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:
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.

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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.

How to Jazz Up Your Breakfast

How to Jazz Up Your Breakfast

*Scarlett London was sent product samples for review purposes, all thoughts portrayed are her own.

I’ve always been a little boring when it comes to breakfast choices.

Porridge and a cup of peppermint tea have been my staples for about 10 years and for a long time, I didn’t see any reason to shake things up. But about a year ago, I started getting very hungry after eating even the most monster bowl of porridge (even Goldilocks would have probably struggled to finish it) and so I set about trying to discover why my breakfast wasn’t fuelling me for the day ahead, as it should have. After many trial and error experiments, tests and a visit to the nutritionist, I have discovered that my body needs more protein than the average person.

I have a very fast metabolism that is fuelled by high amounts of protein. And I just wasn’t getting enough of it myself. This discovery was exciting, because I finally knew what was causing the constant hunger. But I was also a bit overwhelmed, because as you’ve read above – I’d been stuck in a porridge rut for a decade. And I could hardly add a chicken breast to my oats for a protein boost.

So I began to look elsewhere…

I needed something high in protein, soy-free, dairy-free and gluten-free and also relatively yummy. Because I always look forward to my breakfasts and I didn’t want to compromise on taste! It was a pretty difficult task, but I’ve finally discovered something that ticks all the boxes. It’s versatile, delicious, free-from and full of protein. Introducing Herbalife.

I think protein powder has a bit of a stigma attached to it. Because it’s often aligned with fitness fanatics, the gym or dieting. But actually, it can be used as part of your daily routine even if you don’t fit into any of those categories. Most of us aren’t consuming enough protein on a daily basis and yet it’s a vital nutrient to make enzymes, hormones and repair and build body tissue (hair and nails included).

And so it’s something that even nutritionists recommend we keep in the kitchen. Best of all, it’s super versatile and can be woven into a number of recipes to create some delicious breakfast spreads and snacks. If you’re in a rush, you can mix it with water or plant-based milk for an on-the-go breakfast or snack, but if you have a little more time to spare – I thought I’d share a few of my favourite recipes.

Protein Acai Bowl

I love Acai bowls, as they taste like a dessert but can be enjoyed as a delicious and nutritious breakfast. The Acai berry itself can be quite hard to get hold of if you don’t live in London, however you can find it online in frozen sachets if you know where to look. However for something a little easier to come by, I switch up the Acai for frozen berries and banana, for a super smoothie bowl that fills me up all morning long.

You will need:

1 x scoops of Herbalife Formula 1 (Vanilla Flavour)

1 x ripe banana

1 x handful of berries

1 x tablespoon of coconut yoghurt

3 x toppings of your choice (ie: granola, coconut flakes, seeds, nuts, nut butters, raisins, fruit and honey)

Blend together the Herbalife, banana, berries and yoghurt for a few seconds, or until it reaches a consistency that you like.

Pour it into a bowl and then top with your favourites.

Easy peasy! And protein packed!

If you don’t have all of the ingredients outlined, you can always tailor it slightly to what you have in your fridge at the time.

At the time of shooting this blog post, I ran out of berries, so it just has banana and a little bit of mango.

Once you’ve made it a few times, you’ll get to know just how you like it and can perfect it to your taste.

 

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.

Protein Pancakes

For a weekend treat, I love to make a batch of pancakes to enjoy for breakfast. I’d love to say I share them with friends and David, but they’re too good to share. And so, so easy to make! The addition of Herbalife gives it an added protein boost and a delicious subtly sweet, vanilla flavour.

You will need:

2 x scoops of Herbalife Formula 1 (Vanilla Powder)

1 x ripe banana

1 x cup of oats

A dash of almond milk

1 x tablespoon of cacao powder (if you want to make it a little bit chocolatey)

1 x teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda (it helps make them fluffy)

1 x teaspoon of maple syrup

Blend together the almond milk and protein powder, then mash up a banana and add to the mix.

Add the cup of oats, cacao and bicarbonate and whip together with a fork.

