Protein shakes – The worst and the best protein shake for you.

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The best protein shake for you

You know how most people have an opinion on everything?

Well, when it comes to the best protein shake it is no different. How do you discern fact from fiction? How do you know which protein shake to use? After all, isn’t it presumptuous to say you are using the best protein shake?

I suppose it depends on why you want to use a protein shake in the first place. If you want to use a protein shake to build muscle and become the best body builder in the world, you will have to compare the protein shakes that are specifically formulated for that purpose with one another, and decide which is the best protein shake for you.

Just like the best protein shake for a body builder is not necessarily the best protein shake for someone who wants to lose weight, all protein shakes that is formulated for the same purpose, are not the same quality and certainly do not produce the same results. It’s like comparing a small little Toyota Yaris with a big 4L Toyota Land Cruiser. They are both vehicles, but they were made with a completely different purpose in mind. Apart from both being vehicles manufactured by Toyota, they are as far removed from one another as the East is from the West.



Always test what you read about protein shakes against the facts (knowledge) that you already have to decide on the best protein shake for you.

I have recently read an article on a very prominent health website about protein shakes, and that’s when I realized that even some of the experts in the field can be somewhat blind to the fact that all protein shakes are not formulated equally.

First of all, to call all nutrition shakes that contains protein, protein shakes, is an unfair generalization at best. It’s like calling all vehicles with an engine a racing car! Racing car manufactures will be offended no doubt.

Unfortunately, there will always be those unscrupulous people out there who will want to cash in and ride on the backs of the genuine, quality manufactures. We see it in all industries where grey products hit the market as soon as a quality product has proven to be popular and successful. Because these copycats skimp on quality and is only profit driven, they manufacture substandard products and pass it off to be “the same as” or “similar to” the good quality well-known product, but at a fraction of the price.

For an unsuspecting consumer market, price is always a factor. If you can buy a product which is “the same as” another well known quality product, but at a fraction of the price, why the heck not? Right?

Well, as you know, the problem lies in the words, “the same as”. That is where the deception lies. It’s not the same. The difference is only noticed afterwards. In the results. There is an old saying, “results is the name of the game.” I couldn’t agree more.

Taking your little Toyota Yaris into the Simpson desert instead of the Landcruiser will soon teach you a lesson in consumerism the same way as you will be disillusioned if you are using a protein shake that passes itself off as “the same as” or “similar to” the best protein shakes on the market. The results separates the good from the bad, and illuminate the best. Unfortunately, by then you have already spend your money….or worse, are stuck in the Simpson desert!


To be fair to the journalist who wrote the article though, I will post it below for you to read.

There are a lot of good information in that article. Unfortunately there are also a lot of generalizations and misinformation, that might be confusing to general members of the public who just want to buy a protein shake that will help them to lose weight and be more healthy. The one dietary expert for example, failed to realize that your muscles are the main fat (energy) burners of your body. Increased protein intake, coupled with resistance training, will increase your lean muscle tissue which in turn will allow your muscles to burn more calories! Reducing your calorie intake is only one part of the equation in healthy weight loss, but I’m sure you knew that. 🙂

It’s clear however that the “experts” who were consulted about protein shakes to lose weight for this article, clearly did not consider the Herbalife Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix. Yes it contains good quality protein, but it also includes ALL of the other things your body needs to be healthy and function at an optimum level on a daily basis.


the best protein shake


From a quick read of the article below, you will realise that the protein shakes they talk about, pretty much only contains protein – it’s therefore only a protein supplement and not a meal replacement.


From personal experience, I know that the Herbalife Nutritional Shake, is by far superior to any other on the market, because it’s a complete meal replacement. In my mind, it’s the best protein shake for weight management by far.

The Herbalife shake is formulated with optimum health in mind. Although, as you can read in this article, the world only “caught on” to using protein shakes to assist in weight loss in 2007, Mark Hughes, the founder of Herbalife, knew this way back in 1980 when the first Herbalife protein shake was formulated. But Mark had a vision to create a safe, healthy and effective way for people to lose weight. Hence he combined Chinese Herbal medicine with the latest technology in food science, to produce the now world renowned Herbalife shake.

