10 Reasons why you’re not losing weight

You think you’re doing everything right by eating healthy food (most of the time) and getting to gym a couple of times a week, but the stubborn weight refuses to budge. What’s going on?

The answers might surprise you…

Mistake No. 1: You skip meals
There is a misconception that skipping breakfast – or any meal – saves calories. The truth is that if you eat fewer than three meals a day, you usually end up eating more during the course of the day.

Mistake No. 2: You drink your calories
Liquid calories from alcohol, smoothies, coffee with sugar, sweetened juices, teas, and cooldrinks can really contribute to weight gain, since it’s easy to forget to factor those calories into your daily calorie allowance.

Mistake No. 3: You’re not sleeping enough
Not getting enough quality sleep can disrupt your hormones, affect your metabolism and put your body under stress. Your body then creates carb and fat cravings to get more energy, which is why you eat more on days when you sleep less.

Mistake No. 4: You overeat healthy foods
Nuts, avocados, whole wheat pasta, olive oil and dark chocolate are all natural and healthy, but they have lots of calories. You still need to watch how much you eat of the good stuff.

Mistake No. 5: You think about exercise a lot
A French study showed that simply thinking about exercise can cause you to eat 50% more. The reason? People think that the upcoming workout gives them license to snack.

Mistake No. 6: You only do cardio
Weight training is an important part of losing weight. Getting off the treadmill and lifting weights will not only build lean muscle and increase your metabolic rate, but you’ll keep burning calories long after you’re done.

Mistake No. 7: You drink diet cooldrink
Sugar-free might sound like diet heaven, but research shows that consuming artificial sweeteners promotes weight gain by changing the composition of gut bacteria, which could lead to glucose intolerance.

Mistake No. 8: You’re too focused at work
If you sit for even just a few hours, your body stops making a fat-inhibiting enzyme called lipase. Stand and stretch every hour to boost your metabolism, or fidget all day (tap your feet or bounce your chair) to increase calorie burn.

Mistake No. 9: You drink too much water
Yup, there is such a thing as drinking too much water. Doing this actually dehydrates the body by over hydrating. A “normal” intake usually falls between two and three litres, but find what works for your body and your specific needs like exercise levels and your body’s composition.

Mistake No. 10: You could have a medical problem
Certain diseases can cause you to pick up weight, or prevent you from losing it. Consult your doctor if you suspect any of the following conditions: Insulin resistance, hypothyroidism, chronic stress, Cushing’s syndrome, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), depression, leaky gut or adrenal fatigue.

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  1. Noxolo Ndlovu

    I’m asthmatic is it safe for me to use herbex ?

    • Hylton Clementson

      Hi Noxolo.
      It should be fine to use our products, but keep in mind that our products are completely natural and will thus contain plant materials. If you are allergic to any type of pollen, grasses or any other plant based material, we would recommend that you use our products with caution and discontinue use if your symptoms get worse.

  2. Lucinda

    A year ago I had a total Thyroidectomy and gained some weight. Can I use Herbex Ultra slim with Euthyrox (medicine)?

    • Herbex Team

      Hi Lucinda

      I highly recommend that you first consult with your medical health care professional and get the thumbs up from him or her regarding this. There are too many interactions between our products and medication to say for sure.

  3. Troy

    Can I mix herbalife comps with herbed
    I have been taking it for 3 weeks now

    • Herbex Team

      Hi Troy

      Yes, Our products are safe to use with other products.

  4. Edith

    I want to know if I can combine/drink both slimmers age 20-40 and fat burner tablets together?

    • Herbex Support

      Hi Edith,

      I hope that you are doing well. I would not advice using both products. If you are looking to lose a few kg’s then Slimmers range is recommended, however if you are looking to lose more then Fat Burn tablets would be best.

      Contact me if u have any further questions.

      Thank You,
      Herbex Team

      • Xitshembiso Baloyi

        I’m a guy 20 years old, I’m 84 kg i need to lose in a 4 weeks time… I want to be around 70’s which product should i take?

      • Herbex Team

        Hi Xitshembiso

        We are really glad that you have decided to include Herbex in your weight loss journey. We are sorry to say but losing 14kgs in 4 weeks would not be possible nor would it be advisable. Losing and keeping off weight in a holistic way is about making a complete lifestyle change using exercise, Herbex, healthy eating, plenty of water and a laser like focus.

