Herbalife-rating

After a short absence (2 months can be short, time is relative!) we’re back and we’re finally dropping some Herbalife review all over this place. Herbalife is one of the more famous MLM”s out there, though that might be because of the whole “ephedrine” thing. All of that is beside the point, we’re here to review their shakes, and because Herbalife is actually affordable (yes we used MLM and affordable in the same freaking paragraph, crazy, I know!) we were able to try out two different types of their Formula 1 Shakes. On top of that, one of these bad boys is ALLERGEN FREE!

Value

10.0

BAM! Herbalife starts out strong coming in at $35 for a 30 serving tub. That’s right, an MLM product is selling for $1.17 per shake. That’s well below the line of 10 in value. How much to participate in the MLM, you ask? We don’t know. Don’t buy these shakes from their official site, head on over to Amazon and buy them a la carte and you get the great deals without the grief!

Hunger Blockers

6.9

Hunger blocker? The shakes have 3-4 grams of fiber per serving, but it just wasn’t enough. This is less of a ‘shake’ and more of a ‘milk-flavoring packet’. As much as 6 oz of milk filled us up, that’s about how much these did for us. It was disappointing because they started out so strong and we were kind of wanting them to be as awesome as we hoped. You’re going to need to take these and make a shake out of them with berries or whatever you can find. Otherwise, it barely constituted as a snack.

Nutrients

7.5

This shake is low in calories, which is awesome, but it’s also pretty much lacking in everything else. 9 grams of sugar is a little high (but not high enough, we’ll explain why later.) and 9 grams of protein is a little low. they contain about 25% of your RDI in vitamins and minerals which is also not as great as we would like but not bad either. It’s not terrible on nutrients, but it just can’t hold a candle to the big wigs that we’ve reviewed.

Taste

8.0

Okay, when it comes to flavor, shakes have 2 real flavor choices. They can throw a lot of sugar (about 16 grams per serving is about what we’ve found to be normal and tasty) or they can use a small amount of a 0-calorie sweetener like Sucralose. Herbalife tried to go in-between with a smallish amount of real sugar and the shakes suffered for it. We called it ‘milk-flavoring packets’ earlier, but even that was a bit generous as both shakes we tried were ‘vanilla’ flavors and did little to change the flavor of the milk beyond giving it a “vitamin-y’ aftertaste. Annnd, I mean, you hypoallergenic folks are probably use to it by now, but the Allergen Free was significantly less tasty. It was….well, bad.

Why Herbalife? We had such high hopes for you getting into top 3, but maybe we just went in with expectations that were a bit too high.

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  1. Herbalife is more affordable than what you post, we enjoy a 50% off discount on all our products so that makes this 30 day supply only $17!! This MLM company is the best to work for because of the quality of products they have. Your reviewing the instant shakes that mix with water, they have another shake mix that mixes with milk. Herbalife improves year after year including there new line of products for the 24hr. athletes! Herbalife is the largest nutrition company in the world in over 78 countries, i have lost 120lbs on Herbalife and have kept it off!. http://www.shopherbalife.com/dstevenson

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    • Herbalife is a multi national conglomerate, they have no obligation what so ever to do the right thing by nutritionally ignorant members of the general public. Their first and only legal responsibility is to make money for the share holders. The health and well being of any individual is WAY down on the list of responsibilities period. Liquid nutrients for breakfast is the first WARNING SIGN that these people do not care about anything other than the dollar. A 100 calorie drink IS NOT, CANNOT and NEVER WILL BE classified as a meal by ANYONE that has even a modicum of nutritional knowledge. Herbalife is complicit in the exploding obesity rates not only in America but the world.

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      • I’ve tried the meal replacement and have figured out some simple things I believe greatly enhance this product, actually these things would benefit any of the MRS. I add Flax-seed loaded with fiber Omega 3, anti-inflamitory, look it up. Additionally I use Almond milk and add some instant pudding mix, thus vanilla is any flavor you like. You can customize these shakes to better suit your needs. So I’m after a good fundamental MRS to begin with, that’s available and affordable.

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  2. I was surprised how informational your website is. I was expecting to see one brand you rate super high and push people to buy that one, so good job. I think rating meal replacement shakes is difficult because you have to look at more than just the labels. Some shakes are only food grade (meaning they are only reguired to contain 30-40% of what is on their label) while others are made with pharmacuetical grade (requiring 99% of the ingrediants to actually be in the product). Also our bodies can only absorb a certain amount of nutrition at a time, so although one shake may have 100% of the RDI of Vitamin C and another shake has 25% you probably are not absorbing the full 100% anyway.

    At any rate it comes down to personal preference. I use the Herbalife shakes (no I am not spamming and did not even include a link). I use the 9 gram of protien version but mix it with another one of their products that gives me another 15 grams of protien (so 24 total). I sometimes add even more “ingrediants.” I am a distributor and do recieve a discount but to be honest if someone thinks spending $4-5 on a meal replacement shake that is packed with good nutrition is too expensive they should re-evalute their spending habits. Try spending 4-5 bucks on “real food” and compare the nutritional value.

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  3. Herbalife is a “perfect meal” not a protein shake. It is designed for all shapes and sizes. . The “hassle” you made mention to in your “review” is the free personalized guidance from a trained distributor everyone who purchases from a legitimate Herbalife distributor ( not an unapproved amazon or third party pusher) receives ensuring results from their products. After I retired from professional sports, I put on 10 pounds of lean muscle and cut my body fat in half in one month drinking at least two shakes a day , two snacks, and one to two “meals”. No exercise just being what I was eating…great health from great nutrition. I have been drinking two shakes a day for 10 years and have never felt better. Herbalife has a great seed to feed initiative. Overseeing the quality and doing clinicals on all of the ingredients before they get anywhere near their products I trust my life to Herbalife eating two thirds of my daily consumption from their high nutrition, high science products. I am living proof of the quality and perfectly balanced blend of nutrients ( I had blood sugar issues before Herbalife and none now. The source and amount of sugar in the formula one healthy meal is a perfect balance for diabetics as well.) There are seven amazing flavors to choose from, even my very picky little cousins ( 4, 6 and 10 yrs old) love the flavors and can’t wait for their shakes..
    If you get a chance to actually look at the label of ingredients you will see all of the other nutrients included…high tech nobel prize winning science. Herbalife is the ONLY company in the world with a Nobel Laureate on their medical advisory board. Well, this shake was originally designed by NASA for the astronauts, where money was no object in creating a “perfect meal” for the multi million dollar space men. Herbalife saves me a bundle on my food budget and keeps my whole family at optimum health ( my cats too). Cold processed packed with live nutrition, delicious, convenient and super affordable. It beats not only all of the other “meal replacement” shakes out there ( and I have tried them all) but also the over processed, early harvested, cold stored dead food on the grocery shelves everyday!!

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    • When did we call it a protein shake? We’re a meal replacement review site, so we wouldn’t have reviewed it if it were a protein shake. It’s interesting that NASA wouldn’t think to use anything beyond fiber for hunger blocking because we’ve had shakes that fill us up better than these. Hunger blocking seems pretty important. Also, I think we’ve talked about our view of “free personalized guidance” clear enough on this site, so I won’t address it again.

      I must say Nicole, I am impressed. If you have “tried them all” you have literally spent thousands of dollars on hundreds of shakes. We have a list of “to be reviewed” that is beyond daunting. Also new shakes are popping up all the time. (In other words, you shouldn’t make claims that are clearly untrue as it just belittles the validity of your other arguments.)

      But good luck to you and your astronaut cats and family and their love of processed “non-dead” vitamin gruel.

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    • It’s pretty obvious that you also sell Herbalife because you are one of the MLM distributors that gives other MLM distributors a bad name. How, on God’s green earth, could you have tried ALL of the meal replacement shakes out there??? SERIOUSLY!? It’s hard for me to believe ANY of your other statements when you say something as obviously FALSE as that! Give me a break!

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    • I have worked in the fitness industry for better than 30 years and I know that you are not telling the truth about putting on 10 lb of muscle AND losing fat at the same time… IMPOSSIBLE. Not the fact that you cannot lose fat and increase muscle but the fact that you even claim to put on 2.5lbs of lean muscle in a week is absolute garbage, and then to add insult you also claim to lose fat at the same time??????? unless you were the most out of shape professional athlete on the planet your claims are simply ludicrous. You were obviously not a weight trainer or you would not make such outrageous claims, unless all the extra stuff you used were PED’s and even then you would not put on 10 lbs of lean muscle and lose fat at the same time, no one in the history of the sport of professional bodybuilding has been able to exact your claims, and I am talking about males here NOT FEMALES, so if you have why are you wasting your time selling an inferior and useless product you should be coaching nutrition to athletes that have to make weight to compete… wrestlers, bodybuilders, jockies etc you’d be a bazillionair in no time… but wait, I digress…. YOU COULD NEVER REPLICATE YOUR CLAIMS with anyone else could you??? You OBVIOUSLY have no nutritional training and are blatently lie ing about your muscle gain. It is common knowledge among educated fitness experts that for a woman to put on 10 lb of LEAN MUSCLE as you have claimed is a process that takes 6-12 months, and might I add ABSOLUTELY not achievable without spending hundreds of hours lifting heavy iron. Your a fraud.

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  4. This post will probably never get posted but after I posted my initial comment I did some research on your site. First, I don’t know why people get so upset by your reviews, your reviews are based on opinion (just like the people that comment on them). Second, you make money off your top 3 best shakes ( all you have to do is click the links and it says “affiliate”). AND you can try to deny that but if you are not making money with this site why do you have a pay per click compaign? Don’t get me wrong it is ok to make money online, even with a review site, just keep it real and don’t deny that you do. So, to all the people visiting this site, STOP arguing with the folks that made it, drink whatever meal replacements work best for you. All your comments due is add free content which allows this sites organic ranking in google to be stronger.

    Now let’s see if Mrs. R posts this one………

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    • We’ve never hidden the fact that we use affiliate programs on EVERY single shake we review. (Not just the top 3, as there were two ways to create less bias, make them ALL affiliates or none of them affiliates.)

