Looking at possibly switching to some sort of meal replacement to streamline nutrition for a few meals a day and looking for suggestions/feedback.
A quick search lead me to Huel as it seems like there are a lot of flavor options and the subscription makes it easy. They also have some actual meals (not just shakes) that aren’t as protein heavy as I wanted but would add some variety. Anyone try them?
I’m using Huel Black Edition chocolate for at least one meal…usually lunch. I’m also in a medically supervised weight loss program and the dietician says Huel is a decent meal replacement option. Taste is OK. It does have some texture and thickens up if mixed and left in the fridge. Normal portion is 400 cal/meal, but because I’m on a calorie-restricted diet, I’ve cut the portion in half per meal.
Huel is a great meal. One I have really stayed with. I used to go for the 2 scoops that puts it 400 calories. That amount made me very gassy. Annoyingly gassy. Have since gone to 1 scoop (200 calories) with 2 handfuls of mixed berries and a split between almond milk and water. Delish and keeps me satisfied till the next feed time.
Give it a try.
I have Huel Black Edition as an additional meal, rather than a meal replacement on workout days, largely to get the nutrients and protein in.
I have 2 scoops and agree with the others that it makes me a bit gassy, but I am a natural ectomorph so really need the extra calories/protein on workout days so my wife just has to put up with it
Good feedback guys, thanks.
Also been hearing the gas thing come up fairly often and it’s good to hear the half serving helps with that. I was actually thinking about cutting it in half and mixing it with some ultra-filtered milk as I heard it tastes better that way so it may be a win win there.
I’ve used Huel off and on for a few months. On days where I’m not needing to get extra carbs in, I have 400kcal of Huel and a cup of coffee for breakfast - then normal food the rest of the day and extra fuel on the bike/after. But on harder training days I just do a big bowl of whole-grain cereal instead - not much more calories but a little heavier on carbs and seems to get things topped up for the afternoon workout. I haven’t had any issue with gas or digestion even on days where I had Huel for breakfast and lunch (400kcal serving each) - but I’m a high-fiber eater so maybe my system is just used to it.