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    Huel - The 'nutritionally complete food' has anyone tried it?

    I was chatting to a friend recently and he was raving about Huel https://huel.com/ I've heard of it before and am a sucker for things like this so fancied trying it, perhaps swapping post gym lunch for a scoop of this + some protein powder.

    Has anyone else tried it? I'm aware of the taste being...not that great, but I'm used to protein shakes anyway so I'm not too bothered. I think it was Ars Technica who had a guy on Soylent (spoiler: it's not people) and "horse killer farts" was a phrase that was bounded about quite a lot!

    I've read a bit through their forums but thought some good old HEXUS opinions wouldn't go amiss!

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    Re: Huel - The 'nutritionally complete food' has anyone tried it?

    Sounds better than soylent, but name is too similar to hurl for my liking

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    Re: Huel - The 'nutritionally complete food' has anyone tried it?

    A mate has mostly been on Soylent for at least the last year IIRC - seems to be OK.


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    Re: Huel - The 'nutritionally complete food' has anyone tried it?

    If humans were meant to live off brick dust milkshakes, real food would not taste so AMAZING... heck, we'd probably not even have taste buds.

    I'm also not convinced that it would be very filling, let alone actually satisfying. That in itself would lead most people to snack or just eat more.

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    Re: Huel - The 'nutritionally complete food' has anyone tried it?

    Anecdotal evidence suggests otherwise, most comments I've read are that yes, people miss 'food' but aren't actually hungry. Of course that's for people going 100% Huel so for me it'd only be a replacement for lunch and coupled.with additional protein might actually stop the 3pm "I need chocolate" craving.

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    Re: Huel - The 'nutritionally complete food' has anyone tried it?

    Hmm, steak and chips with a red wine sauce or a powdered protein drink?

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    Re: Huel - The 'nutritionally complete food' has anyone tried it?

    That's an amazing lunch you have every day then

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    Re: Huel - The 'nutritionally complete food' has anyone tried it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_B View Post
    That's an amazing lunch you have every day then
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    Re: Huel - The 'nutritionally complete food' has anyone tried it?

    If it were that good, the Forces would be using it already... Instead they stick with ration packs.
    Would you like to know more?

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    Re: Huel - The 'nutritionally complete food' has anyone tried it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    If it were that good, the Forces would be using it already... Instead they stick with ration packs.
    Would you like to know more?
    Is that about as much as food being good for morale as nutrition?
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    Re: Huel - The 'nutritionally complete food' has anyone tried it?

    Yup Rob, I have and still use it.

    I've tried both - the Unflavoured & unsweetened one leaves an odd taste to it, didn't really find it enjoyable and quite sickly.
    The vanilla one is much better, it hides the sweetness and the vanilla flavouring isn't overpowering.

    Huel also now do flavour pouches also which really help - example of the flavours - https://huel.com/collections/other-h...-boost-samples

    I tend to have around 100G of the powder with about 500 - 550ML of water, I find this gives is a nice consistency and makes it more like a drink and less like a smoothie or milkshake. I did experiment with different amounts of water and found this suited me and I have one day a week where I have it with milk which makes it nice and creamy and when it tastes best.

    I replace my breakfast with it as I struggle to eat first thing in the morning. I also find that Huel helps stop any cravings I have for rubbish food.

    The only warning I can give is, for the first few days of drinking it, my bowls were a bit...loose. Might not be your experience but I certainly noticed more frequent loo visits.
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    It didn't fall off, it merely became insufficient at it's purpose and got a bit droopy...

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    Re: Huel - The 'nutritionally complete food' has anyone tried it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    If humans were meant to live off brick dust milkshakes, real food would not taste so AMAZING... heck, we'd probably not even have taste buds.

    I'm also not convinced that it would be very filling, let alone actually satisfying. That in itself would lead most people to snack or just eat more.
    How filling it is, depends on how thick you have it though. I find it filling the way I have it.
    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    It didn't fall off, it merely became insufficient at it's purpose and got a bit droopy...

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    Re: Huel - The 'nutritionally complete food' has anyone tried it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Disturbedguy View Post
    Yup Rob, I have and still use it.

    I've tried both - the Unflavoured & unsweetened one leaves an odd taste to it, didn't really find it enjoyable and quite sickly.
    The vanilla one is much better, it hides the sweetness and the vanilla flavouring isn't overpowering.

    Huel also now do flavour pouches also which really help - example of the flavours - https://huel.com/collections/other-h...-boost-samples

    I tend to have around 100G of the powder with about 500 - 550ML of water, I find this gives is a nice consistency and makes it more like a drink and less like a smoothie or milkshake. I did experiment with different amounts of water and found this suited me and I have one day a week where I have it with milk which makes it nice and creamy and when it tastes best.

    I replace my breakfast with it as I struggle to eat first thing in the morning. I also find that Huel helps stop any cravings I have for rubbish food.

    The only warning I can give is, for the first few days of drinking it, my bowls were a bit...loose. Might not be your experience but I certainly noticed more frequent loo visits.
    Those flavour packets have Stevia in them, I'm one of those people that can't stand the taste of that. I'd planned to use my flavour drops I have for protein powder to flavour the unsweetened version but is perhaps best to order 1 bag of each?
    Is there a reason you don't drink it with milk all the time?
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    Re: Huel - The 'nutritionally complete food' has anyone tried it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_B View Post
    Those flavour packets have Stevia in them, I'm one of those people that can't stand the taste of that.
    - I have no idea of what Stevia is so wouldn't recognise the taste of it

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_B View Post
    I'd planned to use my flavour drops I have for protein powder to flavour the unsweetened version but is perhaps best to order 1 bag of each?
    Personally, already having tried Huel, I would say get the Vanilla

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    Is there a reason you don't drink it with milk all the time?
    To be honest, no, not really. I think just because I started drinking it with water.

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    As a note, I started with Huel in August 2016 and since then have lost nearly 2 stone. Not all entirely due to Huel as I gym and eat better these days but it certainly helped.
    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    It didn't fall off, it merely became insufficient at it's purpose and got a bit droopy...

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    Re: Huel - The 'nutritionally complete food' has anyone tried it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moby-Dick View Post
    Is that about as much as food being good for morale as nutrition?
    Depends who you ask.
    Some people hate RatPack food, but it supplies 4,000 calories for a hard working soldier in the field.
    I love them, myself and could eat the lot in one go if hungry enough... which is my argument over filling vs nutritious vs calorific content. You can have a biscuit or something packed with loads of calories, that may or may not be perfectly nutritious, but is utterly foul and/or still leaves you ravenously hungry. US WW2 D-Rations were a bit like that, except again I could eat loads and not feel full.

    People often get fat because they are hungry and eat until they are satisfied. Nothing to do with a body demand for calories. They'd pig out on celery if that was all they had. It's just that the stupidly high calorie foods taste so much better!

    Quote Originally Posted by Disturbedguy View Post
    How filling it is, depends on how thick you have it though. I find it filling the way I have it.
    It sounds (and looks) very much like the Cambridge Diet type shakes, especially with that added flavour profile. Those most certainly were not filling!!

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    Re: Huel - The 'nutritionally complete food' has anyone tried it?

    Well I've ordered some and look forward to the Huel guffs

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