I lost inches, I felt amazing, they were very positive. Otherwise it can be good specially for post menopausal women. I lost 40lbs my first round, it is a lifestyle change but the results are great. If they can do it, I can do it. Even better is the support I get from my Herbalife Coach and the community of "Herbalifers". We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice, except as described below. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:
Herbalife Formula 1 Review
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. Protein curbs hunger and helps balance blood sugar levels, reducing cravings. Soy is the main protein source for their shakes, bars, and other snacks.
This can be great for some customers, such as those who have dairy or nut allergies. Other customers may not tolerate soy as well. As Herbalife has grown, they have implemented Nutrition Clubs in select communities to help encourage customers to meet their dietary and fitness goals. These clubs are social gatherings designed to support customers and distributors.
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Thanks Keep an eye on your inbox, the lastest consumer news is on it's way! Page 1 Reviews 1 - Not sure how to choose? 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. After a few months I learned that my niece who drank Herbalife shakes only and watched her diet lost a considerable amount of weight.
So I substituted my fancy shake with Herbalife and kept following the same weight loss system as before metabolism booster, antioxidants etc and miracle happened!!! Then, I ran out of the shake I got from my niece so I went back to my old shake and the weight loss stopped also. I lost only 1 lbs in the last 2 weeks and before that I lost 20 lbs in 2 months with Herbalife. I have been overweight all my life and after my college baseball career ended I packed on an extra 60 lbs.
I am in love with this product and all its major benefits. I have done the research on the products on a nutritional level before I started taking it and considering on how no other form of weight loss supplements are on the basis of cellular nutrition and do not contain the phytonutrients that the Herbalife products contain I would way rather choose this line of products rather than any other!! I would like to order Herbalife shake can you send me the phone number so I can call you all are send me a email I want to loss weight so can you help me thank you.
Unfortunately you cannot call to order Herbalife. You can fill out an online contact form in order to be put in touch with am Independent Member. I had great success with Herbalife. My father lost a huge amount of weight, felt great, and eventually talked me into trying it. And I had the same amazing results. I feel energetic, lost my weight, and love the product. The key to success is to NOT use the basic program…you have to use one of the other two, and be sure you buy the personal protein powder to add to the shake.
I personally would recommend it to anyone. And by the way, I had my doctor look at it, and he said it was very healthy. There is so much information out there on the dangers of SOY. I hope this info helps all of your readers. Thank you for letting me share. I am new to Herbalife. I like the flavors and variety. One of my first concerns was my arthritis.
I was headed for major knee replacements, plantar faccitis, heel spurs, bursitis…Pain! I live in the country and my mail box is a distance from my front door. I used the Herbalife products for a year, and lost a total of lbs. It turns out my blood sugar had bottomed out. April 11th , I started using Herbalife at our local Wellness Club. In 30 Days, lost 30lbs. In 2 months, lost 50lbs, this week I have been using the product for 14 weeks and I have lost 62lbs.
I have pictures on my Facebook page to show the proof. I went from lbs to I went from a size 48 pants to 38 as of 3 weeks ago! I still see the fat me in the mirror — but, went I see my April Selfie to the last 3 — I am amazed how fat I was!! Then wrapped up my 3 course meal with a 14oz 2 scoops of the Meal and 1 Scoop of the Protein Drink Mix in a Malt-Mixer for 90 seconds to 2 minutes.
Dinner, same as breakfast — but I usually pick a different flavor. Following that works great for me, my girlfriend follows the diet much better with Salads for lunch — but, she is losing weight at a much slower pace.
So, I share both of these so people will see — if you stick to it, it does work… different speeds for different sexes. Some weeks I crave carbs — and I break down and enjoy a nice steak dinner, olive garden, italian. Heck, I even enjoy a coke or sweet tea one in a while. But, you have to have the discipline that keeps you focused. Oh, and this other BS that you have to work out all the time … you CANNOT lose weight and exercise — your body can only do one chore — fitness, or lose weight.
As the carbs and proteins have to be processed for lean muscle or eat the fat. I will be putting a website on in September — showing my monthly progress and my way down to or Just google my name, I am all over the place — just skinnier and looking forward to the day someone actually calls me skinny! I tried Herbal life a few months ago and they worked..
