198 Herbalife Consumer Reviews and Complaints
A Pyramid is where the price has to keep continually going up the further down the levels it moves until it reaches a point where the price is so high that the person holding the goods cannot sell on. But to work in a gym, you have to be a member of REPs and part of that means you need to keep up to date with industry quals and education by taking workshops and quals to update you knowledge, these give you CPD points and you need to amount a number of points each year to keep your REPs membership up to date. We recommend trying any product before buying it and know that finding a product with a sample offer is near impossible - so we created our own product, Burn TS, with scientifically backed ingredients. Does Herbalife product helps? At the end of the 12 weeks there was only 6 of us left…. To be effective, you need to replace two meals usually breakfast and lunch per day and eat a normal meal. Dieters work with registered information to learn ways to keep the weight off for good and maintain the new lifestyle that they have become accustomed to through the Herbalife weight loss program.
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I do things that I never dreamed were possible like running races, lifting heavy weights, and completing a sprint triathlon. A few weeks after his father-in-law was admitted to the hospital, Bauler, who weighed lbs. He first focused on exercising and eventually made changes to his diet, sticking to 1, calories a day and smaller portion sizes for one year.
Now the year-old runs everyday and has completed endurance competitions like Ironman and Ragnar. I like to join training groups and training clubs because of the friendships and accountability it creates. It would be easy for me to blow off a mile run at 5: After reaching her highest weight of lbs. Powell was overweight as a child, eating a diet full of processed foods and little water and vegetables.
In college, Powell says she dramatically gained more weight. Powell joined her local YMCA, gradually increasing her workouts until she was going 4 to 5 days a week for 60 to 90 minutes. She also changed her eating habits, replacing sugary sweets with fresh fruit and vegetables. Within the first six months she lost lbs. Cloutier, 36, always felt like an outsider growing up. She weighed lbs. After her first pregnancy with her daughter in , Cloutier hit lbs. As she worked to get back into a postpartum fitness routine, Cloutier discovered Zumba, and fell in love with group fitness classes.
Three weeks after her first class, she became a certified trainer, and started teaching classes. By , the demand had gotten so large that she opened her own fitness studio, and now runs it along with her full-time job. Between her severe anxiety, depression and her weight — lbs. Then at age 26, Bolden was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome, and learned she would have trouble conceiving a child.
And just a few years later, in Feb. Bolden started tracking everything she ate on MyFitnessPal, and took up swimming, hiking and weightlifting. After three and a half years, she lost lbs. She also started a fitness blog and Instagram , and even won a bodybuilding competition.
She went from lbs. When her son was six months-old, the Richmond, Georgia resident became pregnant with her daughter and gained even more weight. I had trouble catching my breath; I had hip issues and a lot of body aches. That excuse is now my motivation for everything I do.
Weighing in at lbs. Gause was ready to make a change, and he immediately joined Live in Fitness, a residential weight loss community. There, he completely revamped his diet plan to focus on lean proteins and vegetables, and started exercising. In , Samantha Call lost her father to heart disease. He was 48 years-old and struggled with obsesity. In early , Call found success with Atkins. And after a year and a half got down to lbs. Call has maintained her weight loss for about seven years.
Now, she cooks healthy meals at home vegetables home with her fiancé and devotes an hour before work to exercise. Says the Callis, Maine resident: Jason Cohen always struggled with his weight. At his highest, he hit nearly lbs.
A big motivator to help him acheive and maintain his lbs. At over lbs. She also continues to share her weight loss journey on Instagram. Along with her husband Myron, Hyman has now lost over lbs. Hyman, who works out with a trainer 3 to 4 times per week, is now a finalist in her sixth Isabody Challenge. Although she was happy and confident in her body, Jovana Borojevic was shocked when she finally stepped on a scale.
The digital marketing strategist, now 24, immediately cut out starchy carbs, refined foods, sugar and most packaged food. In a month she dropped almost 20 lbs. Allie Ruby was determined to lose weight — and get her long-desired six-pack — after her poor college eating habits left her at lbs. She started weightlifting, which kept her in amazing shape but pushed her weight up again, this time with muscle instead of fat. Seeing the numbers creep back up the scale caused self-doubt.
