New Year’s Skin Resolutions, The biggest organ of your body is your skin! it needs nutrition and care everyday. This is for men and woman, try and see the difference in less than a month.

New Year’s Skin Resolutions

Here are a few practical, yet effective new year’s resolutions that will help you improve not only your physical appearance, but also your confidence and overall well-being: the full range of HERBALIFE SKIN CARE RANGE (nutrition for your skin) can be seen and ordered from http://www.richardhowlett.goherbalife.com

I will be sure to always get a good night’s sleep! 
A good night’s sleep has tremendous benefits for both the mind and the body. If we are sleep deprived then we may be suffering from irritability, slowed speech, a flattened emotional response, and the inability to multitask. There are also studies to suggest that lack of sleep can influence our weight, memory and immune system. But remember, when it comes to our appearance, we do call it “Beauty Sleep” for a reason. When we don’t get enough sleep, we tend to have an increased level of stress hormones in our bodies. When high levels of stress hormones are present, it can lead to inflammation. When we are talking about our skin, this means we could be speeding up the appearance of aging. Lack of sleep can also cause some existing skin conditions, like acne, to worsen. When we’re tired, our skin looks tired. It can look dehydrated, lose its youthful glow and look dull. Remember, sleep relaxes our facial muscles and this is a good thing because it can help smooth out the fine lines and wrinkles we may have. A good night’s sleep allows us to wake up feeling and looking refreshed. So for the sake of overall health and appearance, make a resolution to always get a good night’s sleep.

I will apply moisturiser to my face and body every single day! 
This is such an easy resolution to make and the benefits will be tremendous. When you get out of the shower or bath, take an extra minute to apply moisturiser from head to toe. Do this while your skin is still damp to help seal in your skin’s natural moisture. Moisturisers and body creams are really great for the skin. Your skin will feel more comfortable and it will look better overall. Dry, flaky or ashy-looking skin does not necessarily look youthful or healthy. There are so many factors that can dry out our skin. Long hot showers, using soaps that are too harsh and even weather can negatively impact our skin. By taking just a minute each day to replenish the skin with much needed moisture can vastly improve how it looks and feels. And remember, when going outside, a moisturiser containing SPF 30 with both UVA and UVB protection is essential to guarding your skin from the damaging rays of the sun. So slather that moisturiser on your feet, your legs, arms, elbows and especially your face for a New Year’s resolution you will love!

Break bad habits in the name of beauty! 
So many people look at the beginning of a New Year as the perfect time to kick their bad habits. Smoking, drinking, too much alcohol, lack of exercise and eating too much junk food all seem to be habits that many people want to kick. These habits can negatively impact our appearance, especially our skin. So if you can kick them for the sake of both your overall health and appearance, maybe you will be more likely to keep these resolutions all year long. Why should we kick these specific habits? Smoking depletes the oxygen from our cells, which ultimately can lead to the signs of premature aging. Too much alcohol can dehydrate your skin and deplete it from vital nutrients. A regular exercise regimen not only results in a toned body, but also leads to toned skin. And, our diet is another key factor. As the saying goes, “We are what we eat.” So it’s important to throw away the junk food and eat fruits and vegetables instead. Look at your bad habits, their effects on the entire body and you will be more likely to break them.

I love the New Year. It’s the perfect time to start fresh. Take a quick inventory on your skin care, hair care and cosmetic products and toss what you haven’t used in a while. Double-check the expiration dates and throw away all expired products. Go through your gym bags and purses and toss out those old lipsticks and lotions that have been in there for a year. And take the time to replenish your favourite products so you can start the New Year on a good note. This is the year to work on improving our overall health both inside and out! Happy New Year to everyone and remember, the healthier we are the more beautiful we are!

Written by beauty expert, Jacquie Carter. Jacquie is Director of Outer Nutrition at Herbalife.

To review and order the nutrition for your skin visit: http://www.richardhowlett.goherbalife.com

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So the new start! We are told that breakfast is the most important meal as it kicks off the body’s rhythm for the day (blood sugar levels) ensuring a balance avoiding the peaks and troughs. Check this out for a healthy fast Breakfast.

‘Perfect for breakfast’ shakes by Celebrity Chef Rachel Allen. To get the products to achieve these tasty results visit richardhowlett.goherbalife.com and order today.

RACHEL Allen’s Herbalife Nutrition shake recipes have been featured in RSVP, a fashion, health and lifestyle magazine. For the recipes, read on.

The first lady of Irish food, Rachel Allen, has joined forces with Herbalife Nutrition to bring you exclusive recipes that are nutritious, tasty and low in calories. Rachel’s delicious shakes are perfect for breakfast, eating on the go or a post workout meal.

*Clinical studies show that daily practice of meal replacement shakes as part of a calorierestricted diet is effective for weight loss and management, so after a summer of excess we are definitely on board! These healthy meals provide a nutritional balance of high quality protein from milk and soy with essential micronutrients, added botanicals and herbs.

products and product information at richardhowlett.goherbalife.com

What’s to love about Formula 1?

