Thought I’d share what I’ve been doing past and present in the event it might be useful.
Female. 40. Sedentary life style. truck driver. Very nearly 13 stone at start.
Bought huel with intention of going 100%, however, although I tolerated it and eventually enjoyed huel, I found that nothing but huel was a bit depressing. Also cooking for partner was the worst! I quickly fell off that wagon.
Fast forward 6 weeks and holiday passed, partner and I decided enough was enough and made a plan for change. Purchased a spirallizer and a George Foreman grill. I now have a regime I enjoy very much and feel I can quite easily stick to long term. It is as follows. …
Mon - Fri
2 huel drinks prepared in the evening. Preped with 2 scoops each(so combined just over 600+ calls of huel). Pop in fridge for work in morning.
I rise at 4am for work. I’m not hungry in morning. I intentionally hold of till about 10am for first ‘meal/drink’. 2nd meal / drink at 14.00. Basically I wait till I’m hungry but I know I’ll be starving and grumpy if I consume it all too quickly so I discipline my self to wait till these times.
I get home around 7pm.
Evening Meals consist of a protein ie. Chicken breast, pork loin, lamb leg or salmon. Sometimes omelette.
And as much veg as I want - A large portion of courgetti mixed with onions or leeks mushrooms peppers tomatoes etc etc fried off in a little coconut oil And a teaspoon or two of pesto through for flavour. Very very quick and a favourite.
Roasted veg with thyme and rosemary and garlic. Though prep takes longer and I’m usually tired grumpy and hangry by finish time so this tends to be weekend food.
I make homemade tzatziki and tomato salsa as I hate dry food so I use these as condiment.
Additionally I change flavours with herbs or by adding a little chorizo to the veg.
Basically I’m eating lots in my meals and I full in the evening. I don’t count calories but the meals are fairly carb free and so seem to fill me with out bloating and I am losing weight so I’m assuming there’s a calorie deficit achieved there.
I find weekends hardest. Maybe I should start using huel then too. Instead I weetabix in morning. Share something with hubby that’s healthy for lunch and have a similar meal to through the week but with more effort ie stuff the chic breasts with mozzarella and sundries tomatoes and wrap in Parma ham. Beef stroganoff. Something like that.
We have a treat when we lose a combined stone. 2 treats so far. To be honest our tastes seem to have changed. Things taste to sweet. The Indian that I do looked forward to was nice but to be honest not as nice as I remembered. I’m as happy with my courgetti!! I love that stuff.
Everyone’s different but this is my method. I love my huel drinks. They fill me up and I’m happy. I could do this indefinitely as it doesn’t feel like a diet although I am hungry the food I’m choosing tastes good and I look forward to my meals. No more dry chicken breast and salad leaves.
Good luck. Look forward to reading how you get on.
Edited because I more or less ignored Huel!
I’d like to add that I’d really struggle if not for huel. I don’t have to make decisions when I’m hungry during the day.
There’s only so many places you can park with an articulated lorry to get lunch out and about. It’s too easy to park in services and buy a McDonalds. M&S food to go - there’s too many tempting choices to buy just one sandwich. Plus it’s very costly. Industrial estate burger vans… The bacon smells delicious.
You can see where I’d fall. Huel saves me from this.