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Accu Weight Review - Does This Diet Program Really Work? Are high cost and dietary restrictions deal breakers?

Editor's Review: 2.8 / 5.0

accu-weight-loss-product-imageWe’ve seen a great deal of discussion about Accu Weight-Loss, so we did one of our detailed reviews, examining the ingredients, side effects, customer care and scientific studies. We also focused on hundreds of dieter reviews and customer responses found online. Finally, we condensed all of the information we found to give you the facts you need.

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What You Need To Know

Accu Weight-Loss is also known as “The Bead Diet” and it involves three “scientific elements” to assist with weight reduction. The three elements of this program are Acupressure (beads are provided), Balanced Nutrition and Chi Gong Breathing. This weight loss program comes from Dr. Joseph Cheu and Dr. Charles Schwartz. Personalized one-on-one support is provided, as well as 24/7 support groups. There are also telephone and email consultations. You are expected to follow a specific diet plan, while receiving acupressure therapy and engaging in breathing exercises (Chi Gong). According to the website, you should experience the following; reduced stress levels, increased focus, higher energy levels, maximum fat loss, reduced appetite, higher metabolism and long-term weight management. Furthermore, you are supposed to lose 15 pounds every 30 days.

Accu Weight-Loss has been around since at least 2010. This program encourages balanced nutrition and ways to reduce stress. Also, there are center locations presented on the website to assist dieters. Some success stories are also posted on the official website, but read on…

High Cost!

“While the company website does not clearly state the cost of this program, we were able to find some customer feedback online that reveals the price is quite steep. The initial consultation is $75, but then you pays additional fees about every week or so. For many dieters, this is unaffordable,” says our research editor.

One customer said, “The orientation itself cost me 75$. After that, they want you to come in every 9 days to change the beads and to get weighed in, and you pay 50$ each visit.”

Another dieter stated, “It costs approx $50 for each set of beads which last 10 days.”

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Too Many Diet Restrictions

You are expected to follow a special diet plan with the Accu Weight-Loss system. One customer said, “First day… started on the milk rather than the veggies …could be a mistake…am hungry – massaging the hell out of these beads every odd hour…hardest part for me is not having the half+half in morning coffee.”

According to another dieter, “I would not recommend the diet aspect of the program because I think it’s way too dangerous. There’s little to no protein and the artificial sweeteners are horrible for you too.”

Our research has proven that if there is a certain aspect of a diet program or weight loss pill that is especially burdensome (high cost, too many dietary restrictions, a difficult exercise) the chances of real success for the long term is slim. Therefore if Accu Weight-Loss does have too many dietary restrictions for numerous people, this could be a big problem.

The Science

While “science” is mentioned on the official website for Accu Weight-Loss, there is no actual documented clinical research supporting this diet method. For us at DietSpotlight, we really need to see published scientific studies that support the diet product or program, and how it actually assists with weight reduction.

The Bottom Line

There are certainly some interesting aspects of the Accu Weight-Loss program. Deep breathing and acupressure can help reduce stress levels, which is great for overall health. On the other hand, this diet program is clearly too expensive for some people. Also, the food restrictions seem to be a common complaint. Therefore we would not recommend Accu Weight-Loss.

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(Feel free to scroll below for our previously published full-length Accu Weight Review)

Previous Accu Weight Review (Updated March 6, 2014):

What You Should Know

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Accu Weight is a weight loss program in which both Asian and American weight-loss concepts are combined and no medication is used. This program "enhances appetite satisfaction, thereby creating an atmosphere where hunger is no longer an issue. This program will allow users to get within 3-5 pounds of their desired and final weight. The Accu Weight Loss Program can be used by both men and women of almost all fitness levels. Users are encouraged to diet and exercise, in conjunction with making use of this program, for maximum results.

