I have reached epic new weight of 24 stone. This is very bad, I am 5 feet 10 and large build but still no way of hiding that I am twice the size I should be. I got to this point through an unfortunate combination of treatment resistant bipolar with binge eating disorder being my main form of dealing with stress of that. I have been playing around with huel for a while as a means to ensure my protien needs are met as a new vegan and also in hopes of losing some weight. My bipolar has been really bad though and binge eating has been out of control.
I am thinking it might be time to go to that last resort and get gastric sleeve stomach surgery but feels wrong still. Reading up about what I would have to eat if got that surgery it involves weeks of liquid diet to first shrink down liver prior to surgery and weeks of liquid diet after surgery to allow healingl. In long term protien shake supplements and small meals are recomended to stay well after surgery.
I thought lets go for a last ditch effort to avoid surgery or prepare a practice run for surgery. I would like to see if a morbidly obese binge eating food addict can do huel only for a month. when I did lighter life they made me stick to 500cal a day and then few years later 750cal per day but no thanks. I think I will aim for 1600cal or even 2000 cal huel a day plus lots of water and see how long I can make it. It would be good for my liver to have a break from all the over eating for a while. I find it easier to not eat at all than to eat in moderation. Huel is as close as I can get to avoiding dealing with food while not actually starving and still get basic nutrients I need.