Herbal Life

Herbal Life

Herbal Life is a diet and nutritional supplement line that has been around for over 27 years.

The Premise:  This diets begins by replacing missing nutrients from your diet, and high fatty foods, with meal replacements. As it continues, you add special multivitamins and cell activators to the list of products you buy.

The Diet:  Eat one healthy meal a day full of colorful fruits and vegetables, along with a lean meat portion.  Replace your two other meals with a Shapeworks protein shake, which comes in seven flavors:

  • Cookies 'n Cream
  • Dutch Chocolate
  • French Vanilla
  • Wild Berry
  • Tropical Fruit
  • Pina Colada
  • Cafe Latte  

These shakes are filled with 20 essential vitamins and minerals, as well as being delicious. 

You should also take your Shapeworks supplement pills three times a day.  These pills will further ensure you have all the essential vitamins and minerals you need to maximize your health benefits.

Exercise is also encouraged on the Herbal Life program. In fact, if you exercise while staying on the diet, you will help ensure that your body will not only loose weight, but you will gain muscle as well. Lean muscle gives you more endurance and energy, plus it makes you look great.

What to get excited over:
Most participants of the Herbal Life program love the great tasting shakes, which is the core product of their line. Many also have found that their other products, such as their appetite suppressants, their stress management products, and their specialized products for women, are beneficial to their health needs as well. Some people who have used these products have also gone on to become distributors, which means they firmly believe in the product.

Things to consider: 
One can easily become bored with drinking protein shakes everyday, even the great tasting ones.  These same people may also become lapse when it comes to taking the vitamins that is recommended. Also, the products can be pricey. In general, a canister of Formula 1 Nutritional Shake mix that contains 750 grams will cost $32.00.

Verdict:  If you like protein shakes and a regimented diet, this may be an ideal diet plan for you.  If you like to have variety within your diet, you probably won't benefit from Herbal Life.