What a great community you are all building here! It was certainly one of the reasons I chose to start Huel. The main reason was to help loose weight (I’m about 8 st over what I should be). It’s great I don’t have to hunt for calorie details on everything I eat! Also the economic and environmental aspects of Huel are an added bonus. Yesterday was day 5 on 3 scoops (mixed with frozen fruit) for breakfast and lunch with a normal but healthy(ish) meal in the evening. Although weekends I’m going to try Huel for brekkie and normal lunch and dinner. So on day 5 I weighed myself and was 4lb down! I know the heavier one is the easier it is to lose and it will be harder and harder to maintain that type of loss but its certainly helped keeping my head in the game. Beer is my major downfall but I’m into quality over quantity so limiting myself to a few ales at the weekends, though its hard when the sun is out!
I ordered one bag of unsweetened and one bag of vanilla, on Day 1 I had one shake of each, I don’t think I could hack unsweetened on its own for very long, vanilla was ok but on day 2 having read advice on the forum I decided to add frozen fruit to both and it was better. Day 3 I decided to play and had one scoop of unsweetened to two of the vanilla blended with the frozen fruit it was better. Day four I think I found my Goldilocks with two unsweetened to one vanilla with the fruit. I could do two of those a day with not much grumbling taste wise. Although avoid fruit with pips!! There were blackcurrants in one of my bags of frozen fruit which caused way too much grit.
The first day I had the headaches and it took a few days for my guts to adjust but I think I got away relativley light with the side effects of the change to diet. One big positive is I rarely feel hungry and don’t need to snack.
I’m away with work next week so won’t be able to use Huel but I’ll be back on it the week after and looking forward to trying new ways to flavour it. I’m going to add in some trips to the gym to help with the weight loss. Sorry for the essay but really wanted to share my thoughts with the collective experience on the forum in the hope it may help someone in the way many of the posts on here have helped me.