Since then the company has grown and expanded beyond belief. Today, Herbalife is a multi-billion dollar company with millions and millions of satisfied customers all over the world.


Herbalife is fast becoming a household name.

In the field of weight management and sports nutrition, Herbalife has no equal in quality.

How they manage to manufacture such high quality products and are still able to market it to the general public at such reasonable prices, baffles a lot of people.

The answer is simple. Since 1980 Herbalife chose to distribute it’s products via independent Herbalife distributors straight to the public.

That way, all the wasted costs and added profits of middle-men which you find in other industries are avoided. This in turn assists Herbalife to continually invests back into R&D to insure that the Herbalife products remain the best quality in the world.


So, in short, how do you know which protein shake to pick?

It’s simple. Look at the results people get using that particular protein shake. Ask for real life testimonials. Do not fall for the fake television testimonials…those are actors most of the time. Do not be fooled. Speak to real people who use it.

Okay, so here is the article that prompted my above response. 🙂


Do protein shakes really help you lose weight?

Once the domain of bodybuilders, protein shakes are now the convenience food of dieters. Lucy Ballinger reports on this growing trend.

Do protein shakes really help you lose weight?

They’ve been touted as a quick fix for women who want to be healthy, but don’t have the time to prepare a full and wholesome meal every night. And with celebrity fans such as Gwyneth Paltrow extolling their virtues, protein shakes have experienced a huge boom in popularity.

But are the benefits of protein shakes so clear-cut? And can they really help you shed weight?

What’s in a protein shake?

Protein shakes consist of powdered forms of protein such as soy or whey, which is a by-product of the cheese-making process. Flavouring is added to the powder so that when it’s blended with milk or water, it resembles a milkshake-style drink.

Recommended servings vary, but usually include about 20g of protein. The Federal Government recommends a daily protein intake of 46g a day for women and 64g a day for men.

Protein intake, alongside resistance exercise, has long been credited with increased muscle mass. However, US research by the journal Obesity in 2007 found that a protein-rich intake – such as the amount in a protein shake – can also help lower the levels of the hunger-stimulating hormone ghrelin, effectively suppressing the appetite.

Such studies have led to protein shakes being marketed as weight loss solutions to the masses, rather than just at the traditional audience of gym junkies and bodybuilders.

Louise O’Connor, a naturopath and wellness coach at Deva Delicious Nutrition, says it’s convenience that has made protein shakes popular, especially with women with a busy lifestyle.

“These women are aware of the importance of healthy eating but don’t always have the time to prepare healthy meals and eat well. They’re looking for a convenient and nutritious way to increase their protein intake, and this is a quick and easy solution.”

Not a guaranteed weight loss solution

However, experts say that just drinking protein shakes doesn’t guarantee weight loss or a more muscly physique.

Sports dietician Greg Shaw, of the Australian Institute of Sport, explains: “If you’re just sucking down the shakes, that isn’t going to help. You must do resistance exercises alongside taking the protein shakes.”

And he adds that a carefully planned diet can give the same benefits. “Weight loss shakes have protein in them, but they’re also high in fibre,” he explains. “You can get protein naturally from dairy foods eaten at strategic times during the day and it will help you put on muscle mass and lose fat. Good natural sources are egg whites, dairy and meat.

“You can get the same benefits as protein shakes from a holistic diet, so shakes aren’t necessary, but some people find them more convenient which is why they’re popular.”


A balanced diet is still required

Dietician Julie Gilbert, of the Dieticians Association of Australia, warns against building up a reliance on protein shakes for weight loss.

“Protein can reduce appetite when its volume is increased in meals and it may help to reduce hunger pangs,” she says. “But diets that use only protein shakes for weight loss only work because you reduce the amount of kilojoules you consume in a day.

“It isn’t the protein in the shakes themselves that cause you to lose weight, but the fact that you’re eating less kilojoules often by cutting out carbohydrates.”