It should be a fairly thick consistency.

In a pan, heat some coconut oil and add the pancake mix. I have a little ‘cookie cutter’ type device which keeps them all consistency the same size and thickness but there’s no need to be precise, they all will taste just as yummy.

After 10 minutes, flip over the pancake and fry for another 10 minutes.

Pop them onto a plate, top with maple syrup and your favourite fruit – and enjoy!

Protein Yoghurt & Fruit Bowl

I can’t eat soya or dairy, so my yoghurt choices are pretty limited. Luckily, I LOVE coconut yoghurt but it can get a little boring on it’s own – so I like to jazz it up with some protein powder to give it a vanilla ‘kick’.

You will need:

1 x scoop of Herbalife Formula 1 (Vanilla Powder)

2 x scoops of Coconut Yoghurt (my fave is Koko)

Toppings – fruit, honey, berries, seeds, nuts.

You can either blend or vigorously stir the protein powder and yoghurt together.

I prefer to blend as it gives it a really smooth, creamy consistency – but it’s up to you!

Then top with your favourite fruit, berries, seeds and nuts and enjoy.

It’s a super easy, delicious breakfast that will fill you up until lunchtime.

How to Jazz Up Your Breakfast! Today’s Blog is just so exciting for me to read again and again, Why, it’s someone who gets the fundamental issues about good food and she lacks something, she also touches on the massive misconception people have about protein products (Powders) as they are NOT all equally beneficial to our health. Fortunately Scarlett was introduced to the best in the world and immediately felt the difference in not being hungry and fueling her body with good nutrition having that extra energy. This article really does apply to ALL the simple carbohydrate breakfast eaters, toast & fruit juice, pastry and a coffee, then before you have arrived at work you are already hungry! reason no PROTIEN! why not swap your breakfast for a shake for a week and feel the difference?

How to Jazz Up Your Breakfast

Scarlett London, was sent product samples for review purposes, all thoughts portrayed are her own.

I’ve always been a little boring when it comes to breakfast choices.

Porridge and a cup of peppermint tea have been my staples for about 10 years and for a long time, I didn’t see any reason to shake things up. But about a year ago, I started getting very hungry after eating even the most monster bowl of porridge (even Goldilocks would have probably struggled to finish it) and so I set about trying to discover why my breakfast wasn’t fuelling me for the day ahead, as it should have. After many trial and error experiments, tests and a visit to the nutritionist, I have discovered that my body needs more protein than the average person.

I have a very fast metabolism that is fuelled by high amounts of protein. And I just wasn’t getting enough of it myself. This discovery was exciting, because I finally knew what was causing the constant hunger. But I was also a bit overwhelmed, because as you’ve read above – I’d been stuck in a porridge rut for a decade. And I could hardly add a chicken breast to my oats for a protein boost.

So I began to look elsewhere…

I needed something high in protein, soy-free, dairy-free and gluten-free and also relatively yummy. Because I always look forward to my breakfasts and I didn’t want to compromise on taste! It was a pretty difficult task, but I’ve finally discovered something that ticks all the boxes. It’s versatile, delicious, free-from and full of protein. Introducing Herbalife.

I think protein powder has a bit of a stigma attached to it. Because it’s often aligned with fitness fanatics, the gym or dieting. But actually, it can be used as part of your daily routine even if you don’t fit into any of those categories. Most of us aren’t consuming enough protein on a daily basis and yet it’s a vital nutrient to make enzymes, hormones and repair and build body tissue (hair and nails included).

And so it’s something that even nutritionists recommend we keep in the kitchen. Best of all, it’s super versatile and can be woven into a number of recipes to create some delicious breakfast spreads and snacks. If you’re in a rush, you can mix it with water or plant-based milk for an on-the-go breakfast or snack, but if you have a little more time to spare – I thought I’d share a few of my favourite recipes.

