Im on 100% Huel, and I know what you are talking about (well alongside my regular coffee input)
It doesn’t seem to be all of the time, I had considered that it may be either drinking it too quickly or having too much at once (for my personal chemistry) - but I haven’t really done much testing of that
I have always had great winds before I tried Huel, and in the first months I found that they decreased both in magnitude and frequency.
Lately I have been experiencing a comeback, even though I have switched to the unflavoured version since it’s available. So this would likely rule out the sweetener causing it. I also think that this increase could either be the result of the slight increase in the portions (from 100g to 125g poweder with about 5-600ml water) or a change in the exact components in Huel. @Julianmentioned actually that there could be a slight variation in the source of the components
Here is an answer I gave to another question which could partly explain this issue. Basically, you body is adjusting and it’s a passing phase.
I was listening to podcast which mentioned the super size me experiment. In which the person said that at first morgan spurlock didn’t get on too with so much mcdonadls but once his gut / microbiome adjusted he “felt” better. The theory is as we fed our bodies certain food, the microbiome which thrives on that food “have the capacity to manipulate behaviour and mood through altering the neural signals”. Source: https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2014/08/116526/do-gut-bacteria-rule-our-minds
So if you are consuming one type of diet, e.g. junk food and switch to a healthy whole food, your microbiome which is living off the junk food might react and trigger feeling bad or craving junk food as they fight to survive, but I don’t think you will be become intolerant, it’s just a passing phase while your guy adjusts.
Thanks for that. I was going to ask you for a quick link there. My GP and I have worked out that when I am stressed my will power goes and I forget what I’m eating… I’ve been experiencing high amounts of stress recently, though I am a calm person so it seems to only show in the amount of calories consumed. So I will follow the measuring and weighing guidelines… Of course if I burn 500 calories at the gym in addition, that will be even better !
Just to throw in my experience; 100% huel weekdays and maybe 50% give or take on weekends, on the original formula; no noticeable flatulance (I mean, sure, occasionally, but not often and no more than usual). Perhaps I’m in the minority though.
I have generally experienced that it has gone down when eating powered foods like Joylent and Huel. I think it is really personal, and we all react differently because of gut bacteria composition. Maybe this is a thing where Huel could put a poll on the forum, just to see if there are some general patterns.