There can perhaps be some argument that our basic body weight is genetically inherited, but not excess body weight, which is almost entirely dependent on what we eat and the exercise we do.
The exception is the aging process, which we cannot change. We put on weight as we age, leading to the middle age spread syndrome. Perhaps it is not the aging process which is to blame. It is the fact that we are not expending the calories we once did. We have to give up playing energetic sports after the age of forty, we now have a car whereas as kids we used to bike. Nevertheless, there are some strategies we can put in place to stop us eating more and exercising less.
One of the easiest ways is to take some weight reduction medications, and one of the most popular herbal medicines which claim to help you lose weight is the product known as Herbalife, which was founded in 1980 and has grown rapidly since then. It is a MLM company, relying on distributors to shift its products. The major criticisms of Herbalife concern the way it does business, rather than any fraudulent weight loss claims.
Herbalife products claim to contain the effective herbs in order to make losing tummy fat easier.
The major focus of the diet plan is to replace meals with a milkshake like solution known as formula 1, which comes in many flavours. This is one of the reasons for its success, in that the shakes are pleasant to taste and easy to drink.
Herbalife is certainly effective in losing weight, but cynics would suggest that cutting out meals and using an ordinary milkshake would achieve much the same result, at a much lower cost.
Some of the claims are a little unbelievable, such as the man who claims to have lost 405 pounds since using the product and I would suggest that to lose that amount of weight would have to involve some form of stomach stapling surgery.
One thing that strikes me about any weight loss supplement advertised on TV is that in tiny print on the bottom of the screen, if you are quick enough, you will read that the results shown are not average, and also that this diet plan should be used in conjunction with exercise.
My view is that if you substitute large meals with a drink of milk, and undertook some exercise you would get essentially the same outcome. If you substituted fruit and vegetables for the milkshake you would probably lose more.
The bottom line is that if you are contemplating using a Herbalife weight loss product in your diet, do some research and see if you could not achieve the same loss of tummy fat through some other means not involving extra costs.
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