Why do we gain weight? 

Your weight is a fine balance between the energy you burn off (the amount of physical activity you do) and the energy you consume (the food you eat).

If your daily energy intake from food is the same as the calories your body needs each day, your weight will stay the same. In other words, your body will be in energy balance.


If your daily energy intake from food is more than the calories your body needs, your weight will increase. This is because your body will store the extra energy as fat. This is your body's way of protecting you against famine. If food did become scarce, the fat you have stored would provide your body with energy for quite some time.

In today's society, it is very rate to have a shortage of food, so if we consume more energy than we need, we put on weight.

What is the relationship between weight and health?

As the amount of excess weight increases, so does the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, gallstones, certain respiratory disorders, some types of cancer, and premature death. Fortunately, losing weight and keeping it off may produce health benefits for many people with excess weight, especially those who are at risk of other diseases.

What is Body Mass Index (BMI)?

Body Mass Index, or BMI for short, is a mathematical measurement that is based on your height and weight, and is highly correlated with body fat. The higher your BMI, the more likely you may be to develop health problems associated with your weight.

BMI can be easily calculated using the following formulae:  

BMI = Weight (kg) /  Height 2 (m) 

Under 18.5


You are under weight! Do you know that the same Herbalife's products can be use to gain weight?



Congratulations! You are not overweight, and you do not have increased health risks due to excess weight.

23 - 24.9

Slightly Overweight

You already have an increased health risk. This is especially true if you have members in your family who suffers from diabetes or cardiovascular diseases. Take action now to avoid the development of these diseases - manage your weight today!



You are medically obese and really should take action now to manage your weight as your health risks are strongly increased.


Moderately obese


Severely obese


Ideal Weight
Ever wonder what is your ideal weight for your height, age, gender and body frame size? Check this calculator out!
Calories Intake
How much calories you need per day will depends on how active is your life-style. Don't take much more than necessary daily!
Waist-hip Ratio
This is a measure of your waist size in relation to your hip. It's an indication of fats distribution in your body and whether you are considered obese.
Body Mass Index
BMI is a measure of your weight in relation to height. It's a guideline to determine the risk of your weight related health problems


Your Calorie Needs - For Weight Maintenance, Weight Loss, Weight Gain

Essential Components of Weight-Management Success

The chart below describes the key products we have specifically designed to remove the obstacles that get in the way of your weight-management goals. Whoever thought losing weight and improving your health could be this fast and easy?

Cellular Nutrition

Our nutritional foundation provides essential nutrients in the proper balance to optimize absorption and assimilation. The result: a healthier, more energetic you.


Formula 1
Protein Drink Mix

Formula 2
Multivitamin Complex

Cell Activator


Our delicious beverages and scientifically formulated supplements can provide you with an all-natural life.




ShapeworksTM Herbal Concentrate

Total Control


You're never alone with Herbalife. Our weight-management plans include a wide array of weight-loss support materials and a personal coach who will cheer you on every step of the way - your Distributor!




What You Should Weight Chart


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* Products mentioned here are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Weight-loss results are not typical, individual results will vary.