Huel and Insanity – a healthy combination 4

I’ve made some really great progress I’m really proud of, and I wanted to share it. This  post serves as extra evidence that using Huel as part of a healthy lifestyle can make a huge difference to your life.

For the last 5 weeks I have been combining 60% Huel diet, with the Insanity programme from Shaun T.  If you don’t know what Huel is, it’s a powdered replacement for food, which aims to provide all the fats, carbs, protein and vitamins you required.  Check out my previous article for more information (

My trial has resulted in:

  • Rapid fat loss
  • Weight loss (this wasn’t a primary goal)
  • Increased energy levels
  • reduction in food bills
  • much more spare time

Have a look at the difference in just 5 weeks!

Huel Before and After Photo

Huel Before and After Photo

Additional changes I’ve made in lifestyle (details not covered here – I might put together a full detailed programme in future) have resulted in additional benefits of:

  • less need for sleep
  • clearer head space
  • an increase in productivity

Whilst undergoing my changes, I have been able to maintain a relatively relaxed diet too. On Monday I was at a wedding, and despite eating a lot of cake, cheese, hog roast and BBQ (seriously, it was shameful) I have still continued to loose weight and improve fitness!

My Schedule

My typical week day is:

  • wake up around 6:45
  • espresso, water
  • Insanity as directed by the programme
  • get to work for 9am.
  • 9am – first meal, Huel – 2 scoops
  • 11am – second meal, Huel – 2 scoops
  • 1pmish, when the weather is good enough, 6000 step walk
  • 2pm – 3pm – third meal, Huel – 2 scoops
  • 4pm – 5pm – forth meal, Huel – 2 scoops
  • 6pm – 7pm – dinner – ‘normal’ food, generally healthy but pasta, rice, potatoes have remained on the allowed list.

Typical weekends are hard to define. Insanity Saturday morning, usually Huel for breakfasts, but I tend to eat out, and eat chaotically.

I am now increasing my Huel intake to add an additional 2 scoops throughout the day (I’m adding at meal 1 and 3) as I do not want to loose any more weight.

The Results

Below you can see both weight and fat loss in the last 5 weeks, with measurements being taken twice a day, except where I’ve been away.  The graphs are from the Withings Health app, and I’m weighing using the Withings WS-50 scales (which are fantastic by the way!)


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