I started my Huel journey this morning, 3 scoops of vanilla mixed with chilled water. I have to say, I was very pleasantly surprised at how much I liked the flavor and texture of just Huel and water. It was easy for me to drink (maybe too easy haha). I was also feeling satiated and full as I drank it! So far it is exactly what I had hoped for!
I was nervous after reading some other peoples’ experiences, so I decided to start with just 1 shake per day this first week before increasing. So far on day #1 I have not experienced any unusual gastro-intestinal issues. I did have some rumbles in my stomach and felt incredibly full after finishing my shake, but sipping water the rest of the morning helped. I drank the entire shake during my commute of approximately 30 minutes, so tomorrow I will try stretching that out over an hour or two to see if that helps.
I stumbled on Huel through Facebook of all places, and I am so glad I decided to check it out. I appreciate the convenience factor of using it to replace meals, and the idea of getting complete and balanced nutrition. However if I am being completely honest I really hope to use Huel to help me lose weight. It is time for a change in how I relate to food (more as fuel, less as a reward). I also want to reduce how much sugar I eat - I have done it before and felt better, slept better, and even looked better.
I am looking forward to trying the flavor boosts (I ordered Chocolate Mint), mixing in bananas or strawberries, and also trying it with cold brew coffee. I would love any tips or suggestions for things to try!