WHAT IS THE HERBALIFE SHAPE -UP WEIGHT CONTROL PROGRAM?
Herbalife is a scientifically formulated, herbal-based, calorie-reduced nutrition programme. It is centred around our unique high-energy, protein-rich, nutritional "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 programme has been used for weight control and health enhancement since 1980, by literally millions of individuals around the world. The programme should be used only as part of a calorie controlled diet.
DO YOU LOSE WEIGHT BECAUSE YOU SKIP MEALS?
No. Herbalife's calorie-reduced programme encourages participants to eat three meals daily. Two usual meals are in the form of our nutritionally balanced meal replacement drink, and the third is any meal of your choice. In addition Herbalife has devised a seven-day recommended meal plan which is distributed with its programme. Diets, which require people to skip meals, are unhealthy and stimulate binge eating.
IS HERBALIFE A "LIQUID PROTEIN" OR STARVATION DIET?
Definitely not! Herbalife is neither of these. Our programme supplies at least 1000 calories daily and is nutritionally balanced so individuals can lose weight safely and effectively, and, just as important, keep the weight off. "Liquid Protein" diets, which are nutritionally unbalanced protein-based drinks, or starvation diets which reduce calories so low (less than 500 Calories daily) that people literally starve to lose weight are both extremely unhealthy and have less than 20% long term success.
HOW DOES HERBALIFE WORK?
Herbalife supplies all the balanced nutrition the body needs on a daily basis. Individuals, who chose to, can lose excess weight by reducing excess calories without sacrificing important nutrients like protein, potassium and iron. As a result, they feel their best while they lose both excess weight and inches.
IS HERBALIFE NATURAL?
The Herbalife programme is based entirely on nutrition and herbs. The programme does not use drugs, medication, hormones or other synthetic agents to promote weight loss. All the ingredients in the Herbalife programme must fulfil three important conditions: purity, potency and stability. This is how we maintain the level of quality associated with the Herbalife name.
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. They are not due to caffeine or any natural or synthetic stimulant. Herbalife's 100% herbal guarana product contains pure guarana, which has naturally occurring caffeine of about 30mg per tablet (the same amount of caffeine in a small cola drink). No synthetic caffeine is added to our guarana product, and there is no caffeine of any sort in any other Herbalife product.
ARE THE VITAMIN LEVELS, LIKE VITAMIN A, HIGH? ARE THEY SAFE?
The levels of vitamins and minerals in all Herbalife formulas are carefully designed to assure that individuals consuming them would not develop deficiencies or excesses. All of our formulas are developed to assure that all individuals, regardless of their nutritional needs, receive optimum nutrition. Studies demonstrate there is no "build up" of vitamins or minerals associated with any use of Herbalife products, including Vitamin A. In formulating Herbalife products we have taken special care to assure that Vitamin A levels are completely safe and never lead to accumulation, even when consumed together with a diet rich in Vitamin A.
WHAT DO THE HERBS DO AND ARE THEY SAFE?
Herbs are nature's bounty. They are rich sources of vitamins, minerals and fibre and related nutrients essential for good health. The herbal mixtures used in Herbalife products have been created by experts to maximise nutritional potency. The herbs are the highest quality available anywhere in the world and are free of pesticide residues and other possible contaminants. Tablet preparation of the herbal mixtures occurs under strictest quality control to assure purity and safety.
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 or insulin dependent diabetics and those with compromised kidney functions are advised to consult with their physician before beginning this or any weight loss program.
DO GOVERNMENTAL AND REGULATORY AUTHORITIES APPROVE THE HERBALIFE WEIGHT CONTROL PROGRAM?
Yes. All Herbalife products meet the requirements for each country in which they are sold. In 1996 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration thoroughly evaluated the Herbalife programme and issued a statement that all of the Herbalife products were safe. In addition whenever Herbalife is introduced into a new country the regulatory authorities review it before it is approved for the importation and distribution.
HAS THE HERBALIFE PROGRAMME BEEN TESTED?
Absolutely. The Herbalife programme has been extensively in the United States and Great Britain. All of the studies have demonstrated that Herbalife products are safe and effective on both a 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 any-where in the world.
DO HERBALIFE DISTRIBUTORS REQUIRE PROFESSIONAL TRAINING?
No. Experts and doctors in the fields of food technology and nutritional medicine have specifically designed the Herbalife Weight Control Programme so that is self-explanatory and therefore does not require or expect nutritional expertise on the part of the distributors. However, the Herbalife Medical and Scientific advisory board offers its distributors extensive nutritional education in the form of literature and seminars.
DOES THE HERBALIFE PROGRAM CHANGE EATING HABITS?
Definitely. The Herbalife programme promotes good nutritional habits like reducing fat fried foods, salt and sugar in the diet and increasing fibre and complex carbohydrates. Most important, Herbalife advises individuals how to achieve and maintain an ideal weight. It is a lifetime health program.
IS EXERCISE PART OF THE HERBALIFE PROGRAM?
Herbalife encourages participants to follow a healthy life style that includes good nutrition, regular exercise, moderation in the use of alcohol and avoiding tobacco use. The Herbalife Programme works even if individuals do not or cannot exercise. Many people cannot exercise because of serious injuries or other health problems. Even these individuals can use the Herbalife Programme to successfully lose weight
IS THERE ENOUGH FLUID AND FIBRE IN THE HERBALIFE PROGRAM?
Yes. When followed as recommended, the Herbalife Programme provides adequate 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 worldwide. Supplemental fibre tablets are available for those who wish to further increase their daily fibre intake.
IS THE HERBALIFE PROGRAMME 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 in by customers and distributors. In addition, many physicians and other health professionals in all parts of the world use Herbalife both in their personal lives and in their practices.
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