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Atlanta Tastes great but I had some minor stomach issues from this product. We may use the information we collect from you when you register, purchase products, enter a contest or promotion, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways: Using milk or adding the powder to a fruit smoothie would definitely up the calorie count. Varies Price Per Serving 1. I personally would recommend it to anyone.
Maltodextrin, Acesulfame Potassium, Aspartame, and Carrageenan. Maltodextrin, Sucralose and Acesulfame Potassium, and Carrageenan. When aiming to lose weight, remember that you have to burn off more calories than you take in each day to see any progress. Therefore, when choosing a meal replacement shake, the amount of calories per serving is very important, because every calorie counts. And many diet shake reviews show that shakes with a low amount of calories work best. Some people like to add other healthy ingredients into their shakes like fruits, vegetables, milk, yogurt, nut butter, seeds, etc.
Ideally, a meal replacement shake that is around calories will give you plenty of leeway to add in other ingredients, instead of just taking it with water. And if you have a very hefty weight goal and therefore need to take the shake with just water, it will help you get to your goal weight faster.
Though many companies add sugar into their shakes to make them taste good, this is not an ingredient you want in a meal replacement shake. Ideally, the less sugar the better. Sugar is not only bad for your health but it can greatly contribute to weight gain. When you eat a lot of sugar it raises the insulin levels in your blood, which first shuts down your fat burning processes and then causes that excess sugar to be converted into fat and stored in your body.
After this process occurs, even more goes wrong! Sugar is also void of nutrients and highly addictive. On another note, artificial sweeteners act much like regular sugar in your body, and many are not made from natural ingredients but instead are chemicals. There is much controversy surrounding the use of chemical sweeteners and how they may affect your health.
It is best to steer clear of them completely. Only choose meal replacement shakes with no to very low sugar from only natural sugar alternatives like Stevia. When you have higher cholesterol, you are at a bigger risk for having a heart attack or stroke.
For this reason, it is highly recommended that you follow a low cholesterol diet, so when looking for a meal replacement shake, it is best to choose one that has no cholesterol at all. Of course, the lower the amount, the better. Using a meal replacement shake to replace a meal that would have contained animal protein is a great way to help lower your cholesterol in general.
But you have to make sure you have the right type of diet shake as they contain varying amounts of cholesterol.
Shakes that contain whey protein often contain cholesterol, whereas shakes made from plant proteins do not and are much healthier for you. Diet shake reviews reveal that plant—based meal replacement shakes are on the rise with more people being interested in their overall health benefits. When it comes to meal replacement shakes, low fat is best, because it contributes to the overall amount of calories in the shake. But fat is not bad for you, it just depends on the type of fat.
The two main types of fat are saturated and unsaturated, and saturated is the one you want to stay away from. Saturated fat can stick to the sides of your arteries, clogging them and leading to high blood pressure. In general, most saturated fats come from animal sources, whereas most unsaturated fats come from vegetable sources — another reason to choose a plant-based protein powder over a whey-based one.
Hydrogenated or trans fats are another type of fat to stay away from, as they are considered the worst type for your health. This type of manufactured fat is used in processed foods, and you should definitely stay away from it in your meal replacement shakes. Trans fats raise the risk of heart disease by raising levels of bad LDL cholesterol and lowering levels of good HDL cholesterol in the blood. There are two types of carbs: Simple carbs are the bad carbs that you want to try to stay away from.
They are digested and absorbed more quickly and easily than complex carbs, and offer little to no nutritional value. They are higher in sugar, and lower in fiber, making them contribute to weight gain. While I still am not convinced my friends are actually going to make any money in this business, the supplements are actually good.
Some supplements can cause bad interactions with certain drugs. I have been using Herbalife products on and off for a few years. But, I watched my friends and family members go broke while the "big guys" in this company made money hand over fist! Since starting these products, my energy and mood greatly diminished. At first, I didn't link this to Herbalife. But, before starting Herbalife, I ate sensibly, took a few Ayurvedic herbal tinctures, and exercised vigorously times a week.
My hair was thick and lustrous, and I felt the best I have felt in my life! After about a year or so on the products, however, I noticed my energy levels were declining, my hair was falling out, and I started having problems with my digestion again. Upon further review of the ingredients in these products, I saw they had a lot of artificial ingredients in them. I have spent a fortune on these products, but I'm afraid I'm going to have to throw them away and go back to my simple lifestyle; eating a healthy, well-balanced diet, along with vigorous exercise, and meditation practices.
