I’ve struggled to maintain my weight over the past two years. I went from being an outdoor instructor, active for up to 12 hours per day and regularly eating 4000-5000 calories to maintain my weight, to working as a driver - potentially one of the least active jobs in the world - I don’t even have an office to walk around!
After 5 years of eating so much and not having to worry about my weight it became very difficult to adjust to my new levels of (in)activity. Even with fairly regularly exercise, I found it difficult to cut my diet to what seems to be just under half the calories I used to eat in order to not gain weight. Long story short, I gained 4 stone (25kg) in the past 2 years.
I’ve tried all sorts of diets, but I’m a notoriously bad cook and ended up cooking very carb heavy meals that were not very nutritious. I tried ‘healthier’ diets but didn’t enjoy them and found them hard to stick to.
8 days ago I received my first bag of Huel, and I’ve been around 80% Huel since then. The mixture took a couple of days to get used to but I now absolutely love the flavours - I look forward to them every day and they are truly delicious. I feel like I am drinking a Frappuccino but it’s actually good for me! Vanilla with the Salted Caramel flavour boost is truly delicious, Chocolate with a bit of cocoa powder or Coffee made with some cold brew are my absolute favourites.
To have found a diet that tastes great, that I enjoy consuming, and is giving me immediate results, is something I never thought would happen. In the past week I’ve already lost 1.5kg, eating 1500kcal per day, or a bit more if I exercise. When I tried to eat 1500kcal of my ‘normal food’ diet, I felt tired, sluggish and my energy levels were extremely low. When I eat 1500kcal of Huel, I feel better than I ever did eating 2500kcal of ‘normal food’! This simple fact is honestly mind blowing to me - clearly I was so undernourished before that no matter how many calories I ate I was still not giving my body everything it needed.
I’ve never been a big foodie, and I tended to eat the same meals anyway, so I think the flavours Huel provides will be more than enough to keep me satisfied. Huel is like a magic bullet for me and even once I have lost the weight I want to lose, I can see that Huel will be a part of my life for a long time. I feel like I’ve started a new chapter and my friends are already sick to death of me talking about it.
Thank you so much, Huel!