Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Product Review: Herbalife Protein Bars

Herbalife's product range doesn't just stop at shakes and vitamins, they cover a whole range, and one of the categories is called "healthy snacking" - and this is really a good one!

I'm one of those guys always looking for something to nibble on, and I'm sure there's lots of other people who does the same, and lucky for us, Herbalife saw the need to create some healthy snacking products.

My favourite one in the catalog is by far the protein bars. Here's what they look like:

As you can see in the picture above, they look like normal chocolate bars - big difference is they're a much healthier option - you get a solid 10 grams of protein per bar, it's high in those important B vitamins (including B1 and B2) which helps release energy from fats and carbs, plus, each bar is ONLY 140 calories!

You buy them in boxes of 14 bars, and even get them in different flavours - Chocolate Peanut, Vanilla Almond and Citrus Lemon.

We make sure to always have a box or two of these around the house, at least when we do fold and grab for a chocolate, we know it's something healthy, low in calories and high in protein!

Oh, silly me, almost forgot the best part, you see that chocolate around the bars - that real Belgium Chocolate baby! Oh yeah!!

In South Africa they sell for R207 for a box of 14 - you can order some here.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Herbalife - A real business. Seriously!

Ok, by now you know that Herbalife is the number 1 nutrition and weight management company in the world, with world class products THAT ACTUALLY WORK.

So, having such awesome products doesn't do anything if it's not out there in the marketplace right? Now, Herbalife could have decided from the beginning to distribute their products by "regular" means, for example, sell it via retail stores and outlets.

Mark Hughes, the genius behind the whole company, decided against this method of distribution for one very real and valid reason - if you buy a product in a huge supermarket, especially something that is a targeted product like Herbalife, nobody from that store will follow up with you, make sure you're taking the products correctly and so on. In other words, you're going to end up being a number nobody cares about.

Mark decided to get the products to the customers by direct sales. Not only that, we, as distributors, are trained to help our customers get results and to, most importantly, care about our customers. They're not just numbers to us. I care about each and every one of my customers that has bought products from me so far - and even if they stop buying products, I don't stop caring!

So, you are probably thinking that by making sales is the only way that we make money with Herbalife right? That is fortunately not the case. You see, the thing is, by making direct sales already puts a limit on the amount of money you can make. The truth of the matter is, you can only help so many customers in the time that is available to you each month, be it 1 or 2 hours a day, or if you have some miraculous super power, 24 hours a day! There is a PHYSICAL limitation to how much money you can make by directly selling the products.

So, how the Herbalife marketing plan works is really something of brilliance! When we become a distributor, you immediately get to buy products directly from Herbalife at a discount, and this discount is available to each and every single person interested in having said discount! The only way, however, to become a distributor is to be SPONSORED by an existing one, and to purchase the International Business Pack (IBP) from them.

You are now probably thinking, hey, that sucks! I'm now losing my profit from the sales I would have made! Do you think if that was the case, Herbalife would be as amazingly successful as they are today? I mean, they had a turnover of $5.4 Billion in 2011, and have had DOUBLE FIGURE growth almost every year for the last couple of years!

For sponsoring someone to get their own discount, Herbalife doesn't take that lightly - as a thank you to you, they will pay you commission based on your discount percentage and their discount percentage. Let's use the following example:

Here's me, Rudi, and I'm a brand new Distributor, and I start at a pretty sweet 25% discount on the products. Awesome!

I now sell $100 worth of products to some friends and family who are amazed by my awesome results, and BAM - I just made $25! The discount I got became my profit!

I work myself up the marketing plan, and eventually get myself to the really awesome 50% discount level.

Now, that same $100 made me a solid $50 in retail profit! pretty cool hey?

One of my customers is so happy with her results, that she wants her own discount - I do NOT turn her away, she can have her own discount as well! So now I sponsor her to be a distributor as well - and voila, she gets her own 25% discount!

So, her products that she used to pay $100 for, she now pays $75 for, and poor little old me doesn't make any retail profit - LUCKILY, Herbalife being as awesome as they are, looks at me and sees that I've been working hard to get myself to the 50% discount level. As a thank you, they take the difference between our percentages, and pays that next month on the 15th into my bank account.

So, I used to make $50 on that $100 sale, but now I only make $25, but my friend can now service herself - she can in effect BUY FROM HER OWN STORE.

And this, my loyal readers, is called PASSIVE INCOME - Yes I did do some work initially to get my friend some great results on the products, but now she can get her own, and I make money every time she does - sweet!!

Now, what happens when my friend decides she also wants to get her own customers and help them get results (it's easy, people are already asking what the hell she's been doing, because she's gotten some amazing results!). She now too works herself up to the 50% discount, and you'd probably think now that that is a sad day form me, since I'm not getting any wholesale commission anymore - well, think again! There is no difference between our discount percentages (we both buy products at 50% discount), but Herbalife will now start paying me ROYALTIES, you know, just because they're awesome and wanted to thank me for helping someone else do the same thing I'm doing! I now still get 5% of my friend's entire turnover!

So, in a nutshell, the main goal is to get the amazing products out there, but you can help other people do the same, and be rewarded for doing so - both financially and emotionally (it's quite special to help someone who has been struggling their whole life lose some weight, believe me!)!