  • Calorie-controlled: Approximately 220 kcal per serving when made according to instructions
  • Rich in protein from dairy and soy (18g per serving), a great option for building lean muscle mass along with exercise
  • Easy and convenient to make, a healthy alternative to a high-calorie breakfast, lunch or dinner.
  • Soy protein based providing all essential amino acids.
  • Provides essential vitamins and minerals.
  • Available as lactose, soy and gluten free when made according to instructions

Available flavours:

  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Strawberry
  • Cookies & Cream
  • Mint Chocolate
  • Raspberry & Blueberry
  • Free From -Vanilla

F1 New Generation flavours:

  • Banana Cream
  • Café Latte
  • Spiced Apple

Green Goddess – serves 1 recipe by Rachel Allen

Super fresh and light, this is a phytonutrient booster shake to enjoy at any time of the day (and a brilliant way to get your greens in…) The addition of lemon or lime juice brings a lovely zesty flavour…so delicious.

Ingredients

26g Formula 1 Vanilla flavour

100g raw celery, roughly chopped

100g raw cucumber, roughly chopped

100g raw spinach, roughly chopped

3 tablespoons lemon or lime juice

250ml milk

150g ice

Method:

Blend all the ingredients together until completely smooth. Taste and add a little more lemon or lime juice if you wish.

Fruit Burst – serves 1 recipe by Rachel Allen

This fabulous Fruit Burst shake will put a pep in your step at any time of the day, and with the addition of oats it’ll keep you going when you’re really busy. Using seasonal berries will enhance the lovely base flavour of the Formula 1 and you can use frozen berries if you prefer.

Ingredients

26g Formula 1 Raspberry &

Blueberry flavour

150g natural yoghurt

100g mango

75g seasonal berries

15g porridge oats

1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice

150g ice

Blend all the ingredients together until completely smooth. Taste and add a little more lemon or lime juice if you wish.

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Today’s news is featuring the lack of fibre and other vitamins in our diets with direct link (cause) of diabetes type 2, So let’s look at the importance of vitamins and minerals – Your guide for an ideal diet

 

If you are serious about getting into a healthy easy nutrition plan go to http://www.richardhowlett.goherbalife.com  either pick what you want from the shop of message me to have any questions answered, Lets get your family on track for 2019

 

In an ideal world, we would get all our vitamins and minerals from the food we consume on a daily basis.

However, many of us lead very busy and pressured lives. Some of us may not have sufficient time to put together a detailed and well
thought out dietary plan that addresses all our needs.

That is why vitamin and mineral supplements have an important role to play as they are designed to complement and support our daily diet, to help ensure that our intake levels of essential micronutrients are maintained at an optimum level.

A healthy, balanced diet is important in order to obtain all of the nutrients which are key to our health. However, few of us find it easy to live up to this ideal.

The use of vitamin and mineral supplements can reduce dietary gaps and improve nutritional status without exceeding safe levels of intake. There are many potential reasons to complement your diet with a vitamin & mineral supplement, depending on factors such as age, gender, dietary habits, and lifestyle.

Herbalife Nutrition can help complement your diet with vitamin & mineral supplements which meets your individual needs. http://www.richardhowlett.goherbalife.com

A new, amazing blogpost from Irish blogger, Just Kassi, who is not only sharing her experiences with Herbalife Nutrition products, but also her favourite recipes using Formula 1.

HERBALIFE – OUR HONEST EXPERIENCE AND PRODUCT REVIEW AS A COUPLE.

After reading this and you feel like building this into your day, dont delay click on to the link and order your products!

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As you know my life has changed a lot over the past year. Apart from all the things that changed, one that I was not really expecting to trouble me was my nutrition. I believed that working from home would make me gain new and better habits when it came to my breakfast routine. I was positive that my new life would consist of healthy lunches and well-planned dinners.

 

It was to my great surprise to find out that this was not an easy habit to crack. Although I had all the time I wanted to make a nice breakfast and prepare a lovely lunch, I found myself waking up to a cup of coffee that I would drag out until lunchtime, only to remember that I didn’t eat my breakfast. To my defence I am happy to say that these days were few and I did try to balance my week by eating well – having my favourite scrambled eggs for breakfast; fruit, nuts and salad for lunch and finishing off with a healthy dinner (and a sweet snack that I always love).

I am happy to say that I am quite knowledgeable when it comes to nutrition as I have the advantage of having a dietitian as my best friend and my husband breathes and sleeps nutrition and fitness. But when it comes to putting everything I know into action I can be difficult to discipline.

In December I held my first “Own Your Beauty” workshop (read all about it here) and I had the pleasure to have Anne – a local Herbalife Nutrition distributor – as one of the speakers. Her passion for the brand and its philosophy, as well the shift to her physical appearance and energy when starting to use Herbalife Nutrition made me think twice about the products and how they would benefit me.

Anne was so happy with her results and she challenged me to try a month on Herbalife Nutrition products to see how they would make me feel. After thinking about it I accepted the challenge and tried to incorporate Herbalife Nutrition  into my everyday life. To make it more fun my husband Antonis (who is more experienced in shakes and smoothies) also took on the challenge and for the first time ever he is writing about his thoughts on my blog. So keep reading to see how we got on!

 

My Thoughts

First thoughts:

Replacing a meal with a shake was not very easy to get used to. My diet might be a bit temperamental but I always enjoy a good solid breakfast when I remember to have one. Anne’s advice was to try having a shake or smoothie in the morning to replace my non-existent breakfast. I was also advised to try the herbal tea and vitamins as a complement to my diet.

