Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Product Review: Formula 3 Personalized Protein Powder

I have been using Herbalife now for just over two years. One of the many awesome products in the range is their Formula 3 Personalized Protein Powder. It is a low calorie protein supplement that you can mix in with your shake or even add to things like soups and gravies to thicken it up and to increase the amount of protein (it's unflavoured).

It is by far the best protein powder on the market, giving you a solid 5 grams of protein per 6 gram scoop (83 grams of protein per 100 grams of powder!), but with only 23 kcal. In terms of calories, it is by far the most cost effective form of protein on the market.

It is made up of 75% Soy Protein Isolate, and 25% Whey Protein Isolate.

I've found this product crucial in our results over the last two years - not only does it help us get in enough protein during the day, but it also helps to keep hunger at bay with a sustained energy release. Plus, you gym bunnies out there, it also helps to build lean muscle mass, and aides in recovery after a workout and contributes to better bone health.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Herbalife 24 - the best of the best

I have raved on numerous times about how awesome Herbalife is, including the Herbalife 24 range. Just recently someone tried to "recruit" me into their company, targeting me because I'm a Herbalife distributor. I politely declined - now, I don't have anything against other MLM companies, it's just that Herbalife is more to me than just a company. It was the first and ONLY thing to ever help me lose weight - 16kg in total. Also, since my wife has been using the products, she's seen a huge difference, especially with her IBS (used to get hectic cramps and stomach pains from eating regular things, like bread or pasta - not pleasant at all!) , and she also managed to lose 15kg and shape up completely. Results like that are life changing, believe me, and I will never leave Herbalife for ANY other company or business. So, thanks, but no thanks!

Anyway, check out this cool video about Todd Pratt, a former NFL strength coach confirming how awesome Herbalife 24 is:

Good enough for him, and all the other athletes taking it - good enough for you and me! Order Herbalife 24 and see for yourself!

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Herbalife Healthy Breakfast Review

The most sold Herbalife programme in the world is the Healthy Breakfast - you know when your parents always told you to always have breakfast, it's the most important meal of the day? Turns out that is 100% true!

What constitutes a healthy breakfast?

Well, firstly, protein is the most important macro nutrient that you need. You see, it breaks down into amino acids, which is fuel for your body on a cellular level! Also, it's great for keeping hunger at bay, since it takes longer to digest. Together, you also need vitamins and minerals, good fats and healthy complex carbohydrates...

Secondly, when you wake up in the morning, you're running on empty in terms of hydration - while you sleep, you lose a lot of water by sweating, so it's key to get hydrated as soon as you get up!

Thirdly, we all live hectic and busy lives, for which we require lots of energy just to get through everything.

So, here's the summary:

That there is the Herbalife Healthy Breakfast. The perfect start to everyone's day! 

Hydration comes from the excellent Herbal Aloe Concentrate - Everyone knows the healing properties of Aloe, and this is a very refreshing drink you mix with plain water, giving you water a very nice taste. Plus the goodness of the Aloe helps to soothe the digestive system.

Energy comes from the awesome (and fat burning) Instant Herbal Beverage (we also like to call this Thermo) - it's a tea you can have hot or cold, and comes in awesome flavours, like Peach, Lemon, Raspberry and Original. As a bonus, each cup burns about 70 calories, making it awesome for weight loss as well!

Nutrition comes from the signature Herbalife product - the Formula 1 Healthy Meal Shake. At just under 220 calories, and giving you about 18 grams of healthy Soy protein (there are Formula 1 shakes that are soy free for those allergic or sensitive to soy!), this is the perfect meal. Mass amounts of nutrition, and low in calories. 

The best part, this healthy breakfast is quick and easy to make, especially for those people in a hurry to get to work!

2 years down the line

I have now been a proud Herbalife Health Coach for almost 2 years now. I used to be the most skeptical person about Herbalife, and when I think back, I can't even really say why. I just had this opinion about it that just sort of materialized out of thin air I guess.

When my wife and I started using the products, we merely did it because of us being too lazy to prepare "healthier" meals, and the people we bought the products from were raving about it.

Anyway, I have totally changed since the first week of being on the products. I lost 2.4kg in my first week, and my wife 1.7kg. And we weren't even that strict!

I now absolutely love the products, in the last two years there hasn't been a single day that I haven't used a Herbalife product. And I think my success in the business so far (still doing it part time though), has totally been determined by how passionately I love and use the products.