      As far as the PPC, uh nope, we don’t. The only thing I can think is that maybe some of our top 3 are using this site as a seller and they are doing the PPC. We’re certainly not.

      As we’ve said. We don’t make a lot of money on this site, and all of what we get is used to buy new shakes for review.

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      • I find that very hard to believe! So all of you get together making little to no money and do hundreds of reviews to help people find the right meal replacement shake? LOL, please

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        • In two years we’ve done about 30 reviews, which is far from “hundreds”. Meaning we’ve gotten together about once a month for this, but that’s okay if you don’t believe us.

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  5. All money-making aside, if you didn’t feel full, you have a higher calorie requirement than one shake. That is why a consultation with a distributor helps. Also, I have tried ALL the flavors, including the seasonal flavor Pumpkin Spice. You might just be someone who likes more than just Vanilla.

    After losing 60 pounds, I feel I may be a better judge of this shake, and I think you may be a bit off in your assessment of the nutritional value, since you’re just getting 1 meal per shake. It’s only supposed to be enough nutrition for 1 meal, not the whole day. Try the Wild Berry, it’s FABULOUS!

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  6. Hye Yoon Song says:

    Hi Mrs. R, I really enjoy your MRS reviews !!! I just recently started on Herbalife shake and wanted to add to your review that formula 1 alone doesnt seem quite enough to give an overview of Herbalife MRS. From my own experience (and from alot of other heralife users that I know) usually combine formula 1 with other supplements such as formula 3 (which is a protein powder) and prolessa duo (hunger blocker), etc. I agree 100% with you point that formula 1 alone does a poor job in satiating my hunger. Nonetheless, the herbalife MRS gets optimal and therefore no hunger pangs as I add more supplements to it. In that aspect, Herbalife shakes are NOT on the cheap side at all. I think in order to have a more accurate review, its best that you accomodate other recommended supplements that mant other herbalife users use and probably take off some points from the price…! XD

    p.s. I recently tried out Idealshape too and I definitely like that one as well… : )// and surprisingly, since idealshape only has reversashpe(?) as their supplement, the overall cost is cheaper drinking idealshape than herbalife….!

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    • Yeah, Visalus has the same thing with their shake, and the set up kind of annoys us. If you have a great shake, sell us the great shake! Don’t break it up into 20 different adders and supplements and price gouge us and cause more work than is necessary!

      Shakes should be, at most, add scope, add water/milk, MIX and done!

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      • AMEN!!!

        Gosh it ticks me off that its like “Oh look, our shake is $1.50! Look how cheap it is!” – and yet to get all of the “benefits”, suddenly you have to buy like ~$200 worth of product a month – at least!

        I like what you said: it should be: A Shake, water or milk, and DONE! – Thats why I love the shake I drink! But, I’m going to be respectful and not say what Shake it is ’cause I’m not here to “advertise”. :)

        Thank you Mrs. R!!

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      • personally i take herbalife its ok but it doesnt satisfy hunger after 2 hours i feel hungy. it would be great if it had all in one and had to add all these other stuff to satisfy hunger band to get all your nutrients. But that is the way of herbalife making money.

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  7. Hi Mrs. R,

    I am assuming that the mrs stands for meal replacement shake. Herbalife shakes are pretty good tasting if you mix it right. I have tasted some mixtures that I wasn’t too fond of. If anyone here is purchasing herbalife shakes, make sure to ask your supplier for flavor suggestions. herbalife programs have this meal replacement shake in them which makes losing weight a great benefit of this program. I prefer the shakes with milk and some fruits blended in to give it a more thicker consistency. If the shakes make you hungry after an hour or 2 then add some oatmeal to the blend for a much longer lasting hunger control. This has worked for me everytime. Overall the shake is pretty good.

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  8. Is this Herbalife Formula 1 the same MRS that is sold through the program that goes by the name of “GreatShapeToday”? If so, is there any difference between purchasing the product through that program vs. buying directly on (say) Amazon? And if not, what is the story behind the product sold as “GreatShapeToday”? Thanks for this very helpful site!!

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    • Also, for all of those that think that buying it on amazon is cheaper, you are buying these products illegally. Under no circumstance can herbalife products be sold on sites like Amazon, ebay, etc. Herbalife is tracking all these individuals down and making sure they never sell on these sites again due to intellectual property laws.

      I hope that helps

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  9. I paid about $50 for the herbalife shakes… They started distributing the product at my gym and talked me into a 90 day challenge… I tried both chocolate and vanilla… The shakes taste very good, and my gym even gave us a recipe list to make great tasting shakes like cherry cheese cake, etc… The vanilla shake even taste good with just soy milk and ice… I did feel a difference with the shakes, my hair and nails were growing a lot, and I had lots more energy. But at the end of the 90 days I had only lost 5
    pounds… The distributors only want to sell u the products…. For someone looking to be more healthy, I do think this is a great shake, but for weight loss, it didn’t nothing for me.

