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 (http://pookey.co.uk/wordpress/archives/677-huel-nutritionally-complete-food-replacement).
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!
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 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.
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!)