Hi there. I regularly use huel, but had my gall bladder removed on Friday. I’m wondering if it’s OK to start drinking huel again,as I’m feeling a bit run down. But I’m slightly concerned that it might be a bit too much for my stomach to deal with. Does anybody have any advice/guidance please?
Hi @AdeB did you mean to say abdominal surgery? Yes you should be fine to start back on Huel if you have been advised to get back to a normal diet.
Hey Ade, it would probably be best to ease yourself back in with 1/2 scoops a day and building up over the course of the week.
As you’re probably aware Huel is not low fat but contains a moderate amount of fat. So, if you’ve been advised to follow a low-fat diet then the amount of Huel you consume should be limited.
HI @Bee. Thanks for your reply, I’ve changed the title to abdominal as you’re probably correct. I’m not particularly knowledgeable in medical matters. Yes, I was advised that I can eat normally, as long as I ‘take it easy’. I just wasn’t sure if something as nutritionally dense as huel would fall into the category of ‘taking it easy’. So I thought it wise to ask for some advice.
Thanks @Dan_Huel for your advice. I’ll have 1 scoop this evening and take it from there.
All depends on how much you eat. As @Dan_Huel says, better start off slowly and build up. Wishing you well
Can you call your GP or someone related to the surgery and ask what they think? Think many will be hesitant to give medical advice on here. However, @D90019 is pretty knowledgable about such things and might be able to help more than me
If you have had a gall bladder removal then there is two things to consider. Firstly your short term dietary intake and secondly a longer term dietary intake. I have asked my colleague who has confirmed the following.
Short term should include a mostly liquid and good fibre foods but in small and frequent bites. As such soups and Huel would be fine. You can try cottage cheese. You can ask for fortisip/freusibin to be prescribed. Try to avoid caffeine and alcohol.
Longer term it’s high fibre, pulses, vegetables, lean meats. Try to avoid high fat or processes foods.
Hope this helps.
I should add if on doubt then ask a GP, practice nurse or dietician. Was dietary advice given post surgery?