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LA/ Pure Weight Loss Folds w/o Support for its Clients

I am in the middle of my weight loss program with LA Weight loss (recently renamed Pure Weight Loss). You pay for weight loss weeks, go for supportive counseling and buy protein bars that most clients use as sensible between meal snacks. Went last Friday for my weigh in only to find them closing all their centers Jan4- barely got my prepaid bars, and a crappy refund request form to send to corporate. No referral, no support, no guidance just doors closing.
Would love to hear from others who are going through this as well.
Maybe we can form a group to continue using the tools.
It just was a real motivation deflator.

Wed. Dec 19, 8:16am

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interesting that they are closing. Did they charge for support or meetings? or did they just want to sell protein bars?

Wednesday, December 19, 2007, 9:07 AM

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i was on it for 3 months when they first opened and DEMANDED my money back. They gave me a written agreement that stated if I ate their bars and followed their plan, i would lose this much weight by that date. When it didn't happen, i got all my money back for the program.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007, 9:19 AM

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La Weight Loss Program Closing

From what I know it was a reputable program for the last eight years or more. Up to now the worst thing that could be said about them is that they charged a lot of money for 'common sense' advice about how to eat small portions from all the food groups, to reduce fats & carbs, and to not go too long between eating. Clients paid in advance for 'weight loss weeks' which offered visits with counselors who would offer suport, meal planning, weigh ins, problem solving, etc. Then you had to buy their bars for additional cost. There was an internet web support and a place where you could ask their registered dieticians to reformulate favorite recipes to be lower fat/lower carb/lower calories.
I'm not so critical of what they offered, I'm just pissed at how they are ending the program: not notifying clients, their staff being told abruptly during the holidays that they are loosing their jobs, so that they are too upset themselves to be of support to clients.
When taken aback and upset about the center closing, I commented what a hard time this is to be without support for healthy eating, Iwas told angrily by a staff counselor, "You're upset about your eating, I just lost my job".

Wednesday, December 19, 2007, 9:58 AM

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PP: how rude of them to say that to you! I understand how hard it is to be out of a job, but let's face it, most of the support people there are people who were or are on the program, not registered dieticians. How did they think they were going to do? When I was on the program, I went three months, noting EVERY bite i took whether good or bad, and i didn't lose more than 12 pounds, then 3 months of nothing, they said, "it's because of your thyroid, it's not our plan." I reminded them that I was upfront about having hypothyroid and they still gave me the written agreement and said it wouldn't be an issue.

Not to mention I found their plan extremely picky and not feasable for having children to feed.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007, 11:28 AM

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maybe they are closing because of attitude of counselors etc. sorry to hear this for the ones in this program. hang in there.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007, 1:11 PM

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this is a link to a new team for LA weight loss- sounds like there is a need for this!


Wednesday, December 19, 2007, 2:07 PM

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Team for LA /Pure Weight Loss Members

Thank you so much for setting this team up. I hope other people this team, share their experiences and support each other in using the tools that were effective components of the program for many people.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007, 7:00 PM

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Pure weight loss closing:

I agree with you completely. I have been with pure weightloss since march 2007. I have had great success. The bars & supplements are a great help. And I love the vanilla slim down. I do not know what I am going to do now. I think that they should have given us a better notice that they were closing the doors. They should also help us find other products similar to the ones we were using to help us reach our goals and keep us at our goal weight.

Thursday, December 20, 2007, 8:28 AM

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Lasr Poster 8:28 pm

Please see the link several posts above and consider joining our team of former LA/Pure Woight Loss clients who want to keep using the tools and supporting each other find other bars, supplements, etc.
I am trying to get this team up and going- just want to apoligize that I am going to be traveling for the next week and may not be able to post, but will definitely resume when I get back

Thursday, December 20, 2007, 8:36 PM

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Anyone have a subsitute for "take off" juice drink? I am still trying to get into the center to see if they have any left. Of course, the doors were closed today. It is soo terrible. None of the counselors are there anymore...just one person trying to close and handle all of the complaints... sigh

Monday, December 31, 2007, 9:01 PM

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