Most shakes use dairy milk as the main ingredient but as I recently became intolerant to dairy milk, I tried to find different ways to make my shakes tasty. I added almond or soya milk which worked well for my stomach. Herbalife Nutrition also have a gluten & dairy free option – Formula 1 Free From – which can work well for people with dairy/soy intolerances.

Having a shake for breakfast was something tasty and easy but it was not something I could easily get used to. It was then that I figured that smoothies might be the way to incorporate lots of fruits and fibre in my everyday diet whilst including the nutrients from Herbalife Nutrition shakes. I was so used to seeing Antonis having protein shakes and mixing them with fruits and vegetables so I thought that this was the best way to get it into my diet.

 

 

Bringing the smoothies into it:

When I thought of making smoothies with Herbalife Formula 1 I felt more comfortable with the idea of incorporating extra protein into my diet. I put our Nutribullet that we got as a wedding present to good use and I started exploring all the different smoothie recipes I could find – including those on the Herbalife Nutrition Share a Shake website which has lots of ideas for pre & post workout shake recipes. This was one of the fun things to do for the day. Coffee, Herbalife Nutrition smoothie and I was ready to get on with my work.

It’s all about the discipline:

Although this was such an easy task to do, I sometimes forgot to do it and found myself going back to old habits of not having breakfast and working all morning just on black coffee. It might be strange for some people to comprehend but planning a meal and having a full fridge for me is a chore and I always tend to forget to do it!

Taste

The good thing about Herbalife Nutrition is that whatever your taste bud preferences, you will easily find a shake flavour that will work for you. I chose the cookies & cream, cappuccino and chocolate flavours to try and I found that the chocolate was a perfect match with my banana and almond milk smoothies. For my berry inspired smoothies I would go for the cookies & cream flavour and you would be surprised how the cappuccino flavour can work well if you mix the flavours together.

Overall thoughts

I think that Herbalife Nutrition is a great option to help you keep fit, control your weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle and although I saw all the benefits that the shakes offered but it was so hard for me to get used to this new habit. It is probably down to being disciplined and trying to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle which for me it can sometimes be a bit difficult.

Antonis’ thoughts

Nutrition, fitness and healthy eating have been a part of my life since forever. Eating healthily and maintaining your weight is actually quite simple and it comes down to knowing how many calories your body needs, getting enough protein and filling the rest of your energy needs with healthy carbs and fat. Throw in some fruit and veggies and you’re done.

I used Herbalife Nutrition as a supplement to my already good nutrition. I used 50 gr as the serving size that gave me a decent amount of protein as well as a good bit of fibre, vitamins and minerals.

 

I was using Herbalife Nutrition in fruit and vegetable smoothies which meant I was taking in even more of the good stuff, (e.g, vitamins, minerals and fibre). I was drinking this smoothie mostly as an afternoon snack. Compared to other more hardcore protein supplements I used in the past, I was happy to find out that Herbalife Nutrition tastes really good and the flavours we had were very complimentary with the smoothies I made.

Overall a smoothie made with Herbalife Nutrition Formula 1 is a great, tasty nutritious meal that can be used either as a light snack to get in more nutrients or as a meal replacement*.

*When it is prepared according to instructions on the label.

 

Ingredients for Berry Smoothie

A handful of spinach

  • Half a banana
  • A handful of berries
  • A handful of blueberries
  • 4 strawberries
  • One serving of Herbalife Formula 1 (I used cookies and cream)
  • Half a glass of water or milk of your choice

Add all the ingredient into your nutribullet and mix them

Your smoothie is ready to enjoy

 

 

Ingredients for Spinach Smoothie

  • Two handfuls of spinach
  • A few berries
  • 7-8 cashew nuts
  • 1 serving of Herbalife Formula 1 (I used cookies and cream)
  • Half a glass of water or milk of your choice
  • Add all ingredients to your NutriBullet and mix them

Your smoothie is ready to enjoy order at   www.richardhowlett.goherbalife.com

We are back! New Year same old issues! Let’s try to tempt you into the 80% part of improving your health, Nutrition!

 

Functional Foods:

The reality is we need balanced nutrition, nutrition that is absorbed quickly , supplying the vitamins and macro and micro nutrients to our body, the protein required to achieve the best results, so if we then exercise we don’t exhaust our bodies or burn our muscles as we dont have enough protein in our reserves.

You may wonder why we burn muscle and not fat? because the flame that powers our bodies needs protein that’s stored in our muscles to break down the fat.

So here are some reasons to use these natural products and get the best results from your New Year mission.

You can contact me or order your products on the link:

  • Start every day with good nutrition, if time is an issue have the fastest fast food in the world, make a shake, look at the wonderful flavours and start your day with a healthy shake, sports products and personal care products .  Available from the supermarket of the gift of health nutrition:
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  • or check out http://www.giftofhealth.co.uk before you shop to see my story.

With scientific and technological advancements in both nutrition and food science and an increasing demand for personalised nutrition, consumers can select from an array of functional foods and make them part of everyday life. Within the EU, the, there is no regulatory definition of “functional food,” but according to The British Nutrition Foundation, “the term ‘functional’ is sometimes used to describe foods and drinks that are enriched with particular nutrients or substances that have the potential to positively influence health over and above their basic nutritional value.”

