Hello everyone! I have some interesting stuff to share.
So far Huel has been surprisingly enjoyable. I was first setting the “goal” to have at least one 3-scoop meal a day, but after only 2 days it went up to two meals and some days even 100% Huel. Adding a few banana slices, some ice and mix it in a blender makes it taste like a bloody milkshake, this is amazing.
So to the point - I’m swedish and the majority of us swedes use “snus”, which is basically tobacco and different blends of herbs and stuff mixed together in a small bag which you put beneath your upper lip. I started using this about 7 years ago so I can safely say I’m addicted to nicotine. After this first week of Huel however I noticed that I’ve started to cut down on this stuff pretty heavily, it sort of just hit me yesterday without me really thinking about it previously. Before I could easily consume one box (which contains 24 bags of snus) each day, now it’s basically one every two days.
I have no idea how this is possible. This is saving me tons of money, since one box of snus is around €4. Any other nicotine addicts who’ve experienced this aswell?
I had a brief friendship with a Swedish girl who used to take a lot of Snus, and I was amazed at the damage to her lip/gum cavity she seemed aware of but unphased by. I guess that is the effect of an addiction: the addiction climbs higher than the desire for bodily health.
Perhaps your diet before was a tad lacking, like most pre-Huellers. Now you’re probably 95-100% diet perfect and your body has pushed the addiction back down the proverbial priority ladder?
Either way, €4 a day is a lot over a month. And add that to the money you’re saving by cutting down on food costs… treat yourself to a new wardrobe!
What I’ve noticed, as a smoker, is that my cigarettes taste much worse when I’m eating mostly Huel.
My theory now is this: Nicotine causes a massive glucose response. There is now much less glucose in my body than when I ate ‘regular’ food (which is highly dosed with sugar of all types). The immediate result is that the experience of smoking changes. I’m starting to notice / believe that the addictive effect of nicotine is reduced by Huel, or probably any other type of low-sugar diet.