Just finished my first vanilla Huel meal. After a few tentative sips I soon chugged the rest back. The taste is…not unpleasant.
Ok, so I work in a care home 4 days a week, 12.5 hours a day. I tend only to eat one meal a day on work days and really only end up eating a little of that. Far from ideal.
I’ve estimated my required energy intake to be around 2600 calories a day. I want to gain some muscle but also need to lose some fat.
My intent to begin with is to have 4 Huel Meals a day as follows.
Working: Breakfast Lunch Tea Supper.
Days off: Breakfast Post Workout Lunch and Supper with a “normal” meal at Teatime. That meal will have no restrictions placed on it so while it will probably be some kind of meat, potatoes and veg based meal it could also be junk.
I’m thinking that 2000 cals of Huel a day will serve as my foundation to cover all the bases and the other meal will primarily serve as additional calories.
I’ll also be supplementing with creatine, vitamin D3, some probiotics and digestive enzymes.
Initially though I will start by following the phasing in Huel protocol.
It’s been 10 days since i first started with Huel. I’m really enjoying them and have been having 1 or 2 shakers a day.
I’ve a months supply of vanilla arriving today which I’ll be looking to get started with from 25th September as I’m on holiday next week with the in-laws who enjoy their food, and I really can’t be bothered to get into it with them about Huel at this point. I’m waiting for visible and tangible results in my health markers and physical appearance before I answer questions about it or attempt to justify my use of Huel.
I stated in the previous post that I’m requiring approximately 2600 calories a day for my goals.
If I did that purely from Huel then I’d need to increase my intake by 30% (2600/2000=1.3)
That would cost me approx another £45 a month.
What id like to do though is to get in as much servings of fruit and vegetables as possible (ideally 8 a day) for that same additional £45 probably as 4 servings of fruit and 4 of vegetables and include a variety of colours.
I’m thinking I can blend the fruits in with Huel and then im left with 4 portions of vegetables to fit in.
To be honest, it’s not so much the vitamins, minerals or fibre im after with the fruit and vegetables but the phytonutrients they contain. So it may be that id want to juice the vegetables to avoid the fibre.
And I’d either want to maintain the 37 30 30 3 ratio or increase the fat content a little and balance the fats and carbs.