I’ve been faffing about with Huel for a while now with a view to it’s potential for weight loss, and decided yesterday now’s the time to make a proper commitment!
I lost 5st once upon a time with slimming world, 7 years later here I am with just over 2st of it gone back on again and I don’t want it to get any worse!! Slimming world just doesn’t seem to be clicking for me this time so it was time to find something new.
A colleague at work was extolling the virtues of Huel, and although sceptical (having been scarred from a foray into Slimfast a few years back (yuk)), seeing her weight go down I decided it was worth a try, ordered my first batch a couple of months back, and loved it. I’ve been using it as an easy lunch replacement in a hectic lifestyle since then, but now want to see if it can help me with weight loss.
So here I am, working to 1200 calories a day and replacing breakfast and lunch, using MFP to help me track. I drink between 2-3 ltrs of water a day.
I get bored easily and if I’m too restrictive it inevitably leads to a binge, and I also like to ‘save up’ for special occasions, weekends etc, so occasionally I’ll mix it up with a 5:2 week (which I’ve also done with some success) and fast for 2 days, using Huel for 4 small 150cal meals, and if I know I’ve got an event that means I’m going to struggle with calorie counting I’ll follow my (ingrained) slimming world principles for my non huel meals.
So a bit of a mish mash but fingers crossed! one thing I do know is that using Huel as a stable in this organised chaos is making the whole thing aLOT easier.
Start weight 01.04.19: 16st 11lbs BMI 42.1