All foods have some function, but there’s a difference with those deemed to be “functional foods.” According to Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic position paper: “All food is essentially functional at some level as it provides energy and nutrients needed to sustain life. However, there is growing evidence that some food components, not considered nutrients in the traditional sense, may provide positive health benefits.”

Why Meal Replacements Qualify as Functional Foods

Meal replacements come in various forms, like Herbalife Nutrition Formula 1 Shake or Formula 1 Express Meal Bars, and they have some common characteristics, beyond taste, aroma or nutritive value, that make them functional foods:

  • These products support weight loss and weight maintenance, through portion control and by providing the nutrients our body would need per meal.
  • They are rich in protein, which supports the maintence and growth of muscle mass.
  • All European meal replacement products are fortified with vitamins and minerals.

Meal replacements are a category of functional food that provide a variety of healthy benefits. Traditionally used for weight management, evidence has accrued in recent years suggesting they provide a host of other benefits, including maintenance of lean body mass, lower glycemic index and by serving as a source of daily nutrition to help fill nutrient gaps in the diet.

Here are some more resources for information about functional foods:

Author: Andrew Shao, Ph.D., vice president, Global Government Affairs, Herbalife Nutrition

Sorry for the absence of over a week! I hate to admit defeat. however the battle against the recurring cancer cells got the better of me, the treatment that lasted in one form of daily treatment for six and half weeks, has drained me and with the monthly injections I have become an emotional wreck. However I’m back and although we may miss a day or two, the blog will continue with the mission of better nutrition and exercise, to get us started we have a fantastic critical view of the products, One of our fitness bloggers was struggling with her morning workouts, due to lack of energy. So she has turned to Herbalife Nutrition products for a boost and then shared her experiences. As usual at the bottom of the feature is the link to my online shop and contact details.

MY FITNESS GOALS AND NUTRITION WITH HERBALIFE

One of our fitness bloggers was struggling with her morning workouts, due to lack of energy. So she has turned to Herbalife Nutrition products for a boost and then shared her experiences.

I’m constantly asked what kind of fitness routine I follow, and I have to admit that I change up my exercise format on a weekly basis depending on my energy levels and of course, my crazy schedule. We all experience those times when we know we should go to the gym, or actually attend one of the yoga classes of the course we paid €200 for, but we just want to stay at home and watch Netflix. But this year, I’ve changed my attitude to how I exercise.

 

One of my goals for the summer was to work out in the mornings; to take advantage of the bright mornings. But the challenge I’ve always faced with this is not having enough energy to make it through a spin class or a HIIT session having not eaten breakfast. Sometimes I’d have a banana then walk to the gym to find when I got there I was beyond tired. But a goal is a goal and I am committed. So my collaboration with Herbalife Nutrition could not come at a better time. Herbalife Nutrition products are designed to provide your body with the nutrients it needs to improve well being and fitness, no matter what your personal goals. I’ve been working hard to tone up and become stronger, and not only do I want to maintain that, I wouldn’t mind meeting my weight loss goals at the same time. I’m almost there!

I set myself a goal of training three to four times a week as well as eating a balanced diet. I love my treats, and I haven’t removed them totally, I just eat them in moderation. Now, on training days, I get up at 6.45am, I make a shake, and within 20 minutes I am ready to work out. For the last few weeks I have been using the Herbalife Formula 1 shake that contains 18g of high quality soy & dairy protein per serving and as well as essential vitamins and minerals. With two scoops into my shaker, and 250 ml of semi-skimmed milk my energy levels increase meaning I can get through a longer work out in the morning. My morning workouts vary – this past week I have been doing HIIT training with short 7-minute circuits with a gentle warm up before and cool down after. It gets my heart going, and I find I have more energy for the day. Post work out, I might have a small bowl of porridge if I feel I need more food, or two poached eggs that are ready in a few minutes.

But back to the work out! I try and drink a litre of water with every session. I have low blood pressure and if I am tired I do have to sit down to avoid being dizzy on occasion. But even before I started working with Herbalife Nutrition, I always dropped a soluble electrolyte into water for extra hydration. Having chatted with Herbalife Nutrition Distributor and PT, Eamonn Shannon, I’m now using electrolytes while I train. CR7 is a product designed with footballer Cristiano Ronaldo to aid hydration during exercise. We can lose 0.5 to 2 litres of fluid per hour through sweat. Isn’t that crazy? So CR7 is designed to enhance water absorption during training. I’ve added this to my water bottle during gym sessions, and I leave feeling like I’ve had an optimum amount of water to keep me going for my HIIT sessions.

 

I definitely feel more energized and I don’t feel the post training fatigue I’ve had previously. As I up my game in my fitness routine, I want to make sure I have all the nutrients I need to be strong, and continue setting new challenges. I’ve never taken any kind of supplements before, and now that I feel more informed about how they work, as well what Herbalife Nutrition offers in its range, I’m a stronger more revitalized fitness fanatic! Next up on the fitness goals, it’s a half marathon!!

