I was hoping for a place to share my experiences with Huel and get suggestions and feedback as well as I go forward. I just got my first shipment of Huel on Friday, I tried one round of vanilla in snack portion (200 cal) Friday, and so far one breakfast portion (400 cal) of chocolate today, Saturday.
A little bit about me, I live in Hawaii, USA , and I am a 34 year old female. I work for a large retail corp and my job is fairly active in that I am on my feet walking around, occasionally moving and lifting things, doing a few flight of stairs over the course of the day, etc. I do not do any other exercise outside of work, but I intend to start as I want to build strength and stamina in preparation for a trek to hike the Inca Trail in September!
Anyway, the founder’s idea around the addictive, over abundant nature of food today really resonated with me and was a big factor in my decision to pursue my goals with Huel, as well as it aligning with my personal choice to eat a vegan diet.
I have previously had success with 3hr interval eating and intend to follow that diet but swapping meals for Huel and supplementing with fresh fruits and veg as my snacks.
I’ve made my large meals 500 cals to allow for either larger portions, or more likely, for Huel add ins like berries, half frozen banana, coffee etc, or additional 100 cals for “sides” if I feel like “eating” something.
I have a Ninja blender and have already been experimenting with the texture of blended versus shaken, but haven’t had a chance to work any add ins yet. I did find I liked it best with a LOT of extra ice blended and next time I think I would reduce water and offset with the additional ice so that it will be thicker.
I got Original Vanilla and Chocolate for my initial order and also the taster pack of flavor boosts, but I’m already interested in trying additional base flavors.
Last but not least, stats and goals:
SW & CW- 158.5lbs
Current BMI- 27.1 (overweight)
Goal BMI- 22.0. (normal)