First off welcome to Huel!
So a little about myself, I’m 35 (almost 36) Male (sorry, I know you asked for ladies advice) and was looking for a method to control my daily calorie intake, primarily while at work (Not a plug, but try to check out my Youtube videos, search my username)
Now shift work is what killed off my fine figure some years ago, unable to balance my diet around an ever changing shift pattern that changes from days to nights every few days, took its toll on my physique
I have a mild IBS which doesnt lend itself to most diets, however this is where Huel has worked wonders
I origanally started on Huel back in November last year, just replacing my “at work” meals with Huel, the change in the first two months for myself were very impressive, starting at 99.5kg and dropping down to 92kg.
Now i would like to add i have lived a life of sin, eating too much junk food, pizzas, burgers, kebabs etc and for my first two months of huel, i only slightly throttled this back, I was still eating junk on my days off, however replacing my irregular meals with those of Huel kinda got my body into a better rhythm
Now going back 18 days ago, I started a 30 day “nothing but Huel” diet, replacing every meal with Huel, and so far its been going well
Now im not going to lie, the cravings were very strong for junk for the first two weeks, but i attributied this more to the fact I missed chewing hot food that carried aroma in the air, this lack of sense’s was what I was interpreting as cravings, but now I released its more a psychological thing than a physical craving, once i got that into my head I was fine.
Now there are times when im peckish and then i jut turn to a bowl of the Huel Granola, even just a half portion is great as kicking those cravings or munchies to the kerb
My last weight in was mid 88kg, resulting in a 3 month loss of 11kg’s (or 1.75 stone)
I currently have 3 shakes and maybe the odd bowl of the granola a day, however my timings may not suit everyone due to my weird work shift patterns
Shake 1 - On the way to work
Shake 2 - Lunch at work
Shake 3 - 11 hours after shake 1
If feeling snacky - A 1/2 bowl of granola whenever suits
Many say that blending the Huel with a blender is the best way, to make it silky smooth, however I am yet to try it as my personal Huel journey is one that adheres to the back of the packet and only using the included shaker!
On a final note, since starting Huel and getting over the first week (the worst one as your body begins to detox) I’ve yet to have another flare up of my IBS since!