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Liquid meals do it for me

At 67 years of age, 6ft 5in (1m 95cm) and 19 stones (121kilos) I stumbled across the NHS weight tracker at the beginning of August 2020. I was shocked to note I was considered obese particularly when at Well-Man clinics I had been complemented at keeping the same weight for over 4 years.

I put in the info on the tracker and saw I needed to get down to 105 kilos (16.5stones). I decided to try the liquid meals route and for three consecutive days a week every week I had 3 meals at 400 calories per meal - so I was literally having half the calories I needed to maintain weight for three days a week. I very quickly started to see the benefits of this. I also researched 'intermittent fasting' and that too is part of my routine. When on the liquid meals day/s I had all my meals in one sitting at 2pm and yet did not feel hungry or had any cravings. 24 hours later off I went again. It worked for me. Now I am down to one day a week on liquid meals I also fast on the 16/8 regimen on the odd occasion - literally just for the fun of it.

Between the beginning of August 2020 and the end of December 2020 I lost 16 kilos (2.5 stones). At that point I decided to have 1 day a week of liquid meals and have gotten down to 102kilos (16stones) mid March 2021. My BMI is still just in the overweight range and I will continue to lose a little more (belly fat is a pain to shift as many of us know). But all in all I found the process to be relatively painless and I will be keeping to liquid meals one day a week for the foreseeable future particularly when I want to maintain weight I can use the meals to fine tune my diet, plus the manufacturer is British and that is fine by me..

Good luck everyone

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in reply to TheTabbyCat

Hi, I just wanted to tell my story in case it helps someone else. I am happy with my weight loss and the method I chose.

Thanks for sharing MBHH it is always good to read other people's stories.

Hey glad you found a plan that is working for you! 🙆🏻‍♀️

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Like yourself I’m 6ft 5 and was shocked when i weighed myself on the 1st jan 2018 and my weight was obese. This was the kick in the arse I needed especially as just had ankle surgery and thought the extra weight wasn’t probably helping.

I started calorie counting and the weight came off and by Summer I had reached 81.7 Kg on the 1/8/2018.

Anything is possible when you set your mind to it. Keep up the hard weight.

in reply to Tall1732

Hello Tall1732, I want to lose probably2 or 3 more kilos (mostly belly fat) but 81.7k seems low to me. The NHS weight tracker app gave a goal of 105kilos but even then my BMI was still just in the overweight area. I think 100k will do it for me.

I am familiar with the fasting concept, but when you say liquid diet ,am I correct to assume, it was a paricular regime, in order to ensure adequate vitamin and minerals?

in reply to Caccani

Hello Caccani, yes I use Huel. I mixed both 'normal' and 'high protein' drinks. Either way each meal is totally balanced. I tried one other company too but I and in fact my whole family, prefer the Huel drinks for taste.

What liquid meals do you have?

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TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to IamthinkingJapanese

Hi IamthinkingJapanese and welcome back to this amazing forum.

As some things have changed since you were last here may I suggest you spend some time clicking about to find your way around. It's easier if you have a lap-top as there are several threads. If you’re using another device I strongly suggest that you use the web page as opposed to the app at least until you know your way around.

Have a good read of the pinned post “Welcome Newbies” and follow every thread.

Here’s the link to the pinned posts, healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

Here’s the link for the “Tour” of the forum. If you haven’t already taken it.

healthunlocked.com/?tour=true

I strongly suggest you read and contribute to the Daily Diary and participate in a Weekly Weigh in.

You will find there's loads of tips about better eating, from other members. Sharing your daily menu not only helps you stay committed, it can help other members too.

Good luck I hope to "see " you around.

Sorry , I see what you’ve said!

And very nice they are too. I personally like Berry, my Wife likes Coffee and son and daughter in law love Chocolate. The spicy meals are pretty nice too. But of course it is all a matter of taste

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Just reading about the meal so take warfarin so need to check I can use and not too much K! Does anyone know?

in reply to IamthinkingJapanese

Hello IamthinkingJapanese, although I am not medical and therefore do not offer anyone any advice, these are effectively meal replacements so you give up a normal meal and replace by having a few liquid meals (each meal is 400 calories). You know you get a balance of minerals and vitamins at the same time.

Hi do you have any drink recipes you can share , ? Is tha aloud ? Thank you

in reply to Dabblegrey

Hi Dabblegrey, no recipes since each drink is a complete recipe and 400 calorie meal in its own right. Several different flavours and you can also buy flavour enhancers to mix and match (the nearest thing to a recipe I suppose).

Sorry I am not sure if I sent you the message or to The Tabby Cat by mistake , anyway do you have any drink recipes please ? Am I aloud to ask you for them , I am 5ft 2 15 stone , not doing well at all trying to lose weight , any help is appreciated.

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BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to Dabblegrey

Hello and welcome back, Dabblegrey :)

MBHH is free to share their recipes but we don't allow advertising e.g. of paid for weight loss plans.

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