Well, after sampling Huel as posted here, I ordered some to give it a proper go. My goals are to increase my energy levels and reduce my snacking - no tall order on the latter! So, after reading around the Huel website and the forum, here’s what I’m doing for my first steps into Hueldom:
- Have Huel for breakfast - currently I don’t have breakfast (or I start my packed lunch early ).
- Then have two “normal” meals for the rest of the day, usually a packed lunch at work and cooked evening meal.
- I still have the occasional evening snack
My Huel mix is currently three level scoops with 550ml of water. I either add to that Huel flavour or a handful of blueberrys. I have to say, I quite like the consistency and taste, either with or without any flavouring and whilst the first time it was a chore to drink it, I’ve now found if I drink it whilst at work I almost subconsciously finish it without thinking about it and am surprised to find it’s all gone!
So, going back to goals, it would also be helpful to lose a little weight too, so trying the calculator linked from the main Huel website, and aiming for a 10% reduction in Calorie intake as per that site (I don’t know why I picked that option, I just did), I think I should be on around 2249C/day based on:
Exercise: moderate (3-5 hours)
Most of the other options on that site are beyond my tiny, little mind
Now if I calculate the rest of the Calories in everything else I eat, should I be able to work out how to acheive the 2249 Calories? Also, does anyone have any comment on my Huel mix? To much Huel, etc., etc., etc.
As things go on, I may move to more Huel meals in the day but not for the next month or so.
Thanks in advance for any advice, sorry about the “War and Peace” post.