From a previous post:
How to lose weight:
- Calories IN/OUT. Yes. You need a caloric deficit
- However, losing weight is not just about eating less or changing your diet. It is about changing your lifestyle and habits. If you just “diet” you will end up gaining back all the weight you lose eventually. Or giving up on your diet. Here is a very good video that will help you understanding this and making a mind shift to get ready to lose weight.
I strongly recommend it.
Now how to do it short version:
1- calculate amount of calories you need (MFP).
2- Reduce calories by 100kcal ( you can put lose 0.5kg or 1lb in MFP). This is important since you might need to gradually increase.
3- Weight yourself (take picture, trust it helps).
4- Weight yourself next week. See how you progress. You didn’t lose any weight? If it is week one be honest with yourself and think about what you did wrong. Keep going.
5- Increase deficit by another 100kcal whenever you hit a plateau)
6- Achieve your Goal.
a) This is a Marathon, not a sprint. You had a bad day? You cheated? This week it wasn’t so good? IT DOES NOT MATTER, KEEP GOING. Think what a day means in one year. Don’t throw away you efforts and keep going.
b) Sports ALWAYS help. Cardio, weights, walking, cycling. Is there anything you like then do it. (I don’t know to what extent this will be applicable to you)
c) Being active overall helps.(I don’t know to what extent this will be applicable to you)
d) Be honest to yourself
I think both @Coup and @hunzas give you great tips. Do whatever you can regarding to excercise and look out to your weight. I also believe one Huel is the way to go at the start. You can always increase it later. You do not want to get mentally tired.
I go over the whole process of losing weight with Huel (meal replacements) in this article:
Other tips that I do not mention there on how to avoid eating more than you should include:
1- Sip your Huel slowly instead of drinking it asap. Make it last.
2- Make sure you drink water all throughout the day.
3- Try not to snack in unhealthy calorie heavy options (flapjack, muffin, cookie). Set them as “bad” in your mind.
4- Brush your teeth after finishing Huel.
5- Keep your mind busy. (I know in theory you should already been doing this).
6- Split into two 250/300kcal Huel meals.
7- Try really hard one day not to eat more. Will make the next day easier. Do not set a bad precedent again.
I belief you can do it. Huel is just a tool. Use it wisely and change your life