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?
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.
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!
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!
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