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What is the Quick Weight Loss Center?

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The Quick Weight Loss Center is a weight loss program based out of locations throughout south Florida, Georgia and Texas, as of March 2015. The programs involve formulation of a personal nutrition programs and is mostly based around caloric restriction.

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The program initially has participants stick to a high-protein diet consisting of 1200 to 1600 calories per day. Fats, carbohydrates and salt are restricted. A multivitamin and mineral supplement is also taken daily. This program continues until participants reach their target weight, at which point prohibited foods are gradually introduced back into the diet. The program estimates that this process takes about six weeks, but there is an ongoing maintenance program that lasts for one year to ensure that a healthy weight is maintained. The Florida locations offer a home-based program that comes with additional supplements. The programs also sell foods such as nutritional bars directly.

It should be noted that diets that incorporate less than 1600 total calories are considered extremely low calorie and can be dangerous under certain circumstances. It may be very difficult to exercise or perform strenuous work with such a low caloric intake. The FDA considers 2,000 calories per day to be an average to maintain weight, but any exercise increases this caloric baseline.

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