        That being said, If you are not on any chronic medication and not sensitive to our herbal stimulants green tea and guarana you can try our Attack the Fat for Men or Fat Burn Tablets for Men.

        Using this along with the above mentioned frequent exercise, healthy eating, good water intake and follow through you can expect to lose weight and keep it off after 8 to 12 weeks. A healthy amount of weight to lose is between 0.5 and 1 kg per week. Anything more could start affecting your body.

        Please feel free to email us at enquiries@herbexhealth.com if you have any question or need assistance.

      • Zanele

        Hi am zanele, I need to lose weight, I gain a lot, I weigh 102, which product can I use?please am desperate,,thnx

  5. Veronica

    Hi, I have started with the Herbex Slimmers Tablets 40-60 and just want to know if I can still drink coffee. I see there is a caffeine warning on the pamphlet. I drink my coffee without milk and sugar.

    • Herbex Support

      Hi thank you for this enquiry. The caffeine warning is a allergy warning. you can drink coffee while you are using herbex products.

  6. Sanz

    Hi there. My name is Sanz. I’m 26 years old. I’ve started the herbex fat burn range. I’m taking the drops, tablets, tea and concentrate. I just want to know if I’m on the right track. Or should I be using the attack the fat range. Please advise. Thanks

    • Herbex Support

      Hi Sanz
      For now only take the Tablets and the concentrate till you are done. There after take the drops and the tea, about 3 cups of tea a day. You will be using too many products at the same time which is not healthy.

  7. Leti

    Hi my name is Leti , my weight is 98kg iam on ARVs for a period of ten years .I started herbex booster fat burn for a week now and not see any difference. For the past days i am always tired. Which is the best product you can recommend.

    • Herbex Support

      Hi Leti
      It is best for patients who are on ARV’s not to use any of the Herbex products.

  8. hi my name is Vitoria

    I started using the fat burn concentration
    3 months back but I gave up. now I back and I have started using the 20-40 pills a week ago but I have only had I problem a little headache and I have not started losing weight.please help me because I want to lose weight fast before December 2018 and my size is 38 but my projected one is32

    • Herbex Support

      Hi Victoria
      The headache is due to the detox. This usually lasts for about a week.
      You need to eat healthy, exercise and take your products consistently. Good luck.

  9. Sinethemba

    I started herbex in a month ago but i don’t see any loss weight, i jst gain more weight i eat regularly, exercise, avoid more of fatty things what do you think is the problem? Please help

    • Herbex Support

      Hi Sinethemba
      Which products are you using?

  10. Prince Ndondo

    I I feel very dizzy after using the slim concentrate is that normal.

    • Herbex Support

      Hi Prince
      Yes, as this is part of the detox process which usually lasts for about a week.

    • Herbex Support

      Hi Prince
      The dizziness is due to the detox. It usually lasts for about a week. It is part of the detox symptoms.

  11. Prince Ndondo

    I bought your product and it’s making me dizzy ,is that normal.

  12. Phumzile

    I’m on anti depressants and gained weight (6kg) and belly fat. Which product can I use?

    • Herbex Support

      Hi Phumzile
      It would be best to not use the products with the medication you are currently on.

    • Herbex Support

      Hi Phumzile
      It is best to consult with your doctor first.

  13. Betty

    hi i bought fat attack tablets i will like to be advised do i need to cut down on pap or can i continue with smallportions

  14. Nellie

    Hi, I started using the fat burn herbal tea and would like to know if its safe to drink if I’m asthmatic.

    • Herbex Support

      Hi Nellie
      Yes it is safe for you to drink.

  15. Vivian

    Hi, I’m Vivian , I weigh around 85-90 , please advice on which products to use , especially for the belly , I have too much apetite and I would like to eat less and more healthier

    • Herbex Support

      Hi Vivian
      If you do not suffer from any chronic conditions, please try the Fat burn tabs. This is the best product for belly fat.
      You can also have the appetite control chewies to assist with appetite control.

  16. Adele

    Hi,i started using herbex attack the fat syrup,my baby is 2years old now ant still breastfeeds,though not so frequently, but i just want to know if its safe and also im on the depo provera 3month injection,is it safe when using herbex attack the fat or does it cancel out the injection

  17. Malebo

    Hi am 25 weigh 110kg and want to lose weight which one is the best to start with syrup, pill r tea?

