Opinion on Evox Lean Pro Diet Meal Shake and Herbalife formula 1

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Posted: 13 Sep 2013, 05:40
I'm 21 years old still living at home because we live close to the campus where I study so meal planning and cutting out pasta is getting extremely hard because my mom loves making pasta. So I was thinking of getting a shake that I can use as meal replacement on the days that my parents want to eat food that I don't want to eat.

So basically good meal replacement for getting a leaner more toned body.

Is the Evox Lean Pro Diet Meal shake a good option? Have any of you ever tried it?

And how does it compare to Herbalife formula 1?

I'm not sure about the price difference yet I'll have to go check at dischem but on the prices I could find on the internet it seems like Evox is much more affordable, so being a student that's kind of important.

Any help would be much appreciated!

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Posted: 13 Sep 2013, 06:44
Not too sure about prices but from what I understand both Herbalife and Evox shakes are very carby. Evox also has several allergens..:Contains Milk, Soy and Wheat (Gluten). Soy is known to mess with women hormones so I would definitely stay away from that..especially if you are prone to pmt...mood or hormonal issues. I believe that Dischem (under their own label) have a very good protein shake. Not sure about cost, but at 2g of carbs per 30g serving you can't go wrong Smile


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Posted: 13 Sep 2013, 06:50
is a protein shake and a meal replacement shake the same thing?

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Posted: 13 Sep 2013, 06:58
They are very different and serve different purposes. I love real food and never really got into the whole shake thing. Best bet is probably to speak to one of the ladies at Dischem. Best advice I can give you is go for the one that has whey protein in it...it is regarded as a very healthy ingredient. According to the net:

Whey protein is one of the main groups of proteins found in milk. It is isolated from a liquid by-product of cheese production - called "whey".

Commonly used as a protein supplement to promote muscle growth, whey protein contains all of the essential amino acids and also serves as a possible alternative to milk for people who are lactose intolerant.

Whey protein has a number of other positive health effects too.

In addition to being used as an alternative to milk and as a popular dietary supplement to improve strength, whey protein is believed to have a range of therapeutic properties that could help treat, as well as reduce the risk of certain diseases.

Research has found that whey protein has anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties, and could possibly act as an effective supplementary treatment for diabetes and heart disease.

It has also been found to help decrease weight loss among people suffering from HIV (AIDS).

In my opinion, watch out for the so called meal replacements, as they are often loaded with CARBS and SUGAR. Always check your list of ingredients.


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Posted: 13 Sep 2013, 08:31
Lean pro is just a fancy way of making whey protein more expensive, they are playing the get thin quick fad. Just get the normal Evox 100% Whey. Herbalife is crap. If your looking for something with good quality carbs then go for the 5XL from Evox. I used 5XL when I bulked to gain muscle size and I now use 100% whey to cut down the fat for my shredded summer Body.

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Posted: 13 Sep 2013, 08:57
She says in her post she is looking for a good replacement for her mothers pasta i.e. she DOESN'T want a carb loaded meal. Therefore Evox 5XL would NOT be suitable as it is for weight maintenance and weigh gain (clearly not her goals, if you look on her profile she is looking for weight loss). Not only that, but it is loaded with carbs! 47g per 100g is ALOT. (I see the Evox Lean Pro also has 47g carbs per 100g) Th3 5XL also costs close on R600....this is an absolute fortune for a student who no doubt is on a limited budget and she is also living at home.


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Posted: 13 Sep 2013, 09:37
I just gave Dischem a call and the range is called Bio Gen. The product is SR8 (slow releasing and intended for weight loss) For 2 scoops i.e. 52g you are looking at 40g protein and 3g carbs. It is a 900g tin and sells for R299. It comes in choc, strawberry and vanilla. Although marketed as a good protein shake it can also be used as a meal replacement as it has good balance of supplements. Hope this helps!


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Posted: 14 Sep 2013, 13:58
wow thank you so much for your trouble!! It sounds like a great option, thanks for all of your help!!

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Posted: 15 Sep 2013, 10:05
You are very welcome Wink


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Posted: 21 Oct 2013, 16:54
Hi, I have the same delema! I've read your entire coversation and FOOD is not on my side , I eat 100 percent healthy and no weight loss so I am determined to try replacement protein shake! Why is herbalife not good if everyone in my area is raving about it? I will check out info on bio gen!

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Posted: 07 Apr 2014, 03:14
I have personally used Herbalife, USN Diet Fuel and Evox Diet Protein Shake (this is however not the meal replacement)... USN and Herbalife have a VERY high carb content and so I found it impossible to lose fat even though I was going to gym 5-6 times a week. I have found that Evox works for me - however I can assure you that none of these expensive products will work unless you are combining healthy eating with exercise. In your case I would say rather take a day out of your weekend to prepare a big pot of healthy chicken & veg soup/stew - get your mom to freeze it in portions for you and voila! A healthy instant meal as long as you have a microwave on hand! Best of luck, Pasta is my weakness!!

