I’ve tried Huel on two separate occasions. Both times I had to bail due to bad wind and pungent gas.
First time I went all in quite quickly. The second time I just had one shake a day, but the wind still came on pretty quickly and never went away before the bag finished. I wasn’t allowed to order it again due to my family suffering too much.
Recently, (few months after Huel) I tried adding some Fybogel Hi-Fibre sachets (contains ispaghula husk BP 3.5mg in an orange flavoured base) to my diet in a bid to help keep things regular and I noticed a return of the bad wind problems I had on Huel. It was nothing as bad but it seemed to irritate my gut or digestive system in a similar way
I assumed it was the high protein in the Huel that caused the problems. But maybe it was too much fibre (for me)?
Do you think that could be it? If so, is there anything that could help me overcome my problems from too much fibre? Or test that it is the cause of the issues?
I’d really love to be able to use Huel as I loved the convenience and time-saving properties of the grey stuff. But the wind was just too much for me.
Now I just have a table spoon of chia seeds in my food (usually oats) every day and that seems to help keep me regular without any of the side effects of Huel or the Fybogel.
I do find that after a period of not using Huel, then starting up again, my wind can be worse. It then settles down after a few days. How long were you have 1 shake per day for?
I think everyone is different and some may not have the same problems, but it certainly is to do with the increased fibre. I just go with it, but yours is probably worse. I’m sure some people here can give you some suggestions to help you out. What is it about the chia seeds that helps?