Why These Nutritional Programmes?

Weight loss diet is different because it actually feeds the body correctly, it does not starve it...

What is the most common reaction when people go on a diet to lose weight?

They eat less, depriving their body of good essential nutrients. What happens next? The body receives less nutrition and less nutrients and as a result they start losing their muscular mass. In other words muscles become the source of nutritional reserves for their body. When people stop their dieting they go back to eating as before but they have less muscle mass which is precisely what they need to help burn calories.


Why is our weight loss system different?

This weight loss system is different because it actually feeds the body correctly, it does not starve it. The reason most people become overweight is due to nutritional deficiencies. When you don't feed the body correctly it craves more food than it actually needs; it craves sugar and fat. People often give up on diets or "cheat" because they can't stand the hunger pangs. It becomes too hard. weight loss shake

No Matter how good your nutrition, if you aren’t absorbing the nutrients – It’s just a waste!

In your small intestines there are finger-like protrusions called villi or villus. It is through these villi that absorption takes place. Through the years, your villi become damaged and break-off. Things that damage your villi include:

Additives & Preservatives
Airborne, Water & Soil Toxins
Medications & Drugs
Fatty Foods
Lack of Fiber-Packed Food
Lack of Water

 Unhealthy foods make villi unhealthy, flatten out the villi and decrease absorption capacity. These tiny, finger-like structures along the wall of your intestine are essentially “gatekeepers,” helping your body absorb more nutrients, vitamins and minerals, while protecting you from toxins. The healthier your villi, the more efficiently you can absorb the nourishment your cells need–and the healthier you’ll be.  Herbalife’s products are scientifically formulated to support healthy “villi.”

Simply consuming good food and adding nutritional supplements will not make any difference to the way you feel if your body is unable to fully digest and absorb all the nutrition you eat.

Herbalife makes use of knowledge gained from the botanical world's 6,000 year history and incorporates health building nutritional herbs with the best modern technology to help our bodies cleanse and detoxify so that the cells - the tiniest living units - can be as fully nourished as possible. .

Balance of protein and carbohydrates in your diet?

Cereals for breakfast, sandwiches for lunch, pasta for dinner and rice cakes, chocolate and biscuits for snacks?!   "My diet had been almost all carbs I had no nutrition going into my body" Protein rich foods keep you fuller for longer. Focus on getting protein into every meal without the added fat, calories and expense of animal proteins.  Personalised programmes ensure that  you eat the correct amount of protein for your body, so you can help curb those hunger pangs! And you can increase your lean body mass, which in turn speeds up your metabolism and burns more calories! It’s so simple! Your Herbalifes Coach will do all the calculations for you – and will present you with the solution you’ve been looking for!

Excess carbohydrates in your diet?- Insulin the storage hormone

A BBC Programme about the science of losing weight - provided practical demonstrations on the value of getting protein into every meal.

The LA Shape Diet Book explains the science behind the programme and how to find the personal protein prescription to best achieve your goals.

Herbalife nutritional shakes combine complex carbohydrates with lean protein and nutrients which can keep you going for longer without feeling the need to snack!

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Why do I eat more than my body can burn up?

When the food a person eats does not give the body the nutrients that it requires, the body will demand more in an effort to obtain those nutrients. Therefore, a person may eat more calories than they need and cannot burn them up so it gets stored as fat. That person can also have excessive cravings for sweets and fatty foods. When the correct nutrients are supplied this habit can be broken as these cravings can be greatly diminished.

How can I increase my physical energy level?

Energy is created by the body by processing the food and nutrients it receives and effectively distributing this to all the cells of the body. The better the quality of those nutrients and their ability to be utilised by the body, the more energy the body will generate.

What is the best way to ensure my future health?

The body's many systems will function properly only when supplied with all of the nutrients they require. When they do not, they can break down and problems can arise. If the immune system were functioning at 100% on a constant basis, this would make it very difficult for other organisms to cause illness in the body.
Why a balanced nutrition plan?
A balanced nutrition plan should provide bodies with balanced levels of energy, vitamins, minerals, good carbohydrates, plant-based protein, healthy fats and beneficial fibre, herbs and antioxidants. The intelligent nutrition concept involves eating a variety of foods - but all in moderation: being "intelligent" about what we are eating.

What does water have to do with weight loss?

Water plays a very important part in the weight loss process. The kidneys cannot function properly without enough water. When they do not work to capacity, some of the load is dumped onto the liver. One of the liver’s primary functions is to metabolize stored fat into usable energy for the body. But if the liver has to do some of the kidney's work, it cannot work at full throttle. As a result, it metabolizes less fat and more fat remains stored in the body. For the full article: "The Role of Water in Fat Metabolism and Weight Loss"

How does it compare with other programmes?

The weight loss programme is based on two shakes and one main meal, allowing our clients to gradually change their eating habits so that they can maintain the results long term. That is in contrast with other diet programmes that our based on 3 shakes and offer no long term perspective. So finish these other programmes and the weight goes back on. Other diets are based on low fat where they replace the fat with carbs, not  a great option if you were already eating too many carbs!. And other programmes based on counting calories where you get a crazy scenario so someone is missing meals so that they can up for save some calories for the weekend. That's a great way to promote a healthy metabolism !

An example of changing habits with the Herbalife programme is getting into the routine of eating 3 times a day, getting protein into every meal, finding alternative to carb based snacks and "feeding" the body not "starving" it. The programmes promote good nutritional habits like reducing fat, fried foods, salt and sugar in the diet and increasing protein, fibre and nutrients.

And for those concerned about Cholesterol levels?

 The inclusion of at least 25g Soya protein per day as part a diet low in saturated fats can help reduce blood cholesterol. Two Formula 1 shakes (vanilla) provide 17.8 g of soya protein (71% of the suggested intake of 25 g). An additional 7.2 grams may be obtained from other foods, such as Protein Bars serving or  Herbalifes Formula 3 Personalised Protein Powder (4.5g soya protein/6g serving.

The nutritional value of foods?

We're seeing a gradual erosion of the nutritional value of food, in everything from the vitamin C content of oranges through to the zinc and copper levels in corns and other grains." See a comparison here.

Additional information:

Tips for getting in shape - How to get long term results?
How to make a Herbalife Shake? - Tips for making your shake
Adding fruit to shake - How to add more fibre to diet alongside the protein, fibre, complex carbs already in the shake.
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All references to weight control relate to the Herbalife Weight Management Programme which includes, amongst other things, a balanced diet, regular exercise, an adequate daily fluid intake, nutritional supplementation where required and appropriate rest, individual results will vary.  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  


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