As a Herbalife Nutrition Health Coach since 2004 & Nutritional Therapist, I have worked with over two thousand clients and have helped…
- … young moms lose weight & increase their energy levels so they can keep up with the demands of their children & family life;
- … families improve the balance of their meals and kids start with a healthy, balanced breakfast so they can focus and concentrate more at school;
- … professionals establish stable and more nutritious eating patterns and avoid meal and snack skipping and, in the process, get their health and shape back and increase their energy levels and concentration levels;
- … fitness enthusiasts maximise their exercise efforts and recovery with personalised nutrition;
- … older clients increase their metabolism and nutrient intake and, as a result, lose weight they have tried to lose for decades and generally feel so much better;
- … already healthy clients increase their nutrient intake so they can take their health to the next level…
I can help you too, whatever your challenge!
“I have never been overweight and even after my pregnancy – I only put on just over 1 Stone, but I found it difficult to shift and my bad eating habits were making me miserable, so, energy was a huge thing for me, especially now having small baby to look after…”
Our online Reboot Challenge has been designed to help YOU achieve better health and fitness and, more importantly – gain knowledge and tools that can help you continue your journey to becoming the best version of yourself for life.
It is an online support group with people joined on the same mission – to develop sustainable healthy, active lifestyle habits!
* All references to weight control relate to the Herbalife Weight Management Programme which includes, amongst other things, a balanced diet, regular exercise, an adequate daily fluid intake, nutritional supplementation where required and appropriate rest, individual results will vary.
Here are some of my client’s success stories:
Hayley is a mum of two young girls here in Bath and came to see me after being referred to me by her mother-in-law, Fran, who has been my client since 2017. We did the Wellness Evaluation with full body composition analysis, had a great chat about her current challenges.
At the end, Hayley was excited to start with our basic Herbalife Nutrition plan and was given a full Nutritional Manual to follow with recipes for her other meals, shopping ideas, meal planning ideas, exercise, etc. I took her through it and, to my surprise, Hayley did not need much to set off on her journey changing her breakfast for our Formula 1, changing balance of her meals, serving sizes, meal frequency and soon started feeling better as well as ending losing 22 lbs to date in total.
Hayley implemented some recipes within both her own and her husband’s lifestyle, which caused her husband to lose some body fat and feel much better too. I do not think we appreciated how much progress Hayley made until she sent me the photo in a blue jumpsuit that she bought herself for their wedding anniversary break. She looks absolutely stunning. Here is to Hayley’s continued success.
50 LBS WEIGHT LOSS AND COUNTING
“Back in December 2017, I was watching some fellow Herbalife distributors sharing their amazing results on Facebook after completing a 90 programme of healthy eating and fitness.
Having struggled for over 10 years to lose my pregnancy weight and having tried so many different types of “diets”, I thought I had nothing to lose but excess weight and fat and I decided to give a 90 Day programme a go.
Unfortunately, I was very ill with allergy and asthma at the time and even spent most of the Christmas holidays indoors as stepping out in the fresh and cold December air was triggering my asthma attacks so I decided I had to treat this problem and get better first before embarking on the programme especially as I knew that it required some form of exercise and I thought that sadly it was not the right time for me to join the next 90 day programme which was due to start beginning of January 2018…
However, deep down I knew that I wanted / I had to give this
programme a go and so it stayed in the back of my mind and I was
mentally getting ready to join the next wave starting in March whilst
getting my asthma under control…
I still remember when Cassy joined my Weight Loss Challenge back in 2010. It makes me proud every time I see her and think about how far she has come on her nutritional and personal journey since I met her:
“Back in 2010, I was sick and tired of being overweight, having a weak immune system, always on antibiotics, fed up, run down. I was busy with my own cleaning business & did not eat regularly.
After dropping my daughter to school, I would skip breakfast and go straight to work and not eat until late lunchtime, when I would have several pieces of toast and then I would not eat until dinner. Both meals were empty, carb based meals. I did not understand anything about nutrition or balance and never thought I really had a problem as my whole family had a similar lifestyle. I never knew how much better I could feel if I changed my diet.
