Sorry for the lack of updates recently. Life has just gotten in the way!
So I have found that during the week, I religiously have 2 shakes a day when I am at work, but at home, I am having 1, or even no shakes. Not for any reason apart from I do most the cooking, so generally cook myself breakfast/lunch at the same time as i’m sorting the better half’s food. I think if I lived alone, I would use this for all my meals, or at least all my breakfast/lunches. I still do have the odd fully huel days and they are fine, I just like food.
The weight loss has subsided, which is probably combined as I have seemingly craved more huel for the weekdays, now using 8 scoops instead of 7 for 2 shakes. Have had no real issues with the shaker and leaking as of late, so must have just been a one off thing.
Overall there isn’t really much more to say. I don’t snack at work, which has fuelled a modest weight loss (Probably around 1.5kg, but not religiously weighing myself). I feel fine at work, it gets me through the day with no hunger pangs.
I think the point of Huel is that it can replace your meals with no discernable difference. I have noticed differences as my diet is healthier. But yeah, it has very easily come habit to make my shakes the night before (or if not, in the morning) and there isn’t any real noticable difference in any aspect, bar my pee smelling like popcorn (which form what I have read is due to the vanilla flavouring, I believe).
I prefer using it to actual food at lunches (there was one day I had a solid lunch as I was out of huel) and I had the lul in energy and ate the biscuits that had been unopened for the 2 weeks of huel
The only thing I have noticed is that sometimes I have been drinking less water so have been slightly dehydrated. Not to the degree that it harms, just a darkish yellow pee which reminds me to drink water. Sometimes my poo is runny too, mainly after the weekends of solid food, but that sorts itself out by Tuesday (apologies again for the poo chat)
Once the flavour packs are available, I will try them just out of curiosity, but I have had no issues with the flavour. I spoke initially about maybe using syrups to mix the flavour up, but have felt no need to do so.
I ordered my 2nd “weekly” batch last week (but they last me about 2 and a bit weeks) and will continue to order huel. Might even treat myself to another shaker bottle too.
I know it’s an unremarkable update, but that’s the point. My goal was to use Huel to cut out my snacking, and it has eliminated it full stop with no real struggle or effort and although I haven’t changed completely to Huel (as I attempted to initially for a while), it has certainly become a positive aspect in my life.
I’ll probably update this if anything significant happens, but it’s become habit now so I don’t think there will be more to add (unless I notice any longer term effects)