Feel like writing a post here would be useful even as a journal for myself and then if anyone comments that’s even better.
I’m 6ft 2ins, 16st 10lbs and today (literally this morning) marks my start of a 100% Huel diet.
I’m excessive in everything I do, spending, eating, anxiety and until 7 months ago drinking.
I had hypnosis for my alcohol consumption and it was incredible, as they say all hypnosis is self-hypnosis, I knew I wanted to stop drinking and needed help.
As James Smith always says, if a placebo works, it still works - so hey, 7 months without a drink has seemed unthinkable to me for most of my adult part of my 42 years.
So, I replaced binge drinking with Dairy Milk and cheeseburgers, and then when COVID hit I gained a stone in 4 weeks.
After dabbling with free samples of Huel back in 2018, I googled it this week again and came across an article on Medium, which really talked to my personal issues.
So, out came the joint account card with attached promise from my long-suffering-of-my-fad-diets wife that if we spent my part of the grocery budget on Huel and I didn’t drink it, my fingers would be going in the blender.
So it arrives, and onto the next, I tried shaking it, I can’t do it. So I have installed a blender in pride of place in my kitchen so I can’t avoid it, I mean I can barely fucking navigate around it, given the size of it.
I am on Huel Black (chocolate) and to be fair, it’s palatable. It’s not as palatable as fish and chips, but then I’m not on a forum to document my rapid weight gain and inevitable death, I’m here to lose weight and be a fit, healthy Dad for my 3yr old son.
So, I’m on 3 meals a day, all Huel, starting weight 16st 10lbs, and away we go.
Exercise-wise I am inclined to run, although I have gotten so fat it actually hurts at the moment, so my exercise is limited to walking a couple of miles a day with my son (sometimes with him on my shoulders for added burn ha ha) and wife, and the occasional jaunt of frisbee, football - where I blow hard out of breath after a sprint. THAT’S the shameful feeling I want rid of.
Updates as and when they happen.