Hello! My name is Kelly and I am 25 years old. I lam a transplant to from Detroit and I somehow landed in Rochester, NY. I live a busy life – work full time, graduate school at night, and I foster litters of kittens. My life is absolute chaos, and in this chaos, I somehow ended up at 215 pounds.
This is not new for me. In fact, I have been overweight my entire life. But I need to do something about it. I have tried every diet plan you can imagine, and my weight has gone up and down for years. I heard a recent radio ad for a weight loss system that guarantees the user will lose 20-40 pounds in just 40 days. Sounds too good to be true right? Maybe it is. Either way, I decided to try Custom Weight Loss Rochester, to see what they had to offer.
I went for my first meeting today. The office looks like an elementary school with hundred of papers taped to the walls. They read “John lost 30 lbs” and “Sue lost 24 lbs”. I was slightly hopeful that I would see my name up there soon. As soon as I walked in, I had to pay for the consultation. After my credit card was “on file”… whatever that means… I was asked to step on a scale.
The scale looked no different than a normal scale, except it did not spit out any numbers. Instead, a bunch of statistics and graphs showed up on the computer screen at the receptionist’s desk. I wanted desperately to see what she was looking at, but I was shuffled into a room to sit by myself.
Once in the room, I took a look around. The room was brightly covered and I sat down next to small table. On the table, there was a chart that compared the costs of different programs. I did not know the cost of the program at this point, but the sheet said under $2,000… yeah better be way under $2,000.
A wellness consultant came in and started talking to me about the program. My metabolism would be reset, and I would be in fat burning mode permanently if I did the program. I soon learned that I would not be allowed to drink regular water, only Alkaline water. And that my hormones were out of balance and weight loss could not be achieved if I could not correct this. I must admit, the program was sounding really good. My results showed that my metabolic age was 82… I don’t know how that is possible but I took it with a grain of salt. I know I am unhealthy and overweight, and I am going to address it.
The coach flipped some pages and eventually landed on the cost page. I was getting a guarantee of “20 lbs lost” and the cost was $1,950… My initial reaction was “no way”. How could I justify this? That is almost a month’s salary for me. But then I considered that I could actually do well on this program. And I am”guaranteed” to lose 20 – 40 lbs. So I decided to go for it.
I paid for my program, well, I paid for 25% of it. They will be taking out 25% per month from my bank account for the next three months. After payment was taken care of, I went into a room where I was hooked up to a Zyto machine. I had to leave my hand on the sensor for 15 minutes while the machine “communicated” with my cells to tell me where my body was under-functioning or over-worked. A video was set up, and I watch 8 minutes of people explaining the program.
While I was watching he video, alone, hooked up to a machine communicating with my cells, I couldn’t help but laugh. I felt like I was being initiated into Scientology, or some other ridiculous secret society. I was shown my results and I had 134 imbalances. Wow… I didn’t feel that imbalanced.
I was given my custom vitamins, a journal (which the wellness coach went thru in a lot of detail), a water bottle for all the alkaline water I was going to be drinking, some drops to put under my tongue before I eat, a weight loss supplement, pink salt, and a probiotic.
My “before” picture was taken, which I admit was my favorite part of the entire process. I left the building and instantly regretted my decision. I had already signed my contract, so I was stuck with the decision I made. After spending $1,950 you better believe I am going to follow this plan to a T.
So what is in the plan? The plan is sugar free, no carb, no dairy, and super low calorie. The program is supposed to put your body into fat burning mode, which means food is super limited. Two meals a day. A fruit, veggie, and protein with each meal. That is it. Oh… and all the alkaline water you can drink. I start the program next week, so it will be interesting to see how it goes.
So why blog about this? When I set up my appointment for the Wellness Restoration Center in Rochester, NY, I did not know what to expect. There are no stories, no blogs, it was all a mystery. Their Facebook page is plastered with pictures of people who completed the program, but the testimonials are limited. I have no idea what my results are going to be, but if this blog can help anyone, then it is worth it.