David Heber, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.N., Director of the Center for Human Nutrition at UCLA and Chairman of Herbalife's Scientific and Medical Advisory Boards, answers some of your most frequently asked questions.
Q: Why is protein important in a diet and how do you use protein?
A: The power of protein is that it controls hunger. Some smaller women may get enough protein in Formula 1, but for larger women and most men, adding protein to Formula 1, using 1 to 2 tablespoons of Formula 3 Personalized Protein Powder, will help control hunger and build and maintain muscle. You can optimize your success with Formula 1 and Formula 3 by using the enhancers that have been part of the 3-2-1 tradition of Herbalife. To put it simply: supplements three times a day, two shakes a day, and one healthy meal.
Q: How do I know how much protein my body needs to lose weight, rather than gain weight?
A: If you use the Lean-Protein Estimator, you will get a range of daily protein intake personalized for your weight-loss success. If you are on a meal plan with less than 100 grams of protein as a target, you may use Formula 1 with no added protein. Adding 2 tablespoons of Formula 3 Personalized Protein Powder adds only 40 calories to a shake, so you are getting protein without the extra calories that are in other high protein, high fat food choices.
*Dr. Heber's title is for identification purposes only. The University of California does not endorse specific products or services as a matter of policy.