There are millions of people in the world who are either sick, overweight or broke, and we have a great product and a great business opportunity to help them.

So, you wanna help too? Click here if you want to get started!

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Earn Passive Income with Herbalife

Society in general has taught us to get a good education, then get a job, and retire after that. I was very fortunate to grow up in a house where my parents worked from home (we had a guest farm in Colesberg, South Africa) - this was where I learned that I will never have the desire to work for someone else, and naturally that means that I now have my own little freelance web design business.

I did try to work for a boss back in 2005, but it sucked so much that I resigned after only 5 months (plus the guy I worked for paid me next to nothing!).

A very short while after school I read Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad, Poor Dad - and boy did that change my way of thinking about money and income! He introduced me to the concept of passive income. That is the kind of income you earn whether you work, or not.

A very simple example is having property, and then renting out that property. You don't have to be at the property every day in order to get your rent in, if you have good tenants, you'll get your rent on a monthly basis no matter what.

Robert Kiyosaki taught me about the cash-flow quadrant, it's basically this thing that is divided into four sections, the two on the left are the E and S quadrants, and the two on the right are the I and B quadrants.

E stands for employee - this means you have a job, and are working to make someone else money.

S stands for self-employed - this is where you have your own business, but instead of employing people, you'd rather "do it yourself", because "if you want it to be done right, better do it yourself".

I stands for investor - if you have money you can invest it, and in that way earn a return on your investment.

B stands for business owner - this is where you have a business, but employ smart people to do the work. In other words, you should be able to go away for a few months, and when you get back, the business must be stronger and doing better without any help from you.

So, the people who are the E's and S's, they only earn Active Income - if they lose their job, or take a 3 week holiday, the don't get any income. As for the I's and B's, they earn income whether they're working or not.

I'm now going to focus a bit on the B section of the cash-flow quadrant. Owning a business.

There are of course lots of businesses you can get into, like franchises for example. But the one I want to talk about now is a multi-level marketing business. Herbalife is pretty much (in my opinion) the best example of an MLM business.

How MLM businesses work is, instead of selling their products through shop, you can only buy it through distributors. Herbalife chose this way of promoting their amazing product range for one good reason - Herbalife products are life changing products (trust me, I know - I lost just over 16kg, and my wife, coincidentally, 16kg as well!) - so it is only natural that they want their products to be brought in the market place by the people who use the products on a daily basis.

As for the multi-level marketing part, in Herbalife you can sell the products, but you can also have people in your downline do the same. Herbalife then compensates you for the efforts the people below you put in, which is of course only fair.

The income potential with Herbalife is pretty much only limited to your imagination. And it is a known fact that the MLM business model has made more millionaires on this planet than any other business model. The best part is, you can even earn passive income from doing Herbalife part time, like I am at the moment. Below is a list of all of my checks since March 2012 to July 2012 - not bad at all!

I am looking for people who'd like to duplicate me, I'm averaging a good R2500 - R3500 per month extra, with not a lot of effort - if you would also like to earn some good extra income, please visit this website: - the Herbalife business opportunity might just be the thing for you. They really have an amazing product range, that changes lives!

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Herbalife Countries: An International Business

If you didn't know this already, Herbalife is an International Business, and they do business in more than 80 countries world wide!

The other nice thing, is once you're signed up as a Herbalife Distributor, you can sponsor other people into the business in any of the other countries, and start earning in US Dollars and Euros as well!

Here is the growing list of countries in which Herbalife operates in:
  1. Argentina
  2. Armenia
  3. Aruba
  4. Australia
  5. Austria
  6. Belarus
  7. Belgium
  8. Bolivia
  9. Bosnia & Hercegovina
  10. Botswana
  11. Brazil
  12. Bulgaria
  13. Canada
  14. Chile
  15. China
  16. Columbia
  17. Costa Rica
  18. Croatia
  19. Cyprus
  20. Czech Republic
  21. Denmark
  22. Dominican Rep.
  23. Ecuador
  24. El Salvador
  25. Estonia
  26. Finland
  27. France
  28. Georgia
  29. Germany
  30. Ghana
  31. Greece
  32. Guatemala
  33. Honduras
  34. Hong Kong
  35. Hungary
  36. Iceland
  37. India
  38. Indonesia
  39. Ireland
  40. Israel
  41. Italy
  42. Jamaica
  43. Japan
  44. Kazakhstan
  45. Korea (South)
  46. Kyrgyzstan
  47. Latvia
  48. Lebanon
  49. Lesotho
  50. Lithuania
  51. Macau
  52. Macedonia
  53. Malaysia
  54. Mexico
  55. Moldova
  56. Mongolia
  57. Namibia
  58. Netherlands
  59. New Zealand
  60. Nicaragua
  61. Norway
  62. Panama
  63. Paraguay
  64. Peru
  65. Philippines
  66. Poland
  67. Portugal
  68. Puerto Rico
  69. Romania
  70. Russia 
  71. Serbia
  72. Singapore
  73. Slovakia
  74. Slovenia
  75. South Africa
  76. Spain
  77. Swaziland
  78. Sweden
  79. Switzerland
  80. Taiwan
  81. Thailand
  82. Trinidad and Tobago
  83. Turkey
  84. Ukraine
  85. United Kingdom
  86. United States
  87. Uruguay
  88. Venezuela
  89. Vietnam
  90. Zambia
Not too shabby that you can expand to any of those countries when joining Herbalife - and to think, I joined in September 2011, and back then there were only 79 countries if I remember correctly - so the company is ever expanding!

