I am soon to be a new ‘Huel’ user. I tried a couple of the ready made shakes, and really liked them.
And as per title. I am a runner, and I prefer distance races - HM probably my favourite as it doesn’t knock a lot out of you, as in I can easily run the next day. My PB is 1:28:16.
I have been reading a book called “Racing Weight” by Matt Fitzgerald, and thought Huel would be a good help to catalyst myself to where I would like to be. The general idea it suggests, is that for every kg of weight lost, you could potentially run 4 seconds faster a mile. I’m 168cm tall, and currently about 69kg. My weight fluctuates between 66-71kg over the year depending on the volume of my running. If I were to go back 10-15 years, I was about 59/60kg. The extra weight is probably my like for booze and indulging in food(and age).
I generally eat what I want, but probably eat too much of the wrong stuff - we’re talking pizza, cake, and pale ale’s.
Anyhow, I am not sure I should use Huel to completely replace meals, but thinking I will use it to replace 1 meal on heavier running days, and 2 meals on lighter days to begin with.
Breakfast will be something along the lines of overnight oats / banana pancakes.
Lunch will be a mix of say Bibimbap or a variety of simple curries/soups or possible quiche when not Huel on lighter days.
Dinner will be Huel.
I will allow myself one cheat day as well, but will be stopping my sausage and potato scone rolls for breakfast with a bottle of Diet Coke. No more Coke/irn bru for me.
So back to the science, 4 seconds faster a mile for every kg lost. If I can get down to 62kg, then I will be 6kg lighter than when I was running my PB, so 24 seconds faster a mile or a little over 5 minutes. That is the plan, along with proper training.
I will also use myFitnessPal to track my calories, and see where I get to in say 6-8 weeks time.
I have two packs of Huel ordered, so that’s 34 meals I think, and will probably use 10-12 meals a week.
Has anyone else tried similar before?