I’m going to Hong Kong & China for the next 3 weeks to help run a summer camp, and because meals are provided by the school, it’s unlikely that I’ll be able to naturally fit Huel in.
I AM bringing 4 servings of Huel and a whole bunch of Huel bars though. Feel free to stick around the thread to see how I transition into weeks of no Huel (and the side effects), and transitioning back the Huel lyf on 15 August!
It definitely helps to be prepared instead of going in blind. This is where I’m going to practise flexibility which is necessary to account for life, but it’s not throwing everything out of the window. The faster I can come back to regular routine the better Besides, I’ve used this method to get through after exams, partying, London, Germany, London, back home… what’s to say I can’t do it again?
What I’ll continue to do (core aims):
- Continue to log into MFP, guesstimated
- Drink water!!
- Try to eat more protein
- Try to get at least 10 000 steps in
- Take & log my weight everyday
- Try the best I can at every step of the way
- In China, mostly eat the protein dishes
Other things (periphery aims + anticipation):
- Try to still do IF (it appears at least 3 of my friends do IF so it’s perfectly legit to explain to people I’m doing intermittent fasting haha) from 12-8. BUT it’s ok if I don’t manage to do it in Hong Kong, and for the first 4-5 days in China when I get used to the schedule.
I’m going to remember that I have a lot more stressors (literally, running a camp) to worry about than just food. I have an overarching goal of losing weight, but the journey has ups and downs.
I’m going to anticipate what’s going to happen: I’m going to go overseas, my weight will probably increase to 56.5kg or 57kg. Remember that even though it’s sucks to see the number increase after working so hard to get to 55, this is not unpremeditated. That’s would still be ~4-5kg down from the start. And the difference is, I now know what exactly to do to get back on it: after all, I can’t break physics (thanks gtipug lmao the anthem of my life now)
I’ll remember that that ~1-2kg gained will be a trade off for enjoying the cuisine, enjoying food with friends, and it is perfectly ok. Recover to live life.
Without Huel…I may get a bit panicky with whether my intake is balanced. My sugar cravings may be a little stronger.
- Remember my overarching weight goal: 52kg by end of September or October. Assuming I’m 57 at the end of the trip, that’s 6 or 10 weeks to lose 5kg, which is realistic. Believe in yourself, get back on track. It WILL be difficult at the start, but the more you do it, the easier and more mindless it becomes.
- Set up a food schedule to tick off and actually be serious about it: at least a week of Huel for lunch, a strict 12-8 IF, 1400-1550kcal, and water before a meal. Try to limit outings for the first week back since I’ve had a shit ton of outside food for the last 3 weeks.