So big lad with little willpower seeks food option for busy life that avoids regular trips to junk food places and an insane intake of biscuits.
Key part of the plan is to ensure I’m getting the right macro & micro nutrients, and phase out the binge eating (have you tried peanut butter Oreos?) that occurs when your in the car 2-4 hours a day, regularly miss lunch and have a bunch of kids at home to deal with.
So last Sunday morning, whilst Mrs RBUK reminded me I should be going for a run to stave off impending heart failure, I was dozing about on the internet and found Huel. Having heard a bit about Soylent Green (that movie…) I did wonder what went into it, but hey if your going to buy rubbish on the internet whilst sat in your jammies on a Sunday morning, better this than an R2-D2 projector eh? (thats still on the cards by the way).
The box arrived yesterday, and Mrs RBUK did her usual, “what have you been wasting our money on” sweep of the items before I got home from work. So I read the booklet, checked the rather simple packaging, checked the 2XL T-shirt size and went and had 2 beers and a stir-fry for tea. (Thats healthy )
As an aside, for those of us of a certain size and shape…why does 2XL and 3XL vary in size between clothes producers? Does my head in!! You’d think there was a meeting of the clothes wrangling association or something where they’d say “right you lot, when we call something a 2XL we mean a 50”-52" inch chest…oi Fred Perry write that down, I can tell you weren’t paying attention".
I digress, so this morning whilst the youngest was trying to strangle the cat, I decided to make up my first Huel shake. Having watched the vids and stuff I thought I’d just try it as it was, and see what happened. Followed the shaking instructions, 3 scoops, 600ml water. Give it a good shake. Had a sip…not bad a bit like cold milky porridge.
At this point the eldest came into the room and said it looked like cat vomit…he’s always been a bit too straight to the point that one.
So whilst I didn’t mind the flavour it wasn’t going to keep me coming back. I had bought the banana & pineapple/coconut flavour options (the seconds for Mrs RBUK really, she loves a Pina Colada - what is Huel like with rum?) so I threw in some of the banana flavouring and whilst it wasn’t going to set the world on fire, it’s drinkable, and it filled me up.
That was 2 and a half hours ago, sat at my desk and my head is feeling a little fuzzy…this is probably due to the lack of sugar associated with a bowl of Weetos (love 'em) or coffee, or water. So I’ll go ahead and top up in a second.
Anyhow, apparently if you ‘share’ your experiences your more likely to stick at them, and this is
probably my final option before McDonalds start to name their Breakfast Wrap after me, so my intent is to keep posting on this thread what Huel is doing to me and for me, and we’ll see how long it lasts.
At the end of here, though a little dull I’ll drop some stats from the fitbit so we can all see whats going on.
10th May 2017 - Weight:129kg (286pounds) Fat 34.2% BMI 36.7 (I carry it well…as my Gran says)