So here’s the story about my weight gain and weight loss. It’s a very standard one.
I was one of those students who had a very quick metabolism and who could eat anything. And so I did, pizza, chocolate, popcorn. Loved a bag chips as breakfast.
I finished school and got a fancy office job. I met my husband at school and when I was finished, he was not. So we kept on eating as students and that didn’t stop when he also finished school and got an office job.
Four years ago we wanted to have a baby and I became pregnant quickly. When I knew I was pregnant I started eating healthy immediately. No more booze, no more cigarettes and no pizza with Red Bull. I looked like a grown up. Pregnancy added 12kg despite the healthy eating habits but you’ll lose that weight immediately after giving birth… not!
Being a new parent with lots of stress if the baby is still breathing etc. I fell back to my old habits and only gained more. I realized I had to lose weight and tried to make the necessary changes. That was around the time I got to know Huel. But surprise surprise I was pregnant again. And again, healthy eating went really well.
After baby number two I realized I had to lose weight drastically because I gained another 12kg because of the baby. That was 30kg In total I did not want and I could hardly recognize myself.
So I started my weight loss journey and dropped 18.5kg in 8 months. How did I do it? Really there is no secret ingredient. Losing weight is hard work. I went to gym and did a couple of juice fasting periods. Which worked really well but is not a long term plan.
I have been using Huel for the last two years but only as breakfast. I really love it though and I’m going to use it as lunch and sometimes as dinner also.
I still need to lose 10kg but I also feel proud of what I have already lost and starting to feel like a fit mom. The last kgs i want to lose more slowly with Huel instead of a juice fast so I can find my way to a healthy normal eating pattern.
I track in MFP and will try to add on daily base what I have eaten and how did it go. Sorry for this annoying long post.