Getting Gastric Bypass

Has anyone used Huel after having Gastric Bypass? During the 10 day pre-op and during the fluid portion after the surgery?

It looks as though there is enough protein available and very little sugar, but I’m a little confused on the whole measuring factor. Any information would be very helpful.

Hi Janine,

As far as the measuring, it is a little confusing at first, but hopefully this will clear things up.
127g of Huel powder is the standard serving size of Huel. 127g is equivalent to 3-4 scoops or about 1 cup. Since Americans don’t typically use food scales, we recommend starting with 3 scoops and adding more or less depending on your personal preference.

Here’s a good place to start (standard 500kcal serving):
Add 400ml cold water first, then:
Add 3-4 level scoops of Huel
Add 3 ice cubes (optional)
Blend or shake vigorously for 10 seconds
Then top off with approx. 50-100ml of cold water
Done. Enjoy!

Then you can adjust to your liking.

  • Water = thinner and less sweet.
  • Water = thicker and sweeter.

Hope this helps!

Thank you so much. I greatly appreciate the clarification. :grinning:

If you’ve had surgery on your oesophagus or stomach which has resulted in partial or total removal, you can benefit from using Huel. One symptom you should have been made aware of from medical staff is ‘dumping syndrome’, which is where the transit time for food will be a lot quicker and this could cause rebound hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar levels). The ingredients in Huel are low glycaemic and ideal to reduce the risk of dumping syndrome. However, to be cautious, we recommend you keep your servings of Huel smaller and spread through the day; i.e. 5-6 small portions, rather than 3-4 larger servings. Obviously this depends on your requirements and whether you’re consuming Huel 100% of your nutrition.

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