Hi guys, I’m new to Huel by about a week, loving it so far and hope to lose the 10kg of weight I’ve put on since changing jobs, mostly down to not being able to commute by bike everyday.
Just wondering if it’s a good idea to combine Black Edition with Complete Protein? After monitoring my intake with myfitnesspal, I would like to further reduce calories whilst increasing protein and think this might be a way to do it. I was thinking one scoop Black (45g) with one scoop CP which would equal 310 calories and a lot more protein, any thoughts on this?
I usually make two shakes at a time and frequently will add a scoop to the two regular Black meals - it tastes really good. Favourite mix is Black Vanilla, Choc Fudge Brownie CP and gingerbread flavour boost.
It’s down to looking at myfitnesspal and noticing that I seem to fall short on my protein goal and have a hard time keeping my total calories down. Huel is definitely helping with both of these but just curious to see if I can nail it!
Feeling fuller would certainly help me stop snacking though!
I wouldn’t pay too much attention to the goals on MyFitnessPal. If you find that you’re hitting your current calorie target for weight loss and it’s not too much trouble, just use MyFitnessPal for it’s calorie tracking.
However, if you find hitting that protein goal helps towards your calorie target then use it and make the switch to a scoop of Complete Protein. It will be a process of trial and error to find what works for you.
In regards to snacking, I’d recommend removing snacks from your house or putting them in a hard to reach place so you have to consciously think when you reach for that snack. We have a great article to help on snacking: Can Healthy Snacking Help you Lose Weight? – Huel
I wouldn’t pay much attention to that protein goal. MyFitnessPal can be good at working where the bulk of your calories from so have a look at those foods/meals that seem to be taking up a larger share than others and work out if that’s for you or not.