Most of my life I have been asking myself the same question, “what do normal people eat?”, its a weird question but I always considered my attitude to food abnormal. I can’t stand cooking, I just cant comprehend how some people enjoy wasting 2+ hours a day, driving to the store, spending ages picking out food that is healthy while being tempted by deserts and junk, driving back home, unpacking, cleaning, finding recipes, standing there watching a stove, arranging the table, arranging the cutlery and plates, eating for an hour while watching TV then cleaning up, doing the garbage and recycling AND having to do this 3 times a day… Its just a big freekin chore to me.
All my life I spent trying to cheat the system: microwave meals, disposable plates, food prep, george foreman grill. I tried every single diet known to mankind, juicing… keto… it always ended the exact same way… I would end up just binging on takeaway donner kebabs, pizzas and burgers a week later. I would eat a bucket of KFC and be done with eating for a day, causing an awful clogged feeling and acid reflux.
Ofcourse I have gained weight reaching my peak of 19 stone, I even thought about meal replacements at some point and tried a competitor brand beginning with S, which did not fill me up at all. Then my friend let me try his huel… my life changed overnight. I started having 2 meals of white vanilla huel daily + toasted sandwich in the morning/evening just to have something to chew and look forward to. I always do 400 calories huel + 100 calories unsweetened almond milk so 1000 calories a day huel + 500 calories sandwich. I always have a hot cup of tea afterwards and I find it ‘activates the oats’ and makes it feel like a real meal. Just doing a fast paced 30 min walk a day on top I am already down to under 16 stone in about 3 months.
The first 2 days I had strange gas as my body was adjusting from a life of junk food to a proper diet with high fibre. After a week of huel I started to feel the best I have ever felt and I get no cravings for junk food whatsoever because I know how shitty it makes you feel vs how huel makes you feel. I CRAVE the good feeling of huel, not the taste itself, even though the taste is pretty good.
I am so thankful to the huel team for making this wonderful product, I did not think such a thing as a ‘meal hack’ existed but I have found it finally with huel. It would also be kinda cool for huel to have savoury powder flavours maybe? My only downside to huel is that having a sweet thing for every meal kinda gets tiring. I tried the hot and savoury but it just wasnt for me. It would be fun to try like a herbs/paprika flavor huel or something haha.