I’ve noticed a few posters talking about cutting their calories to really low amounts in order to lose weight. There was a really interesting programme on the other night following the progress of people who had done similar, notably a man who was on The Biggest Loser and also one who was on about 600 calories a day with a well known diet shake brand.
Both lost amazing amounts of weight but then piled it back on. I can completely understand the desire to lose weight fast, especially if you have a lot of lose, but the problem with cutting your calories too much is that it screws up metabolic rate, making it almost impossible to go back to a regular amount of calories
I believe that huel is a great way to aid weight loss (I’ve lost 10lbs since January) but please be careful when dropping your calories - losing weight only to pile it back on again because it’s unmaintainable is a dreadful thing to have to go through!
Some sound advice, Tara. Thanks a lot. If anyone is in doubt about how to use Huel effectively if weight loss is your goal, head to this informative article written by our nutritionist - https://huel.com/pages/guide-to-fat-loss
At first read, dieters might be a little disheartened. But I think there are a couple of positives to take away. 1) You aren’t a failure when you regain weight, and 2) Huel can be utilized as a great tool because of the ease in counting calories and the overall healthiness of Huel. But like @Tara1608 said, don’t cut the calories drastically. A slight caloric reduction is much more beneficial.
Great articles Ric. I used to watch the Biggest Loser and even at the time my husband and I kept saying it wasn’t sustainable! Those people were working out at a level that you could never keep up in the real world and eating next to nothing in a closely guarded environment. Must have been so tough for them to go through all that and then end up back at square one
Yeah, I saw that program as well. Very recognizable, I’ve been on many diets and everytime I regained the weight, and the next diet was harder than the first. For me, Huel has been a great help for the mornings to have a quick breakfast, with 2 scoops being enough for 2,5 to 3 hours before my morning snack. Also, Huel provides me with the right balance for the nutrients I need to eat according to the TDEE calculator.