Now is the best time to become a Herbalife distributor - let me know if you're interested! Email me by clicking here if you're interested, or want more info!

Customer Testimonial: Maria

I heard about Herbalife the first time at a weight loss challenge, to which my wife dragged me. After doing really well on that, we decided to become wellness coaches ourselves, and started helping out with these challenge.

In the beginning of the year, we started a weight loss challenge, and one of the ladies that joined have had such amazing results, that she has written this very nice testimonial:

"My mom died in March 2007.  Within 14 months I’d gained 6 kg and 6 months later a further 4 kg.  And the kg continued to pile on especially after the man in my life for over 13 years passed away as well.  Hmmm... yes,  emotional eating caused my weight gain.

In January this year I finally decided that the extra 26kg I was toting around had to go!  I noticed an ad on FaceBook about a Weight Loss Challenge and decided to follow up.  I’m so glad I did! 

I signed up on 18 January 2012 at week 2 of the challenge and 11 weeks later I was 14 kg lighter and had lost 58cm overall, measured in 6 different spots.  Yay!!! By following the guidelines offered by the coaches every week, and encouraged by the camaraderie of the other participants, I’d successfully shed more than half my intended weight loss, despite being in my late sixties .  And it was so easy... no counting of calories, no weighing of food... merely sensible eating with lots of protein that literally appeared to melt away my rolls of adipose tissue.  

I write this testimonial on 19 April 2012... a mere 13 weeks/3 months since I started my transformation and to date I’ve lost 15.1 kg. 

Thank you, Desiree, Geoff and Kurt (the team at the Rondebosch Weight Loss Challenge), and thank you Rudi and Natalie for placing that ad.  I appreciate the ongoing support of all of you.

Update 5 July 2012:  Yesterday was a happy 4th of July for me, because I completed my second challenge with very gratifying results.  I was absolutely blown away by my improved Tanita readings.  BTW these free readings, an assessment of body composition, played a vital role in my success – the analysis at the start of each challenge highlighted my many problem areas while the readings at the end gauged the effectiveness of my journey in the programme.

And what a journey it’s been!  In 24 weeks my body fat % has gone from 38.9% (obese) to 30.7% (healthy for women aged 60+).  My visceral fat which was 12 (bad) has dropped to 8 (healthy).  This has greatly reduced my risk of diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.  I even scored with my physique rating - down from 'solidly-built' in the obese range to 'standard' which is in the middle of the normal range.  The most amazing reading, though, was my metabolic age which has reduced to 39, which is 30 years less than my chronological age!

And my weight loss?  Ta da... I’ve lost 22.6kg in 24 weeks!  Thank you, thank you, thank you Herbalife for  being instrumental in bringing me back to health.  Even though I still intend to lose another 3.5kg in order to bring my BMI (Body Mass Index) to within a normal range, I know that it will be easy.  I’ll continue to substitute Herbalife protein shakes for 2 meals a day, enjoy a few cups daily of Herbalife instant herbal tea,  and follow the guidelines taught to me in the Rondebosch Weight Loss Challenge regarding my main meal and snacks.

I’m now inspired to help others achieve a better quality of life and intend to assist as a coach at a challenge in the Peninsula.  The journey continues..." - Maria

And here's Maria's before and after shot:

As you can see, she almost melted away! I'm very proud to have been able to help Maria lose her 20+kg - it's another small reason why Herbalife is so great, you get to help people transform like this!

And... I'm back

Hi everyone, it's been a while since I posted, so sorry for the delay from my side. My Herbalife business has grown very nicely since I last posted.

I'm happy to report that since March 2012, I've averaged over R2000 extra per month passive (passive income is money you get for not doing anything for it), that obviously doesn't include any direct sales I made!

I'm still only doing my Herbalife business on a part time basis (maybe 5-10 hours a week or so).

I have also once again experienced how great these products are! In June, I turned 30 and with that came lots of eating and indulging! Needless to say, I gained a kilo or two :(

But, I'm extremely happy to report that I've been good these last few days, and within 4 days I got myself back down to the weight I was before the festivities! All I did, to restore the whole equilibrium hehe, was replace all my meals for the last 3 days with the Herbalife Shakes, and that definitely did the trick, I'm back to my 16kg mark again!

This to me is absolutely priceless - in the past, gaining weight over a short period of time was a much more permanent thing, but now, thanks to Herbalife, I don't have to hold back when I don't want to, I know exactly how to fix it.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

I've made some money already!

I guess everyone's first concern when joining a business like Herbalife is if they're actually going to make money - I also thought that in the beginning!

We initially joined to get the 25% discount on the products, and our first sale happened automatically - no efforts from my side - all I literally did was talk about my results (getting amazing results on the products will lead to you automatically talking about it, that I promise you!).

So in my second week of being a distributor, I already made like R150! Not too shabby for something I never intended to do. Obviously as my results improved, I talked more and more about it to my friends and family, and not long after that I made closer to R1000 by selling them some products!

