I’ve a secret. I like trying random things out to see what happens
Some background - I’m 32 year old male (feeling old) over the past few years I’ve had to give up playing football and moved onto distance running - done 10 marathons. Sadly in the past 6 months I’ve developed patellar tendonitis which has really impacted my running (any tips on getting over tendonitis would also be appreciated!)
In that time I’ve put on about 2 stone (I’m 6ft1 and weigh 13 stone 10 when I should be about 11st 8 or so). Problem was I couldn’t run but I really didn’t change by high carb, high sugar diet. Other forms of exercise just didn’t give me the same calorie burn as running 20miles - who’d have thought!
Anyway. In a bid to try and lose a few pounds to help my recovery I’m giving Huel ago which will hopefully help the diet…
I’m planning on running my experiment for 3 months initially starting this week. I’m calling this week my intro week so aiming to replace breakfast and a few lunches with couple of scopes of Huel and then eat a normal dinner. Seeing how that goes next week I’ll look to move to about 90% Huel and just have a few meals a week.
As my goal is some weight loss I’ll be trying to keep under 2000 kCal so will be tracking my weight and maybe a few other measurements.
First thoughts from my start (got the GF vanilla Huel):
Taste - not unpleasant. Bit like a standard protein shake - the colder it is the better it tastes. Some clumping but I don’t really mind the odd lump.
Hunger - I find that I have my breakfast shake about 9am and can usually get to 1pm without any more hunger. I’d then have the next shake between 1-2pm. I seem to get through to 6pm-ish and not too hungry. I do find that I crave some sugar in the evenings but no mid-afternoon slump which is good.
Wind - unlike some others I haven’t had this issue yet but we will see how it progresses!
Anyway, thanks for reading my post - I plan to probably update this on a weekly basis to try and not bore you but here’s hoping Y = success