Hi everyone. I created this thread so I can share my Huel Weight loss journey with you. I hope it will encourage people who are looking to lose weight in a very healthy way.
Sorry for the long post but thought it’s important to give you the context. I promise, I will keep the future updates very short and with a simple screen short from MyFitnessPal etc.
Weight When I started Huel on 5th Jan 2021: 95kg
Current Weight: 89.6kg (checked on 21st Jan 2021)
Amount of Huel: Breakfast (400 calories), Lunch (400 calories), Dinner (400 calories)
Total Calories: 1500 a day (1200 of which is Huel Black Edition and the rest is a couple of skimmed small Lattes).
As you can see I was 95kg on 5th of Jan 2021. I knew for a long time that there is no rocket science in losing weight other than calorie deficit and I had tried to use MyFitnessPal on and off since 2011 but it never worked for me.
I started tracking my daily calorie intake using MyFitnessPal and always gave up after few days and sometimes uninstalled the app for years as I found it very difficult to survive on 1500 calories a day. The reason is that most foods we eat are unhealthy and don’t provide enough nutrition which makes you start snacking again.
The main problem I always found was that surviving on 1500 calories (in my case) was never easy for me and I easily gave up. I always felt hungry and couldn’t keep a long term and consistent calorie deficit.
I know Huel is not a weight loss product but it’s that Magic piece of puzzle or the ingredient I was missing for a long time. I met my family on Xmas (2020) day and one of my cousins mentioned Huel.
I had never heard of Huel before this and completely forgot about it. But as we entered in 2021, I started doing some research and was surprised to see hundreds of success stories so I placed my first Huel order of Huel Black Edition (I think I ordered all Vanilla flavour and only 1 Banana Flavour which wasn’t bad at all).
I forgot to mention that I was an Eating Machine and was living on junk food and too much snacking. I counted my calories on MyFitnessPal some days and I was shocked to see that I was easily consuming at least 4000 calories a day (way more than my body needed). No wonder I ended up becoming a 95kg person.
I came to a stage when I thought enough is enough and if I don’t do anything about it, I’m only going to get bigger and bigger and there would be no end to it.
I thought I was still relatively young (41 years) so before it’s too late and before I got to a point of no return and have serious Heart and other issues, I should try losing weight with Huel.
So my journey started on 5th of Jan 2021. I know it sounds crazy but I was massively overweight and decided to go Completely on Huel. I have a good digestion (which is the reason I ended up becoming 95kg in the first place), and I absolutely had no issues going on full Huel delight straight away and you can see from the results above that I am 89.5kg today. I know some of it could be water weight but I can clearly see that it’s working for me.
I am not starving myself and I put 1kg a week weight loss in MyFitnessPal and dozens of websites which all gave me 1500 calories a day calculation. Anything over 1kg a week loss would be a bonus for me.
I was lucky and hardly had any farts or toilet issues as some people mentioned
I was very lucky as my wife couldn’t even take 400 calorie Huel meal as she has a very sensitive stomach so she dropped it to 200 calorie Huel to start with (she also posted her experience using my account few days ago). But I am sure most people won’t find any issues going on full Huel or 2 meals a day on Huel.
I am not too active and try to walk/run 2-3 miles once or twice a week. Other than that I haven’t done any other exercise.
One tip I would give is to use a scale. Other people have mentioned and the Huel pack also says it that if you want to be precise, use a scale so you know exactly how many calories you are taking. You will not believe that for the first 10 days, I wasn’t using a scale but when I started using the scale, I was shocked that a scoop can easily be 59grams so it’s never 45 grams. But a £10 scale from Amazon makes it super easy and accurate to have 2 x 45 grams of Huel for 1 meal which will give you 400 calories
I will also post some screen shots from MyFitnessPal App and from my weighing scale App shortly. I’ll also be posting updates here mostly to keep myself accountable. Thanks for reading!