Posts Tagged ‘metabolism’

Professor David Heber, Ph.D.Taken from “Protein 101” by Dr David Heber, M.D., Ph.D.

It seems everywhere we look someone is promoting a new diet that praises the power of protein. But whether you want to lose or gain weight, or maintain your current weight, the importance of protein goes far beyond physical appearance and muscle building.

A necessity for every BODY

Protein is an important component of every cell in the body. It is an organic compound, composed of 22 amino acids, otherwise known as the building blocks of life. Protein is stored in muscles and organs, and the body utilizes it to build and repair tissues, as well as for the production of enzymes and hormones. Protein also makes it possible for blood to carry oxygen throughout the body. Along with fat and carbohydrates, protein is a “macronutrient,” meaning the body needs relatively large amounts of it. The Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences has concluded that our daily protein requirements should be 10 percent to 35 percent of our total caloric intake, with men needing slightly more than women. A lack of protein can cause loss of muscle mass, decreased immunity, as well as weakening of the heart and respiratory system. (more…)


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Article written by  David Heber, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.N.
Chairman of the Herbalife Nutrition and Scientific Advisory Boards


You may think you know when you look in the mirror, or you may be too busy trying to cover up unshapely areas to really see yourself as you are. Do you know how much fat you’re carrying, compared to how much muscle? Do you know where you tend to gain weight–upper body, lower body or around the middle? Until you know the answers to these questions, you are not ready to make your personal plan for losing weight and keeping it off. Understanding your body is the first step to reaching your best personal shape. (more…)

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You’ve probably heard the word “metabolism” many times, but how much do you know about metabolism and how it affects weight loss or weight gain? (more…)

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We eat food for fuel. When we burn it for energy to run our bodies, the process creates heat – a process called Thermogenesis. Our Thermojetics and nutritional products are specially formulated to assist the body’s engine in burning fuel efficiently, helping our metabolism stay revved and functioning well.

Put your metabolism to work for you – incorporate these metabolic-revving tips into your daily regimen and avoid gaining excess weight. (more…)

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If you are one of the 1.6 billion people the World Health Organisation estimate as being overweight, this is a great time to start getting in shape – not just in time for Summer but also for your long-term health! If you’ve tried dieting before, you probably know that excluding entire food groups, taking diet pills or trying to live on lettuce leaves doesn’t really work in the long term. If you want to make real long lasting changes to your diet, to lose weight and keep it off and change your shape for good, there are a few sensible lifestyle guidelines you should follow: (more…)

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One of my clients started using Schizandra Plus a few weeks ago. This is Anita’s update after taking the product for a few weeks:

Well, I said I thought it was working ‘mysteriously’, that’s because at first I felt like I was going through a detox, but I am glad I recognised the symptoms and stayed with it, adding some additional measures to speed the detox along (more water, veggies and fruits). Conveniently this is just what Herbalife advises, too.As I mentioned, B6 is one of those vitamins which I have taken in the past, and has an almost instant uplifting effect, on my mood. Consequently, I think I’ve found it easer to mend my ways instead of making excuses.


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