For some, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, for others, they simple cannot eat it and wait until lunchtime to break an overnight fast. Express.co.uk spoke exclusively to James Collier, Co-Founder and Head of Sustainable Nutrition at Huel about the benefits of having breakfast and the best foods you should be eating first thing in the morning if you want to lose weight or are on a weight loss journey.
Summing up Huel in one sentence, James said: “Huel is nutritionally complete food in a convenient form that contains all essential nutrients.”
He went onto explain why Huel was set up: “Julian [Hearn] who is the main founder of Huel found that sometimes preparing food can be quite an arduous task, and time consuming.
“For that reason, people are going to less nutritious alternatives, just because they’re quick and convenient and fill a gap.
“So if we can satisfy convenience with something that’s healthy, then that solves that problem. So I was contacted as a nutritionist seven years ago, and we went from there.”
As for what makes Huel different from other brands, the nutritionist explained: “Huel is in a growing space, there are some other [competitors] out there. But primarily ours are vegan suitable – others aren’t.
“And also, the choices of ingredients rather are optimal for keeping people full, providing good nutrition is the best forms of micronutrients, vitamins and minerals, and it’s convenient and tasty.
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“It’s also designed by professional, nutritionists,” James added.
Huel’s main products are powders which you add water to and some have raised concerns about being on a full or part liquid diet when trying to lose weight.
James’ response was: “People can have Huel as much or as little as they’d like to fit in with their lifestyle, routine.
“So, we don’t like the term meal replacement, because you wouldn’t say ‘I’m not going to have fish …….