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07 Dec 2005

Herbalife
What is your opinion on Herbalife's Shape Works diet plan?
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DietDoc
DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Jenny
I am not acquainted with the details of their diet plan, but you can judge for yourself if the diet is suitable. Check if it contains all the different food groups and does not cut out a whole food group like carbohydrates and also if it is very-low in energy. Such dietary regimens are not a good idea. I am also not in favour of the use of diet or slimming aids, including herbal ones which contain that contain ephedrine, pseudo-epinephrine or synephrine that can cause a long list of negative side-effects (dependence, addiction, tremors, insomnia, palpitations, irritability, psychotic reactions, etc). These products have been banned in many countries because of their negative side-effects, which include addiction and dependence. Rather use a balanced, low-fat diet and regular exercise to lose weight.
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DietDoc
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