Trying to lose 7kg


I am currently using Huel for two meals a day - breakfast and lunch (three scoops) - and having a normal meal for dinner.

For several reasons, I have managed to put on 7kg over the past year, which I would like to shift. I am a regular gymgoer 4-5 times a week, but I have not been eating great and going out far too much, so the weight has crept up (I dread to think how much it would have been if I hadn’t been working out!).

I am just wondering if these are the best two meals to replace, or should I have a normal lunch and then Huel for dinner?

Many thanks! :slight_smile:

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Honestly, unless you can manipulate your appetite a bit depending on which meal fills you up the most, the only thing that matters is maintaining a calorie deficit. Don’t worry about timing or which meal you replace.

One thing to note is that you’re going to feel hungry in calorie deficit. So many of these threads turn into “Can’t explain why I always feel hungry??” when they’re at maybe 500 cal deficits.


Thanks for your response!

Yes, I know I will feel hungry. It does not brother me as I have done it before and I was fine. I managed to get from 85kg to 69kg in a year with exercise and diet. That’s why I am kind of annoyed at myself for putting a good chunk of it on again!

Thanks again for your answer :slight_smile:

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That’s what I do. Works well for me over past few years. Sometimes I just have one Huel lunchtime and one “conventional” meal. Unless I am doing 100% Huel I don’t tend to have Huel as an evening meal.

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Ok, great. I am glad it is working for you! :slight_smile:

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I do Huel granola for breakfast and Huel shake for either lunch or dinner, whichever suits best day to day. Good luck and do whatever you feel is right for you :+1:

I fancy trying the granola actually too.
Thanks! Good luck too :slight_smile:

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I’ve lost 26lb since mid October so am starting to slowly increase my calories up to maintenance level :grinning:


Oh wow! Congrats! :smiley:

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Thanks. Good feeling :sunglasses:
Are you using MFP to track calories?

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Not yet, but I want to!

Plenty people use it on here. I have found it invaluable and will continue to use it to maintain. I use freebie version.

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I will check it out then!

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I personally keep with a regular lunch because I don’t want the questions or raised eyebrows at work! Plus, I also find that the evenings are when I tend to go off piste with the healthy eating, so having Huel keeps me in a routine. As @GTIPuG said, it really doesn’t matter from a calories point of view, so you just have to do what works best for you and your lifestyle and is most sustainable. Good luck with everything!


7kg fat is 55 000 kcal
If you create a deficit of 500 cal per day you will loose your 7 kg fat in 110 days

Simple as that

I use Huel for breakfast and lunch daily and I’m losing weight nicely, it’s great. I also use MFP to track my calories

Fair enough! I haven’t had any issues drinking it at work, but I can see why it could raise eyebrows. Yes, evenings can be difficult! I try to have it at least twice a week as an evening meal too.
Thanks, you too :slight_smile:

You may lose 7kg but likely not all fat.