Give Meal Replacements a Fair Shake
Protein shakes are a hit amongst athletes and everyday people alike and for very good reason. Not only are they incredibly convenient in today’s fast-paced, on-the-go world, quality shakes can also provide ample nutrients and health benefits while helping to fill nutritional gaps that are commonly found in the modern western diet.
Shakes like Herbalife Nutrition’s Formula 1 Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix – the brand’s 1 selling product around the world, touting stellar product reviews – have been scientifically developed to supply all of the essential nutrients your body needs to thrive, even when used as a meal replacement.
Protein Shakes as Complete Meals
Protein shakes can be used in many ways, but of course, it all depends on your specific goals and the nutritional needs for your body type. Protein shakes, such as Herbalife shakes, are safe and healthy meal replacement options when consumed according to the directions on the product label.
Here’s how Formula 1 shakes stack up according to Susan Bowerman, Sr. Director, Worldwide Nutrition Education, and Training at Herbalife:
“When prepared according to label instructions, a Formula 1 Shake is simply this: an easy-to-prepare healthy, balanced meal. This delicious meal replacement shake provides protein, fats, and carbs for good nutrition and weight management. While most varieties of Formula 1 Shake are made with soy protein, other protein sources are available including whey, milk, pea, and sesame.
One serving of Formula 1 shake made with 8 oz. non-fat milk contains (U.S. intakes):
- 25 grams of protein
- 21 vitamins and minerals
- 30% of your recommended daily intake of antioxidant vitamins A (as beta carotene), C, and E
- More than 25% of your recommended daily intake of potassium
- No cholesterol, no trans fat”
How Often Can You Consume Herbalife Protein Shakes?
For most, the answer is every day or even multiple times a day. It goes without saying, but individuals with health conditions or those who are pregnant or nursing should always consult with their doctor before beginning any new eating regimen or consuming new products.
Shakes like Formula 1 that offer quality ingredients are safe and effective when it comes to weight loss or weight management and are a perfect complement to any healthy individual’s meal plan. How often you consume protein shakes is entirely dependent on your caloric requirements and nutritional needs to meet your specific goals.
Shake Up Your Weight Loss Routine
As with anything in life, what you put in is what you get out. You can’t replace meals with protein shakes and then snack on unhealthy foods in between and expect to lose weight. It simply doesn’t work that way.
To lose weight, Herbalife Nutrition recommends replacing two out of three meals per day (typically breakfast and lunch) with a Formula 1 shake and then enjoying a healthy, well-balanced dinner that includes key nutrients like protein, carbs, and fat. The goal is to continue an eating regimen that includes meal replacement shakes and nutritionally balanced meals until you reach your target weight.
To maintain your healthy weight goal, cut down to a single meal replacement shake per day while continuing to be mindful of your eating habits and food choices.
Gaining Body Mass with the Help of Protein Shakes
Contrary to what some may believe, protein shakes are not just useful for weight loss; they are also a convenient way to support weight gain and increase lean muscle mass. To gain weight or even put on muscle, Herbalife Nutrition suggests eating three nutritionally balanced meals per day while also supplementing those with Formula 1 shakes as a snack in between. It’s important to note that your exercise routine will ultimately play a role in any muscle gain.
Incorporating Protein Shakes into Your Eating Regimen
In addition to the nutritional benefits of protein shakes, meal replacements also take the guesswork out of weight management by giving you your power back; they ultimately offer more control, more convenience, and more options.
Most fad diets leave you feeling hungry and unsatisfied because they don’t typically provide the micro-and macro-nutrients your body needs to function at its best. Formula 1 shakes offer complete nutrition and ensure you’re getting recommended amounts of protein, carbs, and fat, as well as other vitamins and minerals. When it comes to weight loss and weight management, satiety is the name of the game. You want to fill up on high-quality foods that keep you full without all of the excess calories.
Mix Things Up for Maximum Benefit
It’s no surprise that consuming the same things day in and day out can be boring and eventually lead to burnout. A great way to mix up your eating regimen with protein shakes is to seek variety. Aside from their vast array of Formula 1 shake flavors, Herbalife also offers a unique portfolio of additional boosters that are meant to be combined with their shakes. Check out their Healthy Weight category for a look at their programs, weight loss enhancers, protein boosters, and much, much more. Overwhelmed by the options? Let’s simplify it.
If your goal is to drop some weight, try a meal replacement shake made with your favorite Formula 1 flavor and Prolessa Duo®, the brand’s dual-action weight-loss solution that combines clinically tested ingredients to curb hunger and reduce fat.
Want to increase your protein intake to support your efforts to gain weight or muscle? You’ve got two great options. Try adding any flavor of Protein Drink Mix to your Formula 1 shake for a combined 24 grams of protein with a total of 200 calories. Another way to add a boost is with Personalized Protein Powder, which provides five grams of protein and 20 calories per single tablespoon, and the best part is you can branch out and add it to other foods like oatmeal, yogurt, or even soup.
Recipes for Successful Weight Management
Formula 1 shakes can be used as meal replacements at any time of the day, and all it takes to make delicious (and nutritious) concoctions is a bit of customization and willingness to try something new! If you’re ready to experiment, give the mouth-watering recipes below a try or get creative and come up with your own!
Coffee Cinnamon Roll Shake
Like your favorite cinnamon roll and coffee, all rolled into one! Cold coffee is blended with cinnamon, raisins, and banana for an irresistible treat.
What you’ll need:
2 scoops Herbalife Nutrition Formula 1 Select
2 scoops Herbalife Nutrition Protein Drink Mix Select
1/2 medium banana
1 TBSP raisins
1 cup cold coffee
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
3-5 ice cubes (optional)
What to do
Place all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.
Chocolicious Mug Cake
A different take on your morning shake.
6 TBSP of low-fat milk, soy milk, or almond milk
2 scoops of Herbalife® Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix, Dutch Chocolate
1 scoop of Herbalife® Protein Drink Mix, Chocolate
What to do
Spray the inside of a large coffee mug with pan spray, or wipe lightly with a paper towel dipped in canola oil.
Combine ingredients in a blender and mix well. Pour into prepared coffee mug and microwave on “high” power for 2 ½ – 3 minutes, until puffed and cooked through.
Chia Berry Pudding
Chia seeds are full of fiber, omegas, potassium, and magnesium. Combine them with your favorite Herbalife Formula 1 and a few other ingredients and you could enjoy a delicious and nutritious treat!
What you’ll need
2 scoops Herbalife® Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix, Wild Berry
1 cup nonfat milk, low-fat milk, or soy milk
2 TBSP white chia seeds
½ cup mixed berries
What to do
Put Formula 1, milk, and chia seeds in a covered jar. Shake well and let sit for 10 minutes or until the mixture starts to thicken, shaking occasionally. While waiting, crush the berries with a fork. Place the crushed berries in the bottom of a glass or bowl. Gently pour the Formula 1 mixture on top of the berries. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight, until set.