@miked - Mike - Thanks for the post… I haven’t given up … you are right - the all-or-nothing approach (to include the full-stop on so many things at once) did not work well for me … I indicated my intent to stop posting in the chain/string because It seemed disingenuous to continue the discussion under the heading of “365 day journey …” - if i can, I will change the post title to something more akin to “My Journey towards Huel as my …” - for me, I tried to “full stop” on too many things at once - and - I failed to fully appreciate the inconvenience (inconvenient for me) of ensuring I had access to 2500 calories of Huel per day (in light of the fact that I am away from home much of the day) - as well as - dealing the awkwardness (awkward for me) of sharing meals with others who are not using Huel as a primary source of food …
RE-SET / RE-Boot / Realistic … Revised approach … GOAL: Huel “products” only for a year beginning January 1, 2019. To address “non” Huel related challenges (primarily Caffeine & Nicotine (nicotine pill and patch form), I plan to do the following: Reduce caffeine to zero over the course of of the 24 days remaining in November (past experience tells me I can realistically do this) - - Reduce the oral consumption of Nicotine (slightly in November, more aggressively in December) to zero over the course of 55 days remaining in calendar year (my fall back will be to transition to nicotine patch as of January “if necessary” so that I am not “consuming orally” nicotine when restart Huel “product” only Journey on January 1st - my nicotine physical dependence is a real challenge for me right now). Regarding Huel only, changing approach to allow for Huel “products” only so that I can incorporate Huel flavor boosts for variety “and” will try to find someone in the UK that I can make an arrangement to secure Huel “Bars” (via that person sending them to me (for a fee) so that I have more variety (I really need the variety if this experiment will work for me). I know this is Huel “US” forum, but if any UKers are seeing this and will to work with me to secure the Bars (for a fee) I would appreciate the help (I will also explore this option on the Huel FB page as that page appears to have UKers as active users. The use of Huel “Bars” will help with portability of Huel “products” when away from home. So, that only leaves (only leaves for the “big challenges” - how to address sharing meals with family, friends, and business associates/clients who don’t use Huel - - Would welcome any thoughts others may have on how to address this “big issues” (big issue for me )… thanks everyone!
If you’re required to go to dinner with clients or business partners, you really shouldn’t plan on a Huel-only diet. Just don’t even go there, it’s not realistic. You’re running the risk of putting off people who are there to help you earn your livelihood. Stick to Huel-only most days, but if you’re doing any business entertaining, then just look at that steak dinner as part of the cost of doing business.
I can see the attraction of a Huel-only diet, I just don’t want to see you set yourself up for a string of stressful evenings while you’re out of town.
I have personally never smoked, but I have many friends who have gotten over it via vaping. Not sure if it would work for you.
This is going to be a costly choice, honestly. I know you love Huel, but I would strongly advise against it (I would assume sending a parcel will cost you between $50/100 depending the weight):
Do DIY bars
160 gr oatmeal.
80 gr Huel U&U.
80 gr Huel Vanilla.
40 gr cacao powder.
1 tps Mocha Huel Flavour Boost.
1 tsp vanilla extract.
30 gr almonds.
30 g cashew nuts.
30 gr coconut chips.
80 gr dates (plus soaking water).
Put all together in a food processor and blend it. Make the dough with the hands. Make balls and leave it in the fridge to settle for 2h.
1 cup (85g) oats. 1/2 cup (80g) U&U Huel. 1/4 cup (20g) cacao powder. 15g desiccated coconut. 15g pecans. 1 cup (140g) medjool dates (soaked in 400-500ml water). Pinch of salt. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract. 2 tbsp cacao nips.
Tear dates up into halves, put them into water to soak. Put oats into the processor and blitz them to powder. Add the Huel and cacao powder to the oats. Then the desiccated coconut and the chopped pecans Save a bit of these for later. Now add the dates, the pinch of salt and vanilla extract. Blend it a little. Slowly add water and blend. As soon as it makes a dough like texture, add a little extra water and take it out into a bowl. Knead it a little just to check the texture. You can tell the right texture because it should feel like a little like clay or playdough thats a little dry. Roll into the shape you desire, balls or bars! Add the extra pecans and cacao nibs
½ cup(s) Huel Vanilla. ¼ cup coconut flakes. ¼ cup coconut flour (or personally I would put more Huel). ¼ cup milk of choice (coconut?). 30 g dark chocolate.
Put the powder ingredients in a bowl and bind them together with milk. Mix and bind until you get a dough. You can add peanut butter if you want. Shape the dough into bars. If you are struggling to shape them, add more Huel. Melt the dark chocolate in a bain-marie and put it on top of the bars. Put them in the freezer for 30 minutes.
- Look at the competition (sacrilege!).
Don’t worry. Every Hueler is with you in this journey (pretty sure many in admiration)!
I admire your bravery (or stupidity).
Several years back I stayed off of caffeine for over a year. I suggest people to give it a try because you will quickly realize how much you can be relying on it. I wanted to be self motivated and positive regardless of how tired I may feel. To experience and realize this in your own body is hugely beneficial and is better than being addicted to it. It may not be crack or speed but addiction is addiction and not being in control of your own body is not a good thing.
Full disclosure… I did have a coffee one time during that time to help relieve constipation.
Edit: it appears they are out of stock at the U.S. shipping point, but in other social media they have touted new stock on the way.
Shipment for Twennybars is arriving mid november. Together with Plenny Drink and new JJ products.
Otherwise, you could order Queal GoBars ($25 shipping cost, unfortunately).
There are other brands doing them in Europe and shipping them over, but you will find the same problem with all.
The first is definitely the cheaper option. I would stick to Fernly’s advice.