While these kinds of diets can initially show a significant drop in weight, Gilbert says this is due to the water-loss in lean tissue.

She adds that it’s important to keep eating a balanced diet even if you’re consuming protein shakes. “The main concern is that high-protein shakes may replace other valuable foods, such as fruit and vegetables, or other important nutrients, such as carbohydrates and fibre from the diet.” ~ body+soul


The Herbalife Nutritional Shake Mix, is formulated as a meal replacement and contains all the necessary nutrients referred to in the above article, which other protein shakes lack.

Let me quote from the Herbalife Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix label:

Formula 1. This great-tasting shake provides an ideal balance of protein and carbohydrates to help satisfy your hunger and give you lasting stamina. Packed with vitamins and minerals, antioxidants and fibre, Formula 1 powder has only 101 Calories (423 kJ) and 1 gram of fat per serving. Enjoy as part of your Weight-Management Programme for good health and effective weight control.

The key to effective weight loss is consuming less calories per day than you burn by maintaining a healthy, well-balanced calorie controlled intake with the aid of Formula 1, combined with an active lifestyle that includes moderate exercise.

(p.s. I lost my first 17kg using Herbalife without doing any exercise other than a bit of walking.)


Don’t buy the cheap imitations. Buy the real deal. Buy the Herbalife protein shake. It’s the best.

Not because I lost 36kg in 6 months on the Herbalife products and kept it off for over 17 years now, but because Herbalife is a company of integrity that has stood the test of time.

(Compulsory legal disclaimer: These results are not typical. Individual results will vary.)

Will before using Herbalife

Will after losing 36kg with Herbalife


Herbalife does not skimp on quality. They only use the best ingredients, best scientists and best experts in their field. No wonder they even have a Nobel prize winner in the field of nutrition and a former US Surgeon General on board.


You can only buy Herbalife from one of two places.


  1. From a registered Herbalife distributor. You pay the recommended retail price.
  2. Become a distributor and buy directly from Herbalife at a minimum discount of 25%.

Anybody may become a Herbalife distributor and buy the products at wholesale directly from Herbalife. You do not have to sell the products. You also do not have to recruit other Herbalife distributors. If you want to of course, you can, and you will earn retail and wholesale profits in the process. But, you can simply register and become a wholesale customer if you just want to use the products, and get it at the best possible discounts.


To register to become a Herbalife distributor is easy.

If you live in any of the open Herbalife countries (89 and growing), you can register right away. All you need is a Herbalife sponsor and enough money to buy your Herbalife International Business Pack (IBP). Depending in which country you are, the IBP costs between $55 – $137 dollars. There are different options, as some IBP’s already include the Herbalife shake and some other Herbalife products for you to use right away. When you register, you pick the option that suits you best. After you registered, you are entitled to an immediate discount of 25% on all further purchases. The maximim discount is 50%. You can learn all about the Herbalife discounts here. (Click)

(Please use a valid email when you register online, as Herbalife will not do business with you if they cannot verify your contact details.)


Some Herbalife countries already have a quick and easy Online Registration process.

If you live in one of them, just follow the 5 easy steps and go right ahead. (On the first page, it will ask your country of residence.)

If you are in one of the countries which are not yet able to process your application online, no problem. Simply contact us and we will put you in touch with the Distributor Relations officer in your country to get you started over the phone right away.

Join our vision. Join the Herbalife vision. Joins us today. Join Herbalife in one of the fastest growing teams. You will be glad you did. 😀

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Will Kilian
Global Expansion Team
Herbalife ID: 46-024370
Based in Australia.


Instructions to Join Herbalife now

You can Join Herbalife in a few minutes with 5 easy steps, sign-up using the online application:

  1. Click on the following link
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Click “Next” and follow the instructions to complete your Herbalife membership application.

You will have access to place your discounted orders directly from Herbalife within minutes and receive the International Business Pack (IBP) which includes detailed instructions on being a distributor along with some samples. Your starting discount is 25%!


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