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Herbalife Formula 1 Review

This morning I had the pleasure of attending a health exhibition at Birmingham City University and finally got to meet some representatives behind the much talked about Herbalife health company. I was given a goodie bag of tasty treats and the first I have already tried is their Formula 1 Express Meal Bar. This was perfect for me as I hadn’t prepped my meals for the day and was out and about with no lunch (tut, tut) so Herbalife saved the day! This bar is not a protein bar, it’s not a snack, it’s actually designed to replace a whole meal. At first glance I thought there is no way this is going to fill me up but it did, I think I could have eaten a few bites more but I felt satisfied and was no longer hungry.

Herbalife Formula 1 Review Highlights

  • High in fibre and soy protein for sustained energy levels and to help keep you feeling fuller for longer
  • Low gylcemic index (GI)
  • Contains soy: the inclusion of at least 25g of soy protein a day, as part of a diet low in saturated fat can help you maintain healthy cholesterol levels
  • Contains essential vitamins and minerals to help you reach your Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA)
  • Suitable for vegetarians
  • Nutritionally balanced and tasty meal in a convenient and portable bar.It is important to maintain a nutritionally balanced diet which we can all agree is tough at times when we get caught up with life’s daily duties. The Herbal Life Formula 1 Express Meal bar is essential for keeping your caloric intake down to avoid putting on extra weight whilst also providing you with essential vitamins and minerals, giving you a long lasting carbohydrate and protein intake to feel fuller for longer.
  • Verdict: The bar is very yummy, I tried their chocolate crunch, they also have a berry flavour. It’s a bit oaty, has a nice amount of chocolate at the bottom and it’s a pretty big serving. It is quite sweet. I wouldn’t recommend having this every day as a meal replacement but I would suggest buying a packet (each box contains 7 bars) and keeping it in your bag just in case you happen to miss a meal or you’re tempted to pop to a fast food store when you’re out shopping or on your break from work.To purchase some Herbalife bars today click here and stay tuned for more honest reviews on their products.

Lita Lewis: Body Inspiration

Hey guys, so many of you ask me why I go to the gym, what I’m aiming for and if I’m there to lose weight. The answer to the last question is no, not quite lol and I do have a goal that I believe to be realistic and ideal for me and it seems to be quite similar to the amazing physique that belongs to Lita Lewis. Lita Lewis, (also known as @followthelita on Instagram) has a background related to everything health and fitness and has shared her journey along the way with many people across the world, I follow her instagram and have noticed thousands of people have been inspired and impacted by her determination and very impressive body.

Lita has explained on Instagram that naturally she has always had quite a  ‘solid’ or thick build; thicker thighs which she explains is a result of her Samoan roots, therefore she hasn’t had to do much to bulk her thighs up, rather she aims to lean them out more and get more definition, but she does continue to lift heavy weights and explains if you want to gain muscle mass, lifting heavier is the best option. She explained  on Instagram a few weeks ago that she hasn’t always had the curves she has today and there is no fear of losing curves when you work out, she stresses “BUILD THEM!” You can obtain rounder, tighter and firmer curves by lifting weights and explains her own personal preference is to have lean, althletic curves as opposed to a ‘fat ass’ lol!

Her body is living proof that hard work in the gym pays off and once this flu has decided to leave my body I’ll be back in there in no time. She also does not swear by any supplements, she’s all about natural foods which is also very admirable. Eat clean and train dirty!

Lita Lewis Pre-Workout Meals

Cardio based workouts: she doesn’t need to eat heavy proteins as this often weighs her down, so perhaps something containing more carbs.

Beast mode workouts (heavy lifting): She explains it’s best to prepare her body by eating proteins; e.g a banana, a handful of almonds, half a slice of avocado or rice cakes with peanut butter.