Huel is a new religion?

I don’t know about you guys, but increasingly recently I’ve been targeted by people pontificating about why I shouldn’t be on “that” stuff.

I feel like it’s almost like a religion I have to defend. The drinkers Vs non drinkers. Now, of course I could just ignore their statements and say that I’m not forcing them to drink it. But when they keep making inaccurate statements about it, I don’t think it’s fair to encourage their belief that these drinks are just “meal replacing diet foods” or that “their a money grabbing company that is playing the environmentally friendly card to earn money.”

They obviously haven’t done any research into the company or it’s product. But me telling them what I know to be true doesn’t help either.

How do you guys deal with the anti-hueligans? Because I have found that people are either for it, don’t know about it, or a dead against it. And it’s the last type of people that are the hardest to deal with.

How can you comfortably drink / eat something everyone around you is judging you for?

Who is this “everyone” judging you? :sweat_smile:

Think about something that society does think is normal, and which some normal-identifying, extroverted people might do. Especially something you might think should actually be considered weird – maybe eating meat at every meal, or insisting on greeting people with a kiss on the cheek. How would they most effectively defend what they do if they challenged you on it?

I think the trick would be that they’d shrug off the idea that there was anything to challenge. What they do is normal. Whatever you’ve said to challenge them just isn’t a serious comment deserving attention. They’re just going to ignore it and keep on being normal-identifiyng. If they actually get drawn into an argument on the merit, they’ll actually end up doing a less good job of defending their social norms because they’ll make it look like it’s up for debate.

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Colleagues and family members mostly. My fiancé doesn’t like the idea of me having it all the time but isn’t opposed to it like others.

I get comments like “why don’t you just eat a good balanced meal if you want to lose weight”

Or

“Any food that you get from a bottle can’t be good for you.”

Or

“What a waste of money, just cut your calories and exercise more if you want to lose weight.”

Which it makes it very hard not to launch into an argument about how I’m not doing it to lose weight, I’m doing it because it’s healthy and I hate the traditional ways of getting the same nutrients, plus it is more convenient and I don’t want to eat animal products if I can help it. Not that I’m fully vegitarian. Just because I do lose weight while on the stuff doesn’t mean that’s the root reason I have it.

I don’t get why people care so much about something that isn’t affecting them in the slightest.

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I think an issue is that many people do use it for weight loss and it gets seen as such. It’s good for weight loss as it makes it easy to calorie count. Plenty of people (like me) talk about consuming Huel just because it is healthy, but often gets lost in the noise of weight loss.

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Do what I do, and refuse to give a flying fig what anyone thinks or says :smirk:

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Just do a massive Huel fart and say “That’s why, mate. Can you ‘balanced diet’ produce that sort of sound and smell?” and leave it at that. Case closed.

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Eck! So now we have anti hulers, what ever next.

Present the facts and if they still argue let them know that you’re a grown adult capable of making your own decisions… Harsh and probably the only way.

“why don’t you just eat a good balanced meal if you want to lose weight”
Answer, I could or I could use Huel and get a fully balanced meal with zero prep giving me more time to exercise

“Any food that you get from a bottle can’t be good for you.”
Answer, have you seen what goes into it?

“What a waste of money, just cut your calories and exercise more if you want to lose weight.”
Answer, It’s actually cheaper then a sandwich and far more nutritious. Plus because it doesn’t need cooking, I have more time to exercise and be healthy

A lot of people are set in their ways and maybe some will come around :slight_smile:

Two colleagues that don’t even know me that well gave me a really hard time today where I felt I had to really defend my eating habits. I know the right thing to do is not care about it, but sometimes things like that just ruins the day. I feel like I should have Huel every single lunch now just to stick it to them.

I’ve had a huge range of responses from people at work when they see my lunch. Four colleagues have ended up writing down the website and have started using it, but a couple think I have some kind of terrible eating disorder.

If it helps anyone, my go to response when I’m questioned about it is “it’s made with oats and rice” and after that generally go “oh that’s cool so it’s good for you and filling then”

I think that helps people understand it’s not a “liquid” diet and that it has real food. I will add that I say this even if I’m using Huel black which has no oats. For me it’s just the easiest way to explain what it is. I get a lot of “is that a protein shake” and answering “no it’s made of oats” for some reason really helps. If I’m questioned further I go into more detail more, but “it’s oat based” is usually enough for people.