So today is day 1, just took the last swig of my lunchtime Huel, it was a mint choc one, think I preferred my morning vanilla one but it tasted fine.
I decided to start Huel to aid with weight loss, it was this or meal prep, I feel this is a more efficient way and therefore make me more likely to stick to it. I am very overweight, currently 21st 9lb, still fairly active though, up to now it hasn’t really affected my life too much but I know its coming. Plan is to maintain a 500-700 calorie deficit per day. I have lost a few stone before on a low carb diet but the amount of cooking, prep and restrictions made it too difficult for me to maintain with my busy life.
I will post updates on how I get on here, mostly to keep myself motivated and on track. 2 meals in so far and I feel really full, probably more than I would from eating the usual supermarket meal deal. Any advice would be gratefully received. Should add that i’m a 37 year old male.
Hi and good luck, Gaz. Am sure you will do well on Huel. Quite a few people on here doing the same. I’ve lost just over a stone since mid October by eating/drinking at a 500 calorie deficit. That wasn’t the only reason I started replacing a couple of meals with Huel though. I have IBS and Huel has helped enormously. I really enjoy my Huel and look forward to every meal
That’s really impressive! That’s like 6.5 kilos right?
In 6 weeks?
I need to lose 10-14kg. I started my proper 100% Huel diet 4 days ago (after my mini 100% Huel trial just before Christmas).
If I can lose 6kg in 6 weeks I will be VERY happy!
Wow. Exactly 12 weeks. That really is a spot-on disciplined 500 calorie deficit every day without fail to make a steady 0.5kg loss per week as per NHS guidelines. Now is that how to do things properly or what?!
Yes and the great thing is, I haven’t felt in the least bit deprived. Once I reach my desired weight I intend to continue with the same routine just increasing my calorie intake on a gradual basis until I am at some sort of maintenance level.
Really good to see everyone’s stories. I am 3 days in on breakfast and and lunch Huels and a measured dinner. I am also ensuring my water intake is between 2 and 4 litres. I am 6lbs down which seems a large amount. so I will wait abit longer before I start to get super excited. I am however trying to run at a 500 calorie deficit. I even turned down a cake at the coffee shop yesterday which is a big thing for me having such a sweet tooth.
Out of the Coffee, Vanilla and Berry I wouldnt order the Berry again as it just does not seem to taste of anything as the others do.
My biggest challenge will be next week, I am flying to the US for 4 days, and unsure if I should pack my powder for the risk of getting a going over when arriving lol
Well done, great start. I am not as keen on the mint chocolate one. Think I will stick to vanilla then add instant coffee or fruit when I need a change. Pretty sure I am a couple of pounds down as I am peeing every hour lol
1 week in, had 2 per day apart from at the weekend when I had a bit more time to cook. Feel pretty good, lost 6lbs. Definitely less hungry in general so when it comes to dinner time I am not overeating. Thats made the biggest difference to me. No real side effects at all.