I’m coming to Huel after suffering from horrible insomnia for years and for which I am heavily medicated. Every single remedy that you might suggest I have tried, from ‘natural’ treatments such as valerian root and melatonin to the sedatives and anxiolytics which I’m currently taking. Exercise increases and decreases, sleep diary, sleep hygiene, sleep restriction, talk therapy, everything. I’ve eaten more, less, gluten free, low FODMAP, carbs, keto, all in a bid to find a nutrition plan which might just make the difference. While Huel is not an insomnia cure, and I’m not expecting it to be so, I do believe that it will help with one aspect of my inability to sleep: acid reflux.
I have been tested multiple times and there is nothing medically wrong with my stomach, so to speak, but I often feel heartburn. This gives me the sensation of a very strong heartbeat (almost like palpitations) which then feeds into my insomnia. I believe that there must be some food causing this issue, and which perhaps is causing my uncontrolled bursts of energy at night. So I think that Huel, being nutritionally formulated and easy to digest, since it is in a semi liquid form, shall give me an excellent chance of ‘refreshing’ my body. And hopefully this reset will allow me to sleep again.
I’m going to consume my current intake first, which is around 1800 calories, though I should really be eating around 1500. I hope to experiment with lowering the amount of calories, but one thing at once. I shall be going 100% from the start, not out of madness but because I don’t want to keep food at home while I’m giving this a good try. Too much temptation. I start on Monday - meanwhile any tips are welcome. I’ll log daily about sleep and perhaps might discover a new benefit of Huel!