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Accu Weight-Loss | The Bead Diet

Use acupressure and Chi Gong breathing to lose weight.

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Accu Weight-Loss is a program designed to help you lose weight through Asian and American weight loss concepts. Accu Weight-Loss is also known as the Bead Diet. Accu Weight-Loss uses a combination of acupuncture, Chi Gong breathing and balanced nutrition. It enhances satisfaction of the appetite so that hunger is no longer an issue. The founders of Accu Weight-Loss or the Bead Diet include Dr. Joseph Cheu and Dr. Charles Schwartz. Accu Weight-Loss was tested through field trials and on average the participants lost 46 pounds in just 13 weeks. There was a significant loss in inches as well and no evidence of medical side effects. Those who have completed the program reported fewer cravings, higher levels of energy and improved sleep habits.

Acupressure is the key element of the Accu Weight-Loss program. This is administered through pressure applied to tiny beads placed behind each ear. This will make the body think its full which will eliminate your hunger. The Chi Gong element of the program focuses on an exercise used to improve health and longevity. You will also experience a sense of peace and harmony with yourself and the world as a whole through this process. Although Accu Weight-Loss started in the New York and New Jersey areas, it is now available throughout the country and even internationally through the long-distance program. You can lose a minimum of 15 pounds per month on this program.

  • Can be done at a center or through the mail
  • Offers quick weight loss
  • Results show weight loss and no medical side effects
  • May lead to improvements in blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Diminishes cravings
  • AccuBeads signal the hypothalamus of food satisfaction to eliminate hunger
  • Body does not feel calorie deficient despite a low calorie diet
  • Diet is very restrictive
  • Several rules to follow with the eating plan
  • Strong possibility of regaining weight if you return to old habits
  • Some complaints that the program is expensive
  • Only allowed to eat between noon and 6 p.m.

The diet portion of the Accu Weight-Loss program is the subject of a lot of criticism. You will be eating a very low calorie diet that alternates between fruits and vegetables on some days and whole milk on other days. This diet requires that you stick to the strict guidelines in order to get the weight loss results you desire. The diet is only one part of the Accu Weight-Loss program. Drinking plenty of water is encouraged. The program states that the body cannot tell the difference between hunger and thirst, so drinking water when you feel hungry is important. On the days that you have milk, no solid foods are to be consumed. Condiments are not allowed except for small amounts of Dijon mustard for salad dressing.


You can exercise, but it may be difficult in the first two weeks during your initial detox. Body building exercise is not allowed, but all other exercises are permitted. Body building exercise would be those movements with large weights and low repetitions.


The Accu Weight-Loss program is a program that offers results, but the diet that goes along with it is very strict. Many people won’t be able to adhere to the strict guidelines. The diet is available throughout the country so you don’t have to be in the New York or New Jersey area to use it. The eating style of having complete days with no solid foods is a cause for concern when considering that you eventually have to go back to regular eating.

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I did this diet back in 2009 with Dr. Schwartz before it became available online. I wasn't extremely heavy at the time but I definitely needed to lose weight for prom. My mother and I started the diet together and between April 2009 - June 2009 I had went from 198lbs to 152lbs. I had dropped 3 jean sizes and went from a Large in my t-shirts to a small/xs. I did exercise while I was on the diet because I played field hockey. I unfortunately did not do the transition period and I had gained the weight back slowly overtime (6 years) so I am looking to start the diet again. Hopefully it will yield the same results and I will make sure I transition this time.

posted Sep 28th, 2015 8:04 pm


Have HORRIBLE side effects from this diet, don't do it! Six years later still having great difficulty. I wish I could turn back time. Only did it for 5days and it destroyed my body. The restrictive diet caused me to go from normal to menopause overnight. Gained 50 pounds from diet and I can't get rid of the extra weight, my hormones and more are all screwed up, my only hope after tons of tests and money spent I will get some answers and return to normal.

posted Sep 6th, 2015 7:36 pm


I lost 40 pounds in two months. No cheating, never felt hungry. I swear by this diet.

posted May 12th, 2015 11:24 pm


Very quick results. All weight lost was fat. In my case, it helped jump-start my middle-aged metabolism You have to stick with it and not cheat to get results. It's a short-term sacrifice for great results.

posted Apr 30th, 2015 7:15 pm


But you HAVE to do the Diet maintenance with your counselor when you get off of it or you will gain the weight back.

posted Jun 19th, 2014 11:00 pm

ann p

love it lost 50lbs in 3 months, even though i was sick with a prior condition. The diet is safe and it works.

posted Mar 15th, 2014 6:09 pm


If you have the willpower to stick with the program you will loose at least 15lb a month. If you follow the transition and maintenance protocols to a T you will keep it off.

posted May 8th, 2013 10:31 pm


Great diet, gone 3 months and never cheated.

posted Jan 23rd, 2013 4:50 pm


great for relaxation/stress relief

posted Jan 9th, 2012 7:18 pm


Had to join by mail; no centers located close to home. Nutrition program is horrible

posted Jan 5th, 2012 8:15 pm


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