I started using Huel just before Chirstmas (not good timing), with the hope of using it in the new year to substitute lunches, a common meal for which I would usually eat badly and spend £££!
Having Huel for lunch was okay, not ideal. I couldn’t quite work it out as to why it wasn’t filling me up and I was still craving a big meal post lunch.
About a week ago, I made the switch to breakfast and this has made the world of difference. This is because I was craving savoury foods for lunch that the sweet Huel (vanilla) just wasn’t satisfying.
I decided to come up with a new plan of action, creating a strict per-day calorie goal of 1200 and logging everything via MyFitnessPal. Before anybody says, I know this is low but I need quick results and having a low goal is something to aim for and it allows me some wiggle room if things don’t go so well on a particular day.
As of Monday 11th March 2019:
2 scoops of Huel with 500mm water and 100g of frozen blueberries + a teaspoon of honey - 375 cal
Lean chicken breast and veg or (I know it’s not the healthiest) a pot based noodle lunch (like Naked Noodle or Kabuto), NOT an actual Pot Noodle! - 400 cal
Anything to make up the rest of my 425-500 call allowance. Tends to be turkey mince, veg curry or similar
So far, just under 2 weeks in and 6lbs down, finding it all very easy indeed!
The main reason, I think, is the switch from lunch to breakfast. I drink Huel very slowly, some say this is wrong, from probably 9am-11am. This works very well as satisfying hunger throughout the morning and allows me to keep going until lunch without the need for additional foods.
I will keep a log on here for my records and try and update weekly.
Monday 11th March 2019: 14st 7lb
Friday 22nd March 2019: 14st 1lb