Herbalife Instructions

The key to success with our weight loss products is simple. Just take them correctly!

Formula 1

Advanced meal replacement with protein, 19 essential vitamins, low in fat and calories. This is an energizing, highly nutritious protein powder that provides your entire daily needs for protein, carbohydrates and essential vitamins. It’s low in calories, fat, and sugar yet high in fiber, vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients. It also helps to satisfy your appetite, support metabolism, cellular growth repair and production.

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Enjoy the shake as a meal replacement twice a day. The shake is very filling and nutritious, but make sure you have one regular, sensible, low-fat meal once a day of food you enjoy. Combine in a blender: 8 to 16 oz. of no-fat milk or juice (orange, apple, non-sugar cranberry, etc.) and 2 level tablespoons of Formula 1.

It recommended that you add ½ cup each of 1-3 kinds of fruit (such as banana, strawberries, pineapple, or blueberries) to make it delicious. You can also add fat free yogurt. Use frozen fruits for the best flavor and consistency. Blend on high for at least 1 minute.

If you don’t normally eat breakfast, having the shake in the morning will give you energy, support your metabolism, manage weight and keep you from being ravenous at lunch. Do not skip breakfast!

Formula 2

This potent multivitamin, in conjunction with two shakes a day, provides the vitamins, micro-nutrients, minerals, herbs, and antioxidants you need daily.


Take one tablet, 3 times a day with meals including the Formula 1 shake.

Formula 3

The Cell Activator is one of the most important products in the program. It supports the body’s absorption of micronutrients and promotes cellular energy production. Normally, our cells store fat, toxins, and get “lethargic.”

Formula 3 helps the cells produce energy to provide numerous biological processes. This allows the cells to absorb the nutrients our bodies need.


Take 1 capsule twice a day with meals.

Thermojetics Green and Beige Tablets (Product has been discontinued)

These “worker bees” are the most significant elements of your program. They boost your metabolism and energy, control your appetite, and help reduce stored body fat.* Whichever Thermojetics tablet you’re on – the Green and Beige, they are very important to the success of your program, so remember to take them!


These products you will have to personalize because everyone has a different tolerance level. Start with 3 Green tablets and 1 Beige tablet twice a day between meals with a full glass of water. Adjust to 1/2 tablet more or less (just break the tablet in half with your hands) until your appetite is under control and you don’t feel hungry between meals.

If you’re on the Thermojetics Gold Tablets, take 1 tablet between meals with a glass of water. If you forget to take your morning tabs, it’s better to take them late or even with lunch than to not take them at all. Don’t take them after 4p.m., unless you’re planning to staying up late.

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Other Products You May Have or Should Consider for Your Program:

Thermojetics Herbal Concentrate (The Tea)

This beverage offers lots of energy with little calories between meals. It also comes in Peach, Raspberry, Lemon & Regular (tea). Mix a teaspoon with 8oz. of hot water or cold water with ice. Add sweetener (not sugar) if desired. Have a cup mid-morning and one mid-afternoon.

Snack Defense

This is called “Snooze and Lose” because it helps you lose weight while you sleep, controls nighttime hunger, and helps support your blood sugar level. Gymnema, a key ingredient in Snack Defense, helps decrease the absorption rate of glucose in the body. Take 1 tablet twice a day for extra appetite control.

Cell U Loss

Support the appearance of healthy skin. This helps with the appearance of the extra fluids that cause “lumps and bumps” that women get on the thighs and buttocks or the “spare tire” men get around their waist. Take one tablet 3 times a day with meals.


This product helps digest proteins, which improves digestion and promotes lean muscle mass. Take 1 tablets with your regular meal and all protein rich meals. (Not necessary with the shake)


“The Cheaters Delight” contains elements that supports blocking the absorption of fat by helping it pass mostly through your body without being digested. Strive to keep fat intake at a minimum with a feeling of fullness. Take one tablet up to six times a day, with food that contains any fat.

Women’s Choice

Helps a woman lose the once-a-month bloated feeling, minimize PMS, and reduce menopause symptoms such as hot flashes. Supports comfort and well-being for women during monthly hormonal fluctuations. Take 1 tablet daily.

Flora Fiber

This is a wonderful product that adds fiber and friendly flora to your digestive tract. In other words it helps support your digestive health. A Florafiber tablet introduces lactobacillus acidophilus, a “friendly” bacteria for healthy colon function. Take 1 tablet 3 times a day.

21 Day AM/PM Cleansing

These remarkable tablets helps to support healthy gastrointestinal function. Take two PM tablets at night and two AM tablets in the morning for 21 days.

Herbal Aloe Concentrate

Just as aloe vera is good for your outside skin, Herbal Aloe is soothing to your digestive system. Key benefits is that it helps relieve occasional indigestion, improve nutrient absorption, and enhances intestinal health.* Drink 3 capfuls mixed in 4 oz. of water, juice, or your shake, once or twice a day.

