Over the last 2-weeks I have been continuing with my method of 100% Huel each day, with only one regular meal on the weekend.
I maintained a diet of Huel shakes, Huel Bars and Ohso Good Chocolate (1-daily). Depending on mood, somedays it would be three shakes, and on others it would be two shakes and two bars. I like having this option. I stuck to regular times which has kept my body in a routine, which has led to hunger pangs starting approximately 30-minutes before my next shake or bars were due.
Each shake was made with 500ml water and 2 scoops of Huel Powder (400 cal per shake). My preferred method of preparing my shakes was to use 400ml of water with the 2 scoops and shake. Leave in the fridge overnight and then add the final 100ml of cold water before drinking. Calorie intake: 1200 per day.
The Huel Bars used have been Chocolate Orange and Peanut Butter.
Supplements: 1 x Multivitamin and Minerals Tablet (Zipvit A-Z) daily
Ohso Dark Chocolate Bar x 1 daily (Orange and Raspberry flavours used)
Starting weight: 242.3 lbs
Target Weight: 180 lbs
Previous Recorded Weight: 198.9 lbs
Current weight: 194.4 lbs
Weight Loss/Gain: 4.5 lbs
Overall Weight Loss/Gain: 47.9 lbs
Positive Experiences: Plenty of energy to support my 30-miles of walking per week, continued weight-loss.
Negative Experiences: Not taking in enough water after long walks.
I tried a new product during the last couple of weeks and now added this to my daily routine. Ohso Good Chocolate is a dark chocolate bar that contains probiotics and claims to be gluten, nut and sugar free. These are designed for 1-per day and have around 64 – 72 calories per bar (depending on the one you opt for).
So far, I’ve tried the Ohso Orange (54% Dark) and Ohso Raspberry (70% Dark) and they add a little something special to my day on top of the Huel. I prefer the Ohso after my lunch Huel with a cup of coffee, followed by my dark chocolate sneezing. An ‘Orgasm of the Face’ apparently.
At the time of writing, they are currently offering 50% off for the first month’s subscription using code ‘ohso50’ and then it comes in at around £15.90 per month after. Not bad considering that would be a month’s supply.
Bear in mind, these bars are small. I’ve added a picture as the Amazon reviews for these did make me chuckle. Some people didn’t realise that a 13.5g bar would be small, so for clarity I wanted to show them. You get 7 in a box (so 28-bars in a 4-box subscription), and the point is to have one treat a day. So if you enjoy Mars or Snicker bars, think smaller. I’ve never been a dark chocolate fan but since the health kick, I’ve grown to like these and the flavours take the edge off of the dark chocolate taste. You can buy them from Amazon, but they are more expensive there so I stick with the official Ohso site.
I’ve become addicted to walking, to the point where my anxiety increases when I don’t get out. Even the weather is no longer a factor, as I’ve grown to appreciate walking in the rain. Using the MapMyWalk app, I’ve set weekly time and distance goals and used their provided challenges to keep on track. I’m now hitting 30-miles per week which I split into periods of long distances, days off and top ups when needed. My preference is a long walk at the beginning of the week on Sunday, which allows for interruptions during week days as a result of work or other factors. If I’ve had a larger cheat day meal on the weekend, I’ll follow this up with a 7 – 9 mile walk.
Previous week meal:
- Family barbecue (Buffalo burgers, Venison Sausage, Chicken wings)
This week meal:
- Home made pizza (using sugarless dough recipe)
- Home made pizza sauce
- Grated Mozzarella Cheese
- Pepperoni Slices
My company has now cancelled future furlough rotations, but reduced working hours to 3 days a week. Financially, things are starting to get a little scary but walking is helping get rid of that stress. I’ve booked a week of annual leave for next week, which will bring in a little extra and also give me the time I need to complete my next written assignment for my degree.
I’ve been researching diets to use once I’ve hit my target weight, so that I can maintain a healthy weight moving forward. Huel will remain a part of that as I struggle with solid food for breakfast. So at the very least, I will carry on with a Huel Coffee shake for breakfast, with a balanced diet for the remaining meals during the day. I’ve almost settled on what that diet will be and I will provide details once it’s been ironed out.