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I am far from a picky eater. I’m just as happy eating junk food as I am eating healthier options. However, I have challenges with both portion control and motivation.

When it comes to portion control, nothing seems to satiate me. This means I often eat more than I need to. Yes, if I were more mindful of what I was eating or ate more slowly, this would be less of an issue.

I also have a challenge with motivation and time. Or, rather, I have a lack of both. I am not always extraordinarily motivated to prepare meals, nor do I always have the time to do so without feeling rushed.

So, I set off looking for something easy to portion and prepare. In addition, it had to be nutritionally complete. I.e., I was looking for a quick and easy meal replacement.

Eventually, I came across Huel (Human + Fuel). After a bit of research, I settled on getting Huel Black Edition. For my first order, I picked Vanilia, Salted Caramel, and Banana as my flavors. I haven’t yet tried the Banana, but I enjoy the other two.

I would describe the consistency as runny oatmeal. Of course, you can vary the texture based on the amount of water you add. I prefer mine chilled and well mixed so that I can drink it on the go.

Generally, I prepare it the night before and leave it in the refrigerator. When I’m ready to “eat,” I give it a quick shake. When consuming Huel for breakfast, I usually pair it with a banana and cup of coffee. For lunch, I’ll pair it with an apple.

What I’ve found is that I feel full without feeling bloated for between four and five hours. I wouldn’t call it a weight loss drink. But, with consistent portions and less snacking, I’ve seen my weight trend slightly downward over the past month.

If you are curious to try, you can use this link to get $15 off your next order of $50 or more.

Update: July 3, 2021

I recently tried the banana flavor. But, I couldn’t actually taste it. I have a noticibly muted sense of taste and smell (due to a childhood injury). So, perhaps it is just too subtle for me. I suspect that this is what their “Unflavored & Unsweetened” variety may taste like. If nothing else, two out of three isn’t bad.