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Sport and Nutrition

“I am only just starting out with sports and fitness – what are the basics?”

Nutritional requirements for sport and exercise vary according to personal goals and levels of physical activity; from beginners through to the serious athlete. If you are just starting out with light exercise and looking to lose weight, you do not necessarily need sports products like isotonic drinks as your physical exertion may not require it and it could just be adding
extra calories.

Focus more on ensuring you get enough protein in your diet, eat wholegrain complex carbohydrates for sustained energy. Stay hydrated by replacing the water you lose through sweat. Be careful of eating sugary carbohydrates or foods high in fat, as although they will give you an instant energy boost, a drop in energy will follow. Plus they are high in calories!

“I normally exercise a few times a week, but have just decided to enter my first event. What changes do I need to make to my diet?”

Congratulations on making this first step toward the challenge and satisfaction that comes with completing your first event. Increasing your activity level also means increasing your calorie intake, but make sure the extra calories come from the right foods. The diet for athletes in training needs to focus on complex carbohydrates, good quality protein and fibre/nutrients from fruits, vegetables and a low-to-moderate fat intake.

Herbalife 24

Being an athlete is a lifestyle requiring nutrition 24 hours a day. Choices in how you prepare, fuel your body, recover and rest make a definitive difference in you becoming a 24 Hour Athlete™.

Herbalife24 was developed for athletes and goes beyond the performance nutrition industry standard for pre-, during- and post-exercise nutrition.

More details on Herbalife 24 Sport and Nutrition Programme

Weight Loss Soup with Protein and Fibre

New Herbalife Gourmet Tomato Soup, flavoured with basil and oregano. Used as part of the Herbalife Weight Loss Programme, either as a healthy and hot snack during the day or as an appetiser before lunch or dinner.

Soup is a high volume, low energy food, it provides the feeling of satiety and fullness, without the extra calories often found in larger meals or less healthy, convenient snacks. High in protein and fibre to keep you fuller for longer! It also contains prebiotic fibre Inulin to support healthy digestion and naturally occurring tomato Lycopene, a known antioxidant.

Great tasting and satisfying – it’s quick and easy to make . Savoury and hot – ideal for the winter months.

More details on this weight loss soup

Fibre Content of Food

Fruit is an excellent source of fibre and can contribute to the recommended 25-30 grams per day.
Typical deficiencies in the modern diet are fibre, protein and nutrients. Excesses in the diet include carbohydrates, sugars, saturated fats and salt.

Here are some top fruits that provide valuable fibre and nutrients to the body:

Apples – 1 medium apple (80 calories, 0 g fat): An apple’s 3 g of fibre help you meet your fibre goal of 25 g to 30 g daily. Foods high in fibre can lower heart disease risk.
Bananas – 1 medium (105 calories, 0 g fat): Bananas are a great source of potassium, which plays a key role in heart health and muscle function. Plus each one has 3 g of fibre.
Blackberries – 1 cup (64 calories, 0 g fat): This fruit boasts a whopping 8g of fibre in a single cup.
Blueberries – 1 cup (81 calories, 0 g fat): Blueberries help prevent and treat bladder infections by making it hard for bacteria to stick to urinary tract walls. Fibre- 3.5.
Mangoes – 1 mango (135 calories, 1 g fat): A single mango has enough beta-carotene to cover your RDA for vitamin A while racking up 57 mg of vitamin C; Fibre-3.7g.
Oranges fruits– 1 medium orange (61 calories, 0 g fat): One orange provides an impressive 50 mg to 70 mg of vitamin C, 40 mcg of folic acid and 52 mg of calcium. Fibre-3.1g.
Prunes – 1/3 cup, stewed (87 calories, 0 g fat): Prunes’ famed laxative effect is no mystery: There are 5 g of fibre (both soluble and insoluble) in just 1/3 cup.
Raspberries – 1 cup (60 calories, 0 g fat): Teeming with 8g of fibre per cup, they also boast vitamin C, ellagic acid and anthocyanins.
Strawberries – 1 cup, sliced (50 calories, 0 g fat): Strawberries have high levels of ellagic acid and anthocyanins, and are rich in vitamin C (95 mg per cup) and fibre (3.3 g per cup).

Fibre Content of Fruit