I started using huel because having any kind of proper diet at work just wasn’t going to happen. I’d have my greggs sandwich, but they replaced all the drinks in the deal with zero calorie ones without me noticing so I was trying to live all day on 240 calories then getting home and eating maybe another 500… and that was it.
No wonder I was sleeping so much!
I’ve budgeted 1000 calories for work time, so that’s 2x 3 scoops + cups of tea etc. I actually started on Saturo but shipping all that heavy liquid every week seems wasteful, and is very expensive, so went to huel which is half the cost and I can fit a months supply in a cupboard.
For me Huel without flavourings is… not good… the vanilla is bitter, not sweet at all and tastes a little like wallpaper paste. Once I started adding the sample flavour packs it improved but even those I’d mostly describe as infusions… the banana for example makes the mix yellow but there’s only a hint of banana. I’ve been looking around for stronger flavourings and have had some recommendations already to try.
Berry is a different story and is quite drinkable on its own. I could just stick to that.
I managed 2 days with the ‘shaker’ and bought a blend active which is like night and day. I went from ending up with mouthfuls of unmixed powder to it being smooth, if a little too thick.
Even got my wife into it… she’s on diet shakes (tesco ultraslim, dirt cheap compared to huel but not enough calories for me to survive on…).
I told myself I’d try a month and still going. Still 50/50 on it… my health is definitely better, but I haven’t nailed the mix yet.