I’ve been on Huel for a few days now and notice I’m hungrier than usual. Also notice that I have less energy than I used to and workouts with Huel are even more challenging. I am on 3 scoops for breakfast, 3 for lunch then a meal or something boring yet healthy like porridge. I am throwing some protein powder into my shakes because I am doing the insanity max 30 program.
Just wanted to check if anyone else is having energy issues or if it’s just me? Am I not having enough for what I’m doing?
Yeah think you are right Quidditch, it’s probably closer to 1500 I would say as I put some protein powder in my porridge (and it’s a big bowl of porridge) and Huel. More calories it is but hopefully not too many as the point is to loose weight :-\
I personally think Huel is hard to metabolise. Been a user for best part of four months and you get very little in the way of immediate energy from Huel. It’s definitely a longer burn. For that reason you don’t get the instant relief you get with normal food. Even if you’re starving, drinking three scoops of Huel doesn’t give you the carb lift you sometimes need. Though not diabetic I have been known to have a sugar crash from time to time - cold sweats, dizzy etc that only carbs can cure. I don’t get this anymore (since Huel) but I have to wait for Huel to kick in - takes around 20 minutes before energy levels gradually rise. I think this is a good thing, but took some getting used to
Yeah 3 scoops I considered a meal as that’s close to 500 calories no? So that in the morning plus another at lunch then a meal at night. Probably will look at increasing it somehow. Pookey thanks for the feedback, I will check out your insanity schedule to see how your getting on.
Well, I don’t know how many calories you have for your evening meal, but let’s say you were to have 500 calories, in total you would be only getting 1,500 calories for the day. According to this, the standard calorie requirements for women is 2,000 per day, and for men it is 2,500.
So if you are female I suggest adding a 3rd shaker of 3 scoops to your day, and if you’re male add a 4th shaker too.
Yes, I’m reading ‘plenty of posts’ suggesting 2k cals for women is too high.
I had a Dexa body scan done last year and despite being in top 20% of muscle mass for my demographic my BMI was only 1650!
Maybe your body just needs time to get used to Huel. If you have been having a lot of sugar and/or high GI carbs in the past, your body might need to get used to no longer having that instant hit of energy.