I’m just starting out on my Huel journey with the Huel Black range and I am hoping it will help me change my relationship with food and help me shed a few lbs.
Apologies for the long post - in July last year, I was really poorly. I lost 10lbs in about 1.5 weeks even though I was eating like a horse. I also had an insatiable thirst, was peeing for England and I was exhausted. My mum cried to me one day thinking that I had bulimia and begged me to get help. Obviously I knew I wasn’t bulimic so I referred myself for a blood test and my HbA1C (3 month average blood glucose) came back at 105mmol/l when it should be below 42mmol/l and my body was basically eating itself. I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 27.
Since being on Insulin injections, I have gained back all of the weight lost from Ketoacidosis (and some!). I’ve really struggled to come to terms with this and have suffered on and off with a condition called Diabulimia.
In April I ended up catching Coronavirus and was quite poorly for over 4 weeks, but am still getting episodes of breathlessness now. It is making exercise tough so I have gained even more weight. Frankly my experience with Coronavirus has scared the sh*t out of me and has made me think about what I am doing to my body. I’ve given myself a stern talking to and here I am. I realised how lucky I am - the universe has tried to kill me off twice in the last year but my body has fought on so I owe it a lot! I want to lose weight in a healthy and diabetic-friendly way.
I am currently 12st 1lb and my aim is to get to 11st. My colleague and I have agreed to have a weekly weigh-in on a Friday morning so we can hold each other accountable!
Any tips would be gratefully received but I am going to stop rambling here! I’m looking forward to joining you all and getting my body back to how I want it to be