I'm using huel powder to increase my caloric intake as part of a bulking regime. Concrete, I try to get about 1600 kcals of huel per day, with other 1400 kcals coming from food.
My question is: Given that this is a drink, is it all possible that the nutrients may not get properly assimilated by the body? If so, how do I detect this as fast as possible?
For context, I train heavy for 3 times a week, with body weight workouts interspersed during the week. I've been on it for the last 3 months. I've noticed a little bit of an increase in strength, but almost no visible change in musculature. I'm wondering if improper assimilation is coming into play here.
The spirit of the question, though, is if nutritionally complete drinks can be a valid substitute for food in the context of bulking.