Food rules: your own personal dietary guidelines – Guest Post

While there’s plenty to be said for the tried-and-true strategy of daily calorie counting, many people seem to easily manage their weight by simply following a few “food rules” they’ve set up for themselves.  They know which foods (or eating behaviors) get them into trouble – and they also know that as long as they stick to their self-imposed rules, it doesn’t take much more than that to keep their weight in check.

For instance, here are a few of my food rules:

  • I don’t drink fruit juice
  • I have a fruit and/or vegetable at every meal and snack
  • I don’t drink wine during the week
  • I don’t eat deep-fried foods

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Shake Bars: An Easy Lunch Option

If you’re anything like I am then sometimes lunch is a bit of a problem. Breakfast is easy. Shakes seamlessly fall into our morning routine as we go about starting our day, taking comfort in knowing that we’re preparing ourselves well for the tasks that lie ahead. Supper is our main meal of the day and it signals the beginning of our wind-down. But lunch? Lunch often gets forgotten  Luckily, for those days when I find myself unprepared, a box of Herbalife Shake Bars makes for the best sort of hero.

And of course there are plenty of advantages to this healthy meal:

  • Balanced essential nutrients for a complete healthy meal replacement
  • High fibre and protein for sustained energy and to keep you fuller for longer
  • 206/207 calories (by flavour)
  • Suitable for vegetarians
  • Crunchy and chewy

Have you tried them yet?

 

Building Your Own Balanced Diet from the Ground Up – Guest Post

In truth, we’re all on a diet every day. We each have our own dietary habits and patterns that make up our usual “diet”. Sometimes we make changes to that diet – often to cut down on our calories – in which case you might say you’re “dieting” or “on my diet” (that is, until a few weeks later… when you’re “off my diet”).

What Makes a Diet Good or Bad?

There are certainly “good” diets and “bad” diets – we all know people who choose foods carefully and eat well, just as we know others who seem to eat nothing but fast foods and soda. And, if you need to lose weight, then “dieting” – in the most general sense – is probably a good thing. But it really depends on how you approach your weight loss.

If your weight loss diet is one you can stick with, is well-balanced and leads to a healthy rate of weight loss, then yes, in that case dieting is definitely “good”. But, if the weight loss diet you’re attempting to follow is unbalanced, if it’s so strict that you can’t stick with it, or if it’s so low in calories that you have no energy or you lose weight too quickly, I’d say that’s “bad”. (more…)

Happy 2020!

New Year always seems to get a bad rep on Social Media. All those eye-rolling memes and gifs expressing mirth at the idea that resolutions will be made and broken by the weak and we should all just get on board and admit that the whole thing is stupid.

I refuse.

I love the new year and the hope and the feeling of fresh beginnings that comes with it. And I know a lot of other folks do too!

So I propose we laugh at memes because they are funny, but at the same time we are quite right to take our own goals and aspirations seriously.

Its a new week, a new month, a new year, a new decade! What a gift! And the best part is that each of us gets to decide what to do with it.

What are you doing with yours?

Are you ready to make a change?

Our delicious Formula 1 Shake Mix provides protein from milk and soy, essential micronutrients and added botanicals and herbs.

Key benefits

  • The number 1 meal-replacement shake in the world.* Formula 1 Shake Mix have helped people all across the globe reach their weight-loss goals. Reach yours today!
  • Underpinned by science: Clinical studies show that daily use of meal replacement shakes as part of a calorie restricted diet is proven effective for managing weight, along with moderate exercise.**
  • Kilojoule-controlled: Approximately 920 kJ per serving when made according to directions.
  • Source of protein from dairy and soy (18 g per serving).
  • Quick to whip up, a Formula 1 Shake Mix is a convenient alternative to a high-kilojoule breakfast, lunch or dinner.
  • Soy protein: providing essential amino acids.
  • Provides essential vitamins and minerals.
  • Available in various delicious flavours and also available: Formula 1 Free From Shake – free from lactose, soy and gluten when made according to instructions and suitable for vegetarians.

How can it help you?

When trying to lose or manage your weight, it’s important to maintain a nutritionally balanced diet. A shake like Formula 1  Shake Mix helps you to control your kilojoule intake whilst also providing essential vitamins and minerals, with carbohydrates and protein.

Source: MyHerbalife

Recipe: Honey & Nut Shake

There used to be this couple from Kirkwood who came through to Port Elizabeth once a month to sell their nuts and seeds at Art in the Park. Whenever I had the fortune of spotting them, I would purchase their powdered seed mixture that quickly became a sort of favourite of mine. It was simply a mixture of sunflower, sesame, pumpkin and linseed that had been popped into a food processor and turned to powder. I mention this because I have found this powder to be an incredible source of extra protein to add to my shakes. Not only does it add extra flavour, but it adds a bunch of extra yumminess as well. And – if you’re having a problem – linseed can be great for constipation.

Now, the couple has retired so I no longer get seed powder from them, but it is easy enough to make a seed/nut powder combination of our own. Just add seeds and/or nuts and powder them up in the food processor. Do keep in mind that it may be best to keep the powder in the fridge as that will keep it fresh for as long as possible.

Then: make a very yummy shake!

1 cup milk/soymilk

2 tablespoons of vanilla Herbalife shake

1 teaspoon honey (or even just a teaspoon tip if you don’t want it to be too sweet)

1 heaped tablespoon of seed/nut powder (or more if you like – but remember the linseed swells a bit)

Mix it all together in your shaker and enjoy!

Formula 1

The Herbalife Inclusivity

Some of you may have noticed that Anthony – my dad – isn’t around this week. He’s actually in Cologne right now, at the at some or other event. Will I ever keep up? I do envy him right now.

Whenever I think of these massive events that the company puts on, I must admit that I do actually get quite a tingle of pride. It’s hard not to if you’ve ever been to one.

This is because one thing becomes very apparent when you attend these massive events:

Herbalife is for everyone.

And how can I not love that? It is my absolute favourite thing about what we do. Sure, when you’re working on a small scale, this inclusivity may not be so obvious. Sometimes, it might even look a little exclusive, depending on where you look. But on a large scale it is something that cannot be hidden.

When you go to a big Herbalife event, be it an extravaganza, or an awards ceremony, or a retreat, or a Herbalife holiday, you immediately realise that you are surrounded by so much diversity. It is quite intriguing.

In what other space do you find yourself surrounded by such a massive collection of backgrounds, cultures, races, ages, sizes, shapes. The representation is endless.

And I love that reminder.

I love being reminded that you don’t have to be any specific way to succeed in this business. You don’t have to come from a specific background, you don’t have to be a specific race, you don’t have to have a specific style, or body type, or carry yourself in any specific way.  You can be a down-to-earth casual type, you can be a sport and fitness fanatic, you can be a serious businessman, you can be a plain homemaker. All you need is a willingness to learn and a bit of tenacity.

Whoever you are. Whatever you are. There is space for you.

Above all else I cannot help but love this little nugget of truth the most.

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