Jobity was always fit growing up, but when she was mistreated in a relationship, she turned to food to cope. I just kind of tuned out of the world, and food became my everything.
By , Jobity had hit her highest weight of lbs. Jobity decided to get healthy — mentally and physically. She started taking boot camp classes and sought counseling to deal with her emotional issues. What She Eats Now: Jobity cut out fried food and soda and eats a diet focused on fruits, vegetables and lean protein.
Her Best Weight Loss Tip: The mind is a powerful thing through the weight loss journey, more than anything else. A lot of weight loss is mental. Teeter had struggled with her weight her whole life, and found herself weighing over lbs.
She began keeping a food diary and joined a gym. Teeter made healthy swaps for junk food and keeps track of her macronutrient intake. The Spokane, Washington-based health and weight loss strategy coach stays active with running, hiking and gym sessions.
After having her second child, she knew she wanted to make a change. I wanted to experience new things and felt my size was holding me back. Kavanagh decided she did not want to undergo weight loss surgery after seeing relatives who ended up gaining their weight back. Instead, she focused on finding workouts she actually enjoyed and tracking what she ate.
For years, Helen Costa-Giles had no real motivation to lose some of her lb. But in , her yearly checkup took a somber turn when the mom of two learned that she was on track to develop chronic health problems because of her size.
Determined, she immediately threw out all processed and preservative-filled foods, and started eating a clean diet. In just six months, with no exercise, she dropped close to 90 lbs. Costa-Giles then added weightlifting to her days, and fell in love. I kind of got obsessed because for the first time in my life, my body was actually doing what I asked it to do. Costa-Giles now runs free exercise classes in her hometown of San Antonio at 4 a.
Dustin LaJaunie has come along way from the lbs. The group is a safe place for people to share their stories and struggles and to motivate one another to lose the weight. Eating plan-based and running alongside his brother, Dustin compares the Missing Chins to the trips he and his brother used to take when going hunting.
My mum had a stroke very young, and it scared us as a family. So herbalife can claim they are the reason I look like this???? No, I am the reason I look like this!!!!!! A very good friend of mine at least he was graduated uni with a degree in physical geography……. I even trialed the product for him when he first started distributing, I lost a couple of pounds that month…. However, taking a shake, an apple, a shake and some vitamin and mineral tablets does not make for a healthy lifestyle and in my job as a builder I quickly began crashing.
These products are designed to be sold to the fat, lazy people who are desperate for a quick fix. I am yet to meet anyone in sport whio takes this product to thrive. Even in the new Herbalife video promoting work alongside Christiano Ronaldo it can clearly be seen that the man has never taken the products before.
I agree its a fantastic business model for making money, but it is not designed for the good of its customers. Herbalife can be bought into by any Joe Blogs, they do need qualifications! If you are giving nutritional advice, you need to have the qualifications to back it up.
You are correct that if you do a fitness course back in , by now it is out of date information in some parts as the industry is fast moving. But to work in a gym, you have to be a member of REPs and part of that means you need to keep up to date with industry quals and education by taking workshops and quals to update you knowledge, these give you CPD points and you need to amount a number of points each year to keep your REPs membership up to date.
If you go to an indepentent trainer like myself I dont need REPs, as it is money that you can pay towards up dating further quals like I do every year and also attend industry events such as Leisure Industry Week and Fit Pro. However many trainers will just if not working in a gym not bother with REPs and not bother keeping quals up t date, these are not trainers Id ever reccomend.
So to say you dont need to be qualified to give and sell Herbalife I totally disagree with you, anyone can read parrot fashion out of a book, but understanding it is a totally different matter all together and why qualifications are important!
