6 cups of veggies (depending on raw or cooked). Beans also count as a starch, so that's a place you can get your protein, since there isn't a lot of meat. Believe it or not, what's listed above is a lot of food! I often wouldn't finish all of lunch and save some of it for an afternoon snack. Anyway, if you decide you'd like more information, or want to know how I've molded it to fit family life, let me know. Like I said, I swear by it, and I have other friends that absolutely think it's great too! Good luck :)

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answers from Anchorage on

i've found that weight watchers works for me. i live in AK, so there aren't any meetings and i didn't want to join on the internet. so i have figured out that 50 cal is about a point. i went to caloriecounter.org and found how many cal i need to maintain my weight..about 2000 cal for me. then because i am nursing they say to add 500 cal/day. but to lose subtract 500 cal/ day...so i just stick with 2000 cal/ day which is about 40 pts. (weight watchers would allow me 24 pts, but i was starving!) because i am nursing the lbs are falling off! i also recommend a splurge day. it helps me be good the rest of the time!

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K.S.

answers from Portland on

Hi,

I haven't tried LA Weight Loss, but I do have an 11-month-old son. He was born in April and by July 2007, I still had about 20 pounds to lose. I joined Stroller Strides and worked out 4 to 5 times a week. I lost all my weight within 6 months. It did take a little time, but I didn't have to diet. I also gained muscle which helped my metabolism and met some really great people. I recommend Stroller Strides to every new mom I know.

K. S.

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M.P.

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I had twins, so I know about putting on the pounds. My husband and I did an approach that I can't say at this point I would call a diet, rather a "way of life" It is called the balanced weigh. It combines good eating habbits with exercise. Our local YMCA has a childwatch, check out if yours does. Eating well combined with regular excercise has been a life saver. Having the kids in childwatch is a nice little respite. I'm sure their are lots of good things out there. Hope you find what's right for you.
M.S.

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J.M.

answers from Bellingham on

I have not done LA Weight Loss, I checked into it and found it expensive, but I lost 50 lbs with www.sparkpeople.com, the program is free, you meet great people who are in the same situation - a support group is very important - lose weight and keep it off. There are no banned foods, moderation and balance are encouraged. I have kept off 40 of the 50 lbs off after over a year off SparkPeople.

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C.W.

answers from Seattle on

I have not tried it myself, but I am doing weight watchers and love it! It is a great program that even my Dr. recommended when I asked her what I could do to get rid of the "baby weight". Just another suggestion. ;0)

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S.R.

answers from Eugene on

Hi J.:

I won't say anything good or bad about LA Weight Loss or other programs. What I will say is losing weight takes time. It's about making a permanent lifestyle change. I help men and women lose weight with lifestyle changes which includes eating small frequent balanced meals, drinking enough water, getting enough sleep, exercising, and taking the correct supplements for your needs, goals & budget. My coaching is always free. The only cost is the supplements you chose to take, which are very reasonably priced. You can read more about my change from a size 16 to a size 8. I'd love to help you.

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J.O.

answers from Richland on

I had a girlfriend who lost quite a bit of weight on LA Weight loss. It was very expensive.
Weight watchers is great, they count in points for nursing mom's. It's fairly inexpensive for weightwatchers online. My mother-in-law has droped about 60 pounds now on weight watchers.
I also recomend Curves. It's less expensive then weight watchers, and you learn to excersise.
Good Luck!

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M.O.

answers from Albuquerque on

Hi J.. I wanted to let you know about a safe, highly effective, and all natural, Vegan weight loss system that I've used and love. It's called Arbonne Figure 8 Weight Loss Program.
I highly recommend this as a method to effectively, healthfully and naturally lose weight. It includes fiber and protein shakes, detox tea, weight loss chews which act as natural appetite suppressants and energy enhancers, and dietary supplements that also suppress your appetite.
Arbonne also has a website designated just for those trying to lose weight with this system. It's great because it allows you to communicate with others using the system. You can also get recipe ideas and success tips on the site. It's all available to you with the purchase of the system.
You can try it, and if for some reason you feel it isn't for you, Arbonne has a 45-day money back guarantee! If you're interested or would like to try some FREE samples before you buy, please feel free to contact me at: [email protected]____.com or ###-###-####. Or you can visit my website at: www.mandyolsen.myarbonne.com. Good luck finding something that works for you!

