Hi all, sorry if this has been asked before but looking for some help and advice, I also apologise for the lengthy story so will understand if people “TLDR” me.
Last night I finally came to the realisation I’m not happy with my body and I want to change this. Me and my wife are expecting a baby in November and we currently have a 12 year old and 5 year old.
I’m looking into losing some weight and found this website through Google, been reading the forums and reviews and although it seems like an amazing product I want to make sure it will help me.
Exercise (running, jogging,press ups, sit-ups etc) is hard for me as I’ve had operations on my back and knees, I have a broken collarbone and floating kneecaps but I am buying an exercise bike as that isn’t too straining on my aforementioned operated areas.
After doing calculations online, in order to lose 0.5kg a week I need to drop down to 1600 calories a day, I struggle with eating a lot of junk at work and evenings, have not had breakfast since I was 14/15 and it’s now got to a stage I am close to depression with my body image.
I have decided to set goals of cutting down and then stop smoking, take less lunch to work, leave my wallet at home to stop buying extra food, stop drinking relentless and cut down dinner sizes and stop evening snacks of crisps and biscuits, along with aiming to do 45 minutes of walking with my dog every day after work until I get my exercise bike, which I am then aiming to fit in hopefully before work.
I want to do this all because I am overweight and struggle to do activities with my children for too long, because I get out of breath quickly and it’s clear to me it is not all down to having had the surgeries that have not helped.
Would I see a benefit with using Huel as my breakfast meal on my commute to work, along with changes to my eating habits and exercise that has been lacking severely since my last operation in 2018. I am only 30 and I want my children to be able to do things with me, instead of me worrying I am letting them down by my current state.
I am open to any advice, tips and criticisms you all may have (hopefully some of you made it this far) as I am a complete beginner to healthy eating and looking after myself, but as I said I don’t want to be an embarrassment to my children whilst I still have the time to change this.
Thank you all in advance and again I am sorry for the essay.