I have been using Huel for about a month now and the first three week everything went great.
I switched from a ‘normal’ breakfast and lunch (Eggs, Yoghurt/Quark, Bread), straight into:
Breakfast: 500ml water and 2 scoops of Chocolate/Bana powder.
Lunch: Ready to drink bottle.
All was fine for the first three weeks, then I had my birthday weekend (Fri-Su) and I skipped out on Huel as I wasn’t home.
The 3 days after that I would get extremely nauseous if I were to just chug down my Lunch as I usually would in about 5-10 minutes. If I tried slowly sipping it in about 30-60 minutes I could feel the Nausea rising and had to quit drinking it and switch to another form of Lunch. On the 4th day that week I also noticed, that after eating breakfast I would get stomach aches/pains (breakfast was still fine the 3 days before this). And I have now switched to only a single scoop and that is ‘doable’ if I slowly sip it.
I now also have very light cases of Nausea or bowel movements, even after taking only a little Huel, or after taking a normal Lunch/Diner.
My main questions are now:
1: How come I was doing fine the first 3 weeks and then after a weekend, my body just decided it could no longer handle Huel
2: How do I return to the Huel Breakfast + Lunch routine I had before this, as I was quite enjoying it and do not really wish to have to Quit Huel.
Hmm may be one for the team to answer. Can’t say I have had any issues and I suffer with IBS, in fact I seem better on Huel.
I personally wouldn’t drink two full shakes in the same day (or a shake and a RTD) however, I know others do. If I have two huel meals a day they tend to be a RTD and a H&S or H&S and a Shake, sometimes a bar but mostly I only subsidise my lunch with Huel.
Wow, some quick answers while I was away at work.
As far as I could tell, the only big change in my routine was that I had a weekend without Huel and a little bit less exercise.
But the switch back to Huel was basically the same as when I just started out and went from no Huel to 1 shake and 1 RTD every day.
I am indeed going to start out slowly now. A single 1 scoop shake for breakfast and then slowly increasing again.
I was just really curious how it could suddenly hit me so bad, after having had no negative side effects at all when I just started out.
Well, in the food department I actually did not do anything crazy. Just some sandwiches for Breakfast and Lunch. And I had a same kind of diner I did in the 3 weeks before, when I was doing Huel twice a day.
On the drinking department I was quite generous with the Beer and Liqour.
White Bread? As I’ve got older, crappy carbs tend to bloat and tire me out. Especially if I’ve eaten well for a period of time. White bread, cereals. I seem to have acquired this effect since making healthier diet choices years back.
I’m wholewheat where possible, now. Might be something worth experimenting with?