For the longer term users of Huel who occasionally eat. Have you found when you do eat ‘real’ meals that the volume of food you can consume is significantly a lot less than before huel?
Coming from intermittent fasting where the meals were quite high in volume, I built up quite an ability to eat big meals but with the recent switch to huel I’ve noticed my ability to eat has gone down and wondering if Huel is a factor in this?
In all honesty, nope. Before I started Huel at 107KG I could eat a 14" pizza from ASDA in one sitting with space left. At 80KG after Huel I can still do the same, which is nice for the occasional treat
I haven’t found any change in my capacity at all, but that’s different to my appetite. My appetite has gone up, so I’m hungry more often. I attribute that to extensive weight training, however.
I feel like using HUEL has allowed me to treat food as fuel, rather than feeling like I deserve a BIG plate of something very NICE every meal.
So I certainly find HUEL fills me up, but its been more the change to my attitude towards food that is helping me. I’m currently 5:2 fasting, and compared to doing fasting in the past I find my non-fast days are far far less likely to be bingey.
Now, on a non-fast day, lunch is 3 scoops of HUEL, no debate, no temptation. Previously, I would have been stood in Pret choosing between many mostly less healthy options. It now strikes me as pretty dumb to walk in to a shop selling you food when you’re trying to follow any sort of diet. It 's now obvious to me that using HUEL means a certain amount of control is regained.