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The Accu Weight Loss Program is done under the hypothalamic hypothesis. The medial hypothalamus is where the feelings of fullness are and the lateral hypothalamus decides how much a person eats. The Accu Weight Loss Program claims to find a balance between these two functions so that the body can reach and maintain its new weight. Essentially, the Accu Weight Loss Program changes how the brain thinks to how the person wants it to think, so that they can get to their target weight without their brain and body interfering. This program also incorporates Chi Gong Breathing, and Chi Gong Breathing is believed to "enhance energy levels, enhance attention, enhance concentration and enhance mental alertness.

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  • The Accu Weight Loss Program incorporates Chi Gong Breathing for higher energy and better mental alertness and clarity.
  • This program can be used buy men and women of almost all fitness levels.
  • This program is easy to use and comes with simple instructions.
  • The Accu Weight Loss Program is supposed to work directly on the areas of the brain that deal with appetite and determined weight so that it can change the way the brain perceives these two things.
  • This program uses alternative medicine so the risk of side effects is lower.
  • The Accu Weight Loss Program is unique as compared to most weight loss programs available today.


  • The Accu Weight Loss Program needs a diet and exercise program to work effectively.
  • If you haven't had success with other will-power based diet programs, there's little to indicate that you'll be more successful with this one.
  • The potential side effects of the Accu Weight Loss Program have not been extensively researched so little is known about the possible effects.
  • This program essentially relies heavily on a starvation diet where the body does not receive it's required number of daily calories.


Accu Weight Loss Program doesn't really stand out from the rest of the similar programs available, on the market, today. There is no absolute evidence to prove that this program will work for everyone. Users will need to assess their health and fitness goals and decide if using Accu Weight Loss Program is right for them.

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20 User Reviews About Accu Weight

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  • 1

    how do you maintain the diet after you reach your goal?


  • 2

    I still have my bead sets and all the literature that comes with the program, but every time I consider reimplementing it, I recall how I felt when I was on it 2 years ago.
    I have less reason to believe the accupressure aspect of the program doesn’t work and am more apt to believe that the bead placements I received were NOT unique to my ear structure as they had claimed. First off, of course positioning will be difficult since they send a generic photo of an ear, and second, my 2nd set of beads included a position that was part of my 1st set, which doesn’t make sense since they insist the beads must be moved with every set. In other words, one of my positions repeated too soon, in my opinion.
    Also, I have found absolutely nothing to back up their claims that the body only searches for nutrition between noon and 6 PM, thus their basis for not allowing food consumption outside of those hours.
    Noon to 6 PM sounds more astrological than physiological, but I’ve asked doctors, nutritionists and other weight management programs where one can reference the noon to 6 PM rule of nutrition seeking, and they all say they’ve never heard of that.
    Lastly, apparently on both the discussion forum for Accuweight as well as on other sites, such as “3 Fat Chicks on a Diet”, there are participants of Accuweight who have followed the protocol strictly and still have not met the minimum of 15 lbs. loss per month.
    I would like to see a modified version of this diet. For instance, I could do only whole milk for a day or two, but as long as it wasn’t limited to a measly 2.5 cups per day, and only between noon and 6 PM. After all, Dr. Schwartz insists no one should be hungry on this diet. So….???



    can you please share the diagram with me? I want to try the diet for a couple of weeks


    Your Name

    You didn’t follow the rules as most ppl don’t that’s why it didn’t work. I’m sorry I have 8 friends who did another competitor. 6 followed they all lost, the 2 that didn’t follow the rules .. No loss


  • 3

    First day… started on the milk rather than the veggies …could be a mistake…am hungry – massaging the hell out of these beads every odd hour…
    hardest part for me is not having the half+half in morning coffee – and waiting till 12 for coffee… but am determined as hell to hang up the Spanx this summer
    Good Luck!! –


  • 4

    Before I seriously look any further in to this product I need to know the cost and can not find it anywhere


    M. R. E.

    It costs approx $50 for each set of beads which last 10 days


  • 5

    I just started this program today and I am hopeful that it will work well for me. I met a few ladies in the office and the feedback was 50/50. Seems it will require a great deal of discipline….I am starving!!!!


