Successful Weight Loss


#1

I’ve been lurking here for a while, but it’s going well, so I’ve decided that now’s the time to post. I’ve been a vegan for 22 years, so I was very pleased to find a product to suit me.

I started using Huel to help me lose weight in early February. Here we are 20 weeks later. I’m 5’6" tall, and I started at 16st 12lb (236lbs, 107kg). As of today, I weigh 13st 13.5lbs (195.5lbs, 88.7kg). So I’ve lost 2st 12.5lbs (40.5lbs, 18.4kg).

At 58, I’m an experienced dieter, having been put on a diet the first time at the age of 7. I’ve been through many kinds of diets, from Cambridge (unhealthy), to Raw Vegan (very healthy, but expensive and time-consuming). My current Huel-assisted diet is the most successful yet, and also the easiest, and one of the least expensive.

I’m doing 16:8 intermittent fasting. Breakfast is at 8am, and I’m finished eating by 4pm.

I start the day with Huel Granola, cashew milk, and fruits, especially berries. Three hours later I make a low fat lunch in my pressure cooker. A typical example would be quinoa, lentils, sweet potato, broccoli, courgettes, carrots, garlic, spices, and either blended tomatoes or water (about 500 kcal). Three hours later, I have 140g of Vanilla Huel, often with cacao or toffee flavouring.

Occasionally I top up my calories with a Huel Cocoa and Orange bar. Once a week, I replace two meals by eating out, as it’s an important part of my social life. I keep my choices sensible.

This is a work in progress. I intend to make it to my healthy weight of 11st (154lbs, 69.85kg), if possible.

I recommend Huel to everyone who has had a lifelong struggle with weight.


#2

What an amazing achievement Pete. I’m quite new to Huel and hoping to lose a few lbs too. Nice to see it working. Makes me feel positive that it can work for me too :blush:


#3

That’s a great achievement, well done you! I bet you feel awesome too :smiley:


#4

Thanks Charlie, yes, I feel great!


#5

Thanks Sarah, and good luck!


#6

great progress well done :+1:


#7

Thanks Jay.


#8

Hi Pete, thanks for your comments first day on Huel tomorrow lunch prepped, unflavoured 3 scoops, chocolate sachet and peanut butter powder smudge of cinnamon here goes…
Looking forward to reading your updates


#9

Update: I’m still very much on track.Here are the current stats…

After 24 weeks, I currently weigh 13st 7lbs, or 189lbs, or 85.7kg. I’ve lost 3st 5lbs, or 47lbs, or 21.3kg.

Easiest diet ever. I’m way beyond cravings for fatty, sugary food now, and I’m determined to reach my target weight of 11st. If I get there, my BMI will be in the normal range for the first time in my adult life.


#10

Very impressive that the losses you’re seeing amount to essentially almost bang on 2lbs a week loss!
Did you experience dramatic loss to start with? What is your average calorie intake?


#11

Hi Liam, thanks. Yes, there was a big loss in the first and second weeks, but that was probably water rather than fat. I’ve adjusted my daily calories regularly, at the moment I’m on 1400 a day, giving me a 500 kcal deficit. I use an app called Nutracheck calorie counter to figure it all out and monitor my calories.


#12

Update. After 27 weeks, I now weigh exactly 13st (182lbs, 82.6kg) I have lost 3st 2lbs (54lbs, 24.5kg). Only 2st (28lbs, 12.7kg) until my goal weight of 11st (154lbs, 69.9kg).

The last time I was this weight was 10 years ago. When (not if) I reach my target, I believe that will be the first time that I have had a BMI in the “normal” range in my whole life.

Thanks to Huel, my goal is in sight. I’m also using 16:8 Intermittent Fasting, to ensure that I burn fat. This is today’s food, consumed between 8am and 4pm…

Breakfast: Huel Berry Granoloa, with cashew milk, cherries, blueberries, rasperries, strawberies, easy peeler orange and banana.

Lunch: I have an “Instant Pot”-style, so into it went: Kallo vegetable stock pot, arborio rice, broad beans, curly kale, courgette, red pepper, onions, and sprouted aduki beans.

Dinner: 116g of Berry Huel powder.

My exercise has been limited to no more than about 30 minutes a day of walking.

This works, and I can definitely see myself regularly using Huel to maintain a healthy weight once I reach it.

Thanks all, and thank you to the Huel team.


#13

Very impressive!!

I am very happy for you, and that you have managed to fight the good fight and are reaching your target weight!

I started Huel 3 days ago, and I hope to be able to lose weight as well, as I need to lose 30kg…

The road I have ahead of me seems impossible, so it’s good to see that it’s achievable.

I don’t like vegetables, however I have been doing my very best to start eating healthier - as I was raised in a Portuguese family, meat and fish are essential in any diet, so it’s been tricky to manage those changes, especially because I am so overweight and feel hungry all the time.

I stopped drinking milk and now only have almond milk, the only “meat” I have is Quorn, and Huel is now my next step towards a healthier me.

Please keep us updated on your journey - I feel I will need all the good motivation I can get.

Keep it up!! :slight_smile:


#14

Hi Joanne. Vegetables prepared the traditional way can be boring. Experiment with herbs and spices. Keep this up and your tastes will change and surprise you one day. You may start to like foods that you previously didn’t Good luck!


#15

I will try and explore more ways to have my veggies!

Sometimes they taste Soooo bland though! Will experiment with herbs and stuff :slight_smile: