Hi there, I’ve read a few posts on here about those who’ve went 100%. Two main issues seem to be the lack of ‘proper physical food’ / too much dependence on a drink. The other, the question of potentially missing out on some nutritional benefits we might not be aware of yet that physical food gives us.
But what if, for dinner, I was to have 1.5x a Huel portion of Hot & Savoury? This is somewhat physical. A little more mouth watering in my opinion with the likes of the Madras one to me. I ate this for lunch for weeks and never got bored of it or stopped craving it… I stopped it because realistically, my usual weekly supermarket spend and having that 30 days a month was too much,
I’ve committed to having been on Powder 3.1 for breakfast and lunch most of this year so far. No issues. Sometimes I get a little hungry but I find that easy to deal with.
I was thinking of giving 100% Huel a try - never before did that appeal to me, but in the interest of finding an inoffensive diet for my bowels, combined with some of the non spicy H&S flavours - can this be a good combination? 1.5x portion meaning 600 calories for that.
Then other calories coming from other small things like healthy snacking… oat milk latte’s etc.
Is there any other flaws with this beyond the risk of getting bored of it?
Monthly, I reckon 3 bags of powder and 6/7 bags of H&S. Came to around £175. On a 4/5 week month I budget out £120/£150 (£30 a week) at the supermarket, but truth be told, it often goes over this. Especially at weekends. I have nothing bought in as most meat from the Sunday before can go off, or be too questionable to my picky taste to risk. Then on the weekends, we often get takeaways but these give me trouble, cost a fortune and are appealing less and less. Cooking from scratch is fun but when you’ve been away all day, convenience is key. Huel isn’t too much more, although it’s scary to commit such a big amount to it monthly.
My other thread surrounds trying new diets as well. Mainly giving my bowels a break from difficult to digest things, ruling out dairy (switched to oat milk and away from cereal to Huel for breakfast), avoiding high sugar snacks altogether for rice cakes and peanut butter, cutting out caffeine in my coffee / tea with decaf. The sugar / caffiene in Huel will be fine as a daily amount - still some but not constantly filling my body with it. Bowel issues relating to anxiety and discomfort and thus, poor mood and sitting around in case I feel awful after eating are my main challenges. Though Madras H&S has been one of the favourite things I’ve eaten in my life, I was going to order a variety of flavours that were non, or not as spicy to try. Sadly, spice might be irritating me, as much as I absolutely love scorching hot food. Red peppers don’t mix well with me, do any of you know if this is a key ingredient of any of the H&S as I’d have to avoid that?
Have any of you done this and what’s your personal experience been? Does H&S qualify as ‘something physical’ or is it really in the same arena as the shakes in terms of not being ‘properfood’ (albeit, nutritionally complete)