So after reading a few articles on Huel and how it has helped others in achieving their goals of calorie counting and losing weight, I thought I would give it a go. I have past experience in losing a lot of weight in a space of a year, so I am no stranger to changes to lifestyle (and cravings!) However as changing jobs from being on my feet for nearly 8 hours a day to a 9-5 desk job, that weight I lost has slowly crept back on which has depressed me a little. I don’t eat a lot either, however recently started taking note of the foods I’ve been eating and some of the sugar levels etc have really hit home.
Reasons for losing the weight again is as follows:
- My doctor has said that I am overweight for my height and will be high risk of various health issues in the future. Considering that I am life dependent on steriod medication, one of the long term side effects is weight gain which needs to be constantly monitored. The medication cannot be altered either in regards to dosage.
- Recently got engaged, so reaching goal weight would be ideal to start working into the dream dress.
Currently I have to commute from home to London which is around 45 mins to an hour journey each way so breakfast is something that I have problems with. Waking up super early to travel, of course you will want to go grab a coffee + snack and before you know it its nearly half the calorie total of the day!
I ordered one Vanilla, one Coffee and the flavour taster box so when the Vanilla is opened, there will be opportunity to mix it up.
I’ve started off with just having Huel for breakfast up until Wednesday where I will then have it for breakfast (1 scoop) and lunch (2 scoops) with dinner being a hot meal back at home. Breakfast I’ve had one scoop with half water to semi skimmed milk using the Coffee and it tasted nice. However lightbulb moment this evening where I have chocolate soya milk in the fridge so did the same mix for tomorrow but used this instead of the semi-skimmed milk. Will update if it tastes alright!
Plan to continue this for a month and if I get decent results, will continue with the same method.
Exercise wise, I usually do around 8,000 steps a day and more on the weekend due to playing Pokemon GO!
Thanks for sticking around this far and hope to keep this updated on a regular basis to keep track.