Another Large Middle Aged Guy!


A few weeks ago, one of my colleagues whom I work closely with took a heart attack while at the gym and ended up having a stent fitted - he is back at work and is well now.

Been a couple of years older than me but far fitter and in better shape it gave me a shock - despite my own father having a stroke in his late 50’s due to been quite over weight.

Anyway, for a few weeks now I have been cutting back on chocolate and crisps but that doesn’t seem to have made much difference. I work away from home a couple of days a week and was in the habit of pigging out on chocolate, McDonald’s etc while travelling - pure idleness and lack of will power!

So, have seen people with Huel shakers before and assumed that they were for those needing protein for the gym etc but last Friday happened to see a link on Facebook for the RTD so decided to follow it.

Several minutes later, 2 boxes of RTD were winging there way to me that arrived on Saturday PM. Sunday was the start and had 2 bottles with some normal food. Took 6 bottles with me to work, Berry for breakfast and Vanilla for lunch and then had a normal, albeit a low calorie meal compared to my normal - using MFP to keep under my limit.

Enjoyed the RTD that much but seeing that long term it could be expensive, I then ordered the V2.3 Powder - 2No Vanilla Pouches. These were delivered Thursday and so my Breakfast and Lunch were RTD, my ‘dinner’ was powder with Asda Frozen Berry Medley and a banana blended in (I had a Nutri Ninja delivered same day).

Was quite nervous on the taste of the powder as have heard stories of many liquid food been rather yuck but am pleasantly surprised to how good it tastes - obviously the fruit helps! The texture is just right though IMO, has a nice oaty backdrop to it.

Made up breakie and lunch for next day - vanilla with instant coffee and then another fruit blast - not so keen on the coffee - drinkable but unsure if will repeat.

Anyhoo - between dropping the chocolate and then starting on Huel, I have lost just over 10lbs in 8 days. Most was at the start of that period but Huel has definitely helped as can control my calorie intake.

Plus as an aside, I feel far more alert at work and have more energy due to the nutritional balance that my body is now getting - something its not had for a good number of years.

I have always had a strong constitution so dont seem to have had any untoward side effects down below, although I am guessing that the powders have more of an influence on that and only been on them since Thursday.

Weigh in on 23rd - 138kg
Weigh in on 27th - 134.7kg (started on Huel)
Weigh in today - 133.1kg


This is amazing to read. I hope you stick around and continue to share your journey with or without Huel


That’s a good reason not to go to gym.


Good to hear your seeing positive results so far! i start tomorrow and ive been apprehensive. I tried huel a year ago but never really commited, this time im breakfast and lunch huel and then a no naughties for dinner. Good luck!


A wee update… going to primarily use the RTD for emergencies rather than a regular thing as decided to portion out the powder and take to work.

Mixing in the shaker is fine, no lumps, maybe some thicker left at the bottom but the grate stops them becoming a problem when drinking.

Have now received Berry and Mint Choc flavours to take to work and will continue to blend fruit with vanilla while home.

My weigh in today shows 14 and half pounds lost since 23rd Jan. Would have been more but went out for an Indian with guys from work on Tuesday and had not so low calorie meal the night before. Have now moved into the stone below my original so very happy.

Had three meals on Huel yesterday, wife took kids to McDonald’s and I resisted and stayed home and had Huel.

Also made Huel banana loaf… didn’t rise at all so was quite stodgy but tasted ok. Kids liked it too but the 11 yr old who had a small bit had the projectile runs shortly after. Didn’t agree with him at all!!