YOUR SMOOTHIE IS READY TO ENJOY

Start every day with good nutrition, if time is an issue have the fastest fast food in the world, make a shake, look at the wonderful flavours and start your day with a healthy shake, sports products and personal care products .  Available from the supermarket of the gift of health nutrition:
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THE START OF MY FITNESS JOURNEY WITH HERBALIFE. By Lifestyle and beauty blogger Katie Middleton she has explored the products of Herbalife Nutrition. Oh! Who would believe it! I find it so exciting that after whats seems forever so many people want to be apart of the Herbalife journey, When I started 15 years ago it was not easy, it was probably easier to sell radio active waste, seriously! we had hand written posters we couldn’t say the word “Herbalife” what a different world we are in now with the name emblazoned on sports teams around the world, people in the top of their sporting career like Cristiano Ronaldo, who use, promote and also help develop products. Well it floats my boat, Have a read at what Lifestyle and beauty blogger Katie Middleton has to say, then get in touch.

THE START OF MY FITNESS JOURNEY WITH HERBALIFE

Lifestyle and beauty blogger Katie Middleton explored the products of Herbalife Nutrition and wrote a lively review on it. To see what she thinks of our shakes, protein bars and supplements, read on.

I’m on a mission this year. A mission to get fit. To get to a point where I’m happy and comfortable with my body. Where I can feel confident, love my body and love what I have.

As we all know, I’m currently on a fitness journey in a bid to get to a size and weight that I’m happy and comfortable with. I shared it all in a very personal post, battling my demons. I published that post to put it out in the open that this is what I wanted because now it’s over the internet, there’s no going back is there?

So, what is Herbalife Nutrition?
It’s a company that’s backed by lots of celebrities, in particular footballers. The likes of Ronaldo and Messi are just a couple of them. Not that I’m really into my football because I’m not. But, for sports personalities to support Herbalife Nutrition speaks volumes to me and I instantly feel like I can trust them as a company.

Herbalife Nutrition Formula 1 cannister

Herbalife Nutrition very, very kindly sent me some (ok, loads) of their products, to help me get started on my fitness journey!
Just a quick edit – this post should’ve been live a month or two ago. But as you all know, I’ve been dealing with lots of personal issues so apologies if I speak about things you might already know!

Initially, Herbalife Nutrition was to get me into running but after a month or so – I found that I wasn’t motivated enough for running. Obviously, at the time, the weather did not help matters because it basically snowed every other bloody day. In the end, as you all know, I ended up joining the gym. Which I absolutely love and I’m sticking to. If there’s a day I have to miss because of other commitments then I’m actually gutted. Never did I ever think I would be the type of person who actually looks forward to the gym and exercising. But, here we are!

First of all, they sent me a running top* as part of a motivation builder.
And at first, it was waaaaaay too tight on me. I felt like all my belly rolls were very obvious in it (silly I know) so I put it to the back of my draws for a month or so until I lost a bit of weight and gained some confidence. One month later, I put it on and loved it. The initial design is fab and the material is really thin and breathable. It is something I did wear in the chillier months because it’s long sleeved.

CR7 Drive and 24 Hydrate products on a table

But now it’s warmer, I prefer to opt for a short sleeve top. When I go into the gym and not my gym classes, I do still wear this top because of how comfortable and breathable it is. Plus, I get really paranoid about the tops of my arms flapping about in the middle of the gym room (again, silly I know) so this top helps me feel like I don’t have 30 pairs of eyes on me.

Meal replacement shakes taste amazing

The Weight-Management Formula 1* is a meal replacement shake which provides protein, micronutrients, botanicals and herbs. The flavour I opted for was Cookies & Cream because it’s bae, let’s be real. I’m a bit of a shitbag for skipping breakfast but this is a quick and easy 2 minute job that I can with me to work. Which is what I love about them. All you need to do is add milk to it (I tend to go for coconut/almond milk). You can obviously have this for lunch or tea but I prefer the morning just because then I feel like I have something healthy/nutritional starting my day. This is also pretty filling too and tastes amazing!

This is probably the only thing from Herbalife that I’m not 100% on.
The Herbalife Herbal Aloe Concentrate Drink* is not the one for me. This is mango flavour. But in all honesty. I just can’t get my head around it. I think it’s the fact it’s Aloe Vera. I’ve had a bad experience with aloe vera in the past so I do think I’m 80% put off already because of that. You do just mix this in with your water though which is super straight forward and easy to do. Aloe does have tonnes of health benefits but like I said – it’s just my own personal preference and my previous bad experience has well and truly put me off.

One product I love though is the Herbalife Instant Herbal Beverage* in raspberry flavour. I’ve been keeping this at work and having it at about 2.00-3.00pm when my sweet tooth starts to get going a bit and I find this helps a lot. It taste super yummy and you can have it hot or cold (I’ve only ever had it hot though). It’s literally like drinking a flavoured tea and something I’m going to order again! I’m super curious to see how the lemon and peach tastes. I can imagine they’re super refreshing.

Herbalife Nutrition oroducts on a table

Next up we have the H24 Hydrate Electrolyte drinks*.
These are something I always see fitness people use and go on about. Electrolyte drinks are designed to encourage ‘fluid consumption’ and has Vitamin C which, as we all know – helps reduce tiredness. At first, I was a bit scared to use these because they sound fancy and that terrified me. I’ve been having one of these mostly before a workout – whether it’s a gym class or in the actual gym. All the classes I take are moderate-high intensity so I feel like it’s definitely ok to have one of these before hand. It just tastes like a very diluted orange juice (squash/cordial) which doesn’t phase me at all.

