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Herbalife Formula 1 & Protein Drink Mix Shake Made in Water

Replace high fat, high calorie, high sugar, low nutrition foods with low fat, low calorie, low sugar, nutritionally dense food…that’s Herbalife Formula 1 and Protein Drink Mix.

Herbalife recommends that active individuals have an intake up about one to two grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. So a male weighing 70 kilograms will be between 70 to 140 grams of protein. Whereas a female weighing 45 kilograms will need between 45 to 90 grams of protein. Contact your Herbalife Coach for a personalised programme.

Using Protein Drink Mix as a snack will deliver will the following nutritional benefits approximately 15 grams of high-quality protein, 7 grams of carbohydrates and 20 vitamins and minerals and its 108 calories per serving. Snacks are typically between 50-150 calories.

A popular way of making a Formula 1 shake is to add Protein Drink Mix as it provides you extra protein gives you a rich creamy shake and can be made with water instead of milk. Also the light vanilla flavours so versatile it can be used with any one of the Formula 1 flavours. In your blender add 250ml of cold water, 4-6 ice cubes, 2 scoops of Formula 1 and one scoop of the Protein Drink Mix, also known as PDM. That’s 16.5 grams of protein and 153 calories per serving.

Other options are available such as adding two scoops of PDM and also fruit to your shake. More details here.

What Does 2000 Healthy Calories Look Like?

Calorie requirements do vary depending on someones height and weight, but as an example, what does 2000 calories per day loook like?

These calories vanish quickly if our food choices have a lot of fat and sugar. And can you squeeze in at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables, 3 servings of protein, 3 servings of whole grains and a little bit of healthy fat into our breakfast, lunch and dinner?

Registered dietitian Susan Bowerman walks us through an entire day of food, from a protein shake, fruit and whole-grain toast breakfast to a grilled seafood dinner, with two snacks thrown in for good measure. At the end, she shows us just how bountiful and delicious a 2,000 calorie day can be.

Simple – advice but effective, aim for a min of 15g of protein per meal.

What was your favourite option shown? If you have ideas on healthy meal and snack ideas, share them with us in the comments section!

Herbalife provide personalised programmes, which include recommended daily protein intake and resting and active metabolic rates.


Fruits And Calories

Fruit delivers a burst of vitamins as well as a naturally delicious taste and it’s all low calorie.  A serving is usually about 50 or 60 calories. An average-sized orange has only about 12 grams of natural sugar, and a cup of strawberries has only about 7. You’ll also be getting 3 grams of fiber, vitamin C, healthy antioxidants, and a shot of folic acid and potassium.

Trying to lose weight, fruit is a good option as healthy snack and as a dessert for main meal.  Ideally with snacks choose between fruit, protein and vegetable snacks ie not all fruit snacks. Avoid/limit the cab based snacks which cause swings in blood sugar levels. For a main course best to get a balanced meal including protein and vegetbables rather than just a bowl of fruit.

List of fruits showing fiber content and number of calories