Someone explain the carbs to me


#1

Hello!

I’m torn on this stuff for weight loss. I’m over weight but have started back at the gym and also ordered Huel. My concern is the amount of carbs in each serving, it seems very high. High to the point someone couldn’t lose weight if they consume Huel. I understand you can calorie count but the carb load is so high I don’t see how its possible. Has anyone had success, how did you do it? How did you deal with the carbs?


#2

Many people have successfully lost weight on Huel. Just track your calories and you’ll lose weight. Plus, you’ll need those carbs when you hit the gym right.


#3

You will lose weight if you burn more calories than you consume. The carb content is not what you should look at for weight loss (unless you’re doing the keto diet, which in that case you should do a lot of research first and talk to your doctor. I would recommend just counting calories unless your doctor says otherwise). Your macros (ratio of carbs/protein/fat) are important when you’re worried about muscle gain, satiety, and energy levels. If your only goal is to diet without trying to build muscle, worrying about them will just make things more complicated than they have to be. Like the other user said, the carbs are necessary for your energy levels. If you’re exercising, you need them to get through a work out. If you’re not exercising, you’ll still benefit by feeling less drained from dieting.

The huel site has information about the macros here: https://huel.com/pages/nutritional-information-and-ingredients#formula

Good luck!


#4

Also, not all carbs are equal. A medium cucumber is around 10g carbs in it. Those carbs are not the same as 10g of carbs from a donut. Huel carbs are the ones you need.


#5

I’ll offer this and apologize if it’s TMI but… I noticed when I left the gym before Huel, I smelled super “ammonia-y”. Almost as if I’d spilled ammonia, the cleaning stuff, all over me. It was seriously gross. I did some research and found that if one is eating too much protein this can happen, basically my body was burning excess protein and not carbs. I also noticed that while I was losing weight, it wasn’t necessarily coming off in large amounts like I was used to.

You need the [good] carbs in Huel to fuel your workouts so that you’re burning the right stuff.

Like everyone else said, weight loss is math - burn more than you eat and you’re good to go. Just make sure you’re fueling up right before your trip to the gym - or wherever.