I’ve now completed my first month on what is now my huel and health journey.
My intention was a black edition shake in the morning as I consistently skip breakfast (have never been a morning eater). However, after seeing immediate results in my energy in the late afternoon I quickly moved on to a BE shake in the morning and a sweet and savoury or a katsu curry pot for lunch too.
I never actually started with any intention of losing weight, but i did want to improve my diet as i was skipping breakfast, then gorging on fast food for lunch and it was resulting in a pot belly, poor and inconsistent energy levels, bad skin and a horrible mood. Most of which i never even realised until i made this change and things have improved so quickly!
Anyhow, as a result, i did begin to loose weight, and quite quickly in the beginning. In the first 2 weeks i lost around 2KG and then stayed pretty consistent. my waistline has slimmed which is the main thing. Im not really concerned on actual weight.
Once thing in have noticed though is that i am still craving food, especially chocolate and sweets, although i have been chocolate and sweet free ENTIRELY for 3 weeks.
I’m still getting hunger pangs and its only then that my brain begins to crave the bad stuff, although i haven’t caved in. I would of thought that by now, those cravings would of subsided but i think the issue is that i don’t have any idea on what to replace it with.
I have been aiming for 1600 calories a day. essentially that’s a BE shake in the morning, and a 400 calorie Huel lunch, then a 200 calorie snack when i get in then the remainder on dinner but i don’t know what i can have as that 200 calorie snack.
Any pointers for good healthy snacks would be much appreciated!
Im sure they do, and on my next order itll be going on. But from what ive read, 2 huel meals a day should be the maximum, or somethjng like that so im just trying to find out what options i have.
Its probably really simple for some people but ive literally spent all of my life reaching for chocloate, crisps, sugary yoghurts and other ‘bad’ stuff that apart from grabbing a peice of fruit or a handful of nuts(which doesnt tend to take away the hunger cravings) i dont really know what to grab.
Ive googled it a couple of times and everything comes up with 5 mins to prepare… im not talking about preparing stuff, im thinking grab and go.
I don’t think there’s any reason not to grab a Huel bar when you want a snack. There are folks who live on Huel 100%, there’s no two-meal limit.
But if you don’t want another hit of Huel, aNd you want something to filL you up: porridge is good. No prep time if you soak the oats in the fridge, just ‘grab and go’. Add roasted peanuts for a salty crunch, or whatever you like.
Yeah my go to recently has been low fat natural yoghurt with bran flakes and fruit and nuts or weetabix with strawberries and raspberries. They have been lovely but I’m getting a bit bored of eating the same things over and over.
Also, things like that are all well and good when I am at home but as a busy jobbing electrician sometimes you need things just like the huel bars. So really I’m looking for recommendations for things like a huel chocolate bar.
Filling and yummy, comes in a packet with bsolutely zero preparation time and here’s the kicker… healthy
Fruit are a great snack. Sounds boring and i you get some really good ripe in season fruit, it can be really yummy.
Soaked oats as mentioned is great too. Add some frozen fruits and you’ve got extra fruit and something really tasty.
All that said, I tend not to sweat it too much. allow myself a little bit of snacking as long as I don’t binge (which can happen too lol)
It sounds as if you were caught in a “dopamine trap”. This is a problem that is related to all aspects of life, not only food.
Some go “cold turkey”, some practice mindfulness, and there are tons of books on how to do “dopamine detox”.
The only important thing is that you don’t replace one addiction with another.
Regarding the snack you could have another shake, made with just 1 instead of 2 scoops.
Do you live on Huel products only?