And so starts my Huel journey.
I have always had an interest in nutrition, and more often than not obsess over minute details regarding micronutrients, optimal absorption and other factors. Having come across Huel by accident, I was intrigued to find what was on offer: a complete, nutritionally balanced food with no fuss. Sounds ideal. Having ordered an initial 28 meals worth of Vanilla Huel as well as a Chocolate flavour pouch, I am about to embark on a 30-day Huel quest: to consume nothing but Huel for every meal, 3 times a day with a focus on a weight loss and improving overall health through meeting my RDI.
A bit about me. I’m a 30 year old male, currently 229 lbs with several health issues – fatty liver disease, high cholesterol, increased triglycerides and hypertension. Not exactly a picture of health. With weight loss (incoporating Huel), I hope to improve most of these issues.
First and foremost, weight loss. I will be adhering to a strict 1250kcal ‘diet’ – equivalent to 3 meals a day – 300g of Vanilla Huel version 2.2 – each meal incorporating solely 100g of Huel – plus the occasional 2g addition of the ‘Chocolate’ flavour pouch (around 6kcals). Each Huel meal will be mixed with water. I will only drink water, green tea or black coffee and nothing more.
In addition, I will be hoping to see an improvement in my liver function tests, cholesterol and other areas of my health. Having taken a blood test very recently, I will also at the end of 30 days have another blood test to check for any improvements or otherwise.
Day 0 Statistics
The day prior to starting Huel tommorow 26/05/2017. My current weight is 229 lbs.
I had a blood test on 17 May 2017 which showed the following regarding liver function:
Serum ALT level: 77 iu/L (too high)
Serum total protein: 78 g/L (normal)
Serum albumin: 53 g/L (too high)
Serum globulin: 25 g/L (normal)
Serum total bilirubin level: 12 umol/L (normal)
Serum alkaline phosphatase: 30 iu/L (normal)
Serum iron level: 14.3 umol/L (normal)
TIBC: 63.6 umol/L (normal)
Serum transferrin: 3.0 (normal)
Transferrin sautration: 22% (normal)
Serum ferritin: 345 ug/L (normal)
This is not a sponsored post in any way. I am just a ‘normal’ guy looking to lose weight and improve other health aspects.
I will be posting daily, with a weekly weigh in every seven days. Day 1 starts tommorow!