As for Pyramid selling, I know Herbalife and Avon and Kleeneze hate the word, but that is exactly what it is, they prefer the word network marketing, wrapping it up in fancy wording, but at the end of the day it is pyramid selling. You buy into the product, you get another 10 people to sign up to it, they each then get another 10 people and so on. Then once the people under you start selling product you get a bit of commision off their sales as well as selling to your clients.
I fell into it when I was younger, I stopped thinking about what I knew and sold a product instead, replace your breakfast and lunch with a milkshake, take some soybeans and eat a normal meal in the evening. This totally goes against every course on nutrtion you can go on and totally against what I learnt in my degree. So I stand by what I say, Ive posted a response to all your comments on the 24Fit Club Swindon Page and it was deleted, you have posted your comment on here and I have activated it for the public to see as I unlike the organisers of Fit Club Swindon have nothing to hide.
Maybe they could answer my question on what qualifications each of them have besides Dan, in Nutrition, fitness and running coaching?
And then if each of them apart from Dan is actually insured? Something they have been very keen to not answer. Herbalife does not work, and to say you cant change the state of the food you eat is a joke… If you cant stop yourself from eating a big mac, every week then you are going to get overweight, if you cant control the amount of calories going inside you and cant make the effort to go out and exercise then you will get fat, all these are state of mind, you control you mind and therefore your destiny, you can chose to be fat or chose to be slim!
Eating sensibly and having an active lifestyle is how it is done! You dont need Herbalife or anyother diet, you need to just eat the correct food, the correct amount and stay active.
Sit on the sofa and eat crisps all day will put weight on, and you dont need a degree to understand that. Life choices — Thats all it needs, not DIEts. Your comments are amusing, Pyramid selling is illegal and has been for some time, Again if you knew Herbalife you would know its not a Diet!!! Herbalife are successfully doing something about it, what are you doing? Herbalife have already been taken to court and kicked out of one European country for being a pyramid selling company, so already in the eyes of the legal system they have broken the law.
Herbalife is a meal replacement system that lowers calorie intake by the person taking it, shake for breakfast, and shake for lunch followed by an evening meal… You are a personal trainer, any trainer taking up the likes of Herbalife, LighterLife or anyother Diet or meal replacement is selling out their industry and knowledge!!!!
You were tought in your personal training course about nutrition, you should as a trainer know Diets dont work long term, and the only trainers that take on the likes of Herbalife dont really care about their clients, they just care about selling cheap low grade protein for over priced costs. Herbalife is nothing but a get rich scheme, interested in money not the people it claims to want to help! What is my solution? I have already set up a foundation for health in my local town, getting real results, no diets, no meal replacements!
Its about education, showing why Herbalife and other diets dont work and exercise with long term lifestyle changes. Obviously you have no idea about the industry you claim to be in and have sold the fitness industry out with CRAP from Herbalife. I think Mike you are totally right in everything you have said about herbalife, these diets do not work, i should know have tried them all at some point, the only thing that works is eat less exercise more ta dah not that hard put like that lol.
The Canadian Department of Justice filed numerous criminal charges against Herbalife for false medical claims and misleading advertising practices in Herbalife was cited by the U. Is this really a company that you would want to get advice and products from??? I dont think so… Stick to getting fitness and weight loss advice from fitness professionals offering a service that gives good solid and sound fitness and nutritional advice and does not rely on meal replacement low calorie diets.
Some people experience unpleasant side effects when using various Herbalife products. These are described and addressed in this article for your safety and well-being. If you experience bloating, try changing the portion size to reduce this feeling. Enjoy healthy snacks during the day and smaller meals to assist your digestion. If you are using the shake mix as a meal replacement you may want to reduce the portion size or frequency.
Some people report that their mouth is dry after black or fruit tea. Detox products often produce thirst so you can try increasing your intake of water.
Dryness from using the shakes can be caused by acid reflux since it contains guar gum and psyllium husk. These have expanding properties, which can cause reflux. Guar bean is high in protein and oil and guar gum is used worldwide in many beverages, foods and supplements. In significant quantities, guar gum dehydrates the body and can cause some serious side effects.
