Hi - a bit about me. Never really been ‘big’ but never been slim or fit either, just happily average. During lockdown I’ve put on a fair bit of weight and my biggest issues are with food - I don’t like cooking and I’m also vegetarian so find it a lot harder to balance my macros. Discovered Huel and it seems like the perfect short term (by mainly drinking Huel and eating H&S) solution to drop the excess weight and then create a more sustainable long term diet by reducing to maybe 1 shake a day + 2 balanced meals.
I ordered the Vanilla and Chocolate flavours, and have been drinking it for a few weeks now - work was extremely busy in the run up to the hols so I found Huel so convenient for a quick breakfast and lunch - but evening meals have been the issue, been doing lots of unhealthy takeaways. I’ve also got Hot and Savoury and really like the taste actually, but always forget to reach for it when I’m feeling hungry.
Now that I’m officially off work, I really want to start getting serious about weight loss. My TDEE is about 1700 cals so I’m cutting it to 1200. I generally have a late breakfast (need my coffee in the morning!) so I plan to do an approx. 100 cal latte, then a 3-scoop shake that I drink from late morning (smaller glass) and over lunch (remainder) for 600 cals, and then a 400 calorie H&S dinner, allowing a buffer for a glass of wine if I fancy it! Does that sound like a good plan? Let me know if I should tweak in any way.
Due to the weight gain, working from home and lockdown/restrictions, I’ve become really lethargic and will definitely aim to introduce moderate exercise into my routine, but first want to get the diet part right.
I plan to do weekly weigh-ins and updates, anyone else on a similar journey is more than welcome to join me!! I struggle a lot with sticking to things and accountability, so hoping this will keep me accountable.
Sunday 20 Dec - 73.75 kg