that happens to me, too, when i’m working out long and hard. i’m the only one who can smell it but i can smell it really strong.
ammonia smell does come from the anaerobic breakdown of protein, so when the energy you’re expending is greater than your glycogen stores (from carbs) and you exceed your aerobic capacity, that’s when you break down your muscles for protein for energy.
i am a type 1 diabetic and i’ve read a lot of the other diabetics posts and they seem to have increased glucose sensitivity from huel, meaning that they need less of their medicine for diabetes. i usually dose my insulin based on the carb count. so i think even though there are a lot of carbs, most of those are from fiber (which don’t count towards the insulin dose) or from complex carbs, which don’t cause the insulin surge that simple carbs and sugars do—thus, the low glycemic index. insulin is responsible for the storage of energy as fat (not necessarily a bad thing) and too much insulin floating around from eating high GI foods causes insulin resistance as well as increased fat storage.
as in most things, balance is good.
i can’t wait to try it!