Does Herbalife Diet Work ?
Frequently Asked Questions:
The following are common questions and answers about Herbalife - provided by the Herbalife Medical Advisory Board.
1. What is Herbalife ?
Herbalife is a scientifically formulated, herbal based calorie reduced nutritional "weight loss shake" or meal replacement drink (Formula #1)
to which has been added food supplements containing important vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and nutritional herbs.
The Herbalife regimen has been used for weight control and maintenance of good health for over 30 years by literally 10's of millions of individuals in more than 75 countries.
2. Don't You Lose Weight on Herbalife Because You Skip Meals ?
No. Herbalife's calorie-reduced regimen encourages participants to eat 3 meals daily.
2 meals are in the form of our nutritionally-balanced meal replacement drink shakes,
and the 3rd is a meal of your favourite food, following guidelines offered by the company.
In addition, Herbalife has devised a 7 day recommended meal plan which is distributed with its regimen.
Diets which require people to skip meals are unhealthy and promote binge eating.
3. Is Herbalife a "Liquid Protein" or Starvation Diet ?
Definitely not! Herbalife is neither of these.
Our regimen supplies at least 1200-1500 Calories (5020-6300 kilojoules) daily and is nutritionally complete so individuals can lose weight safely and effectively,
and, just as importantly, keep the weight off. "Liquid protein" diets, which use nutritionally unbalanced protein-based drinks,
or starvation diets which reduce calories to such low levels (less than 500 Calories or 2100 kilojoules daily)
that people literally starve to lose weight are both extremely unhealthy and have less than 20% long-term success.
4. How Does Herbalife Work ?
Herbalife supplies all the balanced nutrition the body needs on a daily basis.
Individuals who choose to, can lose excess weight by reducing excess calories,
and not sacrifice important nutrients like protein, potassium and iron.
As a result, they feel their best while they lose both excess weight and inches.
5. Is Herbalife "Natural" ?
The Herbalife regimen is based entirely on nutrition and herbs.
The regimen does not use drugs, medications, hormones or other synthetic agents to promote weight loss.
All ingredients in the Herbal life regimen must fulfill 3 important conditions: purity, quality, and stability.
6. What Causes the Feeling of Increased Energy is it Caffeine ?
The weight loss and energy-enhancing effects of Herbalife are the result of its scientifically balanced nutritional formula and are not due to caffeine or any natural or synthetic stimulant. Herbalife's 100% herbal product Natural Guarana tea and tablets contain pure guarana which has a naturally occurring caffeine content of about 30mg per tablet (the same amount of caffeine in a small cola drink). Thermojetics Instant Herbal Beverage also contain small amounts of naturally-occuring caffeine of any sort in any Herbalife product.
7. What do the Herbs do and are They Safe ?
Herbs are nature's nutritional bounty. They are rich sources of vitamins, minerals, fibre and related nutrients essential for good health. The herbal mixtures used in Herballife products have been created by experts to maximize nutritional value. The herbs are the highest quality available anywhere in the world and are free of pesticide residues and other contaminants.
Tablet preparation of the herbal mixtures occurs under strict quality control to assure purity and safety.
8. Can Everyone Use Herbalife ?
Yes. Since Herbalife products are 100% nutritional food supplements, they are safe for everyone.
Certain individuals including children, pregnant or lactating women, insulin dependent diabetics,
and those with compromised kidney function are advised to consult with their physician before beginning this or any other weight loss program.
9. Does The FDA Have A Problem With Herbalife? Is It Approved ?
In 1986 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration thoroughly evaluated the Herbalife Program and issued a statement declaring that all of the Herbalife products were safe.
However, the FDA does not actually approve any nutritional product or food supplement, only drugs, medications and medical devices.
In addition, whenever Herbalife is introduced into a new country, it is reviewed by that country's government before it is approved for importation and distribution.
10. Has The Herbalife Program Been Tested ?
Absolutely. The Herbalife program has had extensive clinical testing in the United States and Great Britain.
All of the studies have demonstrated that Herbalife products are safe and effective on both the 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.
11. Do Herbalife Distributors Require Professional Training ?
No. The Herbalife Weight Control Program has 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 offers its distributors extensive nutritional education in the form of literature, tapes, and seminars.
12. Does The Herbalife Program Change Eating Habits ?
Definitely. The Herbalife Program promotes good nutritional habits like reducing fat, fried foods, salt and sugar in the diet and increasing fibre and complex carbohydrates.
Most important, Herbalife teaches individuals how to achieve and maintain an ideal weight.
It is a lifetime health program that works for everyone.
13. Is Exercise A Part Of The 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 programs.
Even these individuals can use the Herbalife Program to lose weight successfully.
14. Is There Enough Fluid and Fibre in The Herbalife Program ?
Yes. When followed as recommended, the Herbalife Program provides approximately four pints of liquid and 25 grams of fibre.
This is more than is found in the average diet of industrialised countries and is the level recommended by health authorities world-wide.
Supplemental fibre tablets are available for those who wish to further increase their daily fibre intake.
15. Is The Herbalife Program Recommended By Doctors ?
Absolutely. Herbalife has a Medical and Scientific Advisory Board that tests and researches Herbalife products and continually monitors reports of results sent by customers and distributors.
In addition, many physicians and other professionals in all parts of the world use Herbalife both in their personal lives and in their practices.
These results are not typical. Individual results will vary.