I’ve got a few issues (haven’t we all!) that have pushed me back to looking at Huel - I say ‘back’ as I first used it back in 2015 to eat healthy whilst working and dealing with cancer… It was ok but I still loved at that point in time.
Fast forward to now, the cancer is gone but I’m left with long-term side effects from the surgery:
- Surgery was extensive and, its likely, I sustained some nerve damage, which has left me with a rapidly emptying stomach (scans show 92% empty after 30 minutes)
- Hypos from the above are unpleasant too.
- Part of my ileum was removed to form a conduit from my kidneys, as a result I have Bile Acid Malabsorption which is treated with Cholestagel tablets (the powder form didn’t agree with me - sweetener?)
- Now top it off with a dose of Linaclotide (think Cholera in a tablet and you get the idea) to keep the pipes clear!
After several years of these issues developing/worsening I’m at the point where I hate food/eating and the whole bodily process it triggers!! To ‘manage’ this, my gastro consultant recommended at least 10 small meals a day… so I wondered if Huel powder would be a good choice for the bulk of my calories?
Would be great to hear from any of the Huel team or others in a similar position.