I just started with Jimmy Joy a small week ago, so I can’t speak from a lot of experience, but I too had an unhealthy relationship with eating prior to starting with Jimmy Joy , I always craved sweets and junk food and was always unable to keep myself from giving in to temptation, which lead to being overweight and feeling bad about my body. Of course one week of Jimmy Joy doesnt change my body, but I can speak to the “trasition phase” or whatever you might call it. I eat 100% Jimmy Joy on weekends and on weekdays I eat every meal except lunch as Jimmy Joy (my university has a very healthy, cheap soup every day that I eat instead).
First few days were fine, since it was new and exciting, but of course once that wears off I started to crave other foods, craved chewing and that gratifying blood-sugar rush, but I managed to push through it, and now, in the second weekend , I don’t really have a problem with it any more. I guess there is a kind of “detox” in getting off sugar and fatty foods - I read somewhere it acts on your brain like nicotine and cocaine. I would advise to go into a project like this, knowing that it might be hard at first, and really exercise what little self-control one might have (I have next to none). It really has made me feel better about myself, and my body, besides it even helped with acne and my skin generally looks a lot better.
That said, just because Jimmy Joy makes up, for example, 90 % of ones diet, doesnt mean you can’t eat other things, thats where Jimmy Joy differs from e.g dieting shakes, because it is a 1:1 replacer of a meal. For me it serves as the spine, the constant of my diet, and whenever in the future I feel like having something else for dinner, I can go for it, and since I have made a change to my life, that food is then more likely to be healthy rather than junk food, because that habit has been replaced by a new one.
Hope this helps, and apologies for the bad writing, I’m not an English speaker.