Hello everyone. I joined the forum bloody ages ago but I haven’t posted before. I’ve been fascinated by the liquid food thing since Soylent was first announced, and I tried Joylent in 2015, then Huel a couple of years later. I didn’t change my diet then, but I hit 16 stone at the end of 2018 and decided enough was enough. I’m 41, 6’4" and currently 14 stone 7 pounds. I suffer from severe depression and social anxiety, and for the last few years I’ve been largely housebound, due to the outside world being a hellscape populated by terrifying humans.
My diet before starting Huel was crisps. I’m sure there were other things but I mainly remember, miss, and crave crisps. I could just eat some crisps now in fact. I stopped buying crisps because I would definitely be eating crisps now if there were some crisps here.
I’ve been eating mostly Huel for the past two months. I try to eat 1500 calories every day. At first I stuck to this limit ruthlessly, but now I just make sure I land somewhere between 1500 and 2000 calories. My TDEE is 2300 calories so I lose weight every day without fail. My eating is still somewhat disordered, so I eat at strange times and sometimes blow my calorie budget before noon. Generally I’ll have a bowl of granola (105g, 1/4 of a box) with 100ml Oatly, which is 430 calories. I’ll have 1 or 2 Huel shakes, 4 scoops in a full shaker, which is 600 calories. 4 scoops is THE BEST, it’s so satisfying. I know some people prefer little and often but I want a massive dose of fuel so overwhelming that I immediately fall unconscious like a fucking lion.
If I need a few more calories that day I’ll have something crap like a peanut butter sandwich. I also have some Huel bars but I’m unemployed, they’re expensive, so I save them for if I go out, which hardly ever happens.
When I first tired Huel I mixed it in a Nutribullet. Nowadays I can’t be arsed with that so I just shake hard and pray to the God of Lumps to grant me lumps that are small and cheeky, and not unwelcome choke bombs made of dust. I just got the Chocolate flavour and [CONTROVERSIAL OPINION BRACE YOURSELF] it’s nice. It’s probably my favourite flavour. Coffee is sad and tastes exactly like getting a D in an exam. Vanilla is decent but I’m sure it used to be nicer, and when I drink it I think about how I’m sure it used to be nicer, and that’s all I can think about it’s like a dying marriage it’s killing us both but we don’t talk and it’s never going to stop until the bag runs out. Berry should be illegal. I haven’t tired Mint-Chocolate yet. I bought some cinnamon to spice things up but I keep forgetting I’ve got it.
I also like both varieties of granola so equally that if you made me choose one at gunpoint I’d dither for so long that you’d have to kill me. And I really like the bars, but like I said, I can’t afford to eat too many (plus I’d fart myself to DEATH).
I’ve also started logging my water intake like a proper insane person, and I got a Fitbit so every day I can learn “Hey you mostly did fuck-all but you sure can sleep”. I am gonna start the “get fit” part of my “lose weight and get fit” plan, but it won’t be today.
I realised that I’ve accidentally gone vegan. I’m not gonna stick to it too rigidly - if I’m a guest in someone’s home I’ll eat what I’m given, even if they’ve cooked their own children. If I eat out I’ll have whatever I fancy. But at home I’m going to avoid animal products from now on since it’s better for the environment and makes me feel like I’m doing a tiny bit to stave off the impending catastrophe.
You love numbers so here come some numbers:
15 April - 222 lbs
30 April - 217 lbs
14 May - 211 lbs
29 May - 204 lbs
12 June - 202 lbs
??? - 0 lbs I have achieved transcendence and am one with the cosmos
My tentative goal is 180 lbs, and I’ll see how my waist looks then.
How are you all doing? What about this rain eh?