Sometimes though I’ll have a CR7 Drive* with me during a gym session. These are backed by Cristiano Ronaldo (his face is all over the initial packaging but Rupert had other ideas for the box) which is good enough for me! This is ‘Acai Berry’ flavour which I really like. I tend to have this after about 20-30 minutes of my workout. Just to keep me on the edge and help me push through the next 30 minutes. These are designed to sustain endurance and they definitely help, I can tell you that.

Super yummy Herbalife Nutrition Protein bars for a snack

I loveeee the Herbalife Nutrition Protein Bars*!
Honestly, these taste so good. It doesn’t feel like I’m eating a protein bar (which usually suck). It reminds me of a Snickers bar almost? But obviously a healthier version of it. These are a super yummy snack that only has 140 calories in it. They contain roughly 10g of high quality protein which is supposed to help build lean body mass. These come in three flavours – chocolate peanut, vanilla almond and citrus lemon. Kayne loves these too and I’ve had to hide them from him so he stops knicking them off me! I tend to have one protein bar with my herbal beverage drink just to help curb the sweet cravings/afternoon snacking if the herbal beverage drink isn’t enough. It usually is though.

 

Herbalife Nutrition protein bars and a shaker

The 24 Formula One Shake* is a meal replacement for weight control and healthy nutrition.

This is the one I have most out of the two Formula 1 shakes I have. Just because I exercise 4 days a week so if I skip breakfast and have a gym session later that day, I tend to have this one. I’m not sure why? I just do *shrugs*. I don’t really use this shake for weight control more for healthy control. So that’s why I only have one of these per day as opposed to two like the website suggests you can have if it’s for weight control. This is in vanilla flavour and it tastes good, sorta like vanilla ice cream. Let’s be real – you can’t go wrong with that can you?! Again, you can have milk with this but I just opt for a dairy free option cos I’m not a fan of milk.

Finally, we have three bottles from Herbalife Nutrition you’ve seen in the photos so far. One being your typical water bottle* which I use on a daily basis for work and the gym. The other two being for your shakes. Kayne has nabbed one of these for gym/work so I doubt I’ll see it again. But the small shake bottles* are such an ideal size. They’re not too big so they fit perfectly in your handbag, they come with a little clip too should you want to clip it onto anything. They have the metal ball inside too which helps make sure that everything is mixed properly.

Overall, I’m really impressed with Herbalife Nutrition!
There’s not much I can fault about them other than the aloe vera stuff but that is my own personal experience and preference. I absolutely love everything else. I was going to post some before and after photos in here but I really, really do not feel confident enough to do that yet. Some day when I feel like I’m in a better head space, I’ll share them cos I’m bloody proud of how far I’ve come so far! There’s definitely a huge difference already (dropped a dress size and everything, eeeeeeek) and I can’t wait to see my end result!

YOUR SMOOTHIE IS READY TO ENJOY

Start every day with good nutrition, if time is an issue have the fastest fast food in the world, make a shake, look at the wonderful flavours and start your day with a healthy shake, sports products and personal care products .  Available from the supermarket of the gift of health nutrition:
https://t.co/vcEOTgYwSu       If you have an interest in joining the team as a member to use the product or a customer, have a look at the shop and either contact me through facebook or RichardHowlett@sky.com or text 07917733177.

 

Why is Hydration Important? Yes you have seen this blog before however I think as its the cheapest and most easy part of a healthy lifestyle it’s worth another look, especially after a little insight I have been given over this recent time. So we know 82% of our brain is water, Right? So when we don’t drink our min 2 Litres of water a day, lay in the sun and drink alcohol which dehydrates our bodies, the next day our brain is like a shriveled walnut and we experience pain! Then of course we can’t be bothered with the water and we find when we wee its a dark smelly liquid, that’s your kidneys and bladder suffering and in turn you will feel the consequence! Then the other strange think is our joints hurt and we feel less nimble, well that’s because the cushions between your joints have dried out and in many men they develop little crystals in their big toe joint and we call that gout! Then there are the lines on your face that appear little by little as your beautiful skin turns to old leather. So this water stuff is quite important and less expensive than the consequence of all the other stuff! However I digress, The new information, as some of you know I am midway on a course of hormone injections and daily Radiotherapy, neither do wonders for the way I feel but it’s going to be great when it’s done, do you know the advice given by my doctor treating me? To avoid many of the side effects and the damage to your organs drink lots of water, yes I know it’s difficult as its harder to control your body but please drink lots of water it will give better results and reduce the down sides of the treatment. So whatever your story, the answer is DRINK MORE WATER!

 

 

Why is Hydration Important?

For our bodies to have adequate levels of fluid, we need to hydrate our bodies at regular intervals throughout the day and we also need to monitor and vary our hydration levels depending on our age group, gender, physical activity and the climatic conditions we live in1.

Drinking fluids regularly during our working hours can maintain our productivity levels and even reduce work related accidents2.  Despite these observations, studies have shown that up to 35 percent of Europeans are not consuming enough water, especially elderly people2.

So how much water should we be drinking a day?

