3 days on soylent, