Join me on a quest to take back my health with Huel.
Huel was first introduced to me by a colleague back in 2015 and ever since I’ve been using it very on and off. I would like to say that this is pattern of using it is down to me and what priorities I’ve been putting first these past few years (not my health that’s for sure).
Me & My Health
Apart from being Vegan for ethical reasons, I’m not at all healthy. Since going vegan little over a year ago I’ve taken over as the president of the ‘Junk Food Vegan’ club. Packets of Oreo’s & Biscoff unfortunately don’t lead to eternal life (sorry to break it to you).
My health has suffered massively over the past few years and it’s about time i addressed it. Long gone are the days of running 100 km a month and eating healthily. I blame the constant stress, work and time constraints that I’ve endured to get where i am. I doubt that i could even run 2 km without getting out of breathe now.
Last night i was scouring the internet looking a healthy vegan meal preps and whole food meal recipes. I ended my search after a few hours thinking about all the effort and ingredients needed. That’s when i thought, Huel saved me last time, can it do it again?!?
I’ve ordered the Black Edition version of Huel this time in both the Vanilla & Chocolate flavours, it’ll be interesting to see how they compare to the old v2.3 that i loved (though v3.0 is out now, still not tried it). The Black Edition has 50% less carbs than the standard version as well as 33% more protein. I feel like this will work better for me in the long run, though taste will also be a consideration also.
I’m currently sat here today writing this article at 171.6 lbs with my goal set to slim down to a modest 140 lbs. So there we are, 31.6 lbs to lose, that’s my goal.
My Health with Huel Plan
My plan for this first week starting on Monday (tomorrow) is to gently get the Huel back into my system by replacing only 1 meal a day. I highly recommend this to anyone just starting as it usually takes a week for your body to adjust (queue the constant farting). I will be replacing my lunch at work for this first week. It should make a difference considering that my daily lunch was whatever i picked up from Tesco, be it a packet of biscuits or a multi-pack of crisps.
After a few weeks i’m sure i’ll be introducing some light exercise into my goals, mostly running, but let’s take one set at a time.
I will be updating you all each week going forward with my progress, ending with the following format:
Starting Weight: 171.6 lbs
Current Weight: 171.6 lbs
Weekly Weight Loss: TBC
Total Weight Loss: TBC
Please wish me luck, I really need it.