However, it is regulated by the FDA who only permits extremely small quantities of it in food. Guar gum in the shake mix is used to emulsify or bind the particles and has been determined to be of insignificant quantities. Palpitations may be from caffeine sensitivity.
The tea does have caffeine in it so you could either stop using the tea or eventually you will get used to caffeine and the palpations should recede. The shake mix does not contain any caffeine. In the nineties it was found that Ephedra caused increased heart rate and Herbalife discontinued using Ephedra in any of its products. Upset Stomach, Headache and Fevers: In the first few days, many years of accumulated toxins and waste in the body begin to be expelled.
Diarrhea, headaches, fever or nausea can arise. These are temporary symptoms and will subside whether you continue the diet or not. The discomfort is not very common but happens to some people.
Once you are detoxified you should feel great however. The body has toxins or free radicals surrounded by fat molecules, and when burning these fat molecules, the toxins are released into the bloodstream for elimination. They circulate through the body and are filtered out by the kidneys and liver.
This can take up to 2 weeks. Areas where toxins and pollutants are expelled from the body can display reactions. You can first use a detoxification program to cleanse your system before starting the weight loss program if you wish. Unpleasant-Smelling Urine or Perspiration: This is another possible reaction to the body cleansing that is not caused by the products, but the waste you are cleaning out.
The products are working just as they should. Allergic Reaction and Blocked Sinuses: People who are very allergic to fish need to know that some Herbalife products contain fish oil. See a medical specialist to determine if this is an allergic reaction. Sinuses are especially sensitive because they are soft tissue. Sinus irritations should clear in 1 to 3 weeks but if they get worse, discontinue using the product and consult a medical professional. Beware of nutrient deficiency when losing weight.
The Herbalife ShapeWorks program recommends that along with the 2 shakes and one healthy meal, you should add the Multivitamins and Cell Activator to ensure that you are getting enough nutrition. Cell Activator helps increase your nutrient absorption from food. Caffeine in green tea is not the same as in coffee. It is slower-acting and has a calmer quality. But if you feel too stimulated try half a cup instead of a whole cup for a while. This might indicate an allergic reaction to an ingredient in the Herbalife products.
Please show your doctor the product labels and ask his advice. It would be best to discontinue using the product until you know what the cause of your swelling is. If you are using Cell-U-Loss, try discontinuing it and see if that reduces your symptoms. If so, then Cell-U-Loss is not for you. If acidity persists when you are not taking it, there is some other cause.
Cell-U-Loss contains 3 ingredients which may be causing the acidity: It also contains herbs that have diuretic properties such as couch grass and corn silk extract. Total Control the metabolism booster carries a warning to not be used by the pregnant, lactating or those that want to get pregnant. Rapid weight loss and stimulants during breastfeeding can release too many toxins into your blood stream and thus into your milk.
This can cause a decrease in your milk supply and be unhealthy for your baby. Avoid the stimulants in Total Control and the Herbal Tea, which contain caffeine. Herbalife products have nutrition labels that show warnings to guide women who are pregnant, nursing or who may become pregnant. These are the most commonly reported side-effects that happen when the body is de-toxifying. Redness, blotchy skin and irritation can arise.
Your skin being the largest organ, has the most cells to repair and also discharges toxins. It takes about 2 weeks to cleanse the blood stream and during this time the departing toxins can be irritating. Exercise produces sweat and will release toxins that can irritate the skin. Herbal Aloe Soothing Gel can provide symptomatic relief. Hair Loss or Breakage: Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix has been shown to improve skin, hair and nail growth.
If you experience hair loss early in your weight loss program, this is because damaged cells are being repaired or replaced. When beginning a weight loss program, your body will target the most damaged cells. Hair usually has the oldest cells and is thus the first target for renewal.
Hair soon becomes healthier than before so you need not worry about this. It is very well known that at the beginning of a diet or fast there may be some adverse side effects. These usually subside within a few weeks however. If you detoxify for a few days using plain water, fruit or vegetables you will also experience some side effects.