As a general recommendation put forward by the scientific community in Europe, women should consume 2 litres of water a day, while men should aim for 2.5 litres in order to stay hydrated and fully enjoy the health benefits* of water1.

The scientific recommendation is that 70-80% of fluid intake should come from water itself while the remaining (20-30%) should come from food1. Good food sources for hydration include milk, fresh fruits and vegetables, provided they do not have a high calorie and sugar content. Even teas and coffees can be a useful source of hydration. A review of published studies shows that caffeine consumption below 250 mg/day (roughly 2 cups of coffee a day) will not contribute to dehydrating the body, especially in people who consume caffeine regularly3. Herbal teas provide a good lower-level caffeine alternative if required.

Herbalife offers a variety of drinks which can assist with maintaining hydration. For example, the Herbal Aloe Concentrate Drink can either be consumed with water or combined with any other fruit juice or even with a Formula 1 healthy meal replacement shake.

The Herbal Aloe Concentrate Drink contains 40% aloe vera juice which is derived from the aloe vera leaf and it contributes to the daily, recommended fluid intake. Aloe mango flavour is a low calorie and sugar free option. The aloe drink with the traditional flavour contains 22 kcal per serving.

Instant Herbal Beverage is a herbal tea with extracts from a combination of green tea, orange pekoe tea, malva, hibiscus and cardamom. Instant Herbal Beverage also contributes to your daily water intake. They provide between 51 and 85 mg of caffeine per serving, with the exact quantity varying from country to country.

*Water contributes to the maintenance of normal physical and cognitive functions and normal regulation of the body’s temperature.

YOUR SMOOTHIE IS READY TO ENJOY

Start every day with good nutrition, if time is an issue have the fastest fast food in the world, make a shake, look at the wonderful flavours and start your day with a healthy shake, sports products and personal care products .  Available from the supermarket of the gift of health nutrition:
https://t.co/vcEOTgYwSu       If you have an interest in joining the team as a member to use the product or a customer, have a look at the shop and either contact me through facebook or RichardHowlett@sky.com or text 07917733177.

References

  1. Scientific Opinion of the Panel on Dietetic Products Nutrition and Allergies. Draft Dietary reference values for water.The EFSA Journal. 2008:2–49.
  2. Nissensohn et al. Beverage and water intake of healthy adults in some European countries. 2013. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 64(7); 800-5.
  3. Maughan, RJ. Griffin, J. (2003). Caffeine ingestion and fluid balance: a review. J Hum Nutr Dietet. 16; 411- 420.

Today we have part two of this truly honest view on the products from people who, up to now make their own health shakes and blog about it, this is their encounter with what I believe is the world’s best SUPERFOOD! It’s true I am a little biased, Because Its done so much for my health, fourteen years of two shakes a day, has kept my stamina and general appearance far better than before Herbalife found me. If you really want to eat better and feed your body the proteins, vitamins and minerals that will maintain good health, click on the link at the end of the article and let me help you to a healthier life.

Part 2:

HERBALIFE – OUR HONEST EXPERIENCE AND PRODUCT REVIEW AS A COUPLE

A new, amazing blogpost from Irish blogger, Just Kassi, who is not only sharing her experiences with Herbalife Nutrition products, but also her favourite recipes using Formula 1.

 

 

 

 

Bringing the smoothies into it:

When I thought of making smoothies with Herbalife Formula 1 felt more comfortable with the idea of incorporating extra protein into my diet. I put our Nutribullet that we got as a wedding present to good use and I started exploring all the different smoothie recipes I could find – including those on the Herbalife Nutrition Share a Shake website which has lots of ideas for pre & post workout shake recipes. This was one of the fun things to do for the day. Coffee, Herbalife Nutrition smoothie and I was ready to get on with my work.

It’s all about the discipline:

Although this was such an easy task to do, I sometimes forgot to do it and found myself going back to old habits of not having breakfast and working all morning just on black coffee. It might be strange for some people to comprehend but planning a meal and having a full fridge for me is a chore and I always tend to forget to do it!

Taste

The good thing about Herbalife Nutrition is that whatever your taste bud preferences, you will easily find a shake flavour that will work for you. I chose the cookies & cream, cappuccino and chocolate flavours to try and I found that the chocolate was a perfect match with my banana and almond milk smoothies. For my berry inspired smoothies I would go for the cookies & cream flavour and you would be surprised how the cappuccino flavour can work well if you mix the flavours together.

Overall thoughts

I think that Herbalife Nutrition is a great option to help you keep fit, control your weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle and although I saw all the benefits that the Shakes offered but it was so hard for me to get used to this new habit. It is probably down to being disciplined and trying to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle which for me it can sometimes be a bit difficult.

Antonis’ thoughts

Nutrition, fitness and healthy eating have been a part of my life since forever. Eating healthily and maintaining your weight is actually quite simple and it comes down to knowing how many calories your body needs, getting enough protein and filling the rest of your energy needs with healthy carbs and fat. Throw in some fruit and veggies and you’re done.

I used Herbalife Nutrition as a supplement to my already good nutrition. I used 50 gr as the serving size that gave me a decent amount of protein as well as a good bit of fibre, vitamins and minerals.

