📓 Daily Journal: Intermittent Fasting (16:8), ED Recovery and Weight Loss


#545

Day 255

Weight: 51.5kg

Food Intake: (1880kcal in)

  • 1.5 Huel Bar
  • a whole buncha other stuff

Activity: (2512kcal out)

  • 15,086 steps total
  • ~7h snowboarding :snowboarder: (9-4.45pm)

Other Observations:

  • Indeed, Huel Bars were so dang practical on the slopes; took a pic just for you guys @VenusFly @MarkyT! (Sorry, no hip flask ;))

@Africorn not every food is Huel :wink: 60 empty calories of nostalgia for me :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#546

Day 256

Weight: 51.5kg

Food Intake: (~2784kcal in)

  • Breakfast—1 Americano + 1 Huel Bar
  • Lunch—roasted carrots, veggies, pork
  • Snacks—1 slice pound cake + 1 sugar donut + 1/3 Quest Bar
  • 1584kcal Dinner & bp oops

Activity: (2609kcal out)

  • 14,895 steps total
  • 6+h snowboarding :snowboarder:

#547

Ha ha, sorry, I wasn’t judging you - only the manufacturers of such things… Usually they’re just made with cows feet and sugar and colouring, but this one barely even has protein…


#548

Day 257

Weight: 51.8kg

Food Intake: (3258kcal in)

Activity: (2688kcal out)

  • 18,489 steps total
  • 5-6h snowboarding :snowboarder:
  • walking to the supermarket x3

#549

Day 258

Weight: 52.6kg havent been this weight since 4 Nov faaaark

Food Intake: (1589kcal in)

  • 1L Coke Zero + 1 Fisherman’s Friend
  • 2 Huel Orange Bars
  • 2x 60g Huel Granola
  • 1 Quest white chocolate raspberry bar
  • ~15 blue cheese things + 2 cscookies
  • 2 Milka Daim bites
  • 1 onion ring w ketchup

Activity: (2359kcal out)

  • 17,679 steps total

Other Observations:

  • Bp=Gain weight. Now that 3x buffet for a week is over, no excuses.

#550

Day 259

Weight: 51.3kg this is what no bp does

Food Intake:

  • 1/2 of (112g Huel, MochaFS)
  • 2 bp
  • chicken & ham slices & 2 quorn nuggets

Activity: (1534kcal out)

  • 4243 steps total

Other Observations:

  • I’m honestly proud at how well I packed for this trip: I basically used everything I brought, and ate all but 1 of my Huel Bars! (Ate both granola packs too) It seems I’m getting relatively adept and planning and anticipating unforeseen circumstances :smiley: And Huel bars worked fantastically on the mountains while :snowboarder: I kid you not!

#551

Day 260

Weight: 51.4kg

Food Intake: (4462kcal in)

  • 1/2 of MochaFS Huel
  • 173g Huel Granola
  • 2bp

Activity: (1534kcal out)

  • 3432 steps total

#552

Day 261

Weight: 50.7kg so close I can feel it!! see increasing my activity to burn ~2300+kcal is a good thing

Food Intake: (1569kcal in)

  • 1/2 of MochaFS Huel
  • 105g Huel Granola
  • 200g strawberries
  • 1 Madeleine & cscakebrownie
  • 100g frozen berries
  • 150g chicken slices
  • 85g carrots w 1 slice ham & 13g hummus
  • 50g Huel Granola

Activity: (1830kcal out)

  • 9136 steps total

Other Observations:

  • GONNA JOIN A GYM TMR

#553

Day 262

Weight: 50.7kg is my scale malfunctioning…?

Food Intake: (5597kcal in)

  • 1/2 of MochaFS Huel damn I love Huel IT TASTES SO GOOD
  • 85g Huel Granola
  • 3 bp
  • 90g Huel Granola

Activity: (1499kcal out)

  • 3774 steps total

Other Observations:

  • I’m really curious what other non-Huellers would think of Huel at first taste now; after Huelling everyday for 262 days I’m guessing my tastebuds have just grown accustomed to loving this source of sustenance eheheh. Feels like so long ago that I took my first sip of Huel and hated it :’)
  • Done with bp; need to function. HUEL DAY TOMORROW, and actually gonna gym no excuses.