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    • Hi Les,

      Its interesting that you said you had no success with the shake. What do you eat and drink the rest of the day, do you dfo a lot of snacking?

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    • @ les i am a college athlete and from my experience I only lost 10 pounds in 90 days but i gained muscle since i was working out all the time and we all know muscle weighs more than fat so losing 5 pounds is not bad if your physic got better and you lost body fat and feel and look better than you previously did.

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    • It’s unfortunate you didn’t lose more than 5lbs, I for one lost 115lbs in about 18 months plus were you measuring inches? Inches lost are just as valuable as pounds lost! Love my herbalife especially the Mint Chocolate Chip Shake!

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  10. I’ve tried this HerbalLife shakes & the whole pills that need to go with it, my brother and I started at the same time, we did it for almost 3months and I lost 47lbs he lost a lil over 38lbs we both kept it off, we stopped taking it cuz even with the 50% off is a lil too pricey..after a yr I started to gain weight, but no cuz I stopped HL..its cuz I started pigging out:/ this works, but you have to have the $ to maintain it:)

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    • how do you get the 50% off?

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      • Hi Danny. You can get 50% off Herbalife products as a distributor.

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        • Victoria says:

          You 50% off as a distributor after purchasing so much $ of products over a determined number of months. I am still a distributor but active and I still have a 35% discount that I use for myself and give my family etc the same discount. I signed all of my customers up as distributors to allow them to get the original 25% discount, what they did after that I left that up to them. I was more interested in the healthy end of the business than the business itself. Do not get me wrong I made a good income from herbalife initially, however I found it wasn’t my ideal model for a career. After my health balanced out and I was able to go back into my field of medicine, I went back to that but continued to use the products. I also do not use soy anymore, just 1% milk and occasionally juice. I also use the coconut, almond and rice milk, the issue you need to realize is that those “milks” have little to no protein in them and you need to accommodate for that. Soy is very high in protein and why it is recommended. hope this helps.

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  11. I’m thinking of starting Herbalife, but in my research I’ve read that some people have reported liver problems after using their products. Do you have any knowledge about this or any other potential dangers caused by these products? Thanks

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    • I don’t know about any liver problems( I get checked out at the doctors regularly)
      but my body has trouble possessing soy products cause they plug me up something fierce. But I did manage to lose about thirty pounds before having to get off of it. At the clubs they do have great programs that teach about good health and good eating habits. if you have a herbal life club near you it would be worth your time to check it out.

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      • I know what you’re refering to, after that was investigated, Herbalife was cleared of any wrong-doing, they were not held responsible.

        Dan, did you try the allergy free shakes?

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  12. My husband and I have tried a few of these shakes. My husband is a little more over weight then I am but we both are in need of losing weight. Everything we have tried seemed to work for him but not so much for me or my mom. Herbalife was one of the shakes we tried. I didn’t like the taste at all even if i added fruit to me it was just plain nasty. As for my mom and husband they liked it. When we started we were told that we might have a few side effects such as headaches and upset stomach but it should only last for about 3 days. It was because we were cleaning our system of all the bad toxins. My husband and mom didn’t have any side effects and all was going good for them. As for me not so much I had really bad headaches to the point that I didn’t want to do a thing. The headaches lasted until I decided to stop the shakes. My husband had great results he lost 20lbs in three weeks it was crazy. My mom lost 5 lbs in three weeks and I lost 2lbs in three weeks. They liked it and kept using it. I had to stop it was just not worth it for me. Shortly after I stopped my mom did too.

    We are now trying something new and so far so good. We love the taste and the energy I have is awesome. I don’t get headaches and I feel great and the best thing about it so far is in three weeks I have lost 12lbs. I believe all these programs can work. You just have to find one that works for you. Good luck to everyone on reaching their goals.

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  13. I don’t think “hunger blocking” is necessary… if your body has had the proper amount of food then it won’t be hungry. I don’t need a chemical to trick my body into thinking it is full, that hunger trigger is important to our health, and healthy eating habits.

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  14. MamaOfFive says:

    Lu- “Hunger Blocking” in my opinion is very necessary for people who are overweight due to overeating. The hunger blocker can be a wonderful aid to help them learn to control their overeating, thus getting them to a place where they have a more “normal” (for lack of a better word) sized appetite. I for one have a few reasons why I am overweight, including health related conditions brought on by childbirth; however, a couple of the them is due to either a lack of eating (not taking the time for myself because I get too busy) or the opposite being emotional overeating. I think a hunger blocker can be a great tool to achieve one’s desired weight loss, but other things definitely factor in as well.

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  15. I am an Independent Herbalife Distributor. I LOVE the Herbalife Products!!! Herbalife has been the ONLY thing I have ever been successful with taking off weight. In addition to shrinking 2 sizes in my jeans I also have gained TONS of energy, my B/P is lower, cholesterol level is lower, Restless Legg Syndrome and PMS symptoms are gone. My night vision problems are gone and my Astigmatism is much better as long as I use my products! In addition to the health benefits my financial situation is so Much Better now! My bills get paid on time, I have some savings and I’m on track to quit my regular job and just work my home business with Herbalife and Online Business Systems!!! As far as buying your products on Amazon as they mentioned above it is illegal…………..and you never know how old those products are! If you have more questions please feel free to contact me.