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Arbonne International
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J.R.

answers from Richland on

Wow!
You got a lot of responses and I kinda hate to join the choir on this one, but can't help myself. I gained 90 with the first and 85 with my second and now I am on my 3rd and gaining just the same unfortunately. Apparently this is how my body reacts! I train at the gym 3x a week and skied till I was 22 weeks this time too.
The good thing is that I have Weight Watchers waiting for me to come back. I have lost all my weight with this program and fairly quick the second time. I didnt join with my first kid until 3 yrs later. With my second I went right away and droped 60 lbs in 6 months. The last 15 came off over the next 3, so in a year I was back to me.
W.W. was great for me because I could still fix "normal: meals for my family, have company, be a guest, go to the fair, trips , out to dinner etc and still be able to eat. I ate at McDonald 3 times a week the first 3 months back at weight watches so my kids could have playtime with other kids! It was great I had a salad, diet coke and an ice cream...NO GUILT! Of course if you are nursing you get more points than if you are not, I never nursed very long since I wasnt able too (8-9 Mo max) But I never felt like I was missing out or had to turn invitations down or miss vacations because the food is everywhere.
I do like to do Lean Cuisine meals at lunch time for my self the points are on the side of the box and that way I dont have to plan my lunch and count. Also buy the dining out book for sure. I carried that with me everywhere and always had a plan for fast food stops like...mcdonalds, wendys, burger king etc. It wont take long before you just make better choices AND eat chocolate cake. Your husband and kids will love you for this.

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G.C.

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Hi J., I did LA Weight Loss and know several other women who did. For me it did not work. They gave me a diary and I went in twice a week, I went in for 8 weeks and was told at the time if I had not lost what I wanted they would keep me going until I did, with no more money out of my pocket.They did have me on their supplements because they said I would loose more. Well on that last week they decided that I had been eating wrong so they went back on their word. I did not loose any weight, I did follow their instructions carefully and it cost me lot's of money! I have three other friends who went and it worked for them but as of today they have all gained their weight back. A little about me, I have many autoimmune problems and I take medications. Over the years I have tried many diets and supplements. In December I finally found something that is finally making a difference in my life and my families. Since December my husband has lost 18 lbs and keeps loosing inches. I started mid-January and to date have lost 9 lbs and the inches keep coming off. We liked this product so much that we are now distributors, you can check us out at www.omnitrition.com/tomgrace We are having a seminar on Saturday 3/29/08 @ the Hampton Inn in Richland, WA @ 1 P.M., I would love the opportunity to meet you meanwhile you can learn about our products. Or you are welcomed to email me if I can help [email protected]____.com. Thank you, I look forward to hearing from you! G.

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B.P.

answers from Richland on

I tried it, it works as long as you stay on it, and it can be very expensive, they try to sell you supplements, the nutritional choc bars kept me going, because l am a chocoholic, i lost 20 pounds, but once l came off it l gained it all back and some!

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C.M.

answers from Eugene on

A friend of mine used this program, it worked out quite well for her, but was VERY expensive for my taste; they charge you up front for how much weight you want to lose and then stick with you until you've lost that amount, no matter how long it may take.

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S.B.

answers from Seattle on

I joined a program called the 6 Week Body Makeover, In those 6 weeks they promise that you will lose 30 pounds, in those 6 weeks I lost around 55 pounds! it was really great. :) gained some of it back in a surprise pregnancy!! am getting ready to start it again, good luck with whatever you choose.

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