What You Should Know
The La Bamba Diet is a three day detoxification and weight loss system designed to kick your body into fat burning mode, rather than producing all water weight loss. Made by Herbalife, the La Bamba Diet claims to be based on science and nutrition and therefore is not a starvation diet. We will take a closer look at the program to see if this is the case. The diet is heavy on protein to keep people from getting hungry, includes an all natural energy booster and a cleansing product to rid the body of toxins. It is recommended for those who want to lose five to seven pounds within three days to lower their overall body fat percentage.
List of Ingredients
The La Bamba Diet includes: a large Formula 1 Shake, personalized protein powder, aloe drink concentrate, small herbal tea concentrate, and two units of ShapeWorks beverage mix packets. We don’t know the specific ingredient lists for each of these items.
Day One: You mix two gallons of water with beverage packets, aloe concentrate, and herbal tea. This is something you drink on all day long. You cannot have anything else, and if you do the diet will not work. This day you may feel hungry but you can tell your body is not starving because of the protein you are intaking.
Day Two: You will have 5 ShapeWorks Shakes, at least 8 glasses of water, and two or three cups of the herbal tea concentrate. The shakes are made with the shake mix, the protein powder, and 8 to 12 ounces of soy or no fat skim milk. It is important not add fruit and not to snack on any other food or drink. The shakes are designed to give you all the nutrients your body needs for the day.
Day Three: You will have two shakes made the same way as Day two, at least 8 glasses of water, and two or three cups of the herbal tea concentrate, and a “colorful meal” that contains lean meat, three or four vegetable servings, salad, a small potato or a half cup of rice.
After day three, resume Shapeworks program with two shakes per day, supplements, and a balanced meal.
The Formula 1 Shake comes in the following flavors: The aloe drink concentrate comes in the following flavors: The herbal drink concentrate comes in the following flavors: The ShapeWorks mix packets come in the following flavors:
- The products in the kit are available in several flavors so people can customize their program to their tastes.
- This program may or may not actually produce fat loss.
- There are no clinical trials to support this diet.
- There are no free trials of the La Bamba Diet products.
- There are no money back guarantees for the the La Bamba Diet products.
- This diet is not safe for those who have renal issues, because protein must be limited.
The La Bamba Diet claims to release glucagon, the fat burning hormone. You should only do the diet once a month and you should never starve yourself as this will have a counteractive effect and cause your body to store fat. We don’t recommend this diet because it is very expensive for the three days at over $100, and we can’t say how well it works.