In theory, you should not take into account the water you consume with Huel as unlike regular food, Huel is entirely dry. Thus you should still drink a lot of water alongside, just as it is recommended otherwise… something like 2-3 litres a day (though I personally would go by the rule of “trust your thirst”)
Then again, I can’t tell how much is the actual water content of the foods that I am eating on average. If I take into account the calorie:water ratio, I would imagine a small portion of chicken and veg plate amounting to around 600 kcals may contain 1-200ml or water tops, whereas a bottle of Huel I make with 150g powder (also aiming for 600kcal) will contain precisely 500ml of water, so easily twice the amount.
This is further supported by the concept that if you were to blend the previously mentioned small portion of chicken and veg you would probably get a resulting paste with something of a lot thicker consistency than your regular Huel - you would probably have to use a fork or spoon to eat that, not just chug it down. OK this is not actually supporting it as I have never tried to blend chicken and veg to check the consistency.
@deggen Do you see anything similar just less frequent before/without Huel?
I am now done with the blood test and will see my doctor in like two weeks. Guess I am not as lucky with receiving a fast diagnosis as you are lol