I guess I’m your typical overweight person, nothing inspiring about that.
After graduating as a biologist, I started a carreer in academia, met the love of my life with whom I shared a passion for the good things in life, had a beautiful son and am now living the life of a full-time working, 34 year old woman. During my youth I was sportive and had a normal weight, but life, stress and laziness let the kilo’s creep on. I guess this sums up the weight issues of about almost everyone.
And oh, I “tried”. I tried to start to run, I tried to count calories, I tried to do Weight Watchers. But you can guess I didn’t try hard enough, cause my BMI is still 30.
As everyone with obesity, I know I have to “do something” about my weight, but doing that takes more effort than plopping in the couch with some nice tapas, eating a nice pannini at lunch and NOT going on that run.
As I’m now not living for myself anymore (remember I have a small baby boy?), the “doing something” has become a more pressing issue. However, I don’t have the mental energy to count calories, points or think what I want to eat that is tasty but doesn’t contain a lot of calories and then going to the store to fetch those things. As all working parents can relate to, mental energy is only available in small doses, correlated to the amount of sleep you got, and better spend on tending the relation with your loved ones than one grocery shopping diet food.
Cue in Huel. 2 scoops for breakfast, 2.5 for lunch, a piece of fruit as a snack, healthy evening meal. Easy peasy.
But hey ROAG (not my real name btw), what about shopping for the healthy evening meal and your mental energy!? Got you there!!! Diet plans down the drain! Well, devil inside my head, that’s sorted by our subscription to an unspecified meal-kit company, thank you very much. We’ve been doing this for a few months now and it’s such a life saviour in terms of time expenditure and healthy eating. We eat much more varied, much less meat and much more vegetables without the hassle of shopping and meal-planning, but with the bonus of having nice home cooked food.
Calorie wise this will bring me around 1500 calories per day. My BMR was measured with a fancy machine a few weeks back (perks of being in science I suppose) and this was 1633kcal. I’ll see where this gets me.
What do you guys like to say? Onward and downwards!? Make it so.
9th July 2019: 86.7kg, BMI 30.7