Sooooo this started off as a way to save money on food while travelling over the Christmas break but thought I might start it early to avoid any surprises on my holiday.
Knowing that it’s usually better to ease into any major changes I have still decided to start with 100% as I am an all or nothing kind of girl and once I have my mind set on something it is hard to convince me otherwise. Determinedly-minded…what can I say
My second reason to start this is to kick start my weightloss journey again, not going to bore you with the details but in short I had lost 20kg last year by eating healthy and exercising regularly - I moved countries beginning of this year and the change in routine de-railed my efforts and I have put close to all the weight back on. I know this is something I can achieve again just need to kick my sugar habit which hopefully will come with 1 month on Huel.
Daily calorie intake: 1,432
Weekly exercise: 45min - 6 times a week (mix of Strength, Cardio and Yoga) - this is something I am already doing on a weekly basis
Daily Huel intake: 340g of Huel a day split into 5 meals a day
I decided to start with the UU Huel and the sample pack flavouring too see what I like. I planned my meal splits to be the following:
Breakfast - 2 scoops
Snack 1 - 1 scoop
Lunch - 3 scoops
Snack 2 - 1 scoop
Dinner - 2 scoops
Today is day 1 and I have found the adjustment surprisingly easy…
Breakfast: 76g of UU Huel with Cocao flavouring
Snack: 38g of UU Huel with Banana flavouring
Lunch: 76g of UU Huel with Mint Choc flavouring (was planning on having 114g but the 76g for Breakfast was plenty for 1 meal)
Snack: 76g of UU Huel with Pineapple & coconut flavouring
Dinner: 76g of UU Huel with Strawberry flavouring
I expecting a few challenges in the first week or two so let’s see what tomorrow and the following week brings .
I find it’s stopped my sugar cravings but not so much carbs. For years I drank full sugar coke, it was my favourite drink, I would crave for it and enjoyed it a lot. Coke zero and the like is ok but not as nice as the full sugar Coke. Huel has stopped that as I hardly ever have either now and don’t even crave for it. However I still crave for bread though and I do have to have a sandwich, not daily but a few times in a week.