LA Weight Loss Review | Calorie Restriction | MyFit

Team MyFit December 21, 2011 Comments Off on LA Weight Loss Review | Calorie Restriction | MyFit
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What is it?

LA Weight Loss is a weight loss program associated with the reduced calorie ingestion along with nutrition supplements, personal counseling and behavior modification and also giving counseling.

Main Features

(1) It does not prompt you to eat the prepared food

(2) Recommendations for dining out

(3) Long-established brand and reputation

(4) No food restrictions

(5) No calorie counting

(6) Personalized counseling

So they sell supplements right?

Yes, they sell exclusive brand of nutritional supplements, juices, snacks, bars etc from the company. This program comprises the activities such as diet tips, menu plans, recipes, newsletters, support meetings, counseling etc.  We have to penalize them a lot of review points here because it’s clearly for profit and not in the best interest of their users.

The process

 Before undergoing this program clients must fill out a detailed questionnaire about the eating habits and how much the client attached with foods. Then a counselor conducts an interview with the client and prescribes a diet plan.

Nutritional recommendations

  • Sodium is restricted to 2,100 mg per day
  • sugars and sweets are avoided
  • Caffeine is allowed but alcoholic beverages are restricted to three times a week.

Macro-nutrient proportions

They recommend  about 50%-55% carbohydrates, 25%-30% protein, and 20%-25% fat. Here the importance is on moderation and portion control.

Example of a 1,500-calorie diet

Breakfast

3/4 cup corn flakes, 8 ounces skim milk, and 3/4 cup blueberries

Lunch

4 ounces tuna in water, 1 tablespoon light mayonnaise, 1 slice rye bread, 1 1/4 cup watermelon

Snack

Lemon LA Lite (company product), 1 small banana and 8 ounces light yogurt

Dinner

4 ounces shrimp, 1 cup green beans and 1 tablespoon reduced-fat margarine

Snack

Chocolate caramel LA Lite (company product) and 1/2 cup cottage cheese

Food Group Recommendations

Proteins

2 Servings Daily

The following foods must be measured to equal 4 ounces:

steak , beef, lean pork , liver, ground beef, lamb, veal, ground turkey , crab, salmon, fresh tuna, swordfish ,1 % cottage cheese, canned tuna, low sodium

OR

The following foods must be measured to equal 6 ounces:

chicken breast, turkey breast, codfish, flounder, shrimp, bluefish, sole, scallops, whitefish, red snapper, haddock, lobster, grouper , yellowtail, orange roughy, striped bass, halibut ,

  • Two eggs or egg substitutes may be eaten in place of one protein

  • 1 ounce of low fat hard cheese may be eaten in place of one protein

Fruits

3 Servings Daily

Apple, lemon, orange, tangerine, peach, plum, kiwi, banana, grapes, strawberry , cherries 12 medium, cantaloupe, watermelon, cranberries, raspberries 1 cup,

blueberries ~ cup, grapefruit ~ medium, papaya 3~ cup, pineapple 3~cup, prunes 3 medium, apricot 3 medium

Vegetables

3 Servings Daily

celery 2 stalks, cucumbers ~ large, green peppers ~ large, radishes12 medium, tomato 1 small, bean sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, egg plant , mushrooms,

lettuce, green onions, string beans, wax beans, mustard greens, spinach, kale, zucchini, squash , cauliflower.

Starches

2 Servings Daily

1 slice diet bread, 1 rice cake, medium baked potato , cup brown or white

Fats

2 Servings Daily

one tablespoon diet margarine, one tablespoon diet mayonnaise

Protein Snacks

2 Servings Daily

MyFit Conclusion

MyFit cannot recommend this diet plan because their are too many other alternatives out there to reduce your weight without spending a fortune on bars, juice, and ready to eat meals.

However…

If you are one of those people that needs their hands held and doesn’t like to learn themselves they do have a lot of ‘experts’ available and counselling to get you on the right track.  If you do take this route, please focus on trying to find foods that will supplement their supplements.  You simply can’t afford to stay on their program indefinitely.






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