Sadly, I feel as though I have lost a lot of ground not to mention money. It will take a lot of time to get my hair back in shape, and my fitness level back to where it used to be. Herbalife's customer service is extremely lacking, too. They would take forever to deliver my products and didn't even send me an email letting me know they had been shipped.
I am so sad and disappointed with this whole experience. I joined Herbalife in January this year, got on trial package on 10th. I lost inches, I felt amazing, they were very positive. I didn't lost anything but water weight, which happened because I started eating right. Everything was great, I became a member in March, or end of February, I'm not sure.
I wasn't sure if I wanted to do it as a business or just stay a VIP client, my mentor, as they call themselves, tricked me into getting into business.
I most definitely spend dollars, more or less, in 4 months. I did see progress, but that was because of healthier diet, not the shake. I started getting hungry, they told me to get proteins to add to the shake, so I did.
It tasted sweet, now it started tasting like it got bad. Then they told me to get aloe, I did and added it to my tea, I couldn't drink tea without aloe anymore. I doubt it's a healthy product, and I tell you this as a distributor, as it contains artificial sugars which have a bad impact of your brain from what I know.
But all that aside, the club and the team It was great at first, but I decided to also find tips and workouts online since we only had boot camp twice a week and no one there knew anything about right dieting, so I looked at websites of certified dietitians and nutritionists, and found other kinds of workouts, which makes me think my mentor didn't greet with enthusiasm, her ego is prevailing.
I didn't ask her to help me with anything too much, I knew what I was doing and if something wasn't clear I asked, and I didn't go to the STS because I was sick, after which I felt she is keeping me there for volumes. I started distancing myself from them. My boyfriend visited and we went to see them, all they asked him about was Herbalife.
And all their stories come down to or are about Herbalife. I am all for loving something and enjoying it, but it's consuming people, my sister-in-law is celebrating my niece's birthday a week early so she can attend the STS this month. And the products are making me sick now, I switched to regular food and eating frequently, doing everything I did except not using Herbalife anymore and I feel great.
All they wanted from me were volumes and money, I got nothing from them. I also "won" a spa day which I still didn't get and I won a t-shirt which I didn't get. I am attending my last event on Sunday and only because I won the pizza party which is occurring after the event, so pizza is the only reason haha. After that, I'm done with them, done with Herbalife. It's a waste of money. There are so many fit and healthy people out there who are using real, clean food.
If they can do it, I can do it. All these promises of trips and obsessing over things they "won" makes me sick. Also, trips they win, they paid for in a way because they have to buy products to collect volumes to qualify. So I don't understand how someone can be so brainwashed.
I have had a good experience with using the Herbalife products but I do not do the business. At first I didn't know if I could give up solid food at breakfast, and I don't always give it up, but I surely do enjoy my routine of having a cup of coffee in the morning and then a nice shake to start the day. I have to admit, I add things to the shake like peanut butter, a banana, or a squirt of flavoring that you use in water bottles to mix it up every now and then. I am 55 and truly feel like my body responds very well to the Formula One Shakes products.
My skin is very healthy, my weight is staying balanced, I have minimal menopause issues, and regarding my hair, I feel like it is thicker than it's ever been. I see that's peculiar because I've read some reviews where people's hair was actually falling out following using the products.
I do not like the tea and don't even like the aloe so I pretty much stick with my shakes and the multivitamin. It's a simple plan but it works for me. When I started on the Herbalife products. The first thing I noticed was headaches and itching. I was breaking out in hives so bad I couldn't sleep at night.
Then my hair started to fall out. I call my coach. She told me that it's nothing she can do about it. Then the phone call ended from her, but when I was spending money with her she call me twice a week. I had to end up getting my hair cut like a boy. And that is depressing. I'm not use of short hair like this. Very unhealthy and expensive. My husband, daughter, and I all was using Herbalife.
It was ok for the first 2 weeks. Then I started having stomach pains. I let my coach know, which in return she said to take something else that was Herbalife. My Hair started falling out and I let my doctor know. I was told to stop using Herbalife, since then I am not have the stomach pains and my hair is starting to fall out less.
