I am a sugar addict. High carbohydrate foods are to me what liquor is to the alcoholic. If I allow myself to partake in some, I go into full blown addictive behaviors and it spirals out of control. When I started Huel back in October, I drank two Huels during the day and at night whatever I wanted within reason. I gave myself permission to eat the forbidden carb foods because I was strict with myself during the day. I set myself up for failure and have spiraled into months of addictive eating and plenty of weight gain.
I decided to go Huel-only for 7 days to break the addictive cycle with food. As of day three, I’m thinking it’s a good idea and it’s working to break the addiction. Over the last few months, I have been incapable of saying no to cravings and I have had binge eating behaviors. Now, I have moments of intense craving for pizza, cookies, etc but I don’t give in and they pass. I most often crave the foods I eat when I adhere to a very low carb food plan, I’m looking forward to having a salad.
Physically I feel fantastic with no ill affects of only consuming Huel, we’ll see how it goes with the psychological aspect of food addiction. I’ll keep you posted!