Just wanted to say a quick hello to all of you. I have just started taking Huel last Thursday 05/07/18. I have been on this Forum daily reading all of your advice and all of your weight loss diaries. I love reading all about these and it has really helped in preparing me for my journey.
For all first time users thinking of starting Huel, I just wanted to share my initial concerns in order to see if anyone can relate but also to help someone if needed. Usually i’m quite a reluctant person to share and don’t talk about weight etc but thought why not. All your posts have helped me and its nice to feel part of something- at least for my own accountability. So on with initial concerns:
The dreaded talk about stomach issues and wind. Thankfully I can say that I have not experienced any of this so far, in fact my stomach seems more settled. I started on Thurs- Sun with replacing breakfast only. Using the Calorie Calculator and my own preference I have opted to have 2 x scoops for Breakfast and since Monday 9th have 2 x scoops for lunch also. I then have a healthy dinner in the evening. Just in case however I have some Senocalm and Immodium instants in my bag. I am an organiser- I like to be prepared. Especially if you’re staying at your new Boyfriends and the thought of what may happen is terrifying!!!
The taste- I was really dreading the taste as I hate porridge- like I mean- I actually gag at that awful stuff lol Surprisingly, I really like the taste of Huel. I have only tried the new Vanilla- love it- or the unflavoured and unsweetened (with flavour pack). I tried blending the unflavoured with fruit yesterday and nothing else- gross- big mistake. Had to add chocolate and I tell you- that flavour combo is not good at all. Lol live and learn
Feeling full- so at 5ft 2in and 89 kg (14 Stone), I think its safe to say I like my food. Im a pretty lazy cook and I do comfort eat. I’m hoping Huel can help me manage this. When I got married 4 years ago I managed to loose about 5 stone. I wasn’t able to keep it off in the long term and gained 2 stone back. I’m hoping to loose this two stone (mini goal) and see how I progress once I hit 12 stone. The last year has been pretty tough getting back into it- from divorce to family health-its been a real treat- but with Huel i’m finding although I am hungry, its a more manageable hunger. This is filling me up a lot more that my healthy breakfast or lunch would have. Now it could be my mindset etc and this may wear off, but, so far i’m finding this pretty good. If I got to a point previously that I was really hungry I often ‘bonked’ as my BF calls it. I got pretty shaky which i’m sure is due to low sugar maybe- i don’t know. I don’t have diabetes or anything- I am in normal health thankfully. Now though, I haven’t experienced that so far. Fingers crossed.
So far since starting healthy eating (started on 02/07/18, before Huel arrived) I have lost 5 pounds. I know this isn’t a healthy loss but I am sure its water weight and will even out this week.
So far then I think its safe to say that I am really enjoying Huel and I am loving the motivation from this forum. If anyone is like me and enjoys progress reports then let me know and I can add to this.
N.B I also plan on being a lot more active- I have been doing a lot of walking and plan to go to the Gym/Swimming 3-4 times per week schedule permitting.