#554

Day 263

Weight: 50.7kg

Food Intake: (1296kcal in)

  • Lunch—1/2 of MochaFS Huel + 1 Huel Orange Bar
  • Snacks—1/2 of ChocFS Huel + 30g Huel Granola
  • Dinner—1/2 of ChocFS Huel + 1 Huel Orange Bar

Activity: (2196kcal out)

  • 14,292 steps total
  • 1h dance aerobics (354kcal)
  • 1h yoga
  • 1/2h core stability (66kcal)
  • walking to & fro

Other Observations:

  • No hunger, Huel is bae
  • Gas doe

#555

@Archer, I maybe a bit strange, but I tend to like my Huel shaken not blended. I like the lumpy gloopy texture. That’s 3 scoops and 600ml water 10 seconds shake. :yum::yum::ok_hand:


#556

@Wendy_Shepherd :joy::joy::joy::joy::joy:


#557

Day 264

Weight: 50.6kg I cant believe I’m 0.7kg away from the 40s??! Haven’t been there in ~4-5 years since my keto days!

Food Intake: (1441kcal in)

  • Lunch—1 Huel Orange Bar + 1/2 MochaFS Huel
  • Snacks—60g Huel Granola + 1/2 MochaFS Huel
  • Dinner—146g Huel Granola

Activity: (1900kcal out)

  • 35-40min Interval Workout (210kcal)
  • 3x 10 box jumps, 10 ab dips, 15 16kg kettlebell swings

Other Observations:

  • Had really bad sleep for the first time since coming back. For some reason 100% Huel always does something to my stomach & sleep. But ah well it’s worth functioning in life without bp. It’s fantastic having this almost-instantaneous “off” switch to the bp cycle. Thanks again Huel.
  • Dreamt of bingeing lmaoooo
  • 3.33pm: Brain fog
  • 5.08pm: Ok it’s definitely a very special Huel brain fog…
  • Was in Sains and didn’t have any urge to get anything bc I was so sated with Huel hehe

#558

Day 265

Weight: 50.6kg lost 23.6lbs hehehe

Food Intake: (1288kcal in)

  • Lunch—1/2 ChocFS Huel, 1 Huel Orange Bar, 60g Huel Granola
  • Snack—1/2 ChocFS Huel
  • Dinner—1 Huel Orange Bar, 30g Huel Granola
  • 1 coffee

Activity: (1885kcal out)

  • 11,619 steps total

Other Observations:

  • Very strange—average of 6h 45min sleep on 100% Huel, when it was previously 8h 30min very deep sleep when not. Hmm :thinking:
  • Everything is sore ahaha
  • My BMR/TDEE is noticeably decreasing with my decreasing weight lmao okay so I’ve noticed that for me
  1. 1250-1400: Completely sedentary aka don’t really move out of my room
  2. 1500-1600: Some walking outside
  3. 1700-1900: With considerable walking/a workout
  4. 2000-2100: Longer workouts & walking
  5. 2600: Really high
  • It’s reality with my short height/gender/slowly weight so I’m just gonna accept it and work with the cards I’m dealt! :slight_smile: Am just grateful to be able-bodied really!

#559

Day 266

Weight: 50.5kg (/50.3kg)

Food Intake: (1249kcal in)

  • Lunch—1 Huel Bar & coffee
  • Snacks—1/2 MochaFS, 30g Huel Granola
  • Dinner—1/2 MochaFS, 120g Huel Granola

Activity: (1956kcal out)

  • 13,678 steps total
  • ~1h+ walking back from boyf’s

Other Observations:

  • I’m surprised I’m not losing quicker eating 100% Huel but ehh at least I’m not gaining and it’s actually a predictable downward/maintaining trend :slight_smile: Kinda makes me want to stick to it for as long as possible because this is my best shot at reaching 50 by end of Dec; hoping for a whoosh ahaha (although that pretty much happened a week ago from 51.4–>50.7). 8 days for 0.5kg loss is doable but Christmas…AHH. Plus the gym is closed. :<
  • Brain Over Binge is great :slight_smile:
  • Didn’t eat enough at lunch bc I was out and ended up having to eat 1000kcal of Huel from 4-8pm…bleh. Feeling over-full rn :< Forced myself not to eat below 1200 though as tempting and easy as that would’ve been. Consistency & sustainability.
  • Don’t know how I’m gonna handle Christmas meals faaaaark.

