No Fast Food for Three Weeks


This week has been my third week using Huel as a lunch replacement. I am happy to say it has been a positive experience and I definitely plan on continuing.

Today, was a strange day for me. About an hour before lunch time I had some intense cravings for some fast food. Whether it was In-N-Out Burger or Kentucky Fried Chicken it did not matter. What was even more surprising to me was that I could actually taste the burger and the chicken. The craving was that intense.

Considering I was on such a good run I decided just once I’ll treat myself to KFC. Boy, was this a big mistake. Also I was surprised I couldn’t even finish the meal. Before Huel a typical KFC meal would be four pieces of extra crispy dark meat and two sides. Today it was a challenge trying to get through all four pieces.

Also, I love KFC and by far this was the most disgusting meal I had ever had. The grease alone was a challenge to stomach. I just felt so awful leaving KFC and I was amazed how I could let this be a habit for most of my life.

Back to Huel it is and I think today was a positive experience and I feel confident I can let my addiction to fast food go for good. Now I just need to figure out some light & healthy snacks I can bring to work along with my Huel.


This is AWESOME. Congratulations! I actually did something similar - had some McDonald’s chicken tenders last weekend while out running errands. The meal came with four - I could only choke down two! And they were awful, dry and hard. Amazing the difference Huel makes.


It’s amazing how we can reprogram our brains and stomachs to do or not do stuff that we assumed was impossible. I’ve noticed that after using Huel for a few months that I do not crave sweet things nearly as much.

I used to assume that I had to eat something before exercise or that I had to have a bedtime snack. After retraining the brain (with some intitial protesting) I was able to implement an IF regimen. I can now strength train for an hour and even did a 20 mile bicycle ride while 18 hours fasted. Things that my previous self would have thought impossible just weeks ago.


Over the weekend I had went to Cheesecake Factory with some friends for dinner.

Without even thinking about it, I ordered a Macaroni Cheeseburger and some fries. In and of itself the meal was cooked just fine. However, when I took my first bite I was shocked at how much I did not like it. Before Huel I would have devoured that burger up and enjoyed every single bite. That day I couldn’t even work my way through three bites. Even the fries were a chore to eat.

I ended up pulling out the beef patty, scraping all of the cheese off of it, and eating that. In the end I am amazed at what Huel has done in changing my taste for food that I once loved.

This week I will be upping my game and have Huel for breakfast and lunch. I will be excited to see how my body chemistry continues to change as my Huel journey continues.


I’m not sure how to feel about this.

Like many people, I haven’t always had a healthy relationship with junk food. Cutting right back on it is a good thing.

However, sucking all of the enjoyment out of something that was previously pleasant? It just seems like a double-edged sword.