Travelling With Herbalife

As I’m sitting here in my cold little house I keep noticing that my mind is taking me back to warmer places like Thailand and Zanzibar. Why those specifically? Well because a whole bunch of our Herbalifers have just returned from a wonderful Herbalife-sponsored holiday in Zanzibar, and because myself and my husband celebrated his 40th in Thailand last month. There’s been a lot of travel happening around the Larter household lately and so my mind keeps wandering back to the memories of warmth. It’s only natural, right?

Every time we have a journey like this either ahead of us or just behind us, I cannot help but find myself exceptionally grateful for the fact that we are a Herbalife family.

While travelling can be one of the most rewarding experiences for just about anyone, it can also be an incredibly taxing undertaking. Sitting on a plane for hours on end can take a serious toll. You retain water, get stiff and feel terrible. Plane food (in coach at least!) can be awful. Your digestion can be upset a little. Constipation. Dehydration. Personally I find it a little trying to keep to a good health schedule as soon as I am removed from the comforts of my daily life.

Luckily for us, we have Herbalife to help counterbalance all of that and make travelling as simple as possible. Today I thought I’d share a couple of my must-have travelling products with you. Because if you’re planning a trip (which I sadly am currently not) then you definitely need to include some of these products on your packing list.

Formula One Protein Shake: Holidays may be about binge eating and experiencing all sorts of new culinary delights, but even my excessive food consumption skills get a little bit tired from throwing too much caution to the wind. Having a shake with me means that I can whip up a quick and easy meal at any time of the day should the need arise. Shakes help to keep my energy levels up for all that crazy sightseeing – which is super necessary!

Herbalife Formula One Shake Bars: An even easier way to keep healthy while on the go is to have a couple of these in my purse while we indulge in our adventures. They make a great snack for between meals and can even be considered as a meal on their own.

LiftOff: As someone who doesn’t “party” often I can assure you that I need all the help I can get when it comes to pulling off a long night of cocktails and dancing. Add a day full of sunshine before a night on the town? Well then I’m just finished! Thankfully LiftOff exists to keep me sane and awake!

Thermojetics Herbal Tea & NRG: Energy. Very important! These “teas” keep me alert and focused while also helping me achieve sustained energy levels. I also find them particularly “necessary” when I’m in a space (like planes and Thailand!) where the coffee is just not great. These two keep my caffeine cravings at bay and help to ease that emotional attachment that I have for my morning cuppa joe.

Hydrate & CR7: These might be my all time favourite product in the Herbalife range. Keeping hydrated while travelling has always been a massive challenge for me. At home I am surrounded by my comforts, but away from home it becomes harder for me to keep my water intake up. Luckily Hydrate and CR7 help a lot, especially in hot countries like Thailand! Using a sachet/serving per day makes a massive difference.

Roseguard: Got to give my body the best chance of staying as healthy as possible.

Fibre & Herb: Let’s just say that constipation can ruin even the best holiday. Holiday food can be low in fibre. Best to help it along.

Mutifibre Drink: Same as above.

Aloe Body Gel & Aloe Body Lotion: Healing and hydrating. When you’re more likely to catch yourself a nice sunburn it helps to have something that to soothe your skin on hand. These products are absolutely fantastic in that they smell amazing, they’re cruelty free, and they feed and soothe that sun-kissed skin.

I don’t know what we would do without these wonderful products. They really do help us to get the absolute most out of our travelling experiences.

 

5 Reasons That You’re Always Tired

Life in the 21st century can be pretty hectic and it’s easy to use the busyness of our lives as a reason for the fact that we are always tired. Do you ever get that? Somehow you manage a good night’s sleep but you wake up barely refreshed, so you desperately reach for that first cup of coffee? And then the first cup quickly turns into the second, the fifth, the eighth…doesn’t it?

Our lives, however, do not have to be lived through rivers of caffeine while we hold our thumbs in hope of getting through another day. Sometimes, the reasons for our relentless fatigue are quite simple, and because they stem from simple lifestyle choices, they may be remedied with equally simple changes.

Reason 1: You’re Skipping Breakfast

We’ve all been taught that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and yet so few of us ensure that our morning meal is a good one. We make do with a cup of coffee and one the odd occasion indulge in a slice of toast with jam. It’s not enough. Your breakfast sets you up for the day and plays a big role in your energy levels. You need protein and healthy fats and fibre. It’s a fairly simple combination, but if you’re feeling weary about it, the easiest route might be to make yourself a smoothie with our Formula 1 Protein Shake. That way you can take the guess work out of preparing yourself a healthy breakfast and feel confident that you have consumed a balanced meal before starting your day.

Reason 2: You’re Not Drinking Enough Water

Even the slightest bit of dehydration can play havoc on your energy levels. Increasing your water intake could easily be all it takes to improve your day.

Reason 3: You Keep Eating Junk Food

High GI foods cause your blood sugar levels to spike and then drop. This is no way to achieve good energy levels!

Reason 4: You Skip Exercise

It may seem like skipping your workout in favour of conserving a bit of energy is a good idea, but exercise plays a huge role in increased energy levels. If a big workout is too daunting, try a brisk walk instead.

Reason 5: You’re Drinking Before Bedtime

Yes, that glass of wine makes you feel like you’ve slept a little better, but alcohol ultimately sabotages your sleep as it is digested. It is understood to be best to stop drinking alcohol for up to four hours before you go to bed.