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  16. There are many differences between the shakes or meal replacements. Herbalife shakes do provide the protein and nutrients for a well balanced meal replacement. Unfortunately many people feel there is a magic shake that will help them lose the weight without addressing their eating habits or nutritional intake. Here at our wellness center we try to teach good nutrition and healthy snacks between the herbalife shakes and meals.This helps maximize the metabolism and increase the caloric burn rate. . The key to the program is that we can support and educate people about good nutrition and be a resource for assisting people to get healthy.
    One side note, if you do experience headaches while having the Herbalife shakes it is usually because you are neglecting proper hydration and not drinking enough water.

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  17. I was a distributor/user of Herbalife for many years…lost close to 70lbs on it and I loved it.
    I did however use all the supplements that were recommended. Little yellow pills in the evening, the green ones during the day that come to find out may or may not kill you -
    I am not dead…Im now 60 and found that without the little green pills I was hungry on Herbalife so I switched. I went to Body by Vi (Visalus) I am enjoying the flavor with milk without any flavor packets, I am not hungry for at least 4 hours after drinking it. I have nothng bad to say about either of these nuitritional diets.

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  18. does herbalife dangerous at all? wasn’t there an issue of ephindrine being in the product years ago?

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    • Yes, herbalife was one of the companies caught up in the ephedrine stuff. They had a supplement with it. They’ve removed it from all their products since.

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  19. I too am a distributor, and I’m happy to see other distributors making comments :) My weight loss story is this: my first week I lost 8lbs…overall, after 4 months, I’ve lost 18lbs, and over 30″! Went down to a sz 8 from a 14…I found my hip bones, I don’t ever remember seeing them…even as a kid! Plus my energy is through the roof! That is without exercise (other than chasing around my toddler). I found that if you don’t take the suppliments included in the programs, you don’t lose as much. Those suppliments make up for the deficiencies in the rest of your diet. The shakes (no matter what brand you chose) can only bring you so far! As a wellness coach, you’re able to coach people to make the change to better their eatting habits, provide them with the information they lack, and help them make changes should problems arise. There is also a 30-day money back guarantee…no matter what you purchase! You can’t get that if you purchase illegally. I also help others lose weigh…my mom, my sister, my in laws, my SIL, and several friends all are losing weight and inches. My mother in law and my sister in law don’t have heartburn anymore. My father in law lost 20lbs his first month. Seeing their transformations has been very rewarding…Great products, great results! Herbalife is the #1 MRS on the market for a reason…

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  20. I have been using the Herbalife shakes and other Herbalife products for 2 weeks and have lost 10 lbs. I used Herbalife 10 years ago and lost 30 lbs in 2 months. Herbalife is not a magic weightloss program but an easy to use and affordable way to support a healthy lifestyle. i have increased energy and have become more physiclally active as a result. Becoming an Herbalife distributor not only gives me access to the products at a discount but allows me to help others with their weightloss and other health goals. Thank you for mentioning they great value of the shakes and allowing people like myself to share their experience with these wonderful products!

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  21. Ok, I see that this site has monitored and censored out one of my commentaries. So hear it is again after I removed the legitimate claims thru. my own editing (now let’s see if they put it in)…(It will appear a little choppy.)

    I have been taking Herbalife Formula 1 (HF) for over 12 years. I have sold it to others as well, not as a commercial venture, but because they are my friends and they know I always have it. Most of them were only slightly overweight or not at all.

    I myself have come to the conclusion that the typical diet produces disease and weight gain. With HF weight is easily controlled by numerous parameters. I am also in health care. This shake causes daily detoxification due to its formulation. This detoxification is a necessity to maintaining good health if you eat insufficient fiber or the typical carbs. Without it you will eventually get numerous problems that I can’t state — due to previous censoring which has already stopped me from giving the information.

    The alternate to taking this shake is high fiber shakes that often taste like grass and dirt. These are difficult to take for months due to their undesirable taste. I have tried several of the HF shakes and they all taste good to excellent depending on my flavor mood of the day.

    Its only drawback is its sugar content, but this also makes it taste so so good. For those who think that it does not taste good, they have not tried the numerous flavors from cookies and cream to mint or pina colada. I don’t see how one could dislike every flavor, as they all taste very different. I switch seasonally from one flavor to another and have preferences. The Vanilla allows for anything to be added to it to get you any flavor add on that you choose, but needs nothing to change its good Vanilla taste.

    As you take it long term, you will find that it takes more of the same product to create the same filled-up feeling. This is due to detoxing. It is very important to drink an additional glass of water after taking the shake (minimum 12-16 oz), to maximize this detoxing routine and assist in proper body functions. This may prevent some from getting headaches which means one is not sufficiently hydrated on a daily basis. Too often overweight people eat solid food when they really need to be drinking something liquid instead that would satisfy their cravings or thirst.

