So I have been bombarded with Huel advertisements on my social media lately, maybe due to my search history containing “quick healthy meals” “easy meal prep” and the like.
I’d heard of Soylent from a YouTube video a few years ago and not much since so decided to do a bit of research on Huel.
The convenience of Huel is what drew me in; I work a desk job 9 hours a day from 7am, so I usually skip breakfast, snack throughout the day and then when I’m home I’m either too tired to make the effort of cooking healthy from scratch or I find an excuse to order take-away.
Of course take-outs and easy meals have meant pounds have piled on. Weightloss with Huel is what sold me to give the magic powder a try.
I’m female, 24 years old, 170cm tall and as of 9th October 2017 weigh in at 90kg.
I’ve always been overweight, but never as heavy as I am now.
My current BMR is 2072.2 (sedentary) so I’m first going for a 500 calorie deficit, allowing me a 1572.2 daily calorie intake.
I plan to have two three scoop servings of Huel a day (breakfast and dinner) and normal food for lunch for the next 28 days. My work supplies free hot and cold meals for lunch everyday, so as long as I stick to the healthier options I’ll stay within my allowance.
I’ve never had a problem with eating the same food all of the time, so the repetitiveness won’t be a bother. I have ordered the flavour sachets with my 4 bags of Huel to keep it a little bit interesting.
I’m looking forward to the convenience most, but the added benefit of weightloss will help me with sticking to it.
Can you recall your first experience with Huel or are you just starting out too?
Do you think I’m going about this right or do you have any suggestions?