Friend introduced me to a 12 Nutrition course that helped her lose weight. I joined & learnt about all aspects of nutrition, which opened my eyes and, reluctantly, I started on a Herbalife Nutrition personalized plan. My energy went through the roof in the first few days. I was a new person, my skin was better, I started losing weight and became a coach so I could help others feel the same and I never looked back!
I am passionate about helping people improve their nutrition and exercise more & on a mission to help improve other people’s lives!
Here is my oldest friend, Maida, and I when we were only 16. Almost thirty years later and she is still a friend who also trusted me enough to help with her health and her weight. What an honour. Her journey with me as her coach spans over the past three years, since 2013, and here is her story she was inspired to write:
“Sanela and I go way back. A long time ago when there was no Herbalife and we were just kids and best friends, Sanela was all about healthy, organic nutrition and exercise. I was probably one of her first clients and faithful listeners because not too many people at the time talked about food so much. She was always so passionate about it. It was only natural to join Sanela on my Herbalife journey. … y
“I highly recommend Sanela! Her knowledge, support and nutritional solutions by Herbalife have been critical to helping me achieve 5 stones Weight Loss & then to maintain it for the past few years. Thank you so much, Sanela!” …
BODY TRANSFORMATION OF A MUM OF TWO IN SIX MONTHS: FROM DESPARATE TO CONFIDENT
“A year ago I was a desperate woman. After a year of struggling with diets I had lost only 7 pounds of the 4 stone I had gained over the last 5 years. A new sedentary job and two babies had left me drowning in baby weight – standing only 5’4” tall, I was 13 stone. As I approached my mid 40s I had begun to believe I would never wear my favourite size 12 clothes again…”
RUTH’S STORY: FIT @ FIFTY
“The change in my weight and body shape are now obvious for all to see. Friends are stopping me in the street astonished at the amount of weight I have lost and it really is all due to following the Herbalife programme and changing my lifestyle habits too…”
Lejla is a friend of an old friend who was introduced to Herbalife Nutrition back in 2013 and truly had an incredible transformation.
As she lives in the United States, the whole follow up and support went through Skype and email. I am forever grateful to my childhood friend Maida for introducing me to Lejla as I am honored to be part of her such transformative journey.
“I have had the pleasure of knowing Sanela since 2009 and in that time she has been a real tower of strength, She has been a wonderful coach through many harrowing attempts to get control over my weight and understand my relationship with food. Not only does she lend a listening ear to my excuses (my word not hers) she has a way of, always gently leading me back on track with encouraging words, stories and facts.
What she doesn’t know about health and well being is, quite frankly not needed to know. Saying that she always keeps her clients up to date with any new developments. What is especially noticeable about Sanela is that she is kind even when “tough love” has been required. I go away feeling refreshed revived and ready to start again and not a failure and ashamed as can so easily happen in the world of health and fitness.
Sanela is able to get to another layer and her clients can remain human and empowered. This is just one of the qualities which I believe makes her unique in her field and I’m not biased as I have been through many programmes in my 50 years. I have often arrived on her doorstep depleted and down to be welcomed with energy and warmth which she radiates, leaving me skipping down the steps with hope in my heart and that is something that can’t be bought or taught. Thank you my marvelous friend, you are a treasure.”
I met Nicky in 2009 when she joined my Weight Loss Challenge. She had such great results that inspired her to become a member in 2010 so she can benefit from member reward of purchasing products at 35% whilst she was also helping her husband Nigel and a few friends and neighbours. Nicky lost 35 lbs to date and at the end of 2016 decided she would like more rewards from her Herbalife membership. We got together, set a date to do a Healthy, Active Lifestyle party at her house and explain her friends and neighbours about Ideal Breakfast and science behind Herbalife Nutrition. Out of six ladies that came, four went on and got their Body Composition tested and started a Nutrition Trial.
We put them all together into an Eat Clean Challenge to help educate them as well as support them on their mission, whilst they are also being accountable to each other. They all loved their first week on the challenge that they decided to go on a full plan and have since all lost anything between 16 to 30 lbs (and going…) and they all regularly contribute to their closed support group, together with Nicky and myself. One of them also introduced her husband who is also doing great on the plan. Their feedback is that they have never been before more supported and more motivated as they are now with a Herbalife Nutrition plan.
