Just to clarify; have you gone from regular food to 100% Huel? Just so I understand if we’re in a similar position lol I started by just replacing lunch for a few days, then two meals a day (normally breakfast and lunch) and have stuck to that - so if you’re 100% Huel I’m not sure this advice will help! I found myself going days at a time without “going” and the wind problem too, so I started chucking chia seeds and bananas into my Huel (i’m having unflavoured) and eventually I got so fed up I bought some senoknot (less than £2 from sainsburys own brand). The pack says to take 2 at bedtime but I just took one in the middle of the day, two days in a row, and that seems to have got things moving and lessened the wind issue. Might be worth a shot! Good luck
In fact, I’ve had similar issues for nearly a year now, having just replaced lunches on weekdays with Huel. Not so much discomfort or wind (although occasionally I gas the household) but rather a lack of activity.
It worried me at first as I’m usually pretty regular but it’s probably just a case of there just not being as much “material” for your body to get rid of – most of it is essentially absorbed, AFAICT.
Bare in mind a good portion of the waste product will come out in urine, too.
I’m wondering if you should either lower the amount if chia seeds or up your water intake?
From what I have read they are good for both constipation and diarrhoea.
By that I mean that they can add more fibre to your diet therefore making it easier to go but, on the other hand, can slow things down as they absorb water - which is great if your stools are too liquid…
Hi, I’m a new heul user and have this problem.
Been having the granola for breakfast and 3 scoops for my lunch.
I have been going over my protien intake ( my fitness pal allowance)
Have been cutting it down the last few days but still have this problem.
Huel is really low in gluten in fact because it’s under 20ppm it’s technically ‘gluten free’ (the actual gluten free version is even lower, and tested and certified, that’s the only difference).
So just to put your mind at rest, you’re not likely to be having a gluten reaction.
For most people the issue is caused by a sudden increase in fibre intake, and building up very slowly (start with as little as 1.5scoops a day in plenty water) can make the transition more manageable