 

I was using Herbalife Nutrition in fruit and vegetable smoothies which meant I was taking in even more of the good stuff, (e.g, vitamins, minerals and fibre). I was drinking this smoothie mostly as an afternoon snack. Compared to other more hardcore protein supplements I used in the past, I was happy to find out that Herbalife Nutrition tastes really good and the flavours we had were very complimentary with the smoothies I made.

Overall a smoothie made with Herbalife Nutrition Formular 1 is a great, tasty nutritious meal that can be used either as a light snack to get in more nutrients or as a meal replacement*.

*When it is prepared according to instructions on the label.

 

Ingredients for Berry Smoothie

A handful of spinach

  • Half a banana
  • A handful of berries
  • A handful of blueberries
  • 4 strawberries
  • One serving of Herbalife Formula 1  (I used cookies and cream)
  • Half a glass of water or milk of your choice

Add all the ingredient into your nutribullet and mix them

Your smoothie is ready to enjoy

 

 

Ingredients for Spinach Smoothie

  • Two handfuls of spinach
  • A few berries
  • 7-8 cashew nuts
  • 1 serving of Herbalife Formula 1  (I used cookies and cream)
  • Half a glass of water or milk of your choice
  • Add all ingredients to your NutriBullet and mix them

Your smoothie is ready to enjoy

Start every day with good nutrition, if time is an issue have the fastest fast food in the world, make a shake, look at the wonderful flavours and start your day with a healthy shake, sports products and personal care products .  Available from the supermarket of the gift of health nutrition:
https://t.co/vcEOTgYwSu       If you have an interest in joining the team as a member to use the product or a customer, have a look at the shop and either contact me through facebook or RichardHowlett@sky.com or text 07917733177.

Good Day, Well today’s blog I have decided to cut in two! Why, well because although this particular couple are very open minded, this is a typical initial response to the products from someone with some knowledge on what is required for good nutrition (although their responses are far more pleasant than from many so called experts on nutrition) So you can read this today and tomorrow we ca see how they get on.

HERBALIFE – OUR HONEST EXPERIENCE AND PRODUCT REVIEW AS A COUPLE

A new, amazing blogpost from Irish blogger, Just Kassi, who is not only sharing her experiences with Herbalife Nutrition products, but also her favourite recipes using Formula 1.

As you know my life has changed a lot over the past year. Apart from all the things that changed, one that I was not really expecting to trouble me was my nutrition. I believed that working from home would make me gain new and better habits when it came to my breakfast routine. I was positive that my new life would consist of healthy lunches and well-planned dinners.

 

It was to my great surprise to find out that this was not an easy habit to crack. Although I had all the time I wanted to make a nice breakfast and prepare a lovely lunch, I found myself waking up to a cup of coffee that I would drag out until lunchtime, only to remember that I didn’t eat my breakfast. To my defence I am happy to say that these days were few and I did try to balance my week by eating well – having my favourite scrambled eggs for breakfast; fruit, nuts and salad for lunch and finishing off with a healthy dinner (and a sweet snack that I always love).

I am happy to say that I am quite knowledgeable when it comes to nutrition as I have the advantage of having a dietitian as my best friend and my husband breathes and sleeps nutrition and fitness. But when it comes to putting everything I know into action I can be difficult to discipline.

In December I held my first “Own Your Beauty” workshop (read all about it here) and I had the pleasure to have Anne – a local Herbalife Nutrition distributor – as one of the speakers. Her passion for the brand and its philosophy, as well the shift to her physical appearance and energy when starting to use Herbalife Nutrition made me think twice about the products and how they would benefit me.

Anne was so happy with her results and she challenged me to try a month on Herbalife Nutrition products to see how they would make me feel. After thinking about it I accepted the challenge and tried to incorporate Herbalife Nutrition  into my everyday life. To make it more fun my husband Antonis (who is more experienced in shake and smoothies also took on the challenge and for the first time ever he is writing about his thoughts on my blog. So keep reading to see how we got on!

 

My Thoughts

First thoughts:

Replacing a meal with a shake was not very easy to get used to. My diet might be a bit temperamental but I always enjoy a good solid breakfast when I remember to have one. Anne’s advice was to try having a shake or smoothie in the morning to replace my non-existent breakfast. I was also advised to try the herbal tea and vitamins as a complement to my diet.

Most shakes use dairy milk as the main ingredient but as I recently became intolerant to dairy milk, I tried to find different ways to make my shakes tasty. I added almond or soya milk which worked well for my stomach. Herbalife Nutrition also have a gluten & dairy free option – Formula 1 Free From – which can work well for people with dairy/soy intolerances.

Having a shake for breakfast was something tasty and easy but it was not something I could easily get used to. It was then that I figured that smoothies might be the way to incorporate lots of fruits and fibre in my everyday diet whilst including the nutrients from Herbalife Nutrition shakes I was so used to seeing Antonis having protein shakes and mixing them with fruits and vegetables so I thought that this was the best way to get it into my diet.

 

Start every day with good nutrition, if time is an issue have the fastest fast food in the world, make a shake, look at the wonderful flavours and start your day with a healthy shake, sports products and personal care products .  Available from the supermarket of the gift of health nutrition:
https://t.co/vcEOTgYwSu       If you have an interest in joining the team as a member to use the product or a customer, have a look at the shop and either contact me through facebook or RichardHowlett@sky.com or text 07917733177.