What it meant for Nicky is that she also qualified for top wholesale bracket, which is 50%, so her and her husband can eat for free and she also qualified for a free Herbalife Nutrition branded NutriBullet – a promotion that Herbalife has put together for us here in the UK and Europe for those new members who support 5-7 clients three months in a row and accumulate certain volume. Nicky is very proud of not only her personal results, but also the difference she made to those few people in her circle of influence and I hope she continues making a difference with those around her who need it.
Katherine and I have worked together, on and off, since 2009, when she originally joined The Weight Loss Challenge an had incredible results. Life, of course, gets in the way, and, after working really hard on herself, Katherine has now conquered Katherine through love and internal work first before we could achieve a long lasting physical transformation! I was delighted to get a message from Katherine back in September 2017 to say that she is finally ready. And she meant it. Future is bright.
“Herbalife really works. I have lost 33 lbs so far and couldn’t be prouder. Sanela keeps me on track and I am so grateful for her loving support. I am totally committed to keeping on going and keeping it off. Despite looking different I feel so much better in every way – mentally and physically. It is truly life changing”, Katherine
ANNA & PHIL’S STORY
One of the highlights of 2017 has been meeting Anna, who then also introduced me to her husband Phil. I was very interested in Anna’s work as a Pranic Healer and we soon both realised we needed what the other one offered in order to increase our well-being to the next level. Anna is a wonderful, gentle soul and I am proud to call her my friend too. Anna and her husband have been coming to see me for about 6 months now and they have remained open-minded, keen students of improving their general health & nutrition, eager to apply what I suggested, so no wonder they had such great results…
FEELING BETTER IN 50S THAN I DID IN 30S
Jenni has been my client for 6 months now and it was one of those moments when she first came to CobraFIT initially that I felt instant connection that I usually feel with people who are just open, kind individuals. You just have to love Jenni. Whenever there is a new participant at CobraFIT, I know Jenni will immediately try to give them some tips and advice, be kind, tell them how good the plan is working for her and make them at ease. I am so grateful to have Jenni as part of our community, such an invaluable member and now very dear friend too. Here is Jenni’s story to date…
“I met Sanela as I had signed up for her Cobrafit workout. My journey back to health, up to that point, had been slow to get off the ground and I was looking for a weight training style of workout to compliment my other excercise…” …
70 LBS WEIGHT LOSS TO DATE
“I started the Herbalife program with Sanela in September 2016, and now 7 weeks into the program I already feel better, have lost 15 lbs and more importantly for the first time in my life feel like I can actually achieve my goal weight and live a much healthier lifestyle. First, the supplements and shakes – they are truly amazing. If you are a busy mom of 2 with a meaningful full time job, a husband and a long commute, you don’t have time to spend all Sunday or hours every day preparing complicated meals. The shakes are truly the best thing for me in terms of time and commitment. They are easy to prepare and you don’t have to think about what you are going to make for breakfast or lunch, you know it’s a shake and you get on with your life. So easy!!!
Second, the online chat group. Well those ladies are truly what keeps me going. Every day, I can’t wait to check in with my food and calorie intake, because I feel like we are all in this together. We share our ups and downs and they are all here to keep me on track. My life is full of people at the office trying to get me to eat the leftover lunches from meetings or friends who always want to go to dinner to catch up, and the online group helps me navigate those, helps me realize that I have to control myself and keeps me accountable. I feel like I owe them my commitment and it keeps me going every day.
Last, Sanela. What can I say about her that many probably have already said? She is amazing, supportive, knowledgeable and efficient. I am not sure how many clients she has, but to me it seems like I’m the only one and that is truly amazing; that she is able to always take the time to guide me, help me and hold my hand during the rough times. The fact that she also drinks the shakes and takes the supplements makes me feel much better about the fact that she trusts the products to use herself every day, and she looks amazing.
I have been overweight for most of my adult life. I had settled on losing a few pounds here and there thinking that I’ll never be back to my pre-wedding or pre-pregnancy weight. Now? My goals are much bigger, I’m not going to get down to just that wedding weight, I’m going for high school weight. And the best part about it, is that with this program and the support I get, I can actually visualize myself achieving them and I know I will!”
… and she went on and lost 70 lbs to date…
FROM RUNNING OUT OF CLOTHES THAT FIT TO FEELING FABULOUS
“On 24th November 2016 I ran out of clothes, nothing I owned fitted me anymore.
