Huel noob here
Currently on day 6 and I have to admit I’m a bit mixed on my experience so far (hoping it’s just a transition period from being a lazy lardass to a slightly less lazy lardass)
I’m 6’1 and 213lbs, my weight and image were starting to get to me so I thought I’d finally try huel to cut out some bad habits and get on the weight loss train (being known as the fat one in your friend group is quite a kick in my self esteem)
I’m currently at a mundayne sedentary 9-5 desk job which has partly led to me piling on weight over the last 2 years, well that and the fact I LOOOOVE snacks. I have to travel over an hour each way to get to and from my job so breakfast isn’t easy and by the time I’m home, I get a precious hour or 2 with my partner and our precious little lady so cooking dinner isn’t high on my priorities and I don’t really like eating past 8pm.
What a genuis, time saving option this is! I can drink a breakfast on the bus (I never used to have breakfast, hence the tasty snacks), I can have it at my desk for lunch, saving me from my poor self control and Starbucks robbing me blind every day, and then it’s off home where if I have time/energy I can have a small meal but if not, HUEL TO THE RESCUE!
I am determined to keep on with huel as I’ve thrown a bunch of money at it and I do enjoy it (except the current shake I pre weighed out, I put the water on top of the huel and also forgot the ice tray thing so it’s pretty grim. Big lumps of dry ass powder is not ideal. Lesson learned )
Here’s my issues though, I need to lose weight so I’m looking at keeping under 1500 cals now to hit the weight loss hard.
I try to have 2 or 3 scoop coffee huel in the morning
And then a 3 scoop vanilla with whichever wacky flavour boost I’m trying on that day (chocolate was not good, toffee was so sweet it made my eyes hurt but mint choc was the absolute boy)
I’m also smashing so much extra water, having to have between 3 and 4 litres a day as I’m so thirsty all the time now.
But I’m so bloated, ridiculously so. As in I’m hungry but my stomach can’t take anymore. Yesterday I had under 1000 cals because of this. And I’m not gluten intolerant or anything.
I’m also having persistent mild headaches over the last 2-3days and it’s just not going away, I’m so spaced today because of this
I’ve looked at the threads and I don’t think I’ve seen a reason why I’m having a bit of a lame time
Has anyone else had such issues?