#560

~4-5 years since my keto days!

How long did your Keto phase last? Why did you give it up?


#561

@fernly About a year :slight_smile:

Because I had a very all-or-nothing diet mindset and my self worth was rooted in how well I controlled my diet:

My Friend made me a birthday cake specially for me that I couldn’t refuse —> I broke Keto a year later and that triggered an all out binge which turned into trying to “get back on the diet” which fuelled more binges —> BED & Bulimia (Non-purging by fasting).

I think Keto could totally work if I had a healthier headspace and I may try it again in the future when recovered from ED, but for now Huelling works fantastically.


#562

Day 267

Weight: 50.3kg

Food Intake: (1077kcal in)

  • Lunch—1/2 MochaFS Huel, 1 Huel Orange Bar, 34g Huel Granola
  • Dinner—1/2 MochaFS Huel, 1 Huel Orange Bar

Activity: (2102kcal out)

  • 12,961 steps total
  • buncha pacing

Other Observations:

  • 4 days of 100% Huel and no bp, lost 0.4kg. Not too shabby; 11.1kg total :slight_smile: But somehow I’m just not satisfied (especially eating ~1200 rather than the usual 1500 idk I guess irrational fears that I break physics.) because I really really want to hit 50 by the end of the year and I’m scared that Christmas will screw me over. What am I doing?! I should be thankful I’m maintaining below 51 (not gaining!) and for the days of no bp!! I’ll try my best to get to 50 and use that desire to make good choices during Christmas (to not follow through on binge urges) and be kind to myself no matter what.
  • What I Got for Christmas: NO BP FOR 12 DAYS!!! As aimed for last month. Beat November, and I’ve unintentionally kept a streak of 5 days bp free with 100% Huel.
  • It’s Christmas tomorrow so I will be having non-Huel foods. Tbh physiologically I don’t miss it. Mentally I do a tad in theory, but when I actually follow through in my mind I don’t really crave anything. I don’t feel too anxious that I’m “breaking my 100% Huel streak” bc I went into this for 5 days without committing beforehand actually. I just knew it’d help me break the bp cycle and actually help me get my life together. I’m going to try my best not to binge tomorrow and used the tools I’ve learnt, but if I do I’ll forgive myself and go back to optimising my nutrition after. It’s all a learning experience.

#563

Day 268

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!! :partying_face::christmas_tree:

Weight: 50.3kg (49.9kg without clothes)

Food Intake: (waaaaaay too much lmao 5670kcal in)

  • 1/2 MochaFS Huel
  • 1 packet Hippies (90kcal)
  • Christmas Lunch—roast dinner, pudding & Eton mess
  • Christmas Dinner—chicken curry, rice, cheese omelette, veggies chocolate cake w ice cream
  • 2x bp

Activity: (2043kcal out)

  • 13,403 steps total

Other Observations:

  • I hit my goal of 50kg before end of Dec!!! I think??! I don’t know if I should count it tho bc it’s 50.3 with clothes and 49.9 without. Feels like cheating. But yay regardless! Haven’t seen that number on the scale for AGES it’s insane. Lowkey wish I didn’t have 2 meals out today so I can hit 50 for reals but I’m thankful, and I will enjoy the meals out today and take them as learning experiences.
  • Huelling before the rly late Christmas lunch was such a good shout: helped me make a lot more rational & healthy choices :))
  • PROBABLY BACK TO HUEL TOMORROW GOOD GLOB I CANNOT WAIT.

#564

LOL what’s cheating? You are supposed to be weighing yourself, not your clothes. I weigh first thing in the morning before I get dressed :smile: