Hello all…new Hueligan here…
I’ve just switched over to Huel as a protein drink replacement and lunch after my daily workout.
Prior to Huel, I was either starving myself (no lunch), or drinking a vile tasting protein shake after my daily workout.
I do 30-50 minutes (depending on the number of meetings I have), hard training on Zwift daily. I’ve been at it solid for almost 3 months now training 6 days per week. (5 days on Zwift, Saturday rest day with the family, and then a long outdoor ride on the Sunday).
I’m losing weight steadily which is great, and my body fat has fallen from 13% to just over 11% and I’ve lost 3.6kg since February down from 84.1 to 80.5%
Overall, I’m very happy with my progress, and even more so with my VO2 of 54, so my cardio training is working out well.
However, with this all aside, I simply cannot shift my belly fat. It’s there and no matter how hard I work out and exercise, I simply cannot shift it.
I’m not looking for a six-pack or huge abs. I just want to shift the fat from my belly and have a flatter stomach. Last year I managed to drop to 74kg and just 8.2% body fat, but the belly was always there. Marginally smaller but it was clear as day. Unfortunately, a combination of injury, then illness, redundancy and a huge amount of stress made me pile on the pounds and I shot up over the winter months to 84kg.
I’m on a mission to fix this, and return to my former weight but what does a man have to do to shift the belly fat?!!?!?
I’m hoping that initially replacing Huel for my lunches will help (drinking Huel black), but I don’t want to replace too many meals yet. This is my first double pack. If I see the benefit after a month, I may consider replacing breakfast with Huel too, but I enjoy poached eggs in the morning (usually two), on a single slice of toast, or maybe some scrambled eggs.
The point is, I want to enjoy my diet. Not suffer by it.
Evenings I tend to eat “normally”. Meats,veg, fish. All homemade and fresh, be it bolognese or BBQ meats, etc…
I frequently eat salads with spinach, tomatoes, nuts and olive oil, sometimes with accompanying meats like chicken, fresh bbq turkey breast and I don’t drink sugary drinks. Only fizzy water and the odd Coronita beer here and there as a treat.
There must be a way to rid me of this!!! Suggestions welcome!