What is the Herbalife programme?

Herbalife is a scientifically formulated, herbal-based, nutrition programme. It is centred around our unique high-energy, protein-rich, nutritional “shake” or meal replacement drink (Formula 1). It is used in conjunction with one or more food supplements containing important vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and nutritional herbs. The Herbalife programme has been used for weight control and health enhancement since 1980, by millions of individuals around the world. The programme should be used only as part of a calorie controlled diet.

Do you lose weight because you skip meals?

No. Herbalife nutrition programme encourages participants to eat at least five times per day. One or two usual meals are in the form of our nutritionally balanced meal replacement drink, and the third is any
meal of your choice with two healthy snacks in between meals. Diets which require people to skip meals are unhealthy and stimulate binge eating.

Is Herbalife a "liquid protein" or starvation diet

Definitely not! Herbalife is neither of these. Our programme supplies at least 1,200 calories daily and is nutritionally balanced so individuals can lose weight safely and effectively, and, just as importantly, keep the weight off. “Liquid protein” diets, which encourage the use of nutritionally unbalanced protein-based
drinks, or starvation diets which reduce calories so low (less than 500 calories daily) that people literally starve to lose weight are both extremely unhealthy and have less than 20% long term success.

Is Herbalife "natural?"

The Herbalife programme is based entirely on nutrition and herbs. The programme does not use drugs, medication, hormones, or other synthetic agents to promote weight loss. All ingredients in the Herbalife
programme must fulfil three important conditions: purity, potency and stability. This is how we maintain the high level of quality associated with the Herbalife name.

What are the components that make Herbalife Formula1 shakes a healthy, satisfying meal?

Formula 1 shakes provide high-quality soy protein, healthy carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other nutrients to provide the cells of your body what they need for optimum health. You will be able to tell the difference from your usual breakfast after the very first shake.

Is the soy protein in Formula 1 shakes beneficial to both men and women?

Yes, the soy protein in Formula 1 shakes is definitely beneficial for both men and women. Numerous scientific studies demonstrate the benefits of soy protein for heart health when included as part of a healthy, low-fat diet, which is why Formula 1 shakes have a healthy heart symbol on every label

How can one product, Formula1 Nutritional Shake Mix, be ideal for both weight loss and weight maintenance?

Research shows that drinking two shakes a day and eating one healthy meal will lead to weight loss, while having one shake a day will keep the weight off for years. Formula 1 shakes are the ideal meal for everyone, whether they want to lose weight, keep off the weight they have lost or just maintain their naturally healthy weight.

Can everyone use Herbalife?

Yes. Since Herbalife products are 100% nutritional food supplements, they’re safe for everyone. Certain individuals including children, pregnant or lactating women or insulin dependent diabetics and those with compromised kidney functions are advised to consult with their physician before beginning this or any other weight loss programme.

Has the Herbalife program been tested?

Absolutely. The Herbalife programme has had extensive clinical testing in the United States and Europe. All of the studies have demonstrated that Herbalife products are safe and effective on both a short term and long term basis. In addition, each batch of Herbalife products is quality-control tested to ensure product integrity before it is shipped anywhere in the world.

Do Herbalife distributors require professional training?

No. The Herbalife programmes have been specifically designed by experts and doctors in the fields of food technology and nutritional medicine, so that it is completely self-explanatory and therefore does not require or expect nutritional expertise on the part of its distributors. However, the Herbalife medical and scientific advisory board do provide distributors extensive nutritional education in the form of literature
and seminars.

Does the Herbalife program change eating habits?

Definitely. Your eating habits have brought you to where you are now. The Herbalife programme promotes good nutritional habits like reducing fat, fried foods, salt and sugar in the diet and increasing fibre and complex carbohydrates. Most importantly, Herbalife advises individuals how to achieve and maintain an ideal weight. It is a lifetime health programme.

Is exercise part oft he Herbalife program?

Herbalife encourages participants to follow a healthy lifestyle that includes good nutrition, regular exercise, moderation in the use of alcohol and avoiding tobacco use. The Herbalife program works even if individuals do not or cannot exercise. Many people cannot exercise because of serious injuries or other health problems. Even these individuals can use the Herbalife programme to successfully lose weight. Please speak to your coach regarding any local FitCamps or FitClubs which may be running in your area

I am not seeing weight loss. Should I be doing something different?

First of all, weight is not the only measure of results. Be sure to pay attention to weight and inch loss. Also your body may be switching from fat loss to muscle gain. 5lbs of muscle is much smaller than 5lbs of fat so you may see significant inch loss without weight loss. This is also why we use our Tanita
scales to monitor your overall body composition rather than just weight. If you have truly hit a “plateau”, work with your coach – they are there to help.