    Also if you want to increase the “filled up” feeling, just add 1 teaspoon of raw oatmeal to the mix from your nearest dollar store or add another teaspoon to tablespoon of the HF to the mix and always drink one plain 16 oz glass of water right after taking the original shake. You will be doing your body a great thing.

    People will find that there are great gains to be made taking HFafter several months, which have been censored out in this site. This will occur without any negative consequences that you can get from taking drugs. If people knew this, they would stop wasting their time with insurance paid for (censored out here) and many other meal replacements as these just don’t provide the benefits of HF in a healthy and tasty fashion.

    The original commentary was not accepted so I had to cut out pieces due to its taboo nature. It is too bad that the truth can cause so much harm to CEO’s that one is always being censored. Remember who is controlling medicine, disease, treatments and behaving in a genocidal fashion. Take yourself off the “get sick and (censored out) merry go round”, and start supplementing your diet with healthy supplements and meal replacements. And don’t listen to that BS when your doctor says that supplements only make you have expensive urine.

    Thank you Herbalife for making bigger containers and adding new flavors…Now — when will you make one without sugar or artificial sweeteners?

    When I first started taking Herbalife, I did not add oatmeal. Over a decade later I increased the dosage and add 1 to 2 teaspoons of oatmeal. You won’t be hungry for 2 hours minimum doing this. Don’t do this the first time as it is totally unneeded to feel full. It took over a decade before I started adding the oatmeal. The added glass of water after taking the shake should be done right from the beginning to allow for improved detoxing as well as the filled up feeling. I have found that the only people who do not lose weight with this product are those who are already thin and also those who do not take it daily or eat ice-cream or soda pop daily…2 big no-no’s.

    Remember Herbalife can not discuss any illness benefits as the corrupt controllers in the bigger industries are closely watching, monitoring, harassing, and destroying. Take it from a health professional…they don’t have your best interest at heart…the more specialized they are, the worse they are.

    Now go enjoy the flavor of your choosing.

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    • Your comment is longer than our review! That’s why it hit the spam filter. But here, we’ve gone ahead and published it for ya. We actually didn’t read any of these so-called “taboo claims”.

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      • If what you said was true, it would be posted as it is much more interesting than this one that you put up. Also, I sent a real short commentary and you didn’t put that one up either, for the same reason. You’re not fooling anyone. Let the readers decide.

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        • I’m sure we’re not fooling you! We’re keeping your theories down about how the government is secretly trying to genocide everybody by making us fat and, as we know, obesity kills!

          The real irony is that you feel that Herbalife is the one to use to fight the government’s disgraceful behavior…Have you ever heard of FENFEN? You know how it’s illegal in the states now, because, you know, people were DYING on it. Yeah Herbalife was selling that.

          But here I am, THE MAN(Err…woman?), keeping you down by trying to filter out the crazy.

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  22. Ojosverdes says:

    I love herbalife!! The taste its awesome, n it’s sooooo satisfying. It controls the hunger very well. i did it 2 yrs ago n I had high cholesterol, HBP and all my numbers went down beautifully, in 2 months I lost 35lbs and were able to keep them off after stopping it. Now after my pregnancy I have decided to start it again ;-) I give the taste a a 10, the hunger a 9.9, the value a 10, n for nutrition a 10 since all I needed to be healthy I found in Herbalife!!! U should try it too!!!!

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  23. I can’t even fathem my life not having Herbalife in it any more… I’ve lost currently 25lbs. and 17inches in 5 months,no longre have chronic stomach pains,to the point of tears to pull myself out of bed. I’m full of energy and life once more and I have 13lbs. to be to the weight I would like to see. Going from a size 13 to a 6 currently… For those complaing about the cost, I sure bet you have no problem dropping 7-10 bucks a day out to eat, so why not 4 dollars a meal?

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  24. Yes herbalife is tasty and has tons of flavors if you get deep into that lifestyle. Most people using herbalife lose weight from their tea that they call “all natural”. Compared to Shakeology or some other brands out there, herbalife has ALOT of artificial ingredients. I used to have shakes all the time but felt like i was drinking to cancer after looking at everything in them. No one NEEDS that much soy.

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  25. Nicole you obviously do not know the depth of the commitment and integrity of this company. No one does it better or has been for 32 years. It’s botanical. Taken from the plant to make an amazing meal replacement and it cracks me up to see all of the posts of those who A. Have never worked the program properly. IE the ones who “didn’t lose weight” because you kept eating rubbish and things high in sugar. B. It’s a lifestyle and healthy fast food for smart people. C. I love this company and everything they represent. I will never do anything else the rest of my life. Your claim of Drinking to cancer is false. Do your research this has saved COUNTLESS lives. Over 200 million clients, over 7 million Wellness Coaches and 6 billion people in the world and we just joined our 86th country and did 5.4 billion in retail last year. Ask David Beckham and the LA Galaxy team if they feel that way. Ask any of the Olympians if they feel that way. Or any of the other hundreds of individual and team sport professionals practically living off of our program.