    • Herbex Support

      Hi Malebo
      Do you suffer from any chronic conditions?
      If not then please try the Syrup.

  18. sphelele

    Hi m 20 years old still struggling with my birth weight which is 90 kg,iv bn using herbex skimmers tea for 2 weeks now and my targeted weight is 60 kg…is it possible to get slim in 2 months?

    • Herbex Support

      Hi Sphelele
      If you going to be using the teas, you will have to have 4 cups of tea a day to assist with weightloss.

  19. Chereen

    Good day,

    Am not sure if there is something wrong am doing I bought the attack the fat syrup and tea I was under the impression as part of the detox it would act as a laxative but instead am constipated and I eat healthy and drink 2lt of water including 3 cups of herbed tea.

    Please help as am not sure what to do from here and I need to lose this weight

    • Herbex Support

      Hi Chereen
      Perhaps try only drinking the Syrup and leave the tea, see if this will help.

  20. Boitumela

    Hi I’m 26, wearing size 44 and weigh 112kg.I’m taking cholesterol meds and I’ve got 3days starting to use attack the fat tablets. Is it safe to use? What would be the best product to use?

    • Herbex Support

      Hi Boitumela
      It would be best with your condition to use the Slimmers Original Range.

  21. sinovuyo

    I am 19 yrs old & I’m currently wearing size 38….can herbex help lose weight fast

    • Herbex Support

      Hi Sinovuyo
      If you are not on any chronic meds, then please try the Fat burn tabs.

  22. Chrizelda

    Good day, im 22years old and would like to know what to use to loose weight in my belly. I would like to use the shakes as a breakfast replacement can I.do this??

    Thank you

    • Herbex Support

      Hi Chrizelda
      It would be best to use the Fat burn tabs for this.

  23. Sarah

    I would like to loose some weight. Most of it around my belly. I’m 26, size 32/34. My weight is currently stuck at 72.2kg. What would be the best product to use ?

    • Herbex Support

      Hi Sarah
      Please try the Fat burn tabs.

  24. Gabriella

    Im 25 n just gave birth to my son his 3 months now and am breastfeeding . So i would love to know if there is any herbex product i can take thats safe n at the same time help me burn fat especially tummy fat area….am weighting 95kg n wud love to drop to 70kg or 65kg

    • Herbex Support

      Hi Gabriella
      Please try the Slimmers Original range. This is the safest product to be using while breastfeeding. Please only start once your baby is 6 months old and is on solids.

  25. Thapelo

    am a gal of 22yrs,am on ARVS..i weigh 130,which herbex product can i use..i feel so uncomfortable with this body pls help

    • Herbex Support

      Hi Thapelo
      Thank you for your enquiry
      It would be best to consult with your Doctor first.

    • Herbex Support

      Hi Thapelo
      It would be best to consult with your doctor.

    • Herbex Support

      Hi Thapelo
      It would be best to consult with your doctor first.

  26. Gauhelo

    Hi am 19 year old I gained weight after I gave birth to my son am using depo as contraception injection I want to that is it safe for me to use fat burn tabs or tum and bum gel and fatsyrup my weight is 95kg aleaet if I can make it to 60kg

    • Herbex Support

      Hi Gauhelo
      Thank you for your enquiry
      If you are not breastfeeding then you can use the Fat burn tabs safely. It would be best to use another form of contraceptive for the first 2 weeks of using the product.

    • Herbex Support

      Hi Gauhelo
      It is only safe if you are not breastfeeding. If you are still breastfeeding then please try the Slimmers Original Range. This is safe to use if your baby is 6months.

  27. Phindy

    Hi my name is Phindi..i jct wanna know which product to use i gained lot of weight after having a baby plz heelp

  28. Lebogang

    Hi I’m 30yrs wearing 42 also weighing 110kg… I’m starting to exercise so which product must I start using from the herbex, is it the tonic, tablets, tear or shakes

    • Herbex Support

      Hi Lebogang
      Please try the Attack the fat syrup or tabs range.

