Update, Flavour, Fourth Day
It’s growing on me. Damn it, I’m starting to like this stuff. The trick is, you’ve got to taste through the flavour. Open your third eye, step through the gates of perception, pierce the veil of normality.
What I’m trying to say is that the vanilla is very strong, but very short-lived. Lurking underneath is the taste of the True Huel (truel?). It’s oaty, like I mentioned before. Sort of like thin porridge. But there is also a fresh, floral taste - very similar to the scent of fresh-cut grass. You guys know exactly what I mean, so don’t come at me with the whole ‘how can a taste be like a scent’ business! Anyway, I’m guessing that the culprit for this is the peas. It’s a green sort of taste, and the peas are the greenest thing they put into Huel. I love it.
And I love the texture, too! If anything, I wish it were a little grittier. Maybe I’ll start throwing in a handful of sesame seeds before I blend it each morning.
Anyway, don’t get me wrong, I’m still switching to the U/U version. This whole “liking Huel” business would be much easier were it not for the enormous Vanilla-flavoured road block I managed to crash into on the first day. But that’s my mistake, and thanks to my tastebuds slowly starting to adapt to this batch, it’s a mistake that’s getting easier and easier to live with.
Has anybody out there tried the Cacao flavour system? I’ve done some homework, and it seems like “cacao” is trendy-speak for “dark chocolate”. I love me some dark chocolate, the bitter-er the better-er. If anyone has tried it, please let me know what it’s like!
Update, Weight Loss
Today I caved and ate a flapjack from the factory vending machine. It was 500 calories. I didn’t exactly hide in a broom cupboard, stuffing the flapjack into my face in between bouts of copious sobbing; but I did feel pretty guilty. I compensated for it by having a lighter evening meal.
That said, as soon as I finish this update I plan to demolish a whole cantaloupe. Thank God for melons, am I right? Being mostly water, there’s a limit to the amount of guilt you can feel while cramming them down your gullet. A massive watermelon has what, fifteen calories? That’s about the same as a single can of Diet Pepsi! Melons are my favourite fruit - so delicate in flavour, so subtly perfumed, that they are one of the few exceptions to my usual anti-sweet attitude.
We’re getting off topic here. You wanted to know how much weight I’ve lost. Well, the trend is resoundingly negative; and that’s a very positive thing! We have a reason to be suspicious, though. Check the numbers, and you’ll see what I mean.
One of these things is not like the others!
You see, the trend seems to be accelerating at an unrealistic rate. I’m not sure what to think about today’s result - if it’s true, then I’ve magically lost a kilo and a half in the space of one day. Could it simply be water weight? I need more data points, and for that I need to continue the diet. My energy levels are fine though, no change in lavatorial functions and I’m not fatigued. I don’t feel particularly hungry, either. It’s all very bizarre!
For the sake of the record, I’ve weighed myself under the same conditions each day. After my evening meal, before I conduct my business with the toilet, wearing nothing heavier than a pair of Y-fronts and an impressive beard. So that can’t be the reason for this anomaly. Also, I weigh myself three times and record the average of the three, rounded up to the nearest decimal place. So it wasn’t a dodgy reading on the scales!
Very bizarre. If anyone has experience of this sort of thing, please advise. I’m looking at you, @danlking! Lose your normal person mask and get in here!