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  26. I have tried Herbalife and it really does work amazing. I am not a distributor but was thinking of becoming one. The flavors are good. My favorite is cookies and creame. There are personalized plans. I have a shake with two scoops of formula 1 and I add one scoop of protein. I have the tea with aloe every morning and before I work out. The tea is amazing! It gives you great energy and no coming down effect. My only concern is that it’s made with soy protein. I need to do more research on that. Other than that, it is a great product. I noticed body fat going down and impoved muscle tone.

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  27. Thanks for all the comments and reviews after reading a bunch of them sounds like these herbalife products are pretty good and taste good too, a lot of great weight loss and health results, I’ve been active all my life I’m a triathlete now, 54 yrs and have found that mixing with milk can cause issues all it own and that if you don’t get the proper protein content you will feel hungry sooner, you won’t maintain your lean mussel, keep the weight off and you won’t have the energy you want.

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  28. I like the ones with a lot of protein. It’s what makes my muscles grow.

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    • We’re beginning to see some misinformation when it comes to protein (not that your comment is one of the offenders popeye) but we would like to address the “You can never have enough protein!” crowd.

      If you are not exercising regularly, every form of calorie (even protein!) gets converted to fat when it is not metabolized. Having more than 12-15 grams of protein in a single serving means that you need to be exercising in order to use it for the muscle growth.

      Otherwise you’re just consuming more calories to be converted to fat.

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      • Mrs R… you have mostly uneducated and delusional MLM “gurus” here protecting their scam and income, nothing more. It’s amazing how few of the comments are from NON HERBALIFE people. They are out there every were on the internet defending their scam. Good for you for simply addressing the claims of a particular product. If a 100 calorie meal replacement product was so perfect why should one have to add anything to it make it satisfying. As you said one should only have to add h2o or milk and done, not 3 other products and oatmeal and the like. It is actually still against the law for anyone other than an accredited nutritionist to dispense nutritional plans. As an Physical Education Consultant working in gyms everyday I am still no able to by law to give detailed nutritional plans. I bet less than 1% of the entire Herbalife distributorship is qualified to give advice. A bogus training program indoctrinated by the corporation is not an education, but simply propaganda. Its a disgrace that since the corporations have taken over the health and fitness industry that the nation and world is experiencing an obesity epidemic, and that does not include the boarder line obese of which there are more millions of people that just given time will also step over that line to official obesidom… we in the independent fitness industry (not affiliated with the corporations, Lifetime, anytime, snap etc) refer to this as PF perpetual failure. Just like the pharmaceutical corps needing sick people to prospour , these scavengers need people to be continually looking for weight loss products. Their motto… keep em fat and keep then searching… I bet your aware that in the last 30 years, there have been more weight loss companies, life coaches, fitness experts, gyms, personal trainers, supplements, miracle fat loss pills, bypass surgeries etc bought to market and the national and world has had a steadily increasing obesity problem and it is not about to slow down anytime soon. I see people every day that have been scammed by these companies in their desperate desire to lose fat, and in some instances like Weight Watchers been duped several times.

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  29. (Modified) I am a Family Physician who uses Herbalife to help my patients lose weight. I think they work because they are low in calories, carbs and fat and have a decent amount of a plant based protein. I advocate adding the extra protein powder, the vitamin and cell activator as part of the whole program. I have found it to be very effective. I am curious as to why folks find it expensive. The program I mention abve: Formula 1 Shake, Personalized Protein Powder, vitamins, and cell activator costs $2.75/meal, $5.50/day, $165/month. And thats including handling costs from the company and shipping charges. Where can you get a healthy meal for $2.75? WITH THE RIGHT COACHING this can be an effective, low cost tool to help you lose weight AND keep it off.

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  30. Dojomom says:

    My physical reactions were not typical, but they did happen. Some people do really well on this product, but it is definitely NOT for everyone.

    I was a supervisor with HL. People in my upline quit talking to me and shut me out when my difficulties with the shakes continued. Upline, they kept telling me that the runs were supposed to quit in three days. They accused me of doing something wrong or lying about the extreme intestinal distress, because the runs lasted for the entire six months that I was drinking the shakes. After the very first can, I switched to the allergen-free (GFCF) version and used it with water to eliminate any possibility that the it wasn’t the shakes themselves. Something in the shakes caused my problems. I lost zero (0) pounds, and It took a week of being off the product to quit the worst of the reactions. I quit at the end of 2011 because I started bleeding.

    Last week (May 2013), I felt healthy but still overweight, so tried another Herbalife GFCF shake, and to see if I still had a reaction. It took about 30 minutes to dump. It irritates me when I hear someone say, “Everyone should be on these shakes!” That is simply not true.

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  31. Herbalife zombies, do not get so offended. The shakes do taste good, but they are more work if you have to add supplements. Furthermore, they contain sucralose, canola oil, maltodextrin, and other artificial ingredients, all of which the body doesn’t need. They do not satisfy my hunger longer than 2 hours and the hunger pains seem more intense. The protein bars seem to intensify my hunger. Some people do really well on them, however, I must say, I have attended many Herbalife events and there are some extremely heavy people in the crowd.