When we have better nutrition, or when toxic substances such as coffee, tea, chocolate, tobacco, salt, and pepper are discontinued, amazing changes take place. Our bodies discard the lower grade materials and tissues to make room for newer, healthier ones. An ideal weight-loss rate is between 3 and 5 pounds per week. If you lose weight gradually and are getting proper nutrition, it will stay off.
Moderate exercise like walking is necessary to get the fat burning process going. Adequate hydration drinking water regularly is essential to flush the toxins. Do not try to stop any Herbalife side effects by taking drugs. Either let the healing take its natural course or stop using the product if you experience an allergic reaction. Herbalife is the leading nutritional company in the world. Very funny… Doctors with PHDs are all on the payroll and bias to Herbalife, so wouldnt trust anyone of them as far as I could throw them!
I know many Premiership players who are supposed to drink Lucuozade and they may have a bottle but take a different product, because they dont think much of Lucozade, there are many body builders sponsored by MetRex again they dont take it, they just take the money and say its great, they lie, dont buy into sponsorship endorsements too much especially in the suppliment world.
I got suckered into Herbalife years ago, dazelled I guess by the promise of fast cars and big houses with the ultimate business model, but this only works if you get lots of people signing up under you as distributors, so you get bullied into getting anyone to sign up but I wasnt ever going to sign anyone up that wasnt qualified… Then I took a long hard look at what I was selling, and realised it went against everything I have learnt as a trainer and sports scientist.
So Ive failed in business??? I have my own gym, I have a successful Bootcamp Franchise, I train athletes and celebs, I have members in my swindon Bootcamp alone and am a professional ultra endurance athlete who has apeared on the cover of several fintenss and running magazines around the world, so yeh if thats what you mean by a failure then I must be a failure….
Funny how all the Herbalife distributors that drive around selling the get rich dream actually just seem to be driving around in Ford KAs lol. As they say the proof is in the pudding, so many people getting sick from this silly product!!! People need to be educated on real food.. Can healthy food make you sick? There is no quick fix.. Eat healthy and exercise. I work as a personal trainer and bootcamp instructor. I dont know everything about nutrition and I am learning new stuff all the time, but i did study it for 4 years at uni.
You know i used to sell herbalife and yes it does help people lose weight but you have to ask the question is it sustainable and is it healthy? Excitotoxins are damaging to the brain and the heart as they make both organs overwork.
Both substances have been linked with conditions such as asthma, MS, fibromyalgia, migraines, and heart arrhythmias. Children are particularly affected by them and intoxication symptoms present themselves as hyperactivity. Food labels are not allowed to include MSG any longer as it is renowned to be damaging to health, yet you will find it under different names. Yes, the same substance, just named differently!
I know, this kind of sneakiness should be considered criminal! Soy protein isolate Soy protein concentrate Autolyzed yeast Corn syrup Modified food starch Corn starch.
With herbalife its easier for people to make in the morning and lunch time. There has been lots of research now about the amount of estrogen in soy milk. You have to look at the positives, they will be alot more men joining the tenners male voice choir. The best way to lose weight is to exercise 3 times per week, doing a combination of bodyweight, kettlebell exercises and mixed up into a fun circuit, eating meat, fish twice per week, plenty of vegetables, and snack on a handful of nuts a fruit, drink plenty of water 1litre to every 25kg of bodyweight, fasting once per week is fantastic way to reduce insulin levels, burn fat reserves, it triggers hypertrophy with increase in growth hormone.
Sometimes its unrelated to weight. With Herbalife I could shape up in all the right places and lost 14kgs in 8 months! In just 1 year I have lost 26kgs and lots of centimeters all over. Herbalife makes my life easy, I feel fabulous and look great!
These testimonials were not paid for in cash or kind, but were voluntarily provided by the persons indicated. Be sure to consult with your doctor before using any dietary products or follow exercise or health advice. These innovative herbal products have been developed by scientists, doctors and nutritionists with your personal wellness goals in mind. This team of respected scientific experts directs the development of the Herbalife product range through research and testing, so that Herbalife quality meets the highest standards.