Avoid at all cost! I tried the product for 3 weeks. I did lose 12 pounds. Very very happy however I noticed I felt more tired and I was starting to hold in water.
I started to turn a little bit yellow, my hair was falling out, my fingertips wrinkly and I started to feel nauseous. Never once did I think it could be the milkshake from Herbalife product one because it's a milkshake right.
At first I was taking the whole starter kit pack but after a while it was just the milkshake. I stopped the milkshake for a month. I felt more energy, no wrinkled fingertips, my hair was starting to grow back. I bought it again. This time after one week the same thing started to happen again. I had a liver function test. Pretty high for being above the normal range. This is the only thing I was drinking I have no medical conditions.
I stopped and retested blood work after 2 months. Everything went back down to normal again. I do not think this product is safe. Not sure what it is but it did elevate my liver enzymes. When I first started Herbalife I felt great for the first month. Then the following month, my health started to deteriorate. My liver was inflamed and I started to lose an exceptional amount of hair. Although I lost 4 pounds in the first week, which was great, I do not suggest taking these supplements and shakes.
Unless you're up for the challenge. I have been on Herbalife for about a month. I feel great, I had my thyroid removed a couple years back and haven't am had any energy at all and always in a bad but since I started Herbalife I have so much energy and I'm losing weight healthy and have so much energy and I am no longer moody. In my opinion the individuals who are having issues I would contact your coach so they can go over it different meal plans and help you.
I have been on the product for 4 days now. To be honest I feel like crap. I feel more tired. I don't feel energized. I just don't see any changes. I been doing my best to follow the instructions to the T and I don't know I'm not seeing any changes. But I will be back end of this month and follow and let you guys know how it's going so far for me.
Before Herbalife I was working out and didn't lose a pound at all. So I paid a lot of money for this and it doesn't fill me up but I guess it's a matter of getting use to it. See you guys in the end of February. I did a 3 day trial and loved it enough to take the plunge. I've been doing the plan for 5 days now and have already seen results. My energy level has greatly improved and I feel great! I think two of the tricks to this is to drink LOTS of water and eat snacks and the one main meal that is high in protein.
By doing this, I realized that the way I was eating before was not a lot of food, but were things that were high in fat, sugar, and calories. Now, I feel like I eat a lot of food even though it is high protein and fiber. I don't see how anyone is going hungry doing this plan.
The shakes taste awesome also! Herbalife was founded in as a weight-management program and multi-level marketing MLM company. Herbalife specializes in meal-replacement shakes and bars, as well as dietary supplements, beverage mixes and skin and hair care products. How can you buy Herbalife products?: To purchase Herbalife products, customers must contact an independent sales representative, called a distributor; you can find a distributor near you through the Herbalife website.
Some Herbalife distributors may not be fully knowledgeable about the products they are selling or the best process for your optimal weight loss.
If you need more personalized feedback, you can use their website to send a question or concern and receive personalized feedback. A choice of 3 programs allows the customer to decide what level and price point they want to pursue fat loss.
Herbalife acknowledges that nutrients play a key role in fat loss. The program emphasizes optimal protein and keeping blood sugar in check with their bars and shakes. Successful weight loss comes from a change in lifestyle, not a temporary diet.
I have to say first I have a lot of health problems and that alone makes it extremely difficult to lose weight. Medications I have been on and off of have much to do with it. I began using the shakes with my daughter when I was diagnosed with MS. I was in a power chair, told I would never walk again and to give up massage as my profession. Also let me add that at that time I was on 20 different medications.
Today 2 yrs later I am 20 lbs lighter, walking, playing outside with my kids, AND giving massage! I am also now on ONLY 3 medications! It is obvious to me it has something to do with the products because if I go a week without having the products I begin to relapse, but as soon as I go back to using the products I am back to feeling terrific in no time!
I started using the Herbalife shakes about 45 days ago. This past weekend I had to go to urgent care because I had been experiencing a terrible burning pain in my stomach for about a week.
It felt like my stomach just under the breast bone was on fire. After running some tests my dr said it looked as though I was developing an ulcer. He asked me the specifics of my diet and I let him know I was taking the Herbalife French Vanilla paired with the Herbalife protein drink mix as part of my daily meal routines. He asked me to stop taking those. He suggested that their high soy base formula could be rapidly decreasing my Trypsin levels.
Trypsin is a digestive enzyme we need to properly digest protein. Needless to say…I am going to be stopping my Herbalife consumption. Unfortunately it also seems to have caused some harm to me as well if my Dr.
I used this Herbalife drink twice a day for a year and lost 40 pounds. You are supposed to live this way indefinitely. At 63, I found myself constantly exhausted by noon to 2 p. After a year, I just did not have the stamina I needed to get through the day.
Although the drink is delicious, I also found that I reached a glass ceiling. Could my body have acclimated itself to the drink in a year so that it no longer helps? That is my surface experience just using the product for its intended purpose. Now I eat lunch a simply slice of bread with peanut butter spread and a cup of green tea. That alone seemed to trigger my body to put on weight. Now the 40 pounds are back after spending substantial money on this product.
One lousy piece of bread with peanut butter is all it took for me to gain all that weight back? Now, the ingredients come as a shock to me. I had no idea soy was dangerous. I was appalled by a few pro-Herbalife comments below that effectively tell you to ignore the ingredients! Are they out of their minds? I am going to seek a new diet plan that is much more healthy to implement. Try talking to your doctor about various meal replacement shakes to find out which one is right for you.
This is my second time on Herbalife formula one shakes. I used it as a young adult and it worked great and I am now using it again because I had a baby and gained quite a bit of weight during pregnancy. I just want to mention from my own education and experience that all diets out there Atkins, Herbalife, Isagenix are for temporary use only. There purpose is to help you form healthy eating habits and to lose weight. I do not recommend any diet like the ones I mentioned above for long term usage.
It is just to get you where you need to be in order for you to have the confidence and the energy to do it yourself. Bottom line is the more fruits, veggies, and protein you eat the healthier you will be and the less weight you will put on. Along with exercise of course. What really harms us are simple carbs like breads, pastas, and rice. Those should be used minimally unless you are loading for a major run or sport. I never once had to be hospitalized while using Herbalife.
I also did not give up sweets completely. The only thing I gave up completely where simple carbs. Its not what you eat but how much of it you eat. One or two pieces of chocolate a day wont do much harm compared to a whole chocolate bar daily. Good luck to anyone trying to lose weight and I hope you find the perfect product for you! Thanks for such insightful feedback Marcia. In the end, the change is up to the person making it! I was getting sicker so one day I tried them and I felt great!
No complains at all. So these products work. I just wanted to make some things clear as I have done my research. Soy protein itself is not bad it is the excess of soy protein. If you are solely using this or high amounts it can be harmful … Otherwise it can be good specially for post menopausal women. Also fructose sugar is fruit sugar the reason that when we eat fruits we are not affected by this type of sugar is because it is combined with fiber.
In the same way herbalife clients are highly encouraged to have fiber in there diets there apple cinnamon fiber taste amazing. There are also about two other fiber products. Yes the products have preservatives , herbalife is not meant for people who already have the time , energy, and knowledge to devote to there nutritional needs. If your compare the side effects of some of the foods that we eat on a regular basis to the preservatives in herbalife you will find that herbalife is the healthy alternative.
Especially for people who are suffering from diseases caused by obesity. In conclusion nothing compares to a balanced diet high in protein and fiber with plenty of colorful veggies. Herbalife has so many shake alternatives that this review is lacking. There are Sport formula mixes with higher protein, formulas with pea protein.
For those who avoid dairy there is a protein drink mix to use in its place which increases the protein and decreases the carbs. Bottom line is there are many alternatives within the Herbal Life product line to support health and nutrition as well as work with specific issues that do not necessarily effect everyone.
Thanks for pointing this out, Kelly. I love the taste of the healthy shake along with some of their added protein; however, it did not help with my weightloss.
I suspected it was all the sugar. I stopped the shakes and decided to follow the book State of Slim. I dropped 10 pounds within a few weeks. Maybe the shakes work for the younger set but if you are over 50, you need to examine your food intake more closely. I have been using Herbalife for almost two years. I have also gained 10 lbs of muscle. The product speaks for itself. I had a Wellness coach that helped me the whole journey.
It is still about a healthy lifestyle. The progam is two shakes, two snack and a meal. If you are interested make sure you have a coach to help you. My blood work is amazing and I have more energy than I have in years. My hormones have leveled out and I am feeling much more balanced. I purchased the protein and shake and discovered the containers were not full to compacity.
I was wondering did the person jib me or was that the norm? For as much money I paid it makes one wonder. Unfortunately we cannot be sure whether this is the norm or not. We recommend you give Herbalife a call and find out!
I was over weight and having to take blood pressure meds. I did the herbalife shakes for a few months lost 15 lbs. I will stick with herbalife for ever! These are usual myths about soy and soy based drinks that are being spread on internet. He has reached 48 and suffered from diabetes and cholestrol. And the levels of diabetes are surprisingly low. So whatever u might say,this helps in the long run. Your concern about gradually stopping use of diet shakes is a legitimate one.
The way that we recommend attaining long term success using these shakes regardless of which brand is to ensure that along with drinking meal replacement shakes, you are making permanent and sustainable lifestyle changes. Eat an apple instead of a doughnut. That sort of thing. Long term success is attributed to long term change! I have been using the herbalife products for almost 3 years. I love what I have learned and what this lifestyle has done for.
I lost over 29 pounds and increased my muscle mass. I feel great and more and more secured of using this products. Having the best doctors on staff doing what they love best make me feel better about introducing this products to my entire family. My grandchildren use the kids shakes for snack and the doctor told us to keep doing what we are doing because we are healthy.
I eliminated all the junk food and some of the red meat we consume. I feel amazing and I will continue with this nutrition. Herbalife is the best…. I must say these shakes are terrible! There are a few smoothie recipes online that make the shakes taste much better, but add extra calories. I use Muscle Milk light, less calories and grainy taste gone, I mix with the herbalife and that is much better! The allergen free vanilla shake uses protein from peas, and the 24 line contains no soy.
You have to order through an Independent Member. The request for to get in touch with someone that you can buy from is http: Try contacting an Independent Member through this form http: I have used Herbalife since Aug , I took the Herbalife bottles that I had, the shake, vitamins, cell activator, and Total control to my doctor, he approved my use of these products, I have lost 30 lbs.
My friend has been on Herbal life for quite a while and her and her daughter has lost quite a bit of weight. I tried other shakes and the pass and they always made me sick and nauseated. Herbal life is the only one I have been able to drink and not get nauseated. I know you may find sites selling online unauthorized. The reason why the products do not sell on a store is because of the follow up you receive from the person that is selling to you. Both proteins you can add to your shake to meet your need of protein intake.
I drink my shakes with protein drink mix so my shakes have 24 grams of protein and lots of nutrition and they are so delicious I love pumkin spice and dulce de leche. People always like to talk mess about a company. If soy was so bad like some people is saying the FDA would have already taking soy out of the market.
And Herbalife is not the only company that uses soy on its products. Soy has become controversial over the years. Long term side effects are under question. Most meal replacement shakes Herbalife included are not approved by the FDA regardless.
Your shakes are good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My mom sells it and she lost 65 pounds in a year. I was able to quit a 20 year smoking habit and keep the weight off with the support of my new friends and the Herbalife products.
This stuff is awesome! Forget about the reviews on Soy because it is found in a ton of the food we already eat and their is no concrete information out their by the FDA that it is bad. These shakes taste fantastic especially with fruit! The products make me feel great! However, if you are like me where you are gluten and lactose intolerant, the Herbalife diet is extremely difficult.
I felt hungry and just missing something for the two weeks I tried it. My last straw was when I actually gained weight at the end of it…and I even strictly follow the rules.
I tried the herbalite Cookies n Cream, oh my that stuff is good. I am about to order the cellulose and whatever will help with with my wt. I know we are supposed to take it in the morning 2 scoops but I am about to do a breakfast and lunch shake, walk on the treadmeal on an 15 setting incline on the treadmill I will keep you guys posted.
I then started breaking out in a rash all over my trunk and legs and called my mom who is a nurse and told me to go to the dr right away turned out I got petachia from it.
I was off of it for 10 days and the rash went away. I called herbalife themselfvs as the dr told me I could restart the program but slowly go back on them. Soy has been linked to heart conditions in children.
Infertility in nursing mothers and men becoming sterile. Thank you for your attention. No results in one month so I quit it.