After numerous trips to the doctors since the summer, although still undiagnosed yet, I have had a course of IBS tablets which made stomach cramping and bloatedness worse. So I have another one which is stomach acid thing (Lanpronazole or something) which has worked a treat. I have stopped falling asleep unless I’ve had a terrible night with the little one.
However, after reading lots about gluten intolerance and IBS, it turns out that drinking coffee (instant, refined, non-organic) can give you similar effects as if you’re gluten intolerant - with my Dad (RIP) having celiac disease, I was worried and had gluten in the forefront of my mind.
So, either drink organic coffee (next on the list to buy) or just give it up completely, which I’d prefer to do as I have a sugar and if no almond milk in the house I’ll have normal milk, which I really don’t want to ever drink again as I’m not a calf.
As I was adding a shot of coffee in my Huel almost every time, I was basically having 8 espressos a day which must have caused a caffeine boost and then a crash combined with not really sleeping great thanks to how life is.
I’ve not had Huel since the summer and am limiting coffee to just twice a day and eating as clean as possible (pizzas are still my downfall, there’s a handmade pizza van that is nearby and is great). Started running but my ankle (last November I had serious tendon damage from a soft play lol) is causing problems again. I’m trying to be gluten free or minimal gluten (bar those pesky pizzas) and feel better for it.
So - I don’t think it was Huel but if I buy it again I’ll get the gluten free one just in case.