Healthy Breakfast - Start Your Day The Healthy Way

“A healthy breakfast provides the body with key nutrients and energy.”
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As soon as you wake up, your body needs nutrients to kick start the day the right way. It has just spent many hours without anything so you need to hydrate your body and provide it with balanced nutrition, including protein. A healthy breakfast will get your metabolism in gear and help you avoid unhealthy mid-morning snacks or ones later in the day.

Typical Breakfast Options:

Carb based Breakfasts

Common breakfast choices include coffee with a muffin or toast with jam. Or cereal, toast and fruit juice which can contain 21 teaspoons of sugar.

These choices are full of simple carbohydrates and when digested, immediately turn to sugar. By raising sugar levels you force your body to overcompensate.

Your body does this by removing extra sugar and turning it into fat. As a result, sugar levels drop and this leaves you feeling hungry and weak as your brain lacks sugar.

This is why you get mid-morning cravings, and want to eat more carbs. This cycle can repeat itself through the day.

carb based breakfast

Skipping breakfast:

Skipping breakfast means your body has to draw on reserves of nutrients and water that will have depleted overnight.

In this situation you are not giving your body anything; blood sugar levels drop and you begin to feel hungry.

As a result you look for simple carbohydrates (chocolate, coffee with sugar, cookies etc) for energy and to raise your blood sugar level.

By not giving your body any nutrients the same cycle repeats throughout the day – opting to reach for simple carbohydrate options.

missing breakfast

Consuming excess carbohydrates makes your body work at constant overload. An unhealthy breakfast is therefore a key contributor to a number of health issues and extra weight gain.

What makes a healthy breakfast?

A breakfast that is balanced and protein based

Breakfasts with the right nutritional mix release energy slowly, keep you fuller for longer and help you control your weight by limiting your need for snacks.

A healthy breakfast provides the body with key nutrients and energy without increasing blood sugar levels.

It helps to avoid a dependence on simple carbohydrates.

The result is your appetite stays under control, you don’t crave carbohydrates and your body uses its own stored
fats for energy.

healthy breakfast option

Importance of a Healthy Breakfast  
Reasons not to skip breakfast An ideal breakfast
  • Breakfast accelerates the body’s metabolism.
  • Breakfast sets the day’s mood and helps to improve concentration.
  • Breakfast helps with weight management.
  • Breakfast supplies vital nutrients.
  • Eating breakfast helps to control your appetite during the day.
  • Supplies all the vital nutrients.
  • Provides energy.
  • Includes water.

Why Herbalife Breakfast?

The number 1 meal-replacement shake in the world.* Herbalife Formula 1 shakes have helped people all across the globe reach their weight-loss and wellness goals

1. The Formula 1 shake is a complete meal replacement for a quick start to weight loss and wellness. Created with the help of advanced food technology, the shake has a unique mix of ingredients, with easily absorbed high quality soya protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre. Very few shakes on the market can call themselves a "meal replacement".

2. Boost in energy and concentration at work as the Herbalife shake contains high quality ingredients which are easily digested and absorbed. Contrast to the alternative breakfasts where the blood supply is diverted from the brain to the stomach to digest them. A shake = more energy and more productive!

3. A Herbalife Formula 1 shake is a convenient healthy alternative to a high-calorie breakfast or carb based breakfast.

4. Personalised Programme - Note the Herbalife products are only one part of our Wellness Coaching approach. Calorie intake needs to be linked to your resting and active metabolic rates. Also included in your personalised plan is your recommended daily protein intake. A one size fits all approach doesn't work, yet we've seen Herbalife customers of different heights/weights, sex and with different activity level and using a shake with the same calories. At Herbal Vitality we have 15 years experience in preparing these programs.

5. Min of 15g of protein for breakfast which helps with appetite control and lowers the glycemic index of each meal. Low gi = energy released gradually versus the highs and lows of many alternatives, such as cereals.

6. The benefits of plant protein, which comes without the extra calories/fat of animal protein. "Outside of a medical emergency, such as someone getting shot and needing urgent surgery, I've never seen anything come close to the breadth and depth of benefits that a plant-based diet provides" a Cardiologist explains. Lentils for breakfast or a shake?!

7. The science of meal replacement - balanced nutrition whilst creating a deficit of calories. Some meal replacement programmes are about a “short term fix”, versus long term sustainable weight loss and gradually changing eating habits as per Herbalife. To lose weight you need to create a deficit in calories from your active metabolic rate but WITHOUT LOSING LEAN MUSCLE; otherwise you will be in worse situation than when you started! And if you don’t maintain good levels of macro and micro nutrients, you may find you are never satisfied after eating, or still lack energy, making you reach for products such as sugary drinks, biscuits or other unhealthy snacks. There are a 101 ways to reduce your calorie intake but with so many of these diets you lose lean muscle so that you end up in a worse situation than when your started!

8. Exercise without the right balanced nutrition can be counterproductive. Let’s say someone is going to Slimming XXXX and working out on a "restricted diet" of a low calorie cereal for breakfast and low calorie soup for lunch, the chances are they will lose lean muscle not gain it. Muscle is like a "fat furnace" burning calories for you.

9. Herbalife’s Cellular Nutrition program is state-of-the-art because simply consuming good nutrition will not really make a difference if the body is not able to fully digest and more importantly, absorb all the nutrition that is consumed.

10. Herbalife programmes help you get into a structured eating routine so you eat less later in the day i.e. less snacking and overeating in the evening

The Herbalife Healthy Breakfast

1. Formula 1 shake - packed with all the nutrition your body needs. A tasty F1 smoothie can be whipped up in a matter of seconds and a plant based protein with plant-based carbohydrates to  help you stay fuller for longer.

2. Instant Herbal Beverage - with tea extracts plus natural caffeine powder from tea, which can help you feel more energised and aid your concentration and alertness

3. Herbal Aloe Concentrate - contains 40% Aloe Vera gel derived from the Aloe Vera leaf; to help you stay hydrated throughout the day.

How do I get started?


Summary of the Breakfast Programme.

Need To Lose Weight?

Additional Information:

How To Make A Breakfast Smoothie?

Recipes for Breakfast

BBC Programme- "10 Things You Need To Know About Losing Weight"

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.


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