I’ve been on HUEL for ~6 weeks now and I’ve gone from 105KG down to 99KG.
For me I’m happy with the progress, weighing myself daily I can see what I’m loosing.
So I’ve lost about 1KG per week… Is this too much or should I continue and it’ll slow down?
I’ve set my calories on MyFitnessPal at 2200, but I cycle a lot so sometimes it adds the exercise and says I need like 6000+ calories. Which I haven’t really been having, mainly as I’ve not felt the need to.
I don’t feel any different but I DON’T want to be getting to a point where I can’t cycle or cycle as far because I’m not eating enough/loosing muscle etc…
Localised fat loss is a myth to sell magazines that promise “belly burning bonanza”. You can’t make your body lose fat in different places depending on which muscles you work, you can just build more muscle tissue there and make it appear more toned.
Keep up the general weight loss and the top half will follow. 1KG a week is brilliant, don’t stress.
yeah, the hundred mile ride would likely do it. I’m roughly the same weight as your starting weight now, and I tend to find that 10 miles = roughly 700 calories, depending on speed. That’s based on the assumption that using MapMyRide and purely tracking with GPS (I don’t have a heart rate monitor) is accurate, which it won’t be, but one would hope it’s a decent ballpark figure.
If you’re going on such long rides so regularly, I imagine you need a lot of carbs just to keep going
I use a heart rate monitor on my Garmin and then upload to Strava, apparently Strava is one of the best at estimating calories burnt during a ride.
What I have noticed, I’ve weighed a scoop of HUEL @ 50g. So when I’ve had three scoops I’ve presumed it to be 150g. But 50g is a compact scoop, an actual level scoop is around 38g. So I’ve been over calorie counting by ~150 every day just on breakfast.
So having a calorie deficit of around 650 has actually been 800 on a ‘normal’ day. I’ve not had an issue feeling hungry though, so I’ll just continue.
I had 3 Clif bars at 260 calories each on my 100 miler, with 600 cal of HUEL before I set off.
Once home I had HIGH5 recovery with milk within 10 mins. That’s around 800 calories.
Then normal tea, cant remember now but I think I did have a bit more than normal
I’ve stopped using SIS powder in my drinks lately as my farts have been awful, and I’ve found within 5 mins of been home after a ride my stomach starts to hurt and I have to GO!
So last month I’ve been just adding a bit of black current for flavor, even in my camel back when out on bigger rides on MTB.
This winter I’m planning on using my TACX NEO bike trainer properly and doing training sessions/workouts on ZWIFT/Trainer Road. Last winter I just used ZWIFT and was just doing 1.8-2W/KG rides, which haven’t helped my fitness this year at all.
I’ve seen that advertised on Facebook and Emails, but cancelled by subscription over the summer.
Think i’ll give it another month and sign back up. Need to climb Alpe d’huez (or Alpe d’Zwift ) again, that was fun.