When I decided on doing Herbalife as an actual business, I got myself to the 42% discount level, and were making even more from my retail sales, which made me smile more and more hehe...

In February I had my first people join (one just to buy the products for himself at the 25% discount, and the other one to actually do the business) - and low and behold, in March I made my first passive income! It was R174 - now, that doesn't sound like much, but I didn't do much to make that money.

March turned out to be an awesome month, I signed up more people for the discount, did lots of retail sales to very happy customers, and in April, my passive income check was all of a sudden R3112.13 See:

That was on top of the more or less R3000 in retail profits I made in March!

So, my March efforts banked me just over R6000 - AND I'M STILL DOING IT PART TIME!!!

I am a computer nerd, and not a very outgoing person, so my first thoughts were that I would never be able to do sales, but with Herbalife it's just a lot easier than everyone thinks!

Give me a shout if you want to make yourself some extra money as well. What would an extra R1000-R2000 per month mean for you? Or maybe an extra R10000 perhaps? More?? Very possible with this business!

Phone me (Rudi) on 079 935 8433, or drop me an email if you're interested in getting your own piece of the pie!

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Product Review: Libobond

It is no big secret that my favourite foods includes pizza and anything else with cheese. Lots of cheese! But, as you know, foods like that is actually not that good for you, and they're loaded with fats, oils and calories!

Now, since I started with the Herbalife products, my whole view about food has changed. I'm still crazy about stuff like pizza, cheesy pasta and good old fashioned deep fried fish and chips, but with what I learned over the past few months is to know how to enjoy these foods.

I was in a vicious cycle before where I had a few pizzas almost every other day, and it was starting to take its toll. But now, I've made the decision to cut back a bit, and only enjoy the foods I love (especially the more unhealthy ones hehe) every now and again - and I've actually found that I do enjoy having those foods a lot more!

There was still the issue of getting in more fats and oils in than I'm supposed to, but luckily Herbalife has an amazing fibre supplement called Lipobond:

I'm not going to bore you with the details of how it works, but what I want to share is that it "bonds" with between 25 and 30% of the oils and fats in the food you're consuming, helping it pass through your system instead of being absorbed and stored as love-handles or muffin tops! ;)

Sounds too good to be true hey? Well, I actually tried a little experiment once - I added some regular cooking oil to a glass of water, and then crushed two Lipobond tablets, and added it to the glass. In mere seconds the powder bonded with the oil, and it sunk to the bottom.

Now, I know that also sounds too good to be true, so I've decided to make a little video about it:

Please excuse the qualify of the clip, I used my cellphone...

Anyway, now we always have our Lipo handy when we go out to a restaurant, and also, my wife, Natalie, reports that her stomach doesn't give her issues like cramps when she takes her Lipobond.

In the end, it just helps a lot for us to take the Lipobond when we eat out, so we don't have to feel too guilty for splurging a bit more than we should ;)

Monday, 16 April 2012

Herbalife is not expensive

A few people have told me thus far that they find Herbalife is a bit on the expensive side, and I must be honest, before I became a distributor, I also thought that. But, if you break it all down, and look at it a bit differently, you'll see a different picture altogether...

For example, the Formula 1 Meal Replacement Shake costs R343, and that gives you 30 servings. That works out to just R11.44 per serving! (Doesn't include the liquid you mix it with...)

And, have a look at the chart below:

(click on the above image to make it larger)

As you can see, a single serving of the Formula 1 shake gives you the following nutritional contents:
  • Same amount of Vitamin A as 120 grams Cheddar Cheese
  • Same amount of Vitamin C as 100 grams Boiled Cabbage
  • Same amount of Vitamin D as 50 grams Tuna
  • Same amount of Vitamin E as 50 grams dry roasted Cashew Nuts
  • Same amount of Vitamin B6 as 100 grams cooked Lentils
  • Same amount of Vitamin B12 as 2 Raw Eggs
  • Same amount of Calcium as 80 grams Tofu
  • Same amount of Zinc as 85 grams cooked Crab
  • Same amount of Magnesium as 248ml Carrot Juice
  • Same amount of Iron as 155 grams Cooked Beef Steak
  • Same amount of Potassium as 100 grams cooked Soya Beans
  • Same amount of Copper as 1 Avocado
  • Same amount of Selenium as 90 grams cooked Liver
  • Same amount of Dietery Fibre as 4 slices of Wholemeal Bread
All of that awesome nutrition is packed into just 217 calories, is great tasting, and costs you less than R11.50 per serving. Herbalife is not expensive at all, there's no other product on the market that will give you such good nutrition, and awesome value for money!

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Another reason why I do Herbalife

I don't want to be Employee Man any more. I want to be Financially Free Man :D

Friday, 30 March 2012

Something special

I was introduced to MLM (multi-level marketing) about 10 years ago by a friend, but the company I had a look at just didn't "grab" me at all. With that company, the whole focus of the business was the marketing plan, and how you must get so many people in your downline, then you'll make this much money and so on and so forth.

Although I could clearly see that Multi-level marketing is a sound and effective business model, I just didn't seem to make it very far with that specific company. In fact, in the year I tried, I didn't make a single cent out of it. I therefore went on to other things.

