I started because I got put on Abilify and while it’s been a miracle in leveling my emotions out, I’ve gained 25 pounds and am up to 225; I’ve never weighed this much in my life and I feel horrible about it. While my blood pressure, heart rate, and blood work still look good, I want to get this under control before my health spirals out of control.
I tried Huel in 2018 and my stomach just couldn’t handle it. I tried it again for the last week, and while I’m experiencing the transitional bloat, bad gas, and odd body sensations, all of my food cravings have very suddenly and powerfully become for Huel. I started with the idea that I’d do 1 a day for a week and move up a serving a week until I was four or five a day, but it’s only 6 days in and I’m up to four servings a day.
I’ve cut just about all food except unprocessed vegetables and some food from the food pantry ($150-190 is all I’ve got so when whatever I buy runs out I get donations), and whatever junk food I can fit in a small ramekin twice a week for a treat, and I’m feeling good. I’ve never been great about cooking, so an alternative to a chest freezer full of frozen mac & cheese TV dinners and such is wonderful.
I was expecting my guts to be a battleground for three weeks before I got used to it - I certainly wasn’t expecting four days in to want nothing else in my stomach ever again.