Updated: Feb 29, 2020
We all have that strong desire to feel confident and happy with the way we look and how confident we are with our figure. A good nutrition and a bit of physical activity are very important to achieve long-lasting results.
The Herbalife Nutrition Philosophy is based on a balanced diet and nutrition, leading a healthy, active life and following a personalised programme with the help of a Herbalife Personal Wellness Coach. This philosophy is helping to change the nutrition habits of the world, one person at a time. Balanced nutrition is founded on consuming a healthy mix of protein, carbohydrates, beneficial fats and other nutrients, many of which can be found in science-based Herbalife® products.
Herbalife is a global company and the world's first nutrition brand that’s committed to helping people change their lives and live a healthy, active lifestyle. We’re not a fad diet but a lifestyle. A healthy, active life includes regular exercise, rest, hydration and a personalised programme with one-on-one and community support. Herbalife is not about removing a food group or drastically altering your calorie intake from one day to the next.
Good nutrition is about getting the balance right. Your Herbalife Wellness Coach will help you to understand the basics of what makes up a good diet and how science-based Herbalife products can provide an easy and effective way to help you reach your daily requirements.
We believe in supporting each other as we each strive towards our personal goals. As a Personal Wellness Coach, Herbalife Members are on hand to guide and support their customers at every step. A Herbalife Member selects a Personalised Programme to suit their customers’ goals; they monitor results and celebrates the wins, whether they are big or small!
So let's take a look at some of the key wellness habits you can slowly take-up to achieve long-lasting wellness results and also what you should avoid and why:
1. Not eating a balanced, protein-rich meal after a workout
As people start working out, their appetite will naturally increase. If they are not careful or organised, they might increase their intake of convenience foods which are often high in simple carbohydrates and calories. So pay attention to what your body requires and have plenty of healthy snacks pre-prepared for times when they may get hungry. It's important that when one wants to eat, there are healthy, calorie-controlled options readily available. Fruit, vegetable sticks or Herbalife protein-rich snacks are ideal for these times.
2. Skipping meals or not eating properly
Skipping meals starves the body of vital nutrients and can slow down metabolism. This can weaken the diet and may also lead to not following the product programme as directed. It's important for one to eat a healthy well-balanced diet that includes a colourful mix of vegetables, complex carbohydrates and a lean protein option such as turkey, chicken, fish or tofu. Hunger pains or cravings may arise from skipping meals, not making shakes as directed on the label, eating inadequate amounts of protein or may be due to an insufficient fibre intake. Fibre can be added by fruit snacks and/or Herbalife fibre products.
3. Not eating enough protein regularly
Getting an adequate protein intake is a key part of the Herbalife programme and many people are surprised at just how much protein they need to eat! Each day we recommend they have 1-2 g protein per kg body weight. You can determine your protein factor using the Wellness mobile app or the BMI calculator tool on Herbalife.com).
Protein needs to be consumed at every meal time, not just once or twice a day. Following the five small meal plan ensures they get protein at every meal, and is a useful way to help them record how much protein they have throughout the day.
4. Not eating enough carbohydrates
People looking to lose weight may try to limit the amount of carbohydrates they consume in order to control their weight. However, carbohydrates are the body's main source of energy for daily physical and mental tasks, and if carbohydrates are removed from the diet, the body's metabolism can slow down.
It's essential that active individual are consuming the right type of carbohydrate. "Good" carbs are those that are the least
processed – foods like whole fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains. Highly processed, refined "bad" carbs are foods like sugars, pastries, white pasta, and white flour breads, cereals and crackers which have little to offer the body beyond just extra calories.
5. Not hydrating properly
Drinking enough water is vital for health. It keeps the body temperature regulated, allows us to breathe, is essential in digestion and excretion and assists body movement, to name just a few. Drinking 8-10 glasses of water each day is recommended, but during exercise or when in hot environments, we need to drink more because we sweat more.
6. Not having a varied exercise programme
A poorly designed exercise programme doesn't encourage fat burning or lean muscle growth. For example, if one is
running and does the same 5 km run, 3x a week but doesn't include any strength or resistance training, their muscles will get accustomed to only being used for running and not grow in strength and lean muscle mass. The more lean muscle mass you have, the more calories you burn, even at rest.