Performance Protein Powder (Product has been discontinued)

This powerful product adds 100% soy and whey protein to your daily nutrition. Most of us don’t get enough. To determine your daily gram requirement of protein divide your current weight in half and subtract 10% of that number. Most people should get between 60 and 80 grams of protein a day. Add 1- 2 tablespoons to your shake, soups, sauces, oatmeal, salad dressings, baking, etc. No flavor, no carbs, & few calories make this a must.

Active Fiber

This unique and powerful synergistic fiber blend helps promote: enhanced digestion, healthy intestinal flora, a feeling of fullness, and weight management benefits. Perhaps most importantly, Active Fiber encourages regularity and bowl function! Optimum usage: 1 scoop once daily. Since it is virtually flavor-free mix into your morning shake or add to your tea, aloe drink or favorite beverage. Also available in apple flavor.

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Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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25 thoughts on “Herbalife Instructions

  1. I’ve bought the herbalife formula one, protein powder. And the fibre & herbal tablets. Could I have some advice on what to do as I’ve been on it 4 days and put on 2 lbs! I must be doing something wrong!!

    • Hi Lucie,

      For weight loss goals, are you replacing two meals (breakfast and lunch) a day with shakes and have a regular meal for dinner as recommended on the product label?

      Please only add the protein powder to your Formula 1 shakes if you still feel hungry with just the Formula 1 shakes.

      Please see if you are able to follow the meal planner to help with your weight-loss goals.


  2. Hi, my meal plan is:

    1 Cell u loss
    1 Cell activator
    And 16 oz of tea

    Regular meal
    1 cell u loss
    And tea

    Same as breakfast
    No tea

    Lots of water all day. Would this work for weight loss?

  3. Hi, my meal plan is:

    Herbal Concentrate (Tea Mix)

    Regular meal

    Same as breakfast

    Lots of water all day plus cardio exercises mornings and evenings. That is what I do to lose 36 pounds in one and half months (almost two months) and have another 30 pounds more to go. As for the tablets… it was so hard to swallow the Multivitamins even when I break it in two halves.

  4. Hi, could you please tell me if Formula 1 is HPLC (High protein & low carb)? I am on a diet (and I don’t like meat really) so I was thinking of replacing breakfast with this shake. Thanks.

    • Hi Jasmine,

      We recommend buying another canister of Herbalife Formula 1 from a Herbalife independent distributor to make your shakes. Usually it takes 2-3 days for the items to arrive at your address.

      When you substitute the “other powder”, it may be different and may not allow you to have the same product success as Formula 1 at helping you reach your weight management goals.

    • Hi Debbie,

      According to the 21-Day Herbal Cleansing Program’s nutrition label, there are no food restrictions. Also, please be advised that the 21-Day Herbal Cleansing Program “is not recommended for children, pregnant or lactating women.”

      For additional information, please refer to the product’s nutrition label.


  5. I am new with herbal life product but want to loose weight especially my tummy area. Can u please tell me which product I need? your advise is very important to me. thank u very much.

  6. I have been on Herbalife for 1 month. I have lost 2-3 lbs the whole month and no inches. I am getting discouraged. My schedule is below.

    Formula 1 shake
    1/2 banana
    Fat free milk
    1 teaspoon peanut butter
    Prolessa duo
    1 multivitamin
    1 cell u loss
    1 total control
    1 cell activator

    Same as breakfast but without the Prolessa duo

    Mid afternoon:
    A lot of the time nothing. I just am not hungry but if I am then I eat a couple slices of fat free turkey.

    Baked or grilled chicken, turkey burger or other lean meat
    Steamed veggies
    1 multivitamin
    1 cell u loss
    1 total control

    I drink about 64+ oz of water a day. Walk in the evenings.

    • Hi Jane,

      Congratulations on having product success even though it is currently not at the level that you are expecting.

      Your meal plan is similar to the recommended plan of replacing two meals a day with Herbalife shakes for weight loss. Please see if you could use the following meal planner as a guide to tweak your current meal plan.


      We recommend removing the 1 teaspoon of peanut butter from breakfast and lunch to see if your weight loss progress improves. In addition, we don’t recommend taking Total Control after mid-afternoon because it contains caffeine.

  7. Hi. I am taking the shakes, tea, aloe vera and the 21 cleansing. I thought that by using the cleansing I would use the bathroom more but that’s not the case. :( so I wonder if I am gonna lose any weight or if is even working, please help me. Thank you.

    • Hi Lucy,

      The 21-Day Herbal Cleansing Program by Herbalife is a digestive health product, it is not necessarily for weight management. Please continue having the shakes to help reach your weight goals. Remember to replace two meals (breakfast and lunch) a day with shakes, and have 1 regular nutritious meal for dinner.

      Please use the meal planner as a guide.


  8. I’m confused, I’ve read here for weight loss to use the Formula 1 shake and not include the protein powder? My rep told me to add the protein powder to my shakes. Can you clarify? I feel like I haven’t lost but have become a little bulkier. Help!

    • Hi Jennifer,

      Please ask your Herbalife distributor to see why they are recommending that you add Personalize Protein Powder (PPP) to your shakes.

      Our recommendation is to only add PPP to Herbalife Formula 1 if you are still hungry with just the shakes. Have you tried the shakes without the PPP to see how your weight management progresses?

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