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How to lose weight with Herbalife?

Where to start?

When it comes to dieting most people approach the process by controlling portions and counting calories. But very often, despite even the best efforts, the desired results are just not achieved.

Factors in our busy lifestyle such as skipping meals, not eating the correct foods at the correct time, lack of regular exercise and knowing the importance of incorporating the correct vitamins & minerals all contribute to the scale refusing to budge!

Herbalife makes it easy,
for you!

Herbalife takes care of this all for you and gives you the tools you need to help you lose weight responsibly and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

By following the simple guideline on this page you will look and feel fantastic from the inside out and set you on your way to achieving your weight loss goals.

Our flagship! The Formula 1 shake

The Formula 1 meal replacement shake is a delicious, easy-to-make shake mix. The core weight loss product on the Herbalife plan. A simple, easy to make shake that provides all the essential nutrients you need to help you realise your goals.

Use this shake as part of an active healthy lifestyle and add other targeted products in the range to boost weight loss, and metabolism (or just order one of our Product Packs).

Formula 1 protein shakes can be used in a number of ways:

  • A quick, balanced meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner
  • A meal replacement for weight loss
  • A supplement for weight gain or upping your protein intake
  • A way to fuel before or to refuel after exercise
  • A means to improve your dietary balance

Around the world, 5.3 million Formula 1 shakes are consumed every day.

What is so good about it?

  • Calorie restricted: contains approx. 220 calories per shake
  • 18g of protein per serving
  • 38% of daily recommended intake of 25 vitamins & minerals
  • 4g of fibre per serving
  • Gluten free
  • 9 delicious flavours
  • Vegan ingredients, no artificial colour and natural flavouring
  • Contains soy protein

How to use?

Mix 2x scoops (2tbsp - 26g) of Formula 1 with 250-300ml of low-fat milk, or a light milk alternative like soy- or almond milk.

Less sugars, fewer calories

To speed up your weight-loss and keep you feeling fuller for longer, try adding the Protein Drink Mix to your Formula 1 shake.

Use 2x scoops of Formula 1, add 2x scoops of Protein Drink Mix and blend with 300ml-350ml of water, a creamy shake with less sugars and fewer calories.

Click the button below and find out how you can make the best shake.

Some more great products!

Protein Drink Mix

588g | Servings: 21

PDM can be consumed in 2 delicious ways. Prepare it as a tasty, calorie controlled high protein snack, or add it to your favourite shake.

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Herbal Tea Beverage

50g | Servings: 29

An uplifting drink for vitality and weight management. Perfect to jump-start your metabolism and provides you with a boost to help you feel revitalized.

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Vitamin & Mineral

60 tablets | Servings: 30

Discover Formula 2 Vitamin & Mineral Complex Women/Men, your easy route to 24 nutrients to support what your body needs.

Women | Men

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Meal Plan

Follow the simple plan below, combine this with a healthy active lifestyle and start your journey to looking and feeling your very best.


Start your day the Herbalife way and swap your normal breakfast with a Formula 1 shake.

How to make a shake?

Special shake recipes

Morning Snack

Have a high-protein snack in between meals to keep your body fuelled. 130kcal - 150kcal.

Snack Ideas

Herbalife Snacks


Depending on your goals you can have a shake or a healthy lunch around noon.

How to make a shake?

Special shake recipes

Afternoon Snack

If you are getting hungry in between lunch and dinner, have another healthy snack.

Snack Ideas


Dinner is an important meal, high in protein is important. Check some of our recipes below.

Meat / Fish


Meal plan Tools

You can also download & print the following PDF's to help your create your personal mealplan.

- Easy Meal Builder
- Herbalife Meal Plans

Email or WhatsApp us

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10 Top Tips for you

1. Do not skip breakfast

Skipping breakfast will not help you lose weight. You could miss out on essential nutrients and you may end up snacking more throughout the day because you feel hungry.

2. Eat plenty of fruit and veg

Fruit and veg are low in calories and fat, and high in fibre ā€“ 3 essential ingredients for successful weight loss. They also contain plenty of vitamins and minerals.

3. Get more active

Being active is key to losing weight and keeping it off. As well as providing lots of health benefits, exercise can help burn off the excess calories you cannot lose through diet alone.

4. Drink plenty of water

People sometimes confuse thirst with hunger. You can end up consuming extra calories when a glass of water is really what you need.

5. Eat high fibre foods

Foods containing lots of fibre can help keep you feeling full, which is perfect for losing weight. Fibre is only found in food from plants, such as fruit and veg, oats, wholegrain bread, brown rice and pasta, and beans, peas and lentils.

