This stuff has been around a long time. Has anyone out there tried it?? My husband's friend and his wife came over to visit and they look like different people (who just happen to sell this stuff). I am considering trying it but it costs big bucks so I wanted to see what you guys think?? It doesn't seem like a bad thing to try (it is on my list of stuff I haven't tried yet lol). Any input is appreciated.
I tried it a year or so ago..it does work, if you are willing to drink the majority of your meals the rest of your life. It is extremely expensive, and if you slip up or stop, you gain back all that you lost plus a few extra. I only lost 12lbs over 2 months, and the shakes don't taste the greatest. IMO, buy frozen fruit and make your own smoothies, much cheaper and made with real food.
My mom used to work for herbalife...they basically force you to get really really thin. She was doing crazy dieting the whole time she worked for them, and it really helped her sell.... but she didn't feel right b/c she knew she was doing more than she was telling people to do. I'd be careful with them,but if it works for you that's great!
Herbalife is your everyday average pyramid scheme... the people who begin the program are pressured to be sellers of the product so that they may get a percentage off their packages themselves.
Also, there are numerous studies, especially overseas where in some places, the product is banned about the damaging effects that Herbalife has on your liver.
Also it is known to cause severe spikes in blood pressure.
Just warning you, the people who are involved in the herbalife company mean well, for sure but are being fooled by the owner for their money and their susceptibility to being an employee for his company. Look into the long term health effects that are PROVEN to have happened after using this product. I would not advise doing this unless you really look into it first - from other sources that aren't Herbalife-based.
My gym actually sells Herbalife but they don't push it. They offer it as an option for people that want to use it. I was curious so I looked up the ingredients of the shakes and they are standard protein shakes, actually using the cheapest sources of protein you can find. I don't know how much they cost because I didn't delve in that far but whatever it is, you can probably find much cheaper at GNC.
You can't out-exercise poor eating habits.
I actually use Herbalife as well currently. I also found the shakes a bit blech at first until I started mixing them- a scoop of two different flavors for a mocha latte or a vanilla latte flavor and that helped drastically. I do the shakes, and I absolutely love the bars they have. Instead of replacing meals though, I use them as a 'snack' between meals, due to the protein in them after I am finished working out in strength training. I will have a shake between breakfast and lunch and a bar between lunch and dinner.
Another thing to try, which I do on occasion is after I make the shake, I will stuff it in the freezer for about 20 minutes and get a nice cold milk shake from it, which has also improved it.
I don't use the products so much as a weight loss cure- I use them more as supplements with the strength training, which they are really good for, keeping up the energy and endurance levels for it.
Last edited by ladypeacek : 03-29-2014 at 12:54 PM.
I did this diet for several months. I lost a tremendous amount of weight, but wow - I was starving no matter what I did. I wound up going off the program and regaining some of weight. VERY unrealistic diet, if you ask me. Very expensive. THe neighbors who convinced me to do this diet are now selling Isogenix. And I thought Herbalife was bad
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