Hello all. Yep, I’m new here. It’s lovely to meet you. I hope to be active on the forum, but no guarantees.
You see, I’m Becoming. That means I am learning to listen to my own voice again…to my body…to the quiet, constant comfort of my own counsel. HUEL is only part of it…or will be, starting tomorrow. But, my first order of Huel arrived tonight.
Super stoked, I decided to mix one up, just to check it out. Having watched dozens of videos online, I was pretty sure I wouldn’t be likely to overindulge on Huel while trying for nutrition, and calorie/portion control.
Truly, I promise you, I wasn’t expecting gustatory decadence. But…warm and freshly shaken, it does leave quite a bit to be desired. So, I added some of the chocolate flavor system powder I also bought (“system”, really? That may be a tad bit prentious, but I’ll let it slide). Even warm, it’s not unpalatable, but…it tasted a lot like drinking the color BEIGE- I can’t imagine craving it! So, I think I’m good there.
In general, it’s waayyyy too easy for me to “drink my calories, and then some” on a daily basis. Seems unlikely with Huel- that is, until i figure out what to add to make BEIGE taste super delicious, because then, invariably, I will have turned it into a high calorie, sweet, oaty, milk shake I can’t quit. (Let’s hope I can do that without the extra calories! I’m ordering some sugar free matcha latte powder…I’m hopeful.)
I AM GOING TO DO THIS.
TWICE A DAY.
HOPEFULLY, FOR LIFE.
You see, the benefits far outweigh the cons. I even made a list, just to be sure- or maybe to talk myself out of committing to The Beige Life. But…the lists looked like this:
a) Tan- beige with chocolate
b) Antiqued Brown- beige w/chocolate and coffee
Note: Huel has none of the colors, or real variety, that my gypsy soul craves.
- Better nutritional intake
- Sustained fullness
- Portion/calorie control
- Ease of use
- Fewer groceries
- Money saved
- Better labs (my doc will love that)
- Increased energy
- Simple formula
- Less dishwashing
- More cabinet space
- Earth Stewardship
(Huelers! We can be superheroes that help save the planet from the ravages of rampant consumption!)
- Less grocery shopping
(I hate those florescent lights and the smell of “fake food” - don’t even get me started on politics!)
- Less food waste/trash
…you get the point.
So, being the logical sort, the “right” path became abundantly clear to me.
Thus, I apologized to my friends and family tonight- in advance for my future, incessant rambling about Huel, the environment, my newfound lack of food waste and minimal trash, not to mention my freedom from a previously unending supply of dirty dishes, and the abundance of empty pantry/cabinet space I can now use to store and organize books, crafts, essential oils, and other sundries).
It’s coming, my obsession. I’ll become an annoying “Hueler” and no one will want to talk to me about food. ever. again. I have a high degree of confidence…wait for it.
Anyway, my Antiqued Brown over ice is chilling in the fridge for later consumption (“they” say it’s better that way). I’ll keep you updated as more details become available.
Did I mention I decided to try and quit smoking this week too? More on that another time. Until then…HUEL ON, fellow travelers!! Let’s see where this road leads…