But, MLM always stuck in the back of my mind...

Anyway, how I got involved with Herbalife was completely different. I started out as just a retail customer, buying some of their products to lose some weight - and boy oh boy, did I! If you've read through this blog, you would see that I've lost about 16kg in the last 6-7 months!

After getting amazing results within the first month of taking the products, I asked my sponsor to come show me what the business is all about. In one sentence, it basically comes down to helping people improve their lives, and then getting paid for it.

Just the other day, I couldn't help but smile and just feel awesome when we helped someone lose almost 5kg in two weeks - seeing the look on her face just made it all worthwhile. And the more I think about it, the more I realise that this will be what I do for the rest of my life. Help people feel awesome, and getting paid to do it.

What more could you want?

As you know, I'm in the process of expanding my business, so if you too want to get involved helping people, and getting paid for it, give me (Rudi) a call on (021) 556 4297, or my cell 079 935 8433 - or send me an email

Monday, 26 March 2012

Herbalife is just food

I think when everyone hears "Herbalife" - they immediately think "diet" and "weight loss" - that is actually not true at all. Many people take Herbalife to gain weight - in the end it comes down to this: it's just food.

So why do you lose weight if you are overweight and taking the products? Well that is simple really - when you give your body the good nutrition it needs, losing weight is one of the pleasant side effects that happens. Our bodies are really amazing machines, but in order to operate properly, you need to provide it with the best fuel you can.

This entails getting in enough soluble an insoluble fiber, good fats, enough protein and carbohydrates, water, and of course vitamins and minerals. What Herbalife simply helps with is giving you the good nutrition your body needs.

Protein - this is essential for growth and the repair of muscle and other body tissues (muscle fuel!)

Fats - a source of energy, but also important in relation to some vitamins that are fat soluble (look for the unsaturated kind instead of saturated where possible)

Carbohydrates - this is our MAIN source of energy (think colourful fruits and vegetables)

Minerals - the inorganic elements in our body, critical for normal functions (think Iron and Magnesium for example)

Vitamins - helps with the chemical processes in the body (too many to mention, but ABC comes to mind hehe)

Water - this acts as a vehicle to carry nutrients throughout the body to where it is needed

Roughage/fiber - this is essential for good digestive health (think of this as a broom that sweeps your insides clean)

Now, the nice the about the Herbalife Products is that a big chunk of your daily requirements are met :) Very convenient if you ask me!

So, who can use the products?

The answer is short - EVERYBODY! (Oh, so you want the slightly longer answer too? Well, here it is: Children, Teenagers, Adults, Golden Oldies, Expecting Mothers, Lactating Mothers, Sick people and Athletes - they can all use the products! If you are allowed to eat food, you are allowed to eat Herbalife!)

I've been on the Herbalife products EVERY DAY now for almost 7 months, without skipping a single day. I am still enjoying the products, and my body is thanking me for it every day. I feel great!

Thursday, 15 March 2012

My very first passive income!!!

For those of you who don't know what passive income is, I really recommend you read "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" by Robert Kiyosaki - passive income is income you get whether you work or not.

My ultimate goal is to get a monthly passive income enough to cover our monthly expenses, and more.

Well, today, on 15 March 2012 I made my first bit of passive income with my Herbalife business. Herbalife paid in the money directly into my bank account, based on my performance last month.

I'm already expecting a much bigger check next month, and I'm getting really excited!

The first way that you can start earning income passively with Herbalife is if you have reached at least the fixed 42% or 50% discount levels, and sign up distributors in your downline. They can then be on the 25%, 35% or 42%, and whenever they buy something for themselves, or for their customers, Herbalife will take the difference in your percentages, and pay that over to you as commission. That's between 7% and 25% you can earn in commissions!

So, last month I was still at the 42% discount level, and two of my downline distributors each bought some products at 25% - the difference, which is 17%, Herbalife paid to me as commission.

Now, since it was only two small orders, the amount wasn't that big, but it's an extremely nice feeling that I didn't have to do anything, and still got that money. Passive income should be the aim of every person, and with Herbalife it is something that you can achieve in a very short space of time.

I'm now even more fired up than ever to build my Herbalife business. So, if you are interested in earning your own passive income, call me now on 079 935 8433, or email me.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Product Review: Formula 1 Shake

If you've read through this blog a bit, you would have noticed that I've lost 16kg in 6 months, and it was all thanks to Herbalife.

The main Herbalife product (in my opinion) is the Formula 1 Meal Replacement shake. I have been taking the shakes twice a day for the last six months! And the best part is - I haven't grown tired of it!

The Herbalife Formula 1 Shake comes in the following flavours:
  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Strawberry
  • Tropical
  • Cookies & Cream
At this stage of the fight, Chocolate is still by far my favourite flavour! I have also tried Vanilla, Tropical, Cookies & Cream and the Toffee Apple & Cinnamon - and they're all very tasty (the Toffee Apple & Cinnamon one is my wife's favourite now)!

The general rule is, if you want to lose weight, replace 2 of your regular meals with the Herbalife Formula 1 Shake, and if you want to maintain your weight, just have 1 per day.

