I started using huel a few years ago to help alleviate days with severe ‘cyclic vomiting syndrome’ (CVS).
Essentialy I was throwing up after every meal/drink. I cut out every single posible thing the doctor could think of to the point I couldn’t eat anything anyone else made as there was always something that was gluten, or not low fod map ot whatever trend the doctor had picked up on.
I was already vegetarian before CVS struck and then I lost all interest in food and I stoped going anywhere I was expected to eat in public because geting sick was embarasing but having people question why I wasn’t eating was worse.
They wanted to give me anti-depressents and hypnotherapy which I declined and thought I would try to find something else to help first.
I kept needing IVs of nutrients because I wasn’t absorbing much and had to stop working because I was constantly drained, tierd and hungry all the time.
It also had a serious effect on my weight I would bounce around up and down over 10kg (22 pounds) every couple of months.
I used huel to try to give myself much needed nutrients having 50 g at a time as my stomach would eject anything heavier. Huel really helped the CVS but I did occasionaly throw it back up too.
Currently the CVS is better, I am also borderline hypothyroid (under active) but my blood tests seemed to be getting better when I was using huel more frequently.
I want to try and keep on top of my weight, I somehow put on about 10 kg between March to July then lost 8.2 kg since August through no changes in my life style at all but I am accounting this to the CVS and under active thyroid.
This past week I have been at 40-60% huel and I am now going to try to go 70-80% huel most days and 100% some of the time starting tomorrow. I am thinking 5 days 70/80% 2 days 100%.
In all the time I have used huel I haven’t noticed any side effects but that could be due to the other medical problems I had going on at the time.
This last week I have been crazy hyperactive (think tigger from winny the pooh -I was litteraly jumping around singing “The wonderfull thing about Tiggers” song) of an evening since uping my huel intake so I am interested to see long term how huel will affect my energy levels.
I am still having a bit of trouble geting energized in the morning but its not as bad as it was.
I also found that when my friend made me food I couldn’t eat half the portion size he gave me since upping the huel intake.
In case anyone is also underactive thyroid or is just interested in general I have listed the three main blood tests they do and my worst/best/current results.
I am getting another blood test in 2 months so I am interested in seeing if this change in my diet makes a difference.
TSH normal range 0.27-4.2 mU/L
T4 normal range 12-22
T3 Normal range 4-6
TSH worst 26.41
TSH best 4.92
Oct 2018 10.5
T4 worst 7.6
T4 best 12.7
Oct 2018 12.3
T3 2017 4.7
I will keep this updated to keep track of what happens, both energy levels, thyrpid leves and weight.
I am currently at 67 kg and am aiming to get down to 60 kg.
I have worked out all of my calories and as there as so few foods I can actually eat I thing I will be able to stick to it wothout getting to tempted.
Hope you are all going well on your huel journey!