Ebay is a great place to get la weight loss bars at a discount I'm on Atkins and the Advantage bars are SO expensive. Sometimes more than $2 a bar! By shopping around on Ebay I can pick them up for $1 or less per bar. Most times the bars are within the expiration date but I don't care (they are meal bars; they are shelf stable for LONG past their expiration stamp), or a little melted (that doesn't affect the taste). Anyway, for a savings like that it's worth it. So, shop around, check Ebay. I recently won well over a hundred La Weight Loss bars on there in my favorite flavors. I'm set up for a long time, lol! Remember that councilors for La Weight Loss are sales people who work on commission. They are good at finding a reason to talk you into buying from La Weight Loss centers. Just let them know you got the LA bars from a friend who didn't finish the program or some other excuse. They can't say much other than ok. I saw the bars on Ebay and thought I would finish off maintenance that way, but wasn't sure if it would count. But getting the bars is this still within the agreement. The agreement only said you have to eat two a day, it didn't specify where you got them. Read over your agreement to verify it though...and how about that....half price, can't beat that! But unfortunately there are people out there that take things to the extreme and dieting is no exception. If you feel your dieting is getting out of control, inpatient eating disorder treatment may be for you. Inpatient eating disorder treatment is generally rejected because people with eating disorders time and again believe that they are not worthy of help. If you believe you require help, you should weigh this with your doctor. If your life is being affected by an eating disorder, you are plainly in readiness for inpatient treatment. Being at a normal or unhealthy body weight doesn't determine whether or not you have an eating disorder. People pass away from eating disorder symptoms such as; binging and purging, taking laxatives, induced vomiting while still sustaining a perfectly healthy weight. You need help to cope with your issues in a healthful means and inpatient eating disorder treatment can coach you. Ask your doctor for a referral.