Hi all, new Huel user here! Been on Huel for almost a week now. Just a question about the Huel shakes. I’ve replaced breakfast and lunch with Huel but still having my standard evening meal. I’ve noticed that in between the first and second Huel of the Day, i notice my body gets the shakes. I normally put this down to plain hunger. Is this normal? Is my body getting use to the new intake?
I also get the jake shakes. But it is always when I am hungry again, empty tanked, and my body has no more fuel. I got it before starting Huel too.
It tends to bring it on pretty suddenly though because it is very quickly broken down by the body, I am fine after I get something nutritious in my stomach. Although the anxiety that comes with it generally stops me from doing that so I usually just have another huel. I think it is pretty important to eat something before the shakes start.
TLDR Eat something when you get the shakes and if it stops you are probably just super hungry :3
Hey JCW, I’m having three scoops twice a day and my main meal in the evening. This will normally include chicken breasts x2, green veg and brown rice or sweet potato. Pretty standard. Perhaps reduced slightly but not by much.
I just searched the forum for this as it’s just happened to me. I’m only on my second day. I’m doing the same as you 3 scoops twice daily and then an evening meal.
I was intending to have my second Huel at around d 4pm when at 3 pm I was suddenly very hungry and felt light headed, sweaty and slightly shaky. I had my second Huel mixed, so started drinking and instantly felt better.
Never had anything like it before.
I may try splitting them out more, so going for 3 lots of 2 scoops.
Are you using flavoured or unflavoured? Unflavoured contains stevia as a sweetener which I believe can reduce blood sugar levels depending which form of stevia it is. Which can be good for people with high blood sugar but not necessarily for those with low. I remember when I tried stevia as a sugar replacement in coffee a couple of years ago I got weird shaky side effects, and thought it could be blood sugar related. I haven’t noticed this from the unflavoured Huel personally though.
@JamesCollier may be able add some more educated information about this
I follow the same pattern of breakfast and lunch on Huel. I find making it slightly thicker (less water) and/or consuming 2/3rds at breakfast and the last 3rd as a mid-morning snack (and likewise for lunch and afternoon snack) helps to spread the gaps and stave off the hunger