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Old 06-05-2019, 08:10 AM
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Default Started today replacing my lunch with 500 cals of Huel

Any of you use this stuff? Tastes like flavored dirt. All good doe, only $2.68 / 500 cal meal. Nutritionally complete, only 1g of sugar per meal. We'll see how this goes.

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I just starve myself and eat a banana for lunch...
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My lunch today will be a haircut and a Hamms
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Old 06-05-2019, 08:18 AM
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interesting. I see different versions of this, but never tried it.

keep us updated OP
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Old 06-05-2019, 08:19 AM
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Been using Huel since December and swear by it.

Completely cut out breakfast, which is great since my breakfast meals are normally complete ****. One of these in the morning and Iím good to go. After awhile it stops being a challenge & compromise and instead your preferred meal. Wife does the same as well.

Cutting out both both breakfast and lunch is tough, if I do that then normally Iím starving by 3 so I only do that in a pinch.

Anybody that wants to try it then use Bauley or myself for the referral stuff and it knocks $10 off your first order.
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I'm always worried about how those types of shakes will affect my poops.
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Old 06-05-2019, 08:20 AM
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Uhm. Why? Food is one of the great enjoyments of life.
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Old 06-05-2019, 08:23 AM
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Uhm. Why? Food is one of the great enjoyments of life.
Because I suck at meal prep and eat out a lot. Going to get a $10 meal plus taking 30 mins away from work to get it is expensive. This will save me time and money.
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Old 06-05-2019, 08:23 AM
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Sounds pretty nutritious but checked amazon for some reviews and this came up.....







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As a Giant Spider living in the Forbidden Forest, getting food for my children and I has never been too much of an issue. After all, I'm a giant spider. I'm the undisputed king of this forest, regardless of what those snooty Centaurs believe. However, as I age I'm starting to notice that I'm starting to pack the pounds around my thorax. I'm also busy. You would never believe the amount of paperwork I have to do for these children. It's endless. The Huel Vanilla Food Powder helps me stay satiated when I can't grab a bite to eat. I drink this for lunch and don't have to wrap it up in my webbing! Fantastic product.

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Old 06-05-2019, 08:24 AM
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Reviews are pretty bad, why did you pick Huel?

After reading the reviews seems like it'd be better to pick something tastier, even if it is slightly less healthy

Being enjoyable is pretty important, I mean most of us spend a lot of money for good tasting food over shitty tasting food. I don't think you need to suffer to be healthy.
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Default Re: Started today replacing my lunch with 500 cals of Huel

Originally Posted by The GreenD16 View Post
I'm always worried about how those types of shakes will affect my poops.
YMMV, but for me they were a little gnarly the first week then seemed to normalize.

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Uhm. Why? Food is one of the great enjoyments of life.
I wouldn't say swap out every meal as that's a little overboard, but replace breakfast alone and you'll notice a difference.. Especially if you're a crappy breakfast eater, it's not difficult to come 5-600 calories under one of those meals with using Huel instead, that stuff adds up, removing 500 cals per day effectively equates to 1lb/week.
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Old 06-05-2019, 08:27 AM
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Been using Huel since December and swear by it.

Completely cut out breakfast, which is great since my breakfast meals are normally complete ****. One of these in the morning and Iím good to go. After awhile it stops being a challenge & compromise and instead your preferred meal. Wife does the same as well.

Cutting out both both breakfast and lunch is tough, if I do that then normally Iím starving by 3 so I only do that in a pinch.
don't understand what you mean by that, when you say cut out "breakfast and lunch" do you mean having huel for breakfast and lunch?

They are like 500/calories a meal, is 1000 calories not enough to last you until dinner?
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my nursing friends have been using this, and they love it so far. esp with the 12 hour shifts and 30 min lunches.

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Originally Posted by sflkgjsfndgn View Post
don't understand what you mean by that, when you say cut out "breakfast and lunch" do you mean having huel for breakfast and lunch?

They are like 500/calories a meal, is 1000 calories not enough to last you until dinner?
Yeah, replacing those meals with Huel. The impact wouldn't be as great if you're a healthy eater, but especially for breakfast I gravitate towards trash (chicken biscuits, bacon, etc).

I'm not a nutritionist but it seems that you can get pretty far on a serving of this, maybe because the calories aren't junk. They do into details on how they get to the mixtures that they do.
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I'm always worried about how those types of shakes will affect my poops.
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Old 06-05-2019, 08:44 AM
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Default Re: Started today replacing my lunch with 500 cals of Huel

Supplementing real food with powders, not in this house.

If you eat like **** in the mornings you would be better off doing intermittent fasting. Skip it entirely. However you will then be required to make up those calories within the 8 hour window you do eat, and no it shouldn’t be crap food.

Here’s a generic article explaining it.
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition...de#weight-loss
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Supplementing real food with powders, not in this house.

If you eat like **** in the mornings you would be better off doing intermittent fasting. Skip it entirely. However you will then be required to make up those calories within the 8 hour window you do eat, and no it shouldnít be crap food.

Hereís a generic article explaining it.
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition...de#weight-loss
I have two kids under 5 and an hour each way commute at rush hour. Something like that is not feasible given my lifestyle at this point in time.
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I have two kids under 5 and an hour each way commute at rush hour. Something like that is not feasible given my lifestyle at this point in time.
did you look into the huel ready to drink bottles vs the powder?
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Let us know how it goes, have been interested in this for a while. A guy at work (400+lb) was doing it for a while, not sure if he still is.

My issue isn't weight loss, it's irregular/inadequate eating. This would help a lot to just throw down at work or right before.
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Originally Posted by The GreenD16 View Post
I'm always worried about how those types of shakes will affect my poops.
^^^what he said


Originally Posted by BauleyCivic View Post
Because I suck at meal prep and eat out a lot. Going to get a $10 meal plus taking 30 mins away from work to get it is expensive. This will save me time and money.

Meal prep takes 30-60min out of the week at most (you can do it during the weekend while watching the kids) and noticeably cheaper ($2-$4 max daily if you are doing it right).

Does the shake give you the *****?
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Old 06-05-2019, 09:18 AM
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Default Re: Started today replacing my lunch with 500 cals of Huel

Always interested in this stuff but too cheap.

Didn't feel like usual tarted up oatmeal this morning. Instead, I made skillet potatoes, seared some broccoli, and scrambled some eggs for breakfast. Served with strawberries.
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That stuff is trash
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You should try it in a blender with water, almond milk and spinach.
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You should try it in a blender with water, almond milk and spinach.
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