I thought I’d share the formula I use to calculate how much Huel I should be taking daily in case anyone might find that useful or care to comment on the principle. This is based on the premise that I start with less to lose weight and then end up eating the recommended daily amount when I have reached my goal weight.
minimumCalorieIntake is the lowest amount of calories I start off with to promote weight loss; maximumCalorieIntake is the eventual daily recommended calories for my goal weight;
The rest is fairly self-explanatory.
So, if I have 1600 for minimumCalorieIntake, 2360 for maximumCalorieIntake, 95 for idealWeight and 108.5 for startingWeight, at:
108.5kg I’ll be drinking 398g of Huel a day; 106.8kg422g a day;
and at 95kg587g a day, etc.
So, in summary, this is a reversed principle that incentivises weight loss. Hope this might be helpful to someone.
Speaking as someone who, mainly for my own amusement (but also to inform others), once created a spreadsheet that compared the nutrient levels of several multivitamin tablets and then used it to give them each a score, I like your style.
Have you put this data into a spreadsheet? If not, you definitely should. Maybe you could even code it as an online calculator that others could just tap the numbers into and get their correct amount of Huel back.
Yes, I think we speak the same language. There is in fact a spreadsheet behind this. A very big one that also tracks my weight including running averages, and how I perform against a weighted projection. You know, that sort of stuff! And just today I thought I should put up a little calculator on github pages to do this for anyone. Well, I suppose it depends on whether there is interest to use it. It would take me a good day to make it pretty.
@Marcus@onehumanunit This sounds potentially helpful to users who aren’t totally sure how to calculate their huel quantity / don’t like the mathsy type calculations! Interesting stuff…what do others think?