  29. Lebohang Kabudu

    Hi my name is lebohang I just want to know if I use herbex how long will it take me to lose weight

    • lindy

      Hi Lebohang, thanks for your question. If you use Herbex daily and as indicated, you should start losing weight after 3-4 weeks. It takes about 4-5 months to 15kg, it could be shorter if you eat correctly and exercise. Good luck.

  30. Sibongile


    I am 39 and weigh 67, but because of my height ” i’m very short” i need to weigh 55 so i look very abnormal. All my life i have wighed between 55 and 60. I gave birth and now i am struggling to loose weight. I started taking Herbex fat burn concentrate and i have been farting none stop. Is this normal or.

    • lindy

      Hi Sibongile, The Fat burn concentrate helps to increase your metabolism, so your body will have lots of winds in the beginning, but this should go away. Try lower your dosage slightly or rather use the tablets if it does not stop after 3 weeks. Make sure you eat healthier and drink lots of water. Good luck.

  31. Nomsa


    I’m 26years of age and weigh 76kg, I would like to lose weight using Herbex. I’m currently on birth control pills.

    Is it safe to use birth controls while using herbex?

    • lindy

      Hi Nomsa, yes, its safe to use with birth control pills, but rather be 101% safe and use extra precaution for the first 2 weeks of using Herbex.
      Good luck.

  32. Fazila Assane

    Hi, I’m 34 and my weight is 70kg…ideal weight is 60. I have been drinking the slimmeres tea and detox tea from herbex and also the slimmeres shake, but I’m not loosing any weight, I eat healthy foods, go to gym 5 days a week sometimes 6. Could the problem be on the antidepressants I’m taking?

    • lindy

      Hi Fazila, try our Fat burn concentrate or tablets with the tea. When you only use the teas, you need to drink at least 3-4 cups a day.

  33. Sethu

    HI i am 25 years old and i am currently 80kg, i would like to lose about 10kg, i also started gyming at the beginning of this month and now i need some some diet supplements to help with my weight loss journey.

    Can you please advise on which combination of herbex products can i use to help with my weight loss.

    • lindy

      Hi Sethu, try our Attack the Fat syrup or tablets to help you along. Make sure you use it every day and ongoing until you reach your goal weight.
      Good luck.

  34. Melissa

    Ive started using the attack the fat pills and the fat burn concentrate but im eating healthy and i excercise twice a week but im not loosing any weight its been month i am just very gassy do i have to try the detox rather?

    • lindy

      Hi Melissa, try only using the tablets. The concentrate and tablets might be too much.

  35. terrylee

    i am terrylee i am drinking herbexs fat burner the tablets please advise if the tablet will help me loss my weith and how long does it take before i loss weith

    • lindy

      Hi Terrylee, yes, they will help you lose weight. you should start seeing a difference on the scale after about 3-4 weeks, but sooner in how your clothes fit your body. Don’t give up.

  36. zoey

    hi Im 30 years old and weigh about 90kgs I started using herbex slimmers drops age 20-40, is there anything else that you would recommend that will work faster, especially for belly fat

    • lindy

      Hi Zoey, The Slimmers 20-40 is a great product. To speed things up a little, you could combine it with Fat burn tablets or concentrate, especially for the stored fats around your tummy area. Good luck and don’t give up.

  37. Tondani

    Message hii
    am 24 years and my weight is 132 and I wanna loose weight… I wear size 46 and my aim is to wear 36… help me pls

    • lindy

      Hi Tondani, you should try our Fat burn concentrate and combine it with the Fat burn booster drops for the first week or so. Make sure you eat healthy and do some form of exercise on a regular basis, even if its just brisk walking. Don’t give up, use your Herbex every day.

  38. Jess

    i am currently using the Herbex Fat concentrate but am starting on the 13 day metabolism diet on Sunday.

    Would it be safe for me to be on that diet and still use the Herbex.

    • Herbex


      Will you be taking any other diet supplements?

  39. pully

    Hi my name is Pulane .Iam 25 size 34 gained lot of weight after giving birth b c- section. wht must i drink to reduce my belly

    • Herbex

      Hi Pully

      Please try the Fat burn tabs with the Tum and bum Gel

      The Herbex Team

  40. Paula

    Hi I’m 21 years old I’ve been dignosed with PCOS at a very early stage in my life. Its always been difficult for me to lose weight because of my body working against the diets. Would herbex work for me or not? And which one? I’m currently not on any chronic medication. My current weight is 84 and I’ve been advised to shake off at least 15.

