I saw a Huel ad on facebook, with people mocking it in the comments and was also my initial thinking but I looked up the website and thought this could fit my lifestyle.
My company moved into a new building 8 months ago and it was decided that eating at your desk was to be banned. This stopped me being able to have breakfast unless I got up earlier and ate before work started, I wasn’t prepared to get up earlier. I used to also have a sandwich for lunch and eat at my desk, this changed to sitting in a cafe and having a large meal of fryed unhealthy food. Huel seemed a good fit, I can have this at my desk, not miss breakfast and be healthier.
I’m in my 3rd day of Huel. I had the 3 scoops /570ml of water mix for breakfast, one for lunch and then a normal evening meal for the first 2 days. I realise this is probably not going to be enough calories so today I will have 3 x Huel drinks. and a normal meal. I also have about 3 coffee’s with milk and one suger per day. I was hungry on the first 2 days so when I got home also had a fruit and nut bar. Since taking Huel I’ve started drinking a lot more water, I have a water bottle that I’m filling up 4 times a day.
The first day I had a mild persistant headache after my second Huel drink that lasted into the evening. The second day after the second Huel drink I had a medium headache that persisted into the evening that got worse and was so bad in the middle of my nights sleep I woke with a severe headache and took some paracetomol. I got back to sleep and woke with it still there but very mild and I still feel it a bit now.
I was wondering if it was linked to Huel so I came here and searched “headache” and there were many results, lots of people reporting it but no kind of remedy or follow up posts saying it was just at the beginning. I really want this to work so I’ll continue and just hope its my body adjusting. I will give it a few more days and report back.
One more thing I have a weird allergy that gets set off usually at the end of meal when I finish whatever I’m drinking, the food and drink are so varied I have never pinpointed what it is. This results in either about 5/6 sneezes and a runny, or itchy sinuses, that lasts 5 minutes. Huel sets this off on my first drink of the day, just the sneezes and runny nose.