So here we go!
Mar 2019: BMI 40.8, 118kg:
I was told 10 months ago (around April-May 2018) that I was pre diabetic. I did not really understand what that meant, and did not care about it. I had been “fat” for a very long time, and did want to lose weight. I think Facebook realised that about me, and thank God for targetted ads - because they kept pushing Huel at me till I relented. Started with the vanilla / original powder.
Apr 2019: BMI 39.9, 114kg:
So wow this was working - strayed off Huel for a week or so, just to check if the weight I’d lost was all water. Turns out it wasnt. I was more mindful about replacing any stray meals where I’d end up eating junk with Huel. Ordered my first ready-to-drink (delicious!). Had a blood test and was told I was type 2 diabetic (50 mg), a retest showed me at 52 mg - so that confirmed the diagnosis. Docs called me back in in 3 weeks to discuss ‘lifestyle’ changes. All this while my Huel + light exercise regime (swimming 1-3 times a week, 30 mins per session) progresses in parallel, and independent to the Diabetes diagnosis.
May 2019: BMI 38, 109.5kg:
Still Hueling for weekday lunches, I also carry a ready-to-drink with me for evenings when I wind up late at work, so I just do the RTD + any other light snack for dinner (usually soaked lentils or some smashed avocado).
This morning, my doctor told me my Type 2 had “reversed”. My numbers were 46 mg (down from 52 three weeks ago), and they would no longer classify me as a diabetic. She said I was back in the regular blood-sugar levels, and the reversal was surprising. She says she sees this sort of a result once-a-year, and I was her once-a-year.
… More notes to come as I (hopefully) lose more weight!
I can’t emphasise enough how much Huel has been core to my journey to weight loss and a healthier lifestyle!