    Thank you!

    • Herbex

      Hi Paula

      Please check with your Doctor before using any of the products.
      The Herbex Team

  41. Karabo

    I would like to lose some belly fat which product would be best suited?

    • Herbex

      Hi Karabo

      Please try the Fat burn tabs with the Tum and Bum gel.

  42. Senzekile Ngubeni

    I just started using the fat burn drops and the the attack the fat syrup bt I feel bloated and i’m nt seeing any results,my stomach is gassy and I’m always constipated, I actually feel heavier than I did wen I started.

    Please advise

    • Herbex

      Hi Senzekile

      The Fat burn drops causes energy in the tummy and this is what is causing the bloating. Please try and drink more water to assist with the constipation

  43. Tshilidzi

    What is really the difference between the herbex fat burn, attack the fat and skimmers ranges. And which range is the most effective.

    • Herbex

      Hi Tshilidzi

      The Fat burn range has a stimulating effect where as the Attack the fat works like a laxative.

  44. boza Ntoane

    Hi , I am a male aged 30. I am continuously gaining belly fat.what product can i use and wont that affect my sex drive

    • Herbex

      Hi Boza

      Please try the Fat burn range for men

  45. Herbex

    Hi Gundo

    Healthy weightloss is 1-2 kg’s a week.

    Please let us know if you have any more questions

    The Herbex Team

  46. Promise

    Hi im 28 years old and have 2 kids a six year old and a8 month old,i gained lots of weight after giving birth to my second child,i want to kno what range of herbex should i use.

    • Herbex

      Hi Promise

      Please try the Attack the fat syrup.

      The Herbex Team

  47. Gundo

    Hello there,

    I bought Herbex ‘Attack the fat’ savings package yesterday and started using it today. I eat healthy and plan on going back to the gym..eish lols. I weigh 85kg and would like to be a 70kg if not a 65! How much can one loose (with the healthy food, vigorous exercises and herbex) over a period of 3-4 months?

    Thank you!!

  48. busiswa

    Hi am busiswa I want to loose weight as soon as possible am struggling I feel like am loosing my shape plz help , me am 115kg. Can i take herbex?

    • Herbex

      Hi Busiswa

      Thank you for your question. If you have no medical conditions then yes you can use the products.

  49. blaqFoxx

    hi. I bought herbex 300ml syrup today, hoping to start taking it tomorrow morning. but my main concern is is it safe to take it with my flat stomach tea? and I’m on Depo, will i have to switch to pills while taking it? or just carry on taking my shots?

    • Herbex


      Thank you for your question

      What tea are you taking, and is Depo a contraceptive pill?

  50. maleboledi

    im 21 but i wear 42 i want to lose weight and i hate exercising will herbex help me even if i dnt exercise?

    • Herbex

      Hi Maleboledi

      We recommend exercise with any diet. Try doing an exercise that you enjoy, weather it be briskly walking for 30mins a day. Something that would get your heart rate up.

      Please let us know if you have any more questions

      The Herbex Team

  51. nthabiseng

    Im 25 weighng 90kg i want to be atlist 60 im on Arv can i drnk herbex

    • Herbex

      Hi Nthabiseng. In general, it is not recommended that a person with HIV diets, as they need all the nutrition they can get. That being said, our safest products for you would be the Attack the Fat product range, and the Detox range.
      Remember to eat as healthy as you can and to drink enough water – at least 6-8 glasses per day. Exercise is also very important.

    • Francois

      Good day,
      Im currently weighing 90, ideal weight is 75 kg what product can i use for maximum weigh loss. Attack the fat or fat burner? What supplements myst i use with the product


  52. nonkululeko

    i wanna loss weight , so i wanna know how long the herbex will help me to loss weight and does the herbex hav any after effects . pleas hlp me im so fractied

    • Herbex

      Hello Nonkululeko. Natural, healthy weight loss is about 0.5-2kg per week, depending on your lifestyle. Most people lose about 2-3kg per month. There are no side effects other than the detox that you will go through when you start. However, if you are taking chronic medication, you need to consult with your doctor first. Click here to read more about what to expect when you are detoxing: http://bit.ly/2ndkCpp