Today I tried huel for the first time. The experience hasn’t been bad, although I am a bit disappointed. My first impression is that the calories are too high, and the protein is too low. It’s really difficult for a larger guy to get enough protein and maintain a good deficit for a cut with this product. I had three scoops this morning mixed with whey protein, andate my normal 1lb of grilled chicken + broccoli + potato for lunch. For dinner I had another three scoops mixed with a scoop of whey again, directly after my workout.
I feel like with this product, not only would I struggle to keep my calories under 2500, but I would be ravenous and constantly hungry. It just isn’t dense enough. After “dinner” I still found myself very hungry. While I don’t mind the taste of the product, and I’ve only experienced the atomic farts, without offending the vegan folks it just doesn’t have the satiety of a lean cut of meat.
Will huel have a low calorie + fat, high protein version in the future? I’d be the first to jump on that. I feel the the current form is a “catch all”. It’s probably ok for the average person trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but I feel it needs a bit more for an athlete.