Nutritional Supplements and Weight Management

By Jose Reinhart, M.D., Member, Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board
June 10, 2016

Overweight and obesity are now a truly universal problem.

According to a recent study published in the Lancet, 18% of men and 21% of women around the world will be obese by 2025 if current trends continue. And the alarming findings don’t stop there:

• From 1975 to 2014, global obesity has more than tripled among men and doubled among women.
• There are more than 266 million obese men and 375 million obese women in the world.
• Over one in eight adults are now obese, a ratio that has more than doubled since 1975.
• The United States and China have the highest rates of obesity.

Jose Reinhart, M.D., Member, Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board
Jose Reinhart, M.D., Member, Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board

Overweight and obesity result from an imbalance between daily caloric intake and consumption. A suitable alternative, which is expanding throughout the world, are nutritional replacements, which are scientifically prepared formulas that allow replacing meals throughout the day; these supplements contain a variety of beneficial nutrients.

For example, a high-protein nutritional shake, with appropriate amounts of carbohydrates and micronutrients (such as vitamins, minerals and trace elements), and with a low caloric content of about 200 calories, is the best alternative to replace a normal breakfast that contains approximately 600 calories.

For an overweight or obese person who consumes a poor diet and gets insufficient exercise, a nutritional replacement can be used to replace two meals a day. By replacing two meals a day with a nutritional replacement, a person can reduce their daily caloric intake by 600 to 800 calories a day. This can help to reduce body weight at a safe rate of weight loss of one to two pounds per week.

A premier nutrition company, Herbalife is committed to promoting good nutrition and personal care through a program of awareness and education for healthy food choices, regular exercise and a healthy, active lifestyle.

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