    Jean Cater

    I am on day three and I am very, very hungry. I am seriously doubting I can keep this up.


  • 6

    Is this diet safe for type 2 diabetics? Do I need to attend an orientation?


  • 7

    I am still struggling on this program now 3 months later. For those who manage well, I have to believe that they were accustomed to dietary sacrifices beforehand, because the daily caloric intake on Accuweight is around 500. The accupressure with the beads are designed to signal the hypothalamus that starvation is not occurring though there is a drastic calorie deficit. Another rule is that food is only allowed to be consumed between noon and 6 PM. For anyone who has challenges with nighttime eating, cravings and binges, like me, something else may be needed. Accuweight recommends a natural, non-nutritive fiber like psyllium capsules to curb appetite and regulate your system. I just began PGX Daily and am hoping this will do the trick. Otherwise, I may have to hang up my efforts on Accuweight and find something progressive, but less rapid and extreme.


    Perla Cherubini

    Have you tried Weight Watchers? It is definitely progressive, less rapid and less extreme. Calorie based, sensible and satifying. I joined WW in 2007 and by 2009 I had lost 95 pounds. The weight stayed off for 2 1/2 years; I’ve put on 60 pounds and now I’m doing the Accuweight program. six teachers in my school did the program; five with great success. I want to see how long they keep off the weight. As I said to the Accuweight leader; every diet in the world works once. Maintenance is not so mastered. His answer, “You have to find out why you keep putting back the weight.”
    I’m on day two of accuweight and all I’m thinking about is when I can stop being on it. It is not a way of life. Just the same, I’m going to stick it out because I felt I needed to do something drastic to get started
    Good luck to you on your next program choice.



    Hi Perla. I believe my “All or nothing” mentality is an obstacle to weight management. If diet food is pleasurable and tasty, it’s difficult to limit portions. So, when I tried just the food aspect of Weight Watchers, I’d still overeat or just spend all my daily points on dessert.
    I’m an overeater, a noted disorder. This is why I keep putting back the weight, and most diets don’t address the emotional/psychological aspects of indulgence in food as a disease.


  • 8
    maryann Gomez

    This is by far the best diet that i have ever been on. I feel energetic and fantastic. I feel in control and can stay on it without a problem. You need to cook and find new receipes if you are on it long term. It is not for the weak willed! Try it! Dr. Schwartz is my hero for coming up with this for us.


  • 9

    I am doing this program and to say that the first few days are hard is an understatement. It is excruciating. What is motivating me to continue is the overwhelming percentage of success stories. I do not believe the beads or pressure influences satiety, it hasn’t for me. I am so hungry, I could eat just about anything right now, but I do believe that the bead pressure signals the hypothalamus that despite the caloric reduction and food deprivation, the body is not starving. And, this is key to consistent loss and eventual maintenance. Everyone who stuck to it and made it didn’t experience dreadful side effects from rapid weight loss like the yo-yo effect or loose skin hanging off the bones, nor any medical side effects. So, this is significant.

    This program is designed for those who need drastic, healthy change in order to enable them to live a life of sustenance in moderation, including exercise, which is not immediately encouraged on the program unless you are already accustomed to it.


  • 10

    I did this ‘protocol’ 3 years ago, was amazed at the results, and kept the weight off for 2 years. It crept back on after I quit smoking. Good summer diet, simple to follow. The first couple days are the hardest, but it is a good detox in addition to fast acting.


  • 11

    i take medication and vitamins


  • 12

    I do take medications and krill d-3


  • 13

    this diet works if you follow all the instructions, I did it once before and I lost 50 lbs. I kept it off for 1 year and then reverted back to my old habits, it’s the maintenance I have a problem with, not the weight loss. you just have to get used to it and it takes a long time.



    Yes, that’s correct, Maria. I have heard often that to maintainers still use the protocol 1-2 days out of the week, and then eat normally the remainder.


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