I’m a relative newbie here, ordered my first couple of packs of Huel on January 13th with the intention of trying to replace unhealthy breakfasts/lunches and finally shift some weight.
I travel fairly frequently for work so my diet has a tendency to be pretty erratic. I’ve lost weight over the last two years with intermittent fasting but not managed to be consistent enough to lose what I need to. The overall trend is down, but I tend to lose a chunk, put a bit back on, level out at a point lower than I was and then stick there until the next push.
When I first tried Huel in January I was 240.5lbs (17st 2.5lbs). Last week I was down at 231.2lbs (16st 7.2lbs). A business trip this last week saw that jump to 16st 12lbs but I’m hoping most of that is water weight from flights.
I’m planning to make a concerted effort from Wednesday 1st May to use Huel as a way to stick to the Fast 800 kick start from Michael Moseley’s new book. The plan is to aim as close to 800 calories a day as possible in combination with 16:8 TRE. I’ve done this on and off in the last few weeks and found it fairly easy to stick to during the week at work by making up 2 scoops of Huel in the morning with some frozen fruit and mixture of 300ml water and 200ml almond milk which I have just after 12pm and making a 400 calorie (ish) meal to have when I get home at 7pm. I may try mixing things up and having some 100% Huel days.
Weekends have been my weakness (along with the business trips). I’d like to try and stick with this for 28 days before upping the calories to something more sustainable. My ultimate aim is to get to 156lbs (11st 2lbs) which is the upper end of normal for my height (5’6”). Target for the 28 days is to get back under 16st.
Posting on here so I’m tracking my progress. I see a personal trainer once a week for a one hour weightlifting session and according to my last DEXA scan back in October 2017 I have quite high muscle mass for a woman my age (44) at 122lbs. The problem is the 116lbs of fat I’m lugging around with it! I have another scan booked on 15th May so will have a new baseline to start from.
Not sure if anyone will read this, but in any case updating here will hopefully help keep me on track.