I lost 40 pounds super happy of course. I felt lighter and full of energy with combination of diet and exercise. After a while every time I drank a shake it would be the same affect. I finally stopped when just drinking water was a problem. It took one month to get back to normal so its easy to say i wont be going back. I found the shakes made my stomach very upset and several other products also.
I have found Arbonne Shakes which are certified vegan, soy free, whey free, gmo free, msg free and love them. You guys only mention about the protein content and sucrose…. But what about all the nutrition in those shakes… more than any multivitamin out there in the market… all the essential vitamins, minerals, phitonutrients, micronutrients, etc. Many of its ingredients have proven to prevent cancer in Laboratory research…… and actually we have seen it in testimonials of consumer that has been diagnosed with different ailments… and the nutrition have improved their overall condition, and in some cases even reverted….
And still no weight loss. Were you working with a personal wellness coach or doing this on your own? This will make a big difference in your weight loss goals. I am a Personal wellness coach for Herbalife you may have been going about your goals all wrong. Sorry you are frustrated. The shakes are very low calorie and add to that your exercise you may be putting your body in starvation mode by not eating enough. Have you had your thyroids checked because that could be a problem and depending your age you can be pre menopausal.
I had that same problem and the Soy in the shakes is not enough to cause any problems according to my doctor. I found out that I have hypothyroidism the kind that cause you to gain weight. Go talk to your doctor. I pray this helps. I have been drink this for the past week and have already dropped 3 lbs. I have only given up sugar and eat any thing I want. I also only dink them once a day for lunch while I am working. Did you also make sure you drank half your bodys weight in water and half your bodys weight in protein?
Also did you talk to your coach the person who you bought it from because they should have been able to help you out to figure out what you may have been doing wrong.
I started drinking an Herbalife shake fairly regularly each morning. I thought it could be related to an artificial sweetener I may have put in my coffee. As it turned out, when I read the Herbalifelabels which I should have done initially and noticed sucralose was about in the middle of the list, giving it a fairly prominent spot in the descending concentration of each ingredient. I stopped using the product. With this, the resultant nausea has subsided. I have been on the shakes since March.
I have lost over 40lbs. I will say it may not be for some. I think it is a choice to bash it is not the answer. If you follow the instructions on useage. I will keep using it. If you look at anything long enough you can find faults in it. I just started last month and lost 10lbs, amazing. Make sure you exercise and stay active. Check, review, and research. The FDA has not even proof of anything wrong with this product, so show me the proof and than we talk..
Stop talking bad about a product that has help me even to get my cholesterol down…. At my annual check up I asked my doctor about this shake and told him how much I drink and like it. I was shocked to hear his opinion on Soy protein, basically said the evidence relating to the side effects are awful.
Said I, or anyone, does not want to have prolonged use of soy protein and to get off of it right away! He also told me to stay off any sugars as they are the leading contributor to my weight problems. The second ingredient is this shake is Fructose which is sugar. Your doctor needs to be re-educated because there are studies out there that people with higher soy diets actually have lower incidents in cancer, especially breast cancer.
The soy acts on estrogen receptors, yes, but not nearly as strong as human estrogen which is times stronger, and soy decreases blood pressure by aiding in production of nitric oxide. I switched over from herbalife shakes for the same reasons you mentioned. I switched to a brand called Garden of Life Raw Meal. I used to sell herbalife and that that was one of the things that drove me nuts, is even though I was a distributor, I still had to pay for shipping….
The raw meal is composed primarily of various different sprouts, so it lacks a lot of synthetic fillers or fortifiers that other shakes can have. I highly recommend it. Have you ever looked at the ingredients most people consume on a daily basis? I drink the shakes to help out my clients mom. I have tried a lot of protein shakes in my days and have an active lifestyle and a B. I am not the smartest person out there, but there is healthier alternatives to losing weight, and healthier ingredients in whey powders sold.
Herbalife has low protein a lot of sugar and carbs. The calories consumed are low, and anyone will lose weight by decreasing their caloric intake. The only thing I like really is the mango flavored aloe vera drink, and the orange flavored tablets which are overpriced and you can just take a daily vitamin that has mg vit. I could say a whole lot more but the product is mediocre. Herbalife saved my life. I even have a 2 days a week where I cheat a little and the pounds are still falling off.
I have been taken off the blood pressure meds and my feet no longer aches. This diet is not for everyone, but it brought balance back into my eating habits.
I workout 4 days a week and I feel Great. Prior to using the product, I was diagnosed as a pre diabetic, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. I have lost 30 pounds and I feel amazing! This is great product. The shakes are delicious, the vitamins are great and the sleep now is pronominal. Individual results may vary. Healthy weight loss is approx. Check with your physician before beginning a supplement program. Herbalife Shakes Reviews Protein Quality: Cal 90 Protein 9g Fiber 3g Carb 13g Sugar 9g.
High level of sugar, low level of protein, soy protein, fructose. Formula 1 Shake Nutritional Facts Before you look over the nutrition information, note that the ingredient list has over 40 items on it.
Information is based on a serving size of two scoops, and suggested serving is to blend the powder with 8 ounces of water or milk. Using milk or adding the powder to a fruit smoothie would definitely up the calorie count.
Calories At only 90 calories per serving, this shake has definite diet potential. Because the powder itself is so low, you can add the powder to milk or a fruit shake without drastically increasing your calories too much, making this a very viable diet meal replacement option.
However, for those with allergy concerns, the shake does contain milk in the form of casein as the ninth ingredient and soy the first ingredient listed. Another ingredient is aminogen, an enzyme complex created by Triacaro Industries to aid in the digestion of protein. The overall effect is better digestion, although the necessity of including aminogen is questionable since most people have no problem digesting protein without help. While soy does offer high amounts of plant-based protein making it popular among vegetarians and vegans!
Recent research has linked soy with undesirable health issues such as stunted growth, infertility, introducing toxicity to the nervous system and kidneys, and increasing the risk of breast cancer in women. One of the main concerns with soy is the presence of isoflavens, which behave like estrogen hormones once in our bodies [i]. While Herbalife does offer a non-GM option, the implication is all the other flavors do contain genetically modified soy. Protein Sources Core Engine Formula 1 Shake contains 9 grams of protein per serving, which compared to other meal replacement shakes is a little on the low side.
The company sells a separate protein powder that could solve this issue, but on its own, Formula 1 lacks this key macronutrient. The protein source is solely from soy protein isolate. The company gives no indication as to how the soy is sourced and whether it is non-GMO. The use of soy also eliminates Formula 1 as an option for many people due to allergies. Nutritionally, this version still has 9 grams of protein, with the only other significant difference being an extra 10 calories, but almost double the sodium of the regular vanilla shake.
It keeps you full and helps regulate digestion. Formula 1 offers 3 grams of fiber, which, similar to its protein content, is a bit on the low side compared with other meal replacement shakes available. What Are the Sweeteners? How a meal replacement shake is sweetened is one of the make-or-break health differentiators. But this particular shake uses drumroll, please: Fructose by itself is sweeter than HFCS and has been linked to raising blood pressure, causing insulin resistance and Type 2 Diabetes, and promoting obesity to name a few [iv].
Another negative impact fructose has is not satisfying your hunger, often to more cravings [v]. Ultimately, all these bad risks are working against the ultimate goal of the shake: This leaves us wondering why Herbalife chose fructose as the sweetener for their shake.
The company making Formula 1 diet shakes is Herbalife, a multi-level-marketing business out of California. Their products focus on nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness, and personal care.
Soy has been known to reduce thyroid hormone levels, which could be unhealthy for people with hypothyrodism. How to Contact The best way to try getting in touch with the company seems to be through their online Support Center, which you can access by clicking here. An online support form and an option to call plus a fairly extensive online FAQ should provide answers to most of your questions. While they make it difficult to track down, Herbalife does have a physical address listed at: Using Formula 1 to replace one or two meals a day is likely to result in weight loss, if only because of a decrease in your daily calorie intake.
On top of that, the lower total amount of protein will make it harder for the diet shakes to keep you full between meals. Barbara Rourke February 7th, I have been using this product for a month now and list 7 lbs the first 3 weeks, but now I am at a stand still.
Becca June 14th, I have to be honest, I was very skeptical of this product. Brenda Lee Legault February 15th, I started taking Herbalife and was so impressed, with it that I became a distributor.