I’ve been reading so many Huel forums but the years differ and the answers differ - and then Huel changes formulas. I’m looking to go 100% Huel. I am already 100% vegan. I workout (cardio and weightlifting 4-5 times per week. I want to lose weight and I can stand to lose 70-100lbs. I use MyFitnessPal to track my calories. From what I see, I have Huel V3 and after calculating getting me 2000cal/day (which is roughly 2080) my iron levels are going to be at 51mg per day, which is high. Additionally, my sodium levels from activity will need replenishing, also from what I’m reading. After the weekend I’ll be consulting a dietician just for “expert” advice.
Just you have info. I’m 22 year old white male (specificity of being white is because of certain nutritional reasons as some folks of different complexion require more/less of certain things) I clock in at about 305lbs. I’m active (could run a 7:57 mile) and have no outlying medical conditions - apart from being overweight. I had blood work about 6 months ago that was all okay, I was in good standing. I’m going for another lab panel in a few days.
Forgive me if these questions have relevant, updated answers, but here are my concerns:
Iron levels. I need to know that these are safe because from what I’ve read 40-45mg/day is the high side of iron you should have in a day and 50 and up could become toxic.
Sodium. My sodium levels from MYFitnessPal after 1 day of having 4 100g scoops is an 0. Zip. Nada. (Are there salt supplements? Should I just add some to my gallon of water per day that I drink?
Has anyone here used Huel 100% at the level I have just described for 1 full year WITH doctor visits and blood work? What have your results been?
A Huel official response is greatly appreciated, but I would be grateful for anyone with knowledge in the topic to respond.
Everything else seems pretty great. Protein is almost spot on, carbs could use a tiny boost but nothing that can’t be easily adjusted, fiber is great. Fat is great. Good saturated, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated. Potassium great, Vitamin A good. Vitamin C is high (but what your body doesn’t use comes out in your urine, so no big deal) and calcium is great.
Thanks for helping in advance! Sorry again if these concerns have updated answers, I haven’t found them.