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Posted: 07 Apr 2014, 03:57
So rather than asking "which shake?" I think the better question is "Are shakes a good meal replacement?"

For me the answer would be a resounding no. A big part of dieting is teaching yourself better eating habits, and shakes don't really further this goal. Why not roast some vegetables and use them as the focus of your meal, maybe with a small side of the pasta if it's something you really like? If she's cooking pasta with a sauce then you could always substitute spaghetti squash for pasta in your portion. To make it easier, cook the squash ahead of time then freeze it in single-serving portions.

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Posted: 09 Apr 2014, 06:50
I must admit that I am addicted to my Herbalife shake in the morning. I use the vanilla shake powder, with 250 ml fat free milk, 250 ml water, 3 tablespoons fat free yogurt and between 50 - 100g of fruit. I blend it up in a blender (also with ice) and take it to work as my breakfast. It is seriously divine. I love it. I have a friend that is a Herbalife distributor and she raves about the product and the benefits (obviously she would I suppose but she also genuinely seems to be very passionate about it). She has seen some amazing results with it. BUT, you are supposed to replace two meals a day with the shakes and only eat properly once a day. I'm not a fan on that way of eating and so I am doing 1 shake a day, chicken salad for lunch and normal meal for supper, eating between 1200 - 1400 calories per day. Hopefully I will start to see some results soon!

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Posted: 18 Apr 2014, 15:45
12.3g of Carbs is anything but high, especially in a meal replacement. If you are worried about carbs in an MRP, skip them completely and get yourself 100% Whey. It will average 3-5g of Carbs per serving. But again, 12.3g is more than welcome on a healthy diet. They are not the reason you cannot lose weight. It's all dependent on how many you actually consumed throughout the day, and with what else.

Despite popular belief, I'm looking at you Paleo people, Carbs do not make you fat. Smile

(Please dont let my weight as of now determine my knowledge on the subject. I have a ND in Exercise Science through HFPA. I put on a massive amount of weight due to drinking, and stopping smoking. I have kicked my addictions, so it is back in the gym, and getting a hold on life)


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Posted: 18 Apr 2014, 23:45
Actually meal replacement shakes have carbs in them for a reason. They are a balanced meal. Without the carbs they would be simply a protein shake. Generally you will find more carbs and a little less protein in a meal replacement shake and you will find little carbs and much more protin (24g or so) in a protein shake.
Both serve a purpose in good nutrition as well as in exercise recovery.

In the case of Herbalife Formula 1 meal replacement shakes, they have 9g of protein and 13g of carbohydrates. If you use milk as your liquid, you pick up another 12g of carbohydrates and 8g of protein. That is why most of us use water for our shake liquid and then personalize it with additional protein drink mix.

If you mix Herbalife Formula 1 with water and add 2 scoops of their Protein Drink Mix for your meal replacement shake you end up with 200 calories, of which 18% is good fat (4g), 36% is carbohydrate (18g) and 48% is protein (24g.)

For those trying to lose weight we suggest you replace 2 meals a day (as mentioned) and that your third meal is a well balanced colorful meal. BUT we also suggest that you have 2 snacks a day so that your are eating every few hours throughout the day (having some form of protein and some complex carb at each snack - 100 calories or so)

For exercise recovery we have protein shakes (non meal replacement)referred to as the Herbalife 24 products - they contain whey and casein protein, which support both quick and long term muscle recovery.

It really all has to do with good nutrition (80%) and activity (20%) an attitude (100%). Sometimes we do a little too much thinking. Decide what you want to change and take steps (out of what was your normal habit) and make the changes. It ALL works if you do
Don Fecteau
Herbalife Independent Distributor
Wellness Coach
Lauderhill FL 33319

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Posted: 24 Apr 2014, 10:13
Those shakes are a load of crock.

Maybe one a week when you don't have anything to snack on. If anything have a 100% Whey protein after your workout. Maybe add BCAA's during workout.

Otherwise nothing beats good clean food.

Work out your daily calorie requirements using Harris-Benedict or Katch-McArdle formulas. Aim to eat a deficit of 300-500 calories per day (using the calorie counter - make sure you weigh everything)
Burn another 300-500 kCal by going to gymn. Combine weights and HIIT cardio. Do weights first then 20-40 minutes of cardio. That way the weights burn up all your glycogen stores and you burn fat in cardio.
Shake up your routine. Change from dumbells to barbells, treadmill to stairmaster, spinning etc. Point is to continuously shock your body.

And no, by doing weights you will not build muscle and become musclebound. You will however recomp your body.

Don't focus on the scale, rather a body fat % done by someone trained with calipers. That's when you will see the difference.

Good luck and stick to it. Also remember it takes time. You have to reprogram your metabolism.
You didn't gain weight overnight, so can't expect to lose it overnight.


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