Huel 60 Days Straight w/ Bloodwork (Ongoing: Day 50/60)

I’m sharing this information for those who may be interested in further incorporating Huel into their diet and the potential effects - and more than happy to answer any questions.

Primarily for a permanent lifestyle change and weight reduction, I’m consuming only Huel for 60 days (Along with Almond Milk). Initial, 30th days, and 60th days of weight and numerous blood work will be provided here.

If you haven’t seen it already, Huel has its own five-week study here below

Starting Information:
Age: 25
Height: 5’ 10”
Weight: 230 - 16 May 2020
BMI Approx: 33.0
Initial Goal Weight: 200 [Reached On Day 43]

Weight Updates
0-Day Starting: 230.0 - 16 May 2020
30-Day Update: 204.6 - 15 June 2020
43-Day Update: 200.0 - 28 June 2020
45-Day Update: 198.6 - 30 June 2020

Completed Blood Work Below (Click Picture To Enlarge)

For more information and a quick day-by-day diary, click below
Google Drive Document

[Total Base Price]
Huel Black Edition 11 Bag Total: $300 (187 meals - $1.60/Serving)
(10% Subscription Discount + 10% Service Discount)
Almond Milk: $4.00 - $1.15/Serving(830mL)

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Forgot to add: 45-Day Blood Results are non-fasting

How are you feeling and what are your plans afterwards?

Best I’ve ever felt. Not feeling mentally drained at work or when I come back home, higher energy in any activity including the gym, and I now have zero cravings for foods. I planned on eating pizza after the 60th day since I started, but I’ve lost the desire to do so recently. Sleep quality significantly improved. I’m considering doing another 30 days so I can get an accurate A1c reading on Huel - as it takes about 90 days for RBCs to die, so then all my RBCs will be Hueligan’s.

When I do start to incorporate foods, I’ll be keeping Huel as a staple while eating a few meals a week.

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Thanks for sharing Justin really cool! Your cholesterol profile is looking a lot better. I’d be interested to find out why your HDL levels are so low.

Drop me a message with your size and we will sort out a care package for you.

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Hi @Justin_Keikhlasan

This is really detailed. I love it when Hueligans go all out with self-trials like this.

Looking forward to your 60-day results.

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With the information that was documented by my employer since 2015 and HDL results I could gather - Low HDL is probably a result of poor eating habits from the time I started my new job in 2015.

Around May 2018 I attempted to keep myself in Ketosis which I was eating below 1,500 calories, and even though it was healthier food choices, I had horrible energy levels, tired all the time, and poor overall performance. Stressful life situations occurred around September-2018 where I became demotivated and quit the Keto diet, then reverting to bad habits(Won’t happen again!) where my HDL then continued to drop.

@JamesCollier Thank you! I’ve compared Huel with other products, and even though in terms of nutrition may be similar, comparing the ingredients are a world’s difference. Loved the video you both made too with providing reasoning of picking the vegan alternative.

Which if anyone hasn’t seen it - the video is here: https://www.facebook.com/huelusa/videos/582511755973920/

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That’s interesting thank you and yes the video of James and Julian is pretty cool!

Huel will definitely become a staple in my diet - the value of time it brings is priceless :slight_smile: Next step, I’ll be incorporating vegetables into the diet first. Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and all that other good stuff. I planned on eating pizza on Day 61 but that’s changed to where I don’t want to anymore. Probably will eat other foods strictly within a social setting so I’m not eating to just enjoy eating, but to include time with friends and family.

I’ll be keeping track of more data from now on - looking to add testosterone levels(which I’m sure its fine) and maybe a couple more different tests on the 60th day just to see if there’s any other changes of interest later on.

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Justin - I’ve thought about going Huel-only many times and haven’t made the plunge yet. When I was working in the office, I would eat Huel for lunch 4-5 days a week and I loved not having to go out for food, but still could go on walks with friends to go get meals (very common in my area to go out and get lunch). I work for a quantitative firm and your post inspired me in multiple ways. I thought it might be interesting to put your data into a table so I copied the data from your Google Doc and put it into a sheet to give us the ability to do some potentially interesting analysis.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Dntu8kuYoe-Mq7FIz1GLGqlGkfti06mf9Or2jdi0HrI/edit?usp=sharing

Don’t go overboard on 61… I get major cramps when I go back to eating junk food on cheat days…

I’m going to take it slow if I decide to eat real food again on day 61 for that reason I’m sure it’ll happen and realized my previous plan would probably end up extremely painful :rofl:

@dahveed311 I’d say the only items that are clinically significant for changes would be (CHOL, HDL, LDL, TRIG) - All the other values are not much of difference - which is expected and really a good thing so far.