New member here - thought that I would share the following with you.
I am 63 and Autistic. I have had issues with eating and diet all of my life due to distinct sensory preferences and differences related to my interception. In short, there are many things that I will not eat and I often do not feel hungry.
As a child my family were very worried about me and trips to the GP were a frequent occurrence - in those days referrals to specialists were a rare thing so they were simply given the advice to ‘try and encourage him to eat’.
Meals and deciding what to eat have always been a very difficult thing for me and the things that I actually like eating are not the best things for ensuring appropriate nutritional intake. I prefer dry food items such as crackers (Jacobs are the best thing in the world!) and things like Ryvita. I hate fruit and vegetables and I never eat meat of any kind.
Over the years I have eaten fruit and veg and other things but not because I liked them but to try and ensure an adequate diet. I kind of treated them like horrible medicine that you just endure.
I have often said that if only there was a tablet that you could take once a day so that you didnt have to eat, then that would be perfect!
I have never considered meal replacements, substitutes etc. Many years ago I tried a Slimfast and not only did it taste horrible it actually made me very hungry - something that I dont experience very often and not something that I like at all.
Last month I was talking to someone with Crones disease who said that Huel had been a ‘game changer’ for him as he had found that when he felt poorly moving over to a 100% Heul diet for a week or so really helped him. He recommended I try it.
I was a little frustrated that you cant buy a ‘taster pack’ but decided to order two bags of Huel black. Salted caramel and chocolate.
This had also been a game changer for me.
Although having something ‘wet’ is a challenge, I have been on this for a few weeks now and find it excellent. Its such a relief to know that I am getting enough nutrition so I can eat as many crackers etc as I like and not have to worry. The chocolate flavour isnt great but its tolerable. The salted caramel is excellent and I will definitely be buying more of that.
My health is improving. I also have Ethlers-Danlos syndrome which caused inflammatory flare ups of my joints and is definitely impacted in part by diet. Since moving to 2 to 3 Huel meals daily I have noticed a distinct improvement in this and the usual gastro intestinal problems that the syndrome causes in my case are much reduced.
This stuff if just great!
The only problem I have is with the wet and slippery consistency, which is more tolerable due to the gritty/grainy texture (I wouldnt be able to tolerate it if it were blended and super smooth) - however taking into account the benefits I can live with this.
Happy customer here