I’m using Huel to try and reduce body fat before going on slow bulk.
Last week using fitquest machine in my gym I was 16% fat, 68.3 kilos and 50% muscle.
Previously for the past 6 months, I’ve been going to the gym doing a program I got online 5 days a week (Push/Pull Split/No Cardio) and whilst getting much stronger I’ve not seen much difference in the mirror - whilst my gym has been strict I’ve just been eating what I want I estimate around 2700 cals a day (inc some huel occasionally)
I decided to try and see if I could get down to 10% with calorie reduction then slowly try and bulk keeping low body fat.
My diet for past week has been:
Breakfast: no sugar Beans on toast without butter and two poached eggs
Snack: small handful of nuts and a banana
Lunch: RTD huel
Snack: RTD hurl
Dinner: cod, rice and veg
It comes in at roughly 2000 cals which is a deficit as my job as a massage therapist is physical plus my 1 hour gym and I usually hit 13k steps a day.
Yesterday, one week after following above diet to the letter inc no alcohol etc -I used the fitquest machine again and I’ve lost lots of weight, now 66.8 kg, but it appears to have ALL been muscle as my body fat has gone UP to 18% and muscle down to 49%
I’ve not struggled in the gym to lift has heavy as last week.
What do I do from here?? How do I lose body fat rather than muscle?
Do I need to up calorie a little or just be patient and carry on as I am?
Any advice appreciated.
Loving RTD HUEL I don’t have any digestive issues at all from it but I do from powered, strange as think it’s the same ingredients but very true.