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  32. With Herbalife you are hungry after two hours? Great any respectable Personal Trainer, DR., Nutrionist will tell you that you need to eat at least 6 times a day to lose weight. It is a know medical fact that people that are trying to cut back to eating one time a day is doing themselves no favor being that everything they eat will turn to fat. That is why anyone that buys Herbalife from a Professional wellness coach will also be give a meal program based on the exact number of calories they need to be digesting in a day and will be expected to eat at least 4 tine a day with the two shakes 1 healthy meal and 4 snacks if you are trying to lose weight and if you are trying to gain weight it will be 3 meals and 3 snack a day and you also should be drinking water in oz of what every your body weight is (EXP 250 pounds would be 125 oz of water a day). You will also be tought on what is gppd snack to eat and what snacks to avoid. That is why it is extremely important to work with there coaches and why if you do it on your own you will get either no results pr very little or the oppisite result, But on the other hand if you listen and work with your wellness coach you will get some of the best results on the market today period.

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    • Anyone that’s done the research will actually tell you that studies show it doesn’t matter how many times you eat daily. Just the amount of calories you eat. In fact, many studies show that you will lose weight fastest with one meal a day but the loss won’t be as healthy.

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      • Mrs R, I bet non of the studies you are referring to are actually real life. I deal in physical fitness and have for 30 years. Let me tell you from many many many first hand experiences with clients that it is impossible to lose weight effectively and sustain muscle mass without eating smaller more regular meals each day and in conjunction with a periodized weight lifting program. Bodybuilding is the ultimate experiment in losing fat and gaining muscle and not one single competitor I have know in my experience on drugs or not has ever got in any kind of shape using bogus meal replacement products or eating less than 5 times a day… theorectically it might work but it does not translate into real results in the real world. One other thing… weight loss does not equal fat loss… but I am sure you already know this.

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        • Mike. Frankly, we approved all you comments just so people can see how…well, over-the-top you seem to be.

          Weight loss and fat loss go hand-in-hand. While people that lose weight without exercise do experience some loss of muscle mass, it is mostly fat. Your body is much more willing to use it’s fat resources before muscle when it needs extra energy during a low-calorie stint. You have your own personal experience with how you’ve lost weight and gotten healthy and that’s great! We’re happy for you!

          However, saying everyone else in the world’s body will act exactly like yours and that studies that say otherwise won’t work for anyone (then how’d they work for the people in the studies?) is a bit over the top.

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    • Victoria says:

      I think what isn’t mentioned here is that are “snacks” you can have in between shakes that are healthy and help with digestion and energy. to be honest if you do the “herbalife” program correctly you are eating ~ 6 times a day. As it has been mentioned before, some distributors are in it for the money and give poor customer support. I have a huge background in nutrition so it was easier for me to help and provide support for my clients at the time. Everyone has an opinion, to take that away without any exerience with the product itself is a bit disrespectful. Then again saying that, some people do get the wrong information told to them that is somewhat misleading. Just to put the record straight, I didn;t care about the “residual” business model. All I cared about was sharing something healthy with friends and family. I had an effective business for my needs, I now am back into my field of work in medicine, yet I do not discourage good nutrition regardless where you get it from. Just be diligent and use as instructed.

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  33. I’ve uses Herbalife shakes before and I find them to be very filling. The packs along aren’t a good meal replacement but we have a nutrition store where I live and they make awesome filling shakes. I also have wellness coach who instructed me on the best way to prepare the shakes, so I can make them myself for breakfast or lunch.

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  34. Victoria says:

    I was introduced to herbalife 13 yrs ago after a debilitating accident. I actually started their program for the energy and nutrition and ended up losing 96 lbs. I still have a distributor membership and quite the business several years ago. I love helping people with health problems, however weight loss people tend to be very unrealistic. I have started the full program again as I am having difficulty with some health issues. 13 years later, the weight doesn’t come off as fast but my clothes are loser and I feel better, so for me that is the results I am seeking. I can say I spent hours not only training new distributors but also with all of my clients to reach their goals. Anytime you look into taking Meal replacement shakes, you need to be realist why you are doing it and what your expectations are and most importantly to have someone to help you get the results you are looking for. I believe anyone can lose weight on any product, depending on your drive and will power and support. That is why there are so many products on the market. So for me personally, yes I have belonged to other programs, but this product, I always come back to. As far as the price, I see people spend more on junkfood. So gain it depends on your priorities.

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  35. Tabatha says:

    I have been doing a 12 week challenge with Herbalife. The first week I lost 5 pounds. The second and third weeks I lost 3 pounds each. I did that while increasing my workout time to 2 hours, so fat loss was around 8″ a week! I added some muscle mass. The fourth week we had bad weather and I didn’t make it to the gym as much so it looks like I won’t be loosing anything. My husband started it too, he lost 5 lbs in 2 days! At first I felt extremely hungry when starting it, and I don’t eat a lot to begin with. (Around 1000 calories per day) My success coach said it was because it was increasing my metabolism. I now feel fine with the shake. I often mix it with a protein powder. I have only tried the vanilla and the mint flavors and they are both good.

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