So where do I begin?
Well I am a British army veteran who got injured back in 2014 and was medically discharged in 2015. I had always planned to be a chaplain so after leaving the forces I decided to go to uni and get a degree. Literally went from daily physio to sitting at a desk all day.
I am 5ft 9” and within a short period I had gone from weighing 75kg to 95kg. Most of it is fat! I went to my GP and she was surprised to see how much I had gained and said I was at high risk of type 2 diabetes. She said it is not a question of if I will get it, but when.
Gotta say I was pretty stunned, so I joined a gym and started watching what I ate, which brought me down to 91kg. I have officially plateaued and no matter how I mix up my diet or what exercises I do, the weight won’t shift. I did some tracking and discovered that my diet isn’t has healthy as I thought and it seems like I’m eating just enough of the wrong nutrition to hold on to the fat, without gaining muscle.
I looked on the NHS website and came across total meal replacements. I did some digging and discovered Huel. My first order will arrive tomorrow.
My plan, is over the next week, to transition to eating 100% Huel and eat only Huel for a month or so, and then slowly reintroduce healthy foods for dinner.
Calculated that I will need to consume between 1200 to 1500 calories per day.
Starting weight 91.3kg : 201.2lbs
Does anyone have any tips/advice?