Herbalife in the United Kingdom has been a constant presence in the lives of people looking to live healthier, more active lives. Furthermore, it has been a great influence and help to those who have tried to lose weight, and has given a new lease on life to many of those who thought that they would never be able to lose weight.
Herbalife, however, is a polarizing topic today. There are many people who swear by it, and consider it the best thing they ever found in their lives. There are others who consider it to be an overpriced product that doesn’t really solve anything. So what is really going on here?
First of all, let us discuss what Herbalife is. For over 30 years, the company has been making healthy, low calorie meal replacements that it claims can be of great help to people who are looking to lose or manage their weight. Lately, the company has been branching out into sports nutrition and trying to rebrand itself as a complement to a healthy and active lifestyle, with products that are meant to be used by a wide variety of people, not just those looking to lose weight. Here is an interesting article to the topic.
The distinctive product of the company is the Formula 1 Shake healthy meal, that was in fact the very first product that the company came out with all those years ago. It comes in many flavours, and here in the UK it is offered in Vanilla, Chocolate, Cappuccino, Strawberry, Mint Chocolate, Tropical Fruit, Cookies and Cream, Blueberry and Raspberry. Along with the meal replacement, there are various supplements such as vitamins, fibre tablets and an energy-boosting tea. The idea behind the products and the program is that you replace two meal per day with Herbalife meals, have one regular meal and two small snacks.
This sounds simple enough, and that has proven to be the key to the weight loss programme. People find it much easier to follow this programme because it provides them with ready made meals and nutrition that is always at hand – it takes minutes to prepare a shake – and so they do not have to resort to fast food or unhealthy snacks, as is often the case.
Herbalife has been present in the UK for at least 20 years, and in that time it has helped thousands and thousands of people to lose weight. The company holds regular meetings for its members and distributors, and these are an exciting opportunity for people to meet and exchange experiences.
As mentioned previously in the text, there is a growing movement by Herbalife to position itself as more than just a weight loss company. It is sponsoring numerous athletes, the most famous of which is Cristiano Ronaldo and promoting events such as triathlons and bicycle races. Recent issues with members have further encouraged the company to review its business model and make it more transparent, which is certain to encourage more people to join and use the products, be it for weight loss or just as an addition to a healthy diet.
The author, from personal experience, know many people who have achieved great results by using Herbalife products, and so thinks that they are certainly a great way control one’s weight. However, just as with any weight loss programme, it is important to be consistent and stick to it.