Time for change, I joined a gym, started walking and did exercise workouts at home, I was 86.5kg at the time, I worked hard with the exercise and two months later – I weighted 84.2kg, I could not believe how little weight I had lost for all the effort!
To up my exercise I joined my local CobraFIT workout class, I was surprised to see a few people I already knew at the classes and was very welcomed by all and really enjoyed the workout…
DELIGHTED WITH THE RESULTS IN TIME BEFORE 71ST BIRTHDAY
“I am a 70-year old woman and have been gradually putting on weight for some years. At my annual check-up at the doctors last summer, I measured 5 foot 6 and weighed 13 stone 4 pounds. A photograph taken at the same time brought me up short! I honestly had not thought that was what I looked like. At that time I was also suffering swollen ankles, not only as a result of long journeys. I did go for walks on a regular basis and I have never been one for eating sweets, preferring starters to desserts but I did like bread and potatoes, pasta and cheeses and I drank alcohol in moderation.
In October, a friend recommended Herbalife as she had started to follow the regime and found it successful. After a telephone consultation with Sanela, I was given a personalised nutrition plan to follow…
42 YEAR OLD TURNED HER BODY CLOCK TO HER 20S
My clients are my friends and Sharon, mum of two school girls, is one of them. Honest and kind, I liked her from the first day I met her. We worked closely together for the past year and I am forever grateful for her story she was keen to share. Sharon lost 30 lbs of body fat to date and has no more weight to lose, but we are still working together making sure she is maintaining her weight and health.
In addition to her weight loss, even more importantly, her body fat went from 34.1% to 22.5%, without losing any lean muscle since she started, so her shape has changed drastically, she can fit into size 10 jeans now, which she is extremely happy about. Despite the fact that she is in her 40s now, her metabolic age is of a 22 year old. How about that? I am very proud of Sharon and here is what she wanted to share to inspire others:
“I had been meaning to do something about my weight for a while but the time was never right and life got in the way, then Sophie, my youngest daughter, made some less than complementary remarks about my weight and that was the kick I needed to do something about it. I saw the advert in the Local Look about the local Weight Loss Challenge and decided to give it a go.
My main goal was to lose weight but I also hoped to get fitter and more energetic. I had been unhappy with my weight for some time but had struggled to diet. If I did lose weight I would put it all back on again. I was sluggish a lot of the time and worried about my health – I knew I was overweight and unfit and I got coughs and colds all the time.
When I started on the Herbalife programme, I initially found it tricky to manage the protein and calorie count, but I found it really helpful sharing my food log with my coach regularly as this helped me to balance the protein and calories. Once I had worked this out it became much easier to follow. Having 5 meals a day meant I was never hungry and I was able to fit the programme into my lifestyle without too much difficulty. I lost nearly 4 pounds in the first week and this kept me going. The shakes are quick and easy and are brilliant for giving you the protein boost you need in the morning. Both the shakes and bars are a must for busy people.
I ended up losing 30 pounds in total and the whole journey has been brilliant for me. I now have more energy and because I am drinking more water my brain seems to be working better! It is wonderful to go shopping for Size 10 clothes (something I haven’t done since I left school!) and wear things I wasn’t comfortable wearing when I was heavier. I have also noticed that my shape has improved and my health too. I get less coughs and colds and my back problem has also improved. I couldn’t have done it without your help, Sanela, and also the support of the group was really beneficial. When I had a bad week it was nice to know I wasn’t alone and I picked up some really useful tips chatting to other group members.
Support was truly excellent. I have learned so much about what healthy eating really is (not just salad!) and I have also learned about which vitamins and supplements to take. I highly recommend Sanela, Herbalife & Weight Loss Challenge to anyone wanting to not only lose weight, but learn about balanced eating and how to maintain it once weight loss goal is reached.”
“Thanks to Sanela and Herbalife my life has changed. I knew there was something wrong when I always woke up tired with a lack of energy and a feeling of lethargy. I was recommended by a friend to call Sanela. I did not feel I needed to lose weight but I did want to feel more positive. I only weight 9 and a half Stones, so not massively overweight, but was carrying a lot of body fat around hips and stomach.
Sanela made me reassess what I was eating and drinking and I quickly realised I needed to respect myself enough to change my nutrition. I needed Sanela to help me see the link between food and my mood and to realise I needed to eat more protein and less carbohydrate, lose alcohol, caffeine, crisps and gain a balanced diet. These are things we might already know, but do not put into action due to excuses of time and life’s distractions.
I ended up losing 18 lbs as I stuck to the suggested program of 2 shakes, snacks and 1 balanced evening meal. The shakes helped the brain and body crave and need good nutrition. It helped me reduce my stomach size and expect less food, food that the body does not necessarily need. Support from Sanela is fabulous with her words of wisdom, encouragement, knowledge and support. The whole process for me was guided by the thought that I am gaining something which was a healthy body with lots of energy rather than loosing food.”
Linda Mallory, Bath
“Sanela, I want to say a massive thank you to you.
I met you about three years ago by our mutual friend who kind of coaxed me into seeing you. She made a few comments about my weight over the time I knew her. One of which was ‘you’re lovely looking but would look even better if you lost some weight’! How charming is that!! I’ll admit the first time I saw you, although I understood Herbalife and the routine I needed to make for myself, I was not committed. Working with people who aren’t exactly the healthiest, I would be easily lead into having a MacDonalds or something to that fashion. It was a bit like I didn’t want to be left out, or that’s what I’ve told myself.
I tried to do your Weight Loss Challenge and again failed. I could blame lots of things for this but really it was my lack of motivation, there isn’t a real excuse. At the time I probably blamed work. I learnt from you though. I understood but didn’t put any of it into practice. It was like I was going to the lessons but not taking the exam.
I then tried other things, but it was not for me.
I’ve always followed your Facebook posts and read you emailed newsletters. Each night I would go to bed thinking, I’m going to start tomorrow being healthy, I know what I’m doing, I’ll go for a run after work. Then when the next morning comes it would be ‘can’t be arsed with that’. I used to love running and the gym. For some reason something has made me lazy. There has been a fair few life hurdles I have had to deal with over the last 2 years but who hasn’t! It’s how we deal with them that makes us stronger and shouldn’t be making us lazy!
Then one morning, I woke up and rather than thinking ‘can’t be arsed with that’, I text you. Arranged to see you. A dose of your energy was all I needed to re-inspire myself.
I’d forgotten the simplicity of Herbalife and how it fits so well into my daily life. Our time is precious and we should be making the most of it. Not spending hours making food for the next day and having to think about all the nutrients we need from it and having to weigh everything out. Now I can have my shake, which I enjoy and know is doing me good and a hell of a lot better than my previous lunchtime munchings! Not only that but I have noticed the saving on my food bill!
After my first 10 days I have lost just under 3lbs and 1 litre of visceral fat! I need to continue this! I feel amazing. More energy and have had people commenting on the difference. One being that I was more full of beans than usual!! Must drink more water mind!!
Thank you again for your time and inspiration. It’s taking me a while but it’s now the right time for me. I will do this and I now what to share what you have taught me! Herbalife all the way!
Lots of love my friend!
“Last September I began feeling cross because many of my buttons would just not fasten and I felt exhausted much of the time. I have a friend who kept going to the dry cleaners to have her clothes taken in and she told me about Herbalife and Sanela.
I immediately called Sanela to book an appointment and from then on my life has improved. I think the Formula 1 shakes are delicious and I enjoy whizzing them up with fruit; the snack bars really keep one going and above all I like the challenge. I have lost over a stone now and feel so much better, enjoy my weekly trip to Sanela and her magic scales though I now will see her once a month for a wellness check-up as I reached my goal.
I found it a bit expensive at first as you get supplies for a whole month, but as it works out less than £5 a day for 2 nutritious meals, a healthy protein snack, supplements and an energy drink – Sanela made me realise that a lot of people pay that much just for a sandwich out and a fizzy drink, so it is important to understand the value. Sanela has since made me a member and I now order independently at a discount.
You are sometimes tempted when you are cooking for your family and I did find it difficult to drink enough water but you have your evening meal to look forward to and the joy of looking and feeling better! This is such a painless way to lose weight and improve your health. I don’t know why more people don’t do it. I would recommend everyone to just – Go for it!”
Joanna Cacanas, Bath