The 4-week Huel fest was – as I’ve mentioned before – much less shit than I was expecting it to be. To be honest, I included this diet as a kind of hipster joke diet. I’ve been pleasantly proven wrong. I will in the future keep some Huel in the cupboard, and have it for lunch from time to time when my plans go awry.
Things I liked about Huel
- If you clean the cooker, it stays clean for weeks
- Washing up involves a hand-blender and two shaker cups
- Shopping doesn’t really have to happen
- It’s actually quite nice if you blend it with fruit
- It’s cheap
- I felt pretty good on it
Things I didn’t like about Huel
- It got a bit boring from time to time
- The look of bemusement from friends who couldn’t really believe that I found it OK
It’s been a good 4 weeks for weight loss. It’s also been a good 4 weeks for all the other stuff too – so it may well not all be due to Huel. But as a weight loss strategy, consuming 1500-1800 calories of Huel a day certainly works.
I didn’t eat any meat, drink any alcohol, or smoke any cigarettes over the last 4 weeks. I got 10k steps on 25/28 days, and on the days when I didn’t get 10k steps I did something else (like a bike ride). This has been the most exercisey 4-week period so far.