What I've realised by now is that the Shake shouldn't be seen as a "diet product", but rather as "regular food" - in South Africa the Shake is classified as a food. It is packed with vitamins and minerals, and very low in calories!

The first thing I thought when I started on Herbalife was whether the shake will actually sustain me for a few hours - well, I was pleasantly surprised that it does! I can have a shake for breakfast around 8:00, and then only start feeling peckish again at about 11:00 or so, which I then usually rectify with a healthy snack.

The shake gives you so much nutrition, and with so little calories! 1 shake is about 220 calories, and to think, that's you're whole meal taken care of! Now, consider guys need to take in less than about 1600-1800 calories per day to lose weight - that means you still have plenty of calories in reserve for the rest of the food you'll eat that day!

So, I said that the shake is not a Diet Product, but just regular food - so some might ask why do you lose weight when taking it? Well, the simple answer is this: "GOOD nutrition, LOW in calories". In the end, it's just good food!

How do I make my shake?

In South Africa, Parmalat makes their "Easygest" milk - we always make our shakes with 250ml of this, as it is 100% Lactose Free!

There are of course many other ways that you can prepare your shake. The best part is, it only takes a minute or two, then you know you have a healthy meal. Some people even add a teaspoon of coffee to their vanilla shake! ;)

How many servings?

A bottle of shake will roughly give you 20-25 servings. That means if you take it twice a day, it will last you about 10 to 14 days.

In the end, the Formula Shake is an awesome product, and it has been the key Herbalife product for 32 years, and are being sold in more than 90 countries.

If you want to try one, send me an email. You get a 30 day UNCONDITIONAL money back guarantee, so you have nothing to lose!

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Less than 80kg

I hopped on the scale again this morning, and the digits stopped at 79.6kg. My total weight loss for the last 6 months and 7 days is 15.9kg - hell, I think I deserve to give me that extra hundred grams.

My total weight loss in the last 6 months and 7 days is 16kg. 

For the very first time in my adult life, I weigh less than 80kg!!! And I've said it before - I could not have done it without Herbalife. I still take my 2 shakes on a daily basis, since I still have a few kilos to go, but I'm super confident that when my body is happy with its weight, it'll stop shedding the pounds.

Just a quick recap, here's the list of the Herbalife products I take every day:

  1. The biggest factor to my weight loss - the Formula 1 Meal Replacement Shake - remember, this isn't a DIET, but should rather be seen as good food - LOW in calories, and HIGH in nutrition!
  2. Formula 3 Personalised Protein Powder - you won't believe how important protein is in our daily diets - it feeds our muscles and cells - this just helps me to get about 20 grams of extra protein in every day. Best part, it's very low in calories!
  3. Fiber & Herb tablets - we need enough soluble fiber in out diets - this doesn't get absorbed by our bodies, but rather passes through, thus cleaning as it goes! Good stuff! Soluble Fiber is the only thing that can relieve both diarrhea and constipation. Extremely important for good digestive health!
  4. Thermogetics Herbal Tea - gym in a cup they say! You get these in nice flavours too - each cup burns up to 70 calories!
  5. Herbalife Formula 2 Multivitamins - together with the shake, I get ALL the vitamins and minerals I need every day. These you take 1 with each meal, so they're quick release.
  6. Herbalifeline - this is Herbalife's Omega 3 and 6 (fish oils) supplement - BRAIN LUBRICANT :)
  7. Rose Ox - This is a natural anti-oxidant made from Rosemary - kills off those free radicals.
  8. Herbal Complex - this one is a nice big boost in Vitamin C and Iron.
If I could make a recommendation, get at least 1-4 above - that way you'll get in some awesomely good nutrition - and remember, Herbalife isn't a DIET, but rather just good food. It is classified a food!

I'm forever grateful that I've found Herbalife, without it I would probably have kicked the bucket by the time I'm 40! I have a new lust for life, and it's just plain AWESOME!

If you want some of these amazing products, or just need more info, call me - (021) 556 4297, or click here to email me.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

How much discount can you get on the Herbalife Products

One of the very awesome perks of becoming a Herbalife Distributor is the very nice 25% discount every single person gets on the products when joining.

If you regularly buy Herbalife products, then the money you're going to save by joining will quickly cover the small joining fee, and after that it's just score score score!

There are, however, several levels of discount one can get on the products:
  • 25% - this is where everyone starts
  • 35% - once you reach this level, you're there PERMANENTLY!
  • 42% - a nice level for those wanting to do the business
  • 50% - the final discount level you get. This means you make 100% profit when selling the products!
Now, obviously the easiest one to get is the 25% level. All you have to do is sign up as a Herbalife Distributor, and voila, you now qualify for 25% discount for life! (Note, there are no targets or certain amount of sales that you must get to retain your discount - it's really that simple!)

Getting to 35% will cost you a few Rands, but if you have a few customers (or decide to buy your products a few months in advance), then you'll pretty much get to this level automatically!

42% and 50% are really for people wanting to do Herbalife as a business. Now me, I've just reached the 50% level, and it took about 6 months to do so, but I worked hard at it, and it's a great achievement - this is the first real milestone for every Herbalife Distributor active in the business. It's basically where your Herbalife career starts.

