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Week 19 Day 5 – More Huel Adventures
04 Aug

Week 19 Day 5 – More Huel Adventures

My Huel ‘experiment’ was never going to be a five-day all in blast, there are already more than enough of them online, and so I continue this week.

Last week’s take away was taste above all else. In order to make this switch I’ve got to get a flavour that works for me. Huel provides their own ‘flavour system’ – Mocha, Chocolate, Strawberry, Toffee, Pineapple & Coconut, Banana, Rhubarb & Custard, Cacao and Metcha Tea. So I’ve been trying them out from the trail pack. I’m not good at five-star ratings, and don’t think they tell you much without something to compare them with so I’ll rate each flavour in four questions

  • Did it taste as advertised?
  • Did you like it?
  • Would you have it again?
  • Would you recommend it to a friend?

I’ve still got three of the nine flavours to try so I’ll give a full report on a couple of days.

Since it’s now been a full two weeks since my first Huel let’s compare weight. When this all started I weighed 190.6 lb today I check in at 189.2 lb. These numbers aren’t the be all and end all but since I’m in this for weight loss it’s important part to consider.

I’m now replacing both breakfast and lunch with Huel so next week we’ll need to do another weigh-in and see where we’re at.

But as a non-scale victory I’m delighted to say I’ve all but stopped snacking between meals.

After three full weeks in Huel I can say I’ve been happy with the results. I’ve lost some weight and I’ve got my snacking under control. But it’s not been without same strange side affects.

I think I will keep using the Huel, but I don’t see me ever going to 100% Huel, only breakfast and work lunches.

What about you? Are you a Hueler? What’s been your experience? Let me know down in the comments section.

Week 17 Day 5 – Huel & Coffee
21 Jul

Week 17 Day 5 – Huel & Coffee

This morning’s breakfast was Huel and coffee. Kinda worked, but like allot of things this week I could have a ether more coffee or a better/stronger one.

Instant coffee just didn’t have a good kick.

Looking back over the last few days a common problem has been lunch, I keep letting my self down with bread and crisps, so I brought some Huel with me along with the chocolate flavour. Only time will tell if I stuck to it.

… some time late …

Huel for lunch… well I did it.

I can hand on heart say chocolate flavour, so far, if a hit. Well ether that or my taste buds have given up decided they like Oats now – but I’m going to favour the first option

Week 17 Day 4 – Huel, After Humpday
20 Jul

Week 17 Day 4 – Huel, After Humpday

We’ve made it to Thursday which means the weekend is now closer than yesterday. Which I suppose is always the case, but still it’s the principle.

This morning’s Huel was fairly simple. 50g Huel powder and 250ml water, but I also added 60g frozen summer fruits. This time at least there was flavour so I’m happy, and yesterday’s reluctance to finish my breakfast didn’t reappear and I finished it off quite easily.

Even with twice as much fruit as before the oat taste is still there, just with company. All in a definite improvement over previous mixes. Another important thing to note, no headache! I’m fairly happy to state yesterday’s retraction was nothing to do with Huel.

It’s not even 9am at time of writing but I’m already thinking about tomorrows breakfast, might try adding coffee

Week 17 Day 3 – Huel, Days 2 & 3
19 Jul

Week 17 Day 3 – Huel, Days 2 & 3

As you can tell from yesterday I’m a day behind with my blogging so I thought today I’d consolidate Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tuesday

Only breakfast again, but this time I used a Strawberry flavour boost.

Still a 50g breakfast of around 200 calories. I can’t say I really knew there was a strawberry taste. It was there but didn’t really get overcome the oats taste.

This time I didn’t snack. Was full and satisfied right up too lunch, which for me at work is almost unheard of. Sadly it all went wrong at lunch with a baguette, chocolate and crisps. They dinner turned into a Two for Tuesday dominos pizza – but none of that is the fault of Huel, just me being weak too temptation.

Wednesday

Today’s breakfast, another 50g serving, was topped off with 30g frozen berries. Again this seemed to only add colour, there was no discernible change in flavour! I really need a bigger blender so I can add more fruit!

I also found this morning’s breakfast hard to drink. I just couldn’t stomach the taste of oats anymore, but I finished it off anyway.

Another side effect, after about twenty minutes I developed a splitting headache. Since so many things can cause headaches I’m not willing to blame the Huel, I’ll wait to see if it happens again before I pass judgement.

10:00 – Still splitting headache, but I’ve not drank anything yet so that’s probably not helped.

10:46 – I’m starting to think about food. Maybe it’s the headache or that I’m tired, but either way food is on my mind. Another possibility, worth testing, is the added fruit what’s making me hungry? I know I’m prone to sugar spikes and binge eating. Is fruit too much sugar for me?

11:15 – seems to have past. No more food thoughts. Starting to think this really could be more to do with the sugar rushes

12:23 – can’t decide now if the headaches getting worse or not, but least I’ve stopped thinking about food… wonder what’s for lunch

12:44 – Blowing your nose should leave you little dizzy and disorientated, should it? No really shouldn’t.

12:45 – Wonder when this becomes sharing too much, but its all for science or what ever reason I’m doing this stuff for

13:30 – Sausage roll and bounty for lunch, then a bag of McCoys. I have no will power

Week 17 Day 2 – A Week With Huel
18 Jul

Week 17 Day 2 – A Week With Huel

This week I’m trying something new. Huel.

I’ve read allot of blog where others have tried Huel for a week and report back how they’ve faired and I’ll be no different. I got my Huel delivery last Friday and am making a start this week.

I’m starting slowly as I’ve found with most new fitness things baby steps seems to work best for me. This want be a ‘five day all in’ approach. Instead I’m starting with just one meal – breakfast.

Yesterday was my first day and like many others I’ve got had an epiphany.

Yesterday was my first day and like many others I’ve got had an epiphany. I made up 50g of unflavoured with 200ml of water then threw in about 30g of blueberrys which equates to about 217 calories all in.

It first impressions where… Unimpressed. Sadly in flavour I cant rate it too high. The added berries didn’t mask the overpowering oat taste. Still it all went down just fine and kept me feeling fairly full, although I did slip and have a bag of crisps.

In the cold light of day I’m, and putting taste down to me adding not enough berries, I was quite happy with my new breakfast and am still looking forward to another day and another meal.

My plan is to keep using Huel for breakfast this week and move on to having Huel for breakfast and lunch over the weekend. I’ll try to keep posting each day with my impressions and hopfully with come up with the right mix by Friday!