Right. I have been interested in alternative diets for a while and I was thinking that Huel could possibly work as part of a fasting regime. But i have read conflicting ideas from different sources. IGF-1 makes the body make cells and when IGF-1 is lowered the body gets on with cleaning and repair.
Lowering IGF-1 happens on a fast, such as a water fast, there is some evidence that says that it might happen also on a juice fast (juiced fruits and vegetables especially green leaves), but I am unsure about the possibility of a smoothie fast (fruit and greens blended up in a high speed blender), and I know even less about the way that Huel works with IGF -1 levels.
Have there been any studies in the long term use of Huel under differing regimes and IGF-1 levels? If there has been can we hear about that as lowering IGF-1 in a painless way whilst still eating calories might be really appealing.
Some say that its the empty stomach that triggers the lowering of the IGF-1 and some say that its caloric restriction.
I am unsure what to think. Either way my first load of Huel comes tomorrow and I am curious as to how I will get on with it.