I can’t figure this out. Why am I so hungry?
I’ve been drinking a variety of meal replacements for years, for about 1/3 of my daily calories. My most recent shake is one that is designed to be mixed with milk, and I enjoy it. However, I have been considering replacing more of my daily calories with a drink, and decided the superior ingredients and nutrition of Huel are the way to go. And I really like drinking Huel.
So, for about a week I’ve been mixing up the same amount of calories of Huel as I have been consuming every day with my previous shake. The macros are just a little different:
90g Mixed with 4oz of homemade kefir, 1tbs acacia fiber
My previous shake:
56g mixed with 4oz homemade kefir, 1tbs acacia fiber, 8oz nonfat milk, 2 tsp fat (olive, avocado, or coconut oils)
The macro values are close, but Huel is superior in higher protein and lower sugar. The previous shake keeps me going for 4 hours, sometimes a little longer, and there is never a crash or cravings. The Huel shake is barely giving me 2 hours before I’m hungry again. Really hungry. It shouldn’t be like that. I assumed that the food based nutrition of Huel, along with the better protein and sugar numbers, would satiate me for longer.
This is not a “what can I do to be less hungry” question. There are many of those on the board here, and plenty of good answers. I’m trying to understand why I am less satiated on Huel than on the other shake. Thoughts?