LA Weight Loss

 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)

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)
    Last Reviewed: February 12, 2015. Disclaimer

    172 Comments

    1. Norm Thurston 4 months ago

      Looking for the Jetstarts La Weightloss had they are amazing. I Would love to purchase some..

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    2. Cathy

      DO NOT INVEST MONEY AND TIME IN THIS PROGRAM. IT DOES WORK BUT THEY WILL CHANGE THE NAME OF THE COMPANY AND TELL YOU THAT IT IS THE SAME AND THEN THEY WILL FILE BANKRUPTCY UNDER THE NEW NAME AND YOU ARE OUT ALL THE MONEY AND TIME INVESTED. I did this program and it worked, however they business owner is shady and will take advantage of you in the long run. I joined LA Weightloss to have it renamed Pure Weight Loss, which then filed bankruptcy and could not transfer to new clinic(LA Weightloss) since I now belonged to another even though they told us it was the same and all LA benefits applied. TOTAL RIP OFF WILL RUN OFF WITH ALL YOUR MONEY THAT YOU INVESTED.

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      • ted

        This wouldn’t be the fault of the corporate LA Weightloss. You were a member of a franchise location. The owner obviously gave up the franchise and used LA’s concepts in his new venture which didn’t work out for him. You didn’t pay your money to LA Weightloss but to this other guy’s business. LA Weightloss wouldn’t be obligated to give you anything nor should you be condemning them for this.

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    3. Jen

      I used to work for LA Weightloss, I was a client as well. I agree that when they have skinny people in there who have never had to lose weight or have never been on the program, it’s hard to take them seriously. We do get training. I was not a natural born sales person, so I was not pushy. We did have quotas to meet, and I hardly ever met mine. I think I did sell a bit more sometimes because I was a client and was able to tell others if a product worked or not. I did leave because of the pressure put on the counselors. Once day I went in to get a box of my la lites and the doors were closed. I agree with the program, but the way the business is run is ridiculous! How can you just close the doors and screw over all your clients who have paid all this money for products? The plan does work, but the company is horrible.

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      • Wanda 2 months ago

        I agree! I was a member and they up and left with my money.

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    4. lee

      Hey there – Starting a facebook for LA weight loss support. Just restarting program on my own – In groups search for “Weight Loss – LA SUPPORT”

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    5. pat

      want la lite bars where can i fine them or is there anything of equal to them please let me know

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    6. Rachel

      I worked at LA Weight Loss for 5 years. I quit 9 months before they closed. I was a client before I worked at LA and lost 68 lbs. LA Weight Loss was NEVER based out of Los Angeles. The first center in LA did not open until LAWL had centers all over the east coast. The president of LAWL was Vaghn Karian. He has changed his last name multiple times in the last 20 years, at least 3 times while he was the president of LAWL. LA Weight Loss Centers Inc. was based out of Horsham, Pennsylvania. Calling the place “LA” was just to make it more marketable. While I whole-heartedly disagree with LAWL business tactics, the weight loss program (minus the gimics)is a very good weight loss program that almost anyone can succeed on.

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    7. Kelly

      I lost 80 lbs on the LA Weight Loss plan and that was 7 yrs ago. I had surgery last year and to make a long story short, have gained it all back. I can’t find my menu plans. If anyone has any to send me, please do. I believe I need to start on plan 3 which is the purple plan I think. I remember before that I was getting the LA Lites on ebay after it got too expensive for me. I loved the chocolate peanut butter ones. Thanks!

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      • ted

        For those who are looking for LA Weight loss plans as you’ve read above, they now have an online program. They will provide you with all the plans and resources when you sign up.

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    8. Alison

      Thanks for the info on the La Lite Bar substitues. I did this program before and it was VERY effective. However, this time around I am not using the protein bars. Is it completely necessary to use the bars when loosing weight? I just feel like they are a tedious purchase with only so few to a box.

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