Yeah I’m doing 16:8 at the moment with a mix of Huel and other foods - doing 11-7 so almost the same. running a small calorie deficit and light cardio. Down 12kg in 14 weeks of doing this without much effort. I change the percentage of calories from Huel every week 40-80% roughly.
I didn’t intentionally go for intermittent fasting, just sort of drifted into it naturally. I tend to feel much better if I have my last meal around 6pm. There are occasional blips but in general I stick to my routine.
I find that one of the biggest benefits I get from Huel is it removes the thinking part of daily eating for the days I have a huel day. This removes the lamenting over food choices which can lead to snacking. On a Huel day all meals are a simple choice of flavour and not substance.
I’ve been doing exactly that, with Huel, for about three years now, and it suits me perfectly. I may miss 3-5 days a month (entertaining, red wine, business breakfast, etc.) but I’m pretty consistent. Also, last night I was grazing till 10pm - very unusual! - so my noon start time has slipped to 2pm. If I do get hungry, green tea works beautifully.
I’ll generally have one Huel a day, sometimes two. One the one-Huel days, I just make myself something yummy and nutritious in the evening. I eat right around noon, or a bit later, and then around 6-7pm. If I eat nearer 8pm, it can mess with my sleep.
I’m not trying to lose weight; I was just inspired by the idea that the body heals and regenerates when it’s not busy digesting.
Break fast with 2 drinks. (1) Huel; (2) Collagen + Tumeric + Protein
Pretty much eat whatever I want for the remaining hour with eggs and dairy consumed daily.
Stomach volume is the limiting factor
Gas is an occasional issue
Transitioning to Huel Black to see if it’s better and can then eliminate need for protein. Can then consolidate collagen and Tumeric into the Huel Black drink. Intent being to free up more stomach space to eat real food.
Still a discovery process and am keen and open to tweak my routine.