As I carry on with my business, I'll make sure to keep you all posted! For now, if you want to join Herbalife, either for the discount, or to do it as a business, feel free to give me (Rudi van der Walt) a call on 022 461 2101, or email me by clicking here.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

My very first sale in Herbalife

Natalie and I started on our weight loss challenge on a Thursday, and that very next day, the Friday, we were invited to dinner at a friend's house. There we had a very nice pork roast, which wasn't so bad, diet-wise, but then came the milk tart! Not just a normal slice, but a whole quarter! Yup, she split the whole tart in 4, and we each had a whole quarter of a milk tart. Not to mention the chocolate and tea after that as well!

I thought that my chances of getting some results after my first week were slim after this pig out! But, in the end, I still managed to drop my 2.4kg, and Natalie her 1.7kg!

Anyway, about a month into our challenge, we invited our friend over for dinner to our place, and she couldn't believe her eyes! This was the first time someone made a big fuss about our great results, and I must admit, it felt good!

She immediately started asking us about how we did it, and what we were on, etc. I showed her our tub of Formula 1 Shake, and she immediately said that she wanted to try some as well!

That was how we made our first sale in our Herbalife business - at that stage we didn't even think of doing Herbalife as a business, but this got me to thinking, and I decided to take it on. I mean, my first sale I didn't even put effort in to make!

Our friend ended up buying a Formula 1 Shake, as well as a Formula 3 Protein powder, and we made a sweet R150 profit!

I always thought that I wouldn't be able to do something like Herbalife as a business, because I'm this shy IT nerd who doesn't like selling, but I can honestly say that with Herbalife, that pretty much comes automatically. Just seeing our great results (and we've only been on it for a month!), our friend immediately bought some.

So, for anyone out there thinking that you cannot do Herbalife as a business because you can't sell, think again. The sales come automatically! And with a little more effort, even more sales are possible!

If you want to do Herbalife as a business, my tips would be as follows:

  1. Firstly, get on the products and get some results
  2. Sign up to become a distributor
That's it! The rest comes automatically - your friends and family will definitely notice the difference, and you might get a sale or two out of that, which will only boost your confidence even further. After that, it really gets a lot more easy!

I am confident that I'm going to make it huge in this business. Watch this space!

Monday, 27 February 2012

How did I lose my 14.5kg?

In August 2011, I weighed 95.5kg. Now I'm showing 81kg on the scale :D

I reckon I still have a good 7 or 8kg to go though, but thanks to these amazing products, I'm super confident that I'll get there!

Have a look here:

The pic on the left was taken about a year and a half ago, and the one on the right over the past weekend. Quite a difference, even if I have to say so myself! ;)

Before I tell you guys exactly what I did to lose all this weight, I really want to share this: Losing so much weight, after struggling with being overweight for my whole life, feel simply amazing. There are no words to describe how awesome it is to lose weight like this, it's really the best feeling in the world!

Now, to get down to the details!

We started our weight loss challenge in September last year, and went all in. Here's what we bought:

  • Chocolate Flavoured Formula 1 Meal Replacement Shake
  • Fiber & Herb Tablets
  • Thermogetics Herbal Tea
  • Formula 3 Personalized Protein Powder
I'll cover each product in much more detail later, but here's how I took the products:

For breakfast we would have a Formula 1 Shake, with some added Formula 3 Protein powder. Also a full glass of water with the Fiber & Herb tablets.

After that, if we feel like it/remember, we have some Thermo herbal tea.

That was breakfast, which was usually around 8:00 or so (ahh it's nice working for yourself from home). At about 10:30 - 11:00, we have a healthy snack (will post some healthy snack ideas later as well!).

Come lunch time, we have the same as we did for breakfast, but most of the time we skip the tea, since it does contain some natural caffeine, and both the wife and I aren't big coffee drinkers!

Mid-afternoon we have another healthy snack, and in the evenings we make something healthy (usually chicken/fish with veggies).

Uhm, that's it! With the above routine, I lost 11kg in 12 weeks (winning our weight loss challenge hehe). We did go out for dinner every now and again, and we also went on a week long holiday in between where we cheated quite a bit, but with the Herbalife products, we really managed to keep on losing some weight.

Now, the happiest I am to report about is how in these 12 weeks we didn't do any exercise at all! But I can also tell you this, losing a few kilos MAKES you want to start doing some exercise - it comes automatically!

So after our weight loss challenge, we started hitting the squash court like 3 or 4 times a week for 30-45 minutes. Our first thought was immediately focused on how much easier it went on the squash court! After thinking about it, I realised it was because I'm not carrying a bag of potatoes with me (they weigh about 10kg here in South Africa)! 

After our weight loss challenge, we weren't as strict on ourselves anymore, but still managed to keep shedding a few hundred grams every week. Heck we even managed to NOT gain weight over the holidays, which included my wife's AWESOME Oreo Cheesecakes!

I'm now on a total of 14.5kg, and Natalie is standing on 12kg (see her before and after mugshots below). It truly feels amazing to have been able to lose that much weight, and we're still keeping it off after six months!

Getting results like these really makes it super easy to become a Herbalife distributor. I mean, as you can see, the results speak for themselves!

If you have also had great results on Herbalife, please post it in the comments section below, I'd love to hear your story!

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Why did I initially join Herbalife

If you've read my Intro, you will see that the wife and I went on this weight loss challenge thing, and with that started taking some of the Herbalife products - I ended that post by saying that we became Herbalife Distributors not only because we were impressed by the products, but also to learn more and in the end help other individuals also wanting to shed a few.

I didn't, however, mention what our initial reason was for joining. There are two kinds of people who become Distributors in the Herbalife business - 1. Those who want to do Herbalife as a business, and 2. Those who want to gain access to the very sweet 25% discount on the products, and save some money when buying products for themselves.

So, at that stage we were very focused on losing weight, and since we were getting that amazing results on the products, we decided to sign up as a distributor purely for the 25% discount we can get.

With our very first order after signing up, we made back in savings the money we paid for the "IBP" (International Business Kit).

I was told you could get up to 50% discount on the products, and I really wanted to get that discount (more on how I got there later!). The products are that good, and I can literally see myself using it for the rest of my life. Heck, it's been almost 6 months since we've started on the products, and I can honestly say that I haven't grown tired of it one bit!

Anyway, it was great signing up, my "sponsor" was super helpful, and showed me how easy it was to order my own products. And after signing up, we were already saving several hundred Rand with every order.

That was how we became Independent Herbalife Distributors! More stuff to come shortly! :)

Saturday, 25 February 2012

My Introduction

My name is Rudi van der Walt, and I am privileged to live in Cape Town in South Africa with my gorgeous wife, Natalie, and our two mongrels, Betsie and Einstein (pictured below).

Just to give you a little bit background on me, I was born and raised in a small Karoo town, and with that came lots of vleis, reis and aartappels (meat, rice and potatoes for those of you who don't know Afrikaans). I had an amazing mother who always treated our family with the most awesome food. Hence, I was always on the overweight side of the scale...

Needless to say, I gradually kept gaining weight as time went by, and in August 2011, I was topping the scales at a solid 95.5kg (210.5 pounds) - way too much for my 1.73m (5 feet 8) frame...

Right about then, Natalie heard about this weight loss challenge thing, and she really wanted to go and check it out. (all the good wine and good food that comes with living in Cape Town was starting to take its toll!) - I protested this madness with all my might, but eventually my grip (solid as it were!) on the door frame gave in, and I was dragged to this thing - I mean, MEN DON'T DO WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGES for crying out loud!

We got there, and were greeted by these skinny and healthy looking people, and the first thought that crept into my chubby head was "These people are just doing this to brag about how skinny and healthy they are!". Also, on the table was a display of Herbalife products. "Oh dear" I thought, "Not HERBALIFE!"... At that stage I didn't even know what it really was all about, I just knew that I wasn't in the mood for these herb people...

Anyway, I decided to fulfill my part as "awesome husband" and decided to support Natalie in this endeavour... We had a seat at the table (we were quite early), and started paging through this file, and in it we saw NORMAL looking people, all who've had amazing results on Herbalife products. Some people lost weight, some people had more energy since going on the products (or so they say!), some people's skin cleared up from the acne, but what caught my attention most was the people who have lost weight.

I thought to myself, if these people can do it on these products, surely I can as well. That was when we both signed up for this weight loss challenge thing.

I was still very skeptical, and me being the ONLY guy in the challenge didn't help much either! We decided to go all in, and buy the products (which they did say was optional though...) - the next day they delivered our first batch, and we were committed.

My first week wasn't fun at all. I detoxed like all hell, and suffered through some nice headaches and nausea. It was probably to get all the CHEESE out of my system you see! Luckily for Natalie, she didn't detox at all... I was grumpy and a big pain, so I'm very glad she didn't kick me out of the house that week, or even break something on me!

After week 1, we went back to get weighed again. I thought by myself, if I went through all the hell, and I didn't get any results, then I'll leave right there and then, go out and buy a celebratory pizza!

Reluctantly I got on the scale, and the digits stopped on 93.1kg. That was 2.4kg down!!! (5.3 pounds) In ONE WEEK! I was, and forgive me for putting it like this, OVERWHELMED WITH JOY! I didn't suffer for nothing! I was grinning like you can't believe, and I even won the prize for the person who lost the most that week!

Natalie also didn't do too shabbily, and dropped 1.7kg (3.75 pounds), but I still bragged with my awesome shedding!

I'm not going to bore you with the rest of what happened on the challenge, but I did end up losing 11kg in the 12 weeks, and Natalie lost a total of 8kg. I came in first place, and Natalie second! We both kept on losing after that, and now, on 25 February 2012, I'm standing on 14.5kg lost, and Natalie on 12kg, and we're still going strong.

Here's a before and after shot of me:

The pic on the left was taken in June 2011, and the one on the right December 2011. Not too shabby hey?

We were both so impressed by our results on the Herbalife products, that we've decided to become distributors ourselves, and to help people like ourselves who has struggled with their weight all their lives as well.

This blog will be my public Herbalife Journal if you will, and I will write articles and all kinds of stuff about my journey as a Herbalife Distributor, and ex-obese guy. It's been almost 5 months now, and it has been quite the journey already! I hope to give anyone interested out there some inspiration, be it to lose some weight, get more healthy in general, join this thriving business, or just to share some general lessons and stories in life!