Consuming Huel Black for lunch makes me feel sleepy all afternoon. It is not the feeling of being tired but more general fatigue and inability to concentrate. I really want Huel to work so seeking advice here.
I have no prior experience with Huel. My usual eating habits used to be like this:
- breakfast: Greek yogurt with oats, chia seeds, fruit
- lunch: whatever is left by the family, usually some meat with pasta or rice and on occasional salad
- afternoon snack: slice of bread
- dinner: proper meal with meat, pasta or rice and vegetable
- water consumption: around two litres throughout the day
With the pandemic going on, I work over the lunch period, so having something prepared in the morning helps me to get proper nutrition and not relying on leftovers . I have chosen Huel Black as a lunch substitute for the lower carbohydrate content as I tend to have a lot of those in the evening.
No other eating or lifestyle habits have changed so I can only attribute the sleepiness to Huel.
I started a week ago with the recommended dose of 90g (400kcal). Within an hour of drinking, I get the fatigue that lasts until the evening. At first I thought I was not getting enough calories resulting in my body to save energy or something so I made it 135g (600kcal) from the weekend. This had no effect. I drink slowly, as long as it would take me to consume a meal.
I have no food intolerance. The exact same problem occurs after eating pho but I have not been able to correlate the problem with Huel. I have no problem with bread which rules out gluten intolerance.