I started Huel 5 days ago and so far I am loving it! I started with the vanilla Huel and the taste was acceptable, then I tried it with cappuccino and chocolate flavors, and they both were perfect.
I planned on going %100 Huel for many reasons, weight loss is the main one. I am 28, 5’11 and 200lbs. But I decided to go slowly the first week, replacing a meal or two everyday until I adjust to it. Today was my first day going %100 Huel and it went as well as expected. I actually had more energy than usual.
The thing I realized is that drinking 3 scoops was too much for me, I went with 2 scoops with 500ml of water and I was barely able to finish 80% of the drink before I was completely full.
So my plan is to have 5 meals of Huel everyday, 2 scoops each, totaling 1500 calories max.
Is that acceptable? Is there anything I should be aware of if I go %100 Huel? I’d love to hear your thoughts on that.
Also, since I’m going 2 scoops a meal, 5 meals a day. I’m not sure if my math is current, but does that mean I need 7 bags a month?
Each bag contains 7000kcal so. 7000/300=23.3 meals per bag (let’s round it up downwards)Each bag 23 meals.
You are having 5 a day, so you will have 35 meal a week and 150meals a month (30days).
So 150/23= 6.5 bags so yes. You will need around 7 bag or 13 every other month
(that would be $328.5 every other month or $1.35/meal).
My only concerns would be:
Micronutrient intake (since Huel values are for 2,000kcal diet). You would come short in all except Vit C, Magnesium, Selenium, Sopper, Manganese, and Molybdenum.
getting bored of Huel fast.
3)Not setting up a sustainable diet. Something about weight loss is that you want to build up patterns that you will be able to follow later on so you can keep your weight in check.
This sounds like a very reasonable start. Try it out and see if you are able to shed some poundage. Yeah, i used to do 3 scoops per shake and now found that my GI track tolerates it better with 2 scoop Huel meals (but I still add a few ingredients). The only thing you may need to watch for is the increase in bowel movements or possibly bloating from all this fiber. Just make sure you are drinking enough water. 2 scoops in 500 ml is actually fairly dilute, so that should help with the water intake.
If you get bored, try mixing Huel with some kind of low calorie milk or milk/water mix.
IMO, you’ll get all the micronutrients your body needs with 1500 calories of Huel per day. The daily recommended allowances are inflated to compensate for people who have malabsorption. Your body does not actually need quite as much as the RDA says. 3/4 of the RDA is just fine for 99% of the population.
That is very encouraging, thank you very much. I do have a problem remembering to drink water, hopefully keeping a Huel bottle in my backpack all day should be a good reminder to use it to drink water between meals.