Protein Acai Bowl

I love Acai bowls, as they taste like a dessert but can be enjoyed as a delicious and nutritious breakfast. The Acai berry itself can be quite hard to get hold of if you don’t live in London, however you can find it online in frozen sachets if you know where to look. However for something a little easier to come by, I switch up the Acai for frozen berries and banana, for a super smoothie bowl that fills me up all morning long.

You will need:

1 x scoops of Herbalife Formula 1 (Vanilla Flavour)

1 x ripe banana

1 x handful of berries

1 x tablespoon of coconut yoghurt

3 x toppings of your choice (ie: granola, coconut flakes, seeds, nuts, nut butters, raisins, fruit and honey)

Blend together the Herbalife, banana, berries and yoghurt for a few seconds, or until it reaches a consistency that you like.

Pour it into a bowl and then top with your favourites.

Easy peasy! And protein packed!

If you don’t have all of the ingredients outlined, you can always tailor it slightly to what you have in your fridge at the time.

At the time of shooting this blog post, I ran out of berries, so it just has banana and a little bit of mango.

Once you’ve made it a few times, you’ll get to know just how you like it and can perfect it to your taste.

Protein Pancakes

For a weekend treat, I love to make a batch of pancakes to enjoy for breakfast. I’d love to say I share them with friends and David, but they’re too good to share. And so, so easy to make! The addition of Herbalife gives it an added protein boost and a delicious subtly sweet, vanilla flavour.

You will need:

2 x scoops of Herbalife Formula 1 (Vanilla Powder)

1 x ripe banana

1 x cup of oats

A dash of almond milk

1 x tablespoon of cacao powder (if you want to make it a little bit chocolatey)

1 x teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda (it helps make them fluffy)

1 x teaspoon of maple syrup

Blend together the almond milk and protein powder, then mash up a banana and add to the mix.

Add the cup of oats, cacao and bicarbonate and whip together with a fork.

It should be a fairly thick consistency.

In a pan, heat some coconut oil and add the pancake mix. I have a little ‘cookie cutter’ type device which keeps them all consistency the same size and thickness but there’s no need to be precise, they all will taste just as yummy.

After 10 minutes, flip over the pancake and fry for another 10 minutes.

Pop them onto a plate, top with maple syrup and your favourite fruit – and enjoy!

Protein Yoghurt & Fruit Bowl

I can’t eat soya or dairy, so my yoghurt choices are pretty limited. Luckily, I LOVE coconut yoghurt but it can get a little boring on it’s own – so I like to jazz it up with some protein powder to give it a vanilla ‘kick’.

You will need:

1 x scoop of Herbalife Formula 1 (Vanilla Powder)

2 x scoops of Coconut Yoghurt (my fave is Koko)

Toppings – fruit, honey, berries, seeds, nuts.

You can either blend or vigorously stir the protein powder and yoghurt together.

I prefer to blend as it gives it a really smooth, creamy consistency – but it’s up to you!

Then top with your favourite fruit, berries, seeds and nuts and enjoy.

It’s a super easy, delicious breakfast that will fill you up until lunchtime.

 

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.

Wow! Today we get a super bonus from Nile Wilson, Yes No3, we have had the journey from injury to gold and how the Herbalife products and support made that possible for him. Today we have a article that shows that passion, Nile Wilson Ambassador for Herbalife!!! We have an article which includes video link to get your personal training kick started, understand how the products will work for you and will change your life.

Nile Wilson: “I am more proud of what I have overcome, than any medal that’s been put around my neck”

Herbalife Nutrition ambassador and Olympic gymnast Nile Wilson on injuries, hardships, and being part of the Herbalife family.

Olympic bronze medallist Nile Wilson has become the ambassador of Herbalife for several reasons. Not only he has fallen in love with the products, but he also found that his athlete and entrepreneurial character really does match the mindset of Herbalife Nutrition members. After a dark period during his recovery from a serious injury in early 2017, the 22 year old is now in a better physical and mental condition than ever. Here he opens up about his brand new clothing range with Herbalife Nutrition, his excitement about the upcoming Olympic games, and his workout session with Samantha Clayton.

Why did you become the ambassador for Herbalife Nutrition?

I was only looking for support, but Herbalife Nutrition became a family for me. Obviously there’s the nutrition element: my supplementation, the enhancements that I made, the way I feel, the way I recover is truly amazing.

And there’s the feel that I’ve got when I attend the events; I have never felt anything like that before. This collaboration also impacts me financially hugely: everything that I do, comes with a cost, and the support that I get from Herbalife Nutrition is incredible.

The supplements add a huge percentage to my performance

So the core of the collaboration for you are the products?

Definitely. The products have to work for me. I train four to six hours per day, you can imagine the physical stretch of that. And I have to be able to come in the day after that and train again, so the recovery is key. Also the way you feel when you are training is very important. You have to find a balance, and the supplements add a huge percentage to my performance.

How do you feel about launching your own clothing range with Herbalife Nutrition?

Since the age of 18, I have always been business-minded. I started to work very hard on content: putting gymnastics and my name out there, creating a personal brand, which is now viewed and seen and recognized by millions of people through my hard work.

And now to be able to build a business from this is very exciting. We have launched NW Clothing over a year ago now. It took off as a hobby for me just at the back of my YouTube channel: reaching a lot of people, giving them something to enjoy, to cherish, to remember my vlogs.

To be able to inspire the distributors with my journey is exciting

And obviously to be able to collaborate with Herbalife Nutrition is like a dream. It’s gone from maybe selling ten T-shirts to a proper brand, which –when I say it out loud- it’s insane. I am very proud of my business achievements. And it links quite well with the Herbalife community: similar mindset, entrepreneurial businesses. So to be able to inspire the distributors and the members with my journey is also exciting. We are balancing out each other, we share tips on how they are growing their businesses. It works so well.

You often appear on stage at Herbalife Nutrition events. What is your main message for members?

That your actions must map your ambitions. It’s easy to talk about what you want, but to actually put the work and the hours, the sweat, the tears, the grind into it, that’s the difference. That you actually make it happen. As soon as I have an idea, a video, a phone call, I just go for it. I am the one who can make it happen. That’s my main message.

No matter how much I win, I will still hoover the gym

How do you feel about the next Olympics?

I am so excited, especially in the light of what I have been through. Last year was a challenging recovery from my injury. Now it’s definitely manageable, but to come out of that and to become a Commonwealth Champion gives me a massive confidence.

My gymnastics is at a level, where I have never been. I’ve never felt this good, lean and strong. I think it’s now all about maintaining that and stay healthy physically and mentally.

How do you take care of your mental wellbeing?

Mentally it’s important for me to be able to actually let go of things, when I relax. I’m in a very pressured environment; the workload, painful, hours graft, but at the same time I don’t take that too seriously. I love gymnastics, and I never forget that. Even when it’s a humiliating match with my ego. No matter how much I win, I will still hoover the gym. My family and my friends play a big part in having that attitude and mindset.

I also think it’s important to have the feeling of gratitude, to be grateful. Obviously after the injuries to be able to go from not capable of do anything to where I am today it really gives you that prospect and gratitude. That keeps me mentally stable, keeps me going. I am just grateful I can do the sport that I love after it had been taken away from me in the past. I’ve had multiple surgeries multiple times, during a six month period.

There were seriously dark stages, when I was on a couch in a cast. Now I never forget where I come from. I am more proud of what I have overcome, than any medal that’s been put around my neck. Just the character I have become, the strength that I drown from it.

You filmed a workout video with Herbalife Nutrition vice president and Olympian sprinter Samantha Clayton. How was it?

She is obviously mentally fit and strong. You can see the crossover in the mindset: she is very positive. And even when she was nervous for instance of the backflip, she still went for it. She has the same athletic, ‘can do’ mindset as me, and she smashed it. She even beat me. We are also both very competitive, so there will have to be a rematch.

Nile is now working on a brand new secret project with Herbalife Nutrition, which will definitely challenge and move everyone. For more details, keep an eye on our blog and social media channels.

To see Nile and Sam’s workout video, click here: https://youtu.be/VFqmTR3lyos

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.

You may even like to be a team leader and build a business around a passion of good nutrition

This the second part of an amazing story of despair to gold, based on the nutritional support of Herbalife products. I often hear people when talking in the gym, that these products are Not as good as high street brands, I smile and ask how many professional sports people around the world use their products? Not only are the products healthy and maintain your health and fitness they are also approved by the olympic commission so it speaks for itself. Why not have a look at the amazing range of products and see how they can improve everyone’s health, It could be for better nutrition, Weight management loss/gain, Energy, sports nutrition, outer nutrition with our unisex skin care range to protect from the elements. Reading this blog could change your life, I know as it did mine!

Nile Wilson: Reflecting on the World Championships

I returned from the World Championships in Montreal last week and have now had a few days to reflect on how everything went. All in all, it was hugely positive and I can’t wait for the next 12 months ahead!

I finished 6th in the All-Around Final and was only 1.6 points away from the Gold Medal. For those of you new to how gymnastics works, the All-Around is the blue ribbon contest where the best gymnasts in the world compete on all 6 apparatus. It is what I have always aspired to be the best in the world in.

I went for it in the final, added as much risk into my routines as I could and performed really solidly. I made a couple of small errors but overall it was very good. Most importantly, I loved every minute of it and smiled the whole way through it!

I also have to remember that only a few months ago I was having major surgery on my ankle so to even get to these championships was an achievement and then to be right up there competing with the very best is something I can be extremely proud of.

The biggest thing I take from these World Championships is that I have so much more in me. As soon as I got back from Canada I met with my coaches, physiotherapist and agent and we mapped out my training plan & aims for the next 12 months, which includes the Commonwealth Games, World Cup, European Championships and another World Championships. 2018 is a huge year and I can now attack it in the best possible shape. These World Championships have shown me that I have it in me to be the very best. 1.6 points away from Gold when I was racing to get back from a major ankle injury; I know I have it in me to win some big medals in 2018.

The absolute key for me over the next 12 months is to stay in peak physical condition. That means I need to be consistently committed to my nutrition and my training, and not have any period of low intensity. By maintaining peak intensity around everything it, it will allow me to focus on increasing the difficulty of some of my routines. This takes hours and hours of gruelling practise, but to do it you need to be in prime shape.

I’ll be the first to admit that after the Olympics, I let my physical condition slip a bit. The Olympics was such a high that I found it difficult to keep intensity after it and wasn’t disciplined enough. This time I am right on it. My GB coach said yesterday that that was the best day of training he had with me immediately after a major championships.

I will need to be very focused on my nutrition and that’s where Herbalife plays such an important role in supporting me. Its products have helped me so much and will be doing so again now. I am very grateful for that support and from the whole Herbalife family. I get tons of messages from people connected with Herbalife on social media and they all mean a lot to me.

I’m so excited about the next 12 months. There are major championships coming up and I am in the best possible shape to take them on. Away from the gym, life is in good shape as well. I find balance with everything I do with my YouTube Channel and my website the Body Bible. I am even working on a gymnastics fitness book to come out next Christmas, which is something completely new and exciting! But my agent and I work closely to make sure that I keep the correct balance in my life so that my training and recovery are always number one.

Thanks so much for all the support from everyone at Herbalife!

Train Smart, Keep It Real!

Nile

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   

This is the ultimate before and after story with Nile Wilson, his quest for fitness after injury, how the Herbalife range of products helped hin in his journey, today we write about the before story, the battle. This story is not unique many sports people have had Herbalife enter their lives at a point where they couldnt see a future. With the perfect blend of basic nutrition products used in conjunction with Herbalife24 fitness products, they allow the body to use its energy in healing and the miracle repair that the human body is capable of, Not wasting valuable resources searching for the vital nutrition necessary to achieve this, Something It would normally have to do. To achieve your daily goals feed your body the best.

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  • 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    

Nile Wilson: Coming Back Strong After Injury