Been on Huel powder for breakfast and lunch over a month and at first if I had nuts as well during the day it gave me the runs, so I don’t eat nuts anymore, now if I eat or drink anything after Huel it makes me fart for hours.
Excessive gas is measured if you fart more than 20 times in a day, on Huel I’m farting 20 times an hour - it’s really embarrassing.
I’ve read you can fart a lot in the first few weeks with Huel, when does it stop and are there certain foods that affect Huel?
It sounds like you’ve kinda worked out what does and doesn’t work for you, that’s great to hear. So are you just sticking with the Black Edition now and not having the problems you were before? Thanks for the update!
When I searched the internet for that topic the main recommendations were various spices. Theoretically it should also help to lower your protein uptake or decrease the fiber content. Maybe black edition is lower in fibre.
What I always found extremely helpful is simeticone. If nothing else works, this will - it is just not really a long-term solution.
I didn’t have any gas with Huel Black edition, although now i’ve started to add in H&S at lunch that has really kicked it off. I think i’ll have to finish the 3 bags of H&S that I have now that i’ve bought them but I can’t see me buying any more. Probably will just stick to BE.
are you gluten intolerant? Reason for asking, Black has no gluten and standard has or you buy the gluten free (more expensive) version. Also if alcohol is making it worse, have you tried gluten free alcoholic drinks?
have you been tested for IBS? Reason, Alcoholic drinks can cause IBS to spike.
My experience is similar to most. When I first switched to Huel, I went all in and replaced all meals with it. During my first month, the gas was defiantly a unique experience but settled after a while.
After being on Huel for over a year now, the gas is back to what I would say was normal. I guess my gut bio has adjusted because the only bad gas experiences are now on my cheat days (one day on the weekend). A few hours after eating a regular meal, I’m bubbling and making music. Again, must be an upset in bio causing it.
One thing that has remained consistent is the odor. Very unique. Enough to make the cat give me looks of disapproval anytime the wind picks up. Thank god the warmer weather is coming so I can keep the windows open for air.
If you want a quick solution, try simethicone. It works wonders against all forms of intestinal gas. Active charcoal is another solution - it may impair vitamin and mineral absorption, though. Or healing earth. These are of course no long term solutions, but in the long term you can expect to adapt. Nevertheless you need a short term solution, at least if you leave your home and meet people occasionally.
Have you looked at the rest of your diet? I’d consider working out your daily intake of fibre and also consider the foods you’re eating. For example, high fibre foods like beans on top of Huel could be one cause of excessive gas.