6. Read food labels

Knowing how to read food labels can help you choose healthier options. Use the calorie information to work out how a particular food fits into your daily calorie allowance on the weight loss plan.

7. Use a smaller plate

Using smaller plates can help you eat smaller portions. By using smaller plates and bowls, you may be able to gradually get used to eating smaller portions without going hungry. It takes about 20 minutes for the stomach to tell the brain it's full, so eat slowly and stop eating before you feel full.

8. Do not stock junk food

To avoid temptation, do not stock junk food ā€“ such as chocolate, biscuits, crisps and sweet fizzy drinks ā€“ at home. Instead, opt for healthy snacks, such as fruit, unsalted rice cakes, oat cakes, unsalted or unsweetened popcorn, and fruit juice.

9. Cut down on alcohol

A standard glass of wine can contain as many calories as a piece of chocolate. Over time, drinking too much can easily contribute to weight gain.

10. Eat a cheat meal

Have a check meal, not a cheat day. Do not ban foods you love from your weight loss plan completely. It will only make you crave them more. There's no reason you cannot enjoy the occasional treat as long as you stay within your daily calorie allowance.

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Keep your body hydrated

Water to clean your body..

Water flushes toxins & waste from the body and transports nutrients to where they are needed. Daily fluid intake is essential for our body to function effeciently.

How much water?

On average it is recommended you drink at least 1.5 to 2 liters of water a day. So raise a glass of Hā‚‚O to good health!

Infusing your water with...

Try cucumber, mint, lemon, lime or ginger. This can be prepared in the morning and gives water a zingy taste and can help boost metabolism and cleanse the internal digestive tract.

A healthy active lifestyle

Many exercises can help you lose weight. Some great choices for burning calories include walking, jogging, running, cycling, swimming, weight training, interval training, yoga, and Pilates.

Have fun

That said, many other exercises can also help boost your weight loss efforts. Itā€™s most important to choose an exercise that you enjoy doing. This makes it more likely that youā€™ll stick to it long term and see results.

Walking is great for beginners

It can be done anywhere, doesnā€™t require equipment, and puts minimal stress on your joints. To get started, aim to walk for 30 minutes 3ā€“4 times a week. You could try to extend this to 45-60 minutes 5-6 times a week for better results.

Jogging or running

Both jogging and running are great exercises that can be done anywhere. To get started, aim to jog for 20ā€“30 minutes, 3ā€“4 times per week. If it is hard on your joints, try running on softer surfaces like grass. Many treadmills also have built-in cushioning.

Best exercises for calorie burn

The following table includes the top 12 calorie-burning exercises. These exercises burn the most calories per hour. Remember, the calories listed are an estimate. Your exact calorie burn depends on factors like intensity, duration, and your weight.

Exercise/body weight 125 lbs 155 lbs 185 lbs
Running 652 808 965
Water polo 566 703 839
Bicycling 480 596 710
Calisthenics 480 596 710
Circuit training 480 596 710
Jump rope 453 562 671
Stationary bicycling 420 520 622
Rowing machine 420 520 622
Aerobic dance 396 492 587
Swimming (casual) 396 492 587
Jogging 396 492 587


Cycling is a popular exercise that improves your fitness and can help you lose weight. Although cycling is traditionally done outdoors, many gyms and fitness centers have stationary bikes that allow you to cycle while staying indoors. Cycling is great for people of all fitness levels, from beginners to athletes.

Did you know about Yoga?

Did you know yoga is a great weight loss exercise as well? It can be done nearly anywhere and it doesn't just burn calories but also teaches you mindfulness to help you resist food cravings.


The table below compares the calories burned per hour either hiking at a shallow grade of 1ā€“5% ā€” assuming a moderate pace of 2.9ā€“3.5 mph (4.7ā€“5.6 kph) ā€” with walking on flat ground at an average pace of 3 mph (4.8 kph) or a brisk pace of 4.0 mph (6.4 kph).

Body weight/ Exercise Moderate-paced (1ā€“5% grade) Moderate-paced (flat) Brisk walking
120 lbs
(55 kg)
292 193 275
150 lbs
(68 kg)
360 238 340
180 lbs
(82 kg)
435 287 451
210 lbs
(95 kg)
504 333 475
240 lbs
(109 kg)
578 382 545
270 lbs
(123 kg)
652 431 615

The number of calories burned walking or running depends on your body weight and speed. In general, hiking burns fewer calories than running but more than walking.