So, if you want to be a Herbalife Health Coach, the first order of business is use the products, and make sure you love the products! Just by doing that alone, you can help lots of people with their health, and make lots of money doing so!

Monday, 19 August 2013

WANTED: Health Coaches to fight the war on OBESITY

I am proud to be a Herbalife Health Coach, and to know that I have made a drastic difference in many people's lives already by helping them lose weight and live more healthily.

As Health Coaches, we are fighting a never ending war against the likes of fast food companies like McDonalds, Burger King, KFC and so many others. These huge corporations have an almost endless marketing budget, so they just keep on promoting their unhealthy, high in fat and low in nutrition "food".

I am writing this post to ask anyone out there to join our war on obesity. Sign up to do your part as well today! As your sponsor, I promise I will give you the guidance and support on how you can also make a difference to someone out there!

Here's how you can get started:

Simply visit this link: https://za.onlinecontract.myherbalife.com/

At the top, select your country.

Next, where it says "Sponsor's Herbalife ID Number*" - enter my Herbalife ID Number there, which is 46278882.

The next line asks for "First 3 Letters of Sponsor's Last Name*" - type in "van" there, since my surname is "van der Walt" :)

And lastly, on the line that says "Purchased an International Business Pack (IBP) from your Sponsor?*" - select "No" there, since you have not bought a IBP from me.

Now click Next, and follow the on-screen instructions.

If you need any help, call me up on Skype (rudivdw), or drop me an email (rudivdwalt@gmail.com) or call me (+27 21 556 4297)

I look forward to hearing from you!

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Product Review: H3O Pro

I am unfortunately not one of those people who get an absolute kick out of going to the gym and working out. I really wish I was, but sadly, I'm not. I know my own fitness levels has something to do with it, but I never have been able to actually push myself past that level where exercising actually becomes more something that I WANT to do, rather that something that I HAVE to do.

I am happy to report, however, that I'm slowly but surely starting to enjoy it. A good friend of mine once told me, I should rather be doing strength training than putting all my effort into cardio, and for the first time, I'm actually following his advice.

For the last 4 weeks I've actually been training at the gym with a personal trainer. All those machines always look for intimidating, so I decided it's time to call in a pro and follow his advice.

So, I've only been at the gym twice a week, but it has already made a huge difference. I can actually start feeling results - can't see the results quite as much, but it's getting there.

We do a full 1 hour workout every time, and I tend to want to pass out while working out, or even get nauseated (thank you Sheldon from Big Bang Theory for teaching me the right way to use that word hehe). So, ever since I always take some of Herbalife's H3O Pro with me, and it really helps me to actually finish the workout without falling over!

Here's what the product looks like:

Pretty cool hey!

Anyway, the flavour is a slight lemony taste, and you mix one sachet with 500ml water (which I usually go through in my workout). It has a moderate amount of calories (just under 140 kcal), and is filled with all kinds of minerals and salts, which are essential for a great workout!

The key things we need to keep in mind when working out and taking a sports drink like H3O, is this - H.E.A.T.

H is for Hydration - so H3O rapidly hydrates your body during exercise. Sweating while working out (something we can't really avoid here hehe) causes us to lose essential electrolytes (salts), such as sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and chloride. Replacing these helps you hydrate a lot quicker, and helps fight things like cramps, fatigue and headaches.

E is for Energy and Stamina - the key carbohydrate in H3O is isomaltulose (big word hey!), which is a naturally derived source of sugar that releases energy more slowly than glucose. 

A is for Absorption and Antioxidant Protection - Energy releasing B-vitamins help improve the absorption of nutrients, meaning your body can more effectively use the nutrients you get by drinking H3O Pro.

Also, because we tend to breathe a lot more while exercising, that increases free radical production, which is known to cause damage to our cells. So, some key antioxidants like Vitamins C & E and mixed tocopherals help protect the body's tissue against the damage caused by free radicals.

Lastly T is for Taste - H3O doesn't have a very strong and overwhelming flavour, something to keep in mind when getting a sports drink like this...

There you have it! H3O is a perfect workout drink, and I never hit the gym without it!

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Herbalife stock rising and rising

As you know, Bill Ackman publicly denounced Herbalife a couple of months ago, calling it an illegal pyramid scheme and short selling the stock with $1 Billion. That basically means if Herbalife's stock price were to drop, he'd make money (which was all he's after in the first place). As we all know, Herbalife is a 100% legitimate company, and have been doing business for 33 and a half years now, and they currently do business in 88 countries. That means 88 countries have approved the marketing plan, and most importantly, that the products are safe and effective to be sold in each of those countries.

I am happy to report that Herbalife's stock is still on the rise, and it has just hit a 52 week high. In essence, this means mr Ackman has made a loss of about $300 million so far. Herbalife is still experiencing massive growth, and have had DOUBLE DIGIT GROWTH for the last FIFTEEN quarters (almost 4 years). And the only way Herbalife can grow like that, is if we, as distributors, are actively out there helping customers with the amazing products.

Here is a link to the article: http://www.businessinsider.com/george-soros-takes-a-stake-in-herbalife-2013-7

I am an incredibly proud Independent Herbalife Distributor, and it is an awesome feeling to know that I can help others with the health and wealth.

If you'd like to be part of this great company and opportunity, it would be my absolute pleasure to sponsor you! Simply follow the instructions here: http://my-herbalife-story.blogspot.com/p/join-my-team.html - you not only get a great discount on the products, but you also get all the tools to build a successful business by, most importantly, helping others.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Herbalife Joint Support Testimonial

Herbalife has an excellent product called Joint Support, which helps a great deal for joint pain and stiffness. My dad, who is turning 70 in July, has had two knee replacements, but also have started to experience some wrist pain due to some arthritis - I sent him some Joint Support, and he says it actually helps him a great deal! He's on his 3rd tub now :)

Anyway, Cynthia Morton also raves about what Joint Support has done for her, and she was kind enough to  give me her testimonial:
Being 58 years old and not nearly old enough to retire, being an extremely energetic and busy person, having to get up early for a stressful but enjoyable job and travelling the length and breadth of the Western Cape, I’ve needed something really reliable, strong, that definitely works, that shows instant results, and that is easy to take …… for those joints that are now stiffening up (everything takes you by surprise when you turn 55!).  My wrists particularly are losing strength and the ankles are definitely complaining about all the athletics, hockey, walking, gymming and general strain I put on myself in my youth when I thought high-impact aerobic exercise was the be-all and end-all of my existence!!
 I was introduced to Herbalife’s Joint Support and I am forever grateful!  What a difference this has made to me in every way –  one tablet a day keeps those leg cramps away, I virtually run up stairs these days  and can carry a heavy laptop bag, books and a suitcase when I’m travelling – all due to Joint Support’s tremendous effect of lubricating my joints and making me feel 40 again !!    I can highly recommend this product, as well as many of the other Herbalife products which my husband and I have been introduced to   ..…. The entire range  is superb and WORKS! 
 Herbalife certainly stands by their mission of improving your quality of life!
 Cynthia Morton, 58 and proud of it!
If you want to improve your overall joint health, have a look at Herbalife Joint Support, it's a superb product!

Order Joint Support

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Shake Recipe: Strawberry Berry Bliss

Hi guys, it's been a while since I've posted anything on this blog, so I decided to share with you a really nice recipe I concocted to spruce up my lunch time Herbalife Formula 1 Shake - and whoever said having a shake for lunch (or any other meal for that matter!) has to be a boring affair!

So, here it is:

  • 125ml Soy Milk
  • 100ml Light Mixed Berry juice
  • 3x Tablespoons of Fat Free Strawberry Yogurt (Pick n Pay's brand is really nice!)
  • A block or two of ice
  • 3 level scoops of Herbalife Formula 1 Vanilla shake powder

Shake or blend it up, and enjoy - that makes for a really delicious and healthy meal! If you try it, feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Feel free to share this recipe with anyone you'd like, and if you post it on your own website or blog, a link back here would be appreciated!

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Herbalife 24 Fit DVD series

I recently bought myself the Herbalife 24 Fit DVD series, which is a full and comprehensive exercise program to basically turn your body into a highly efficient fat burning machine.

It's a 24 week program, and is not just for pro athletes, but also for the very beginner ones.

It's a really nice set, and I've already started with the training. I created a separate blog specifically for my experiences with the series, as well as a place to document my progress and talk about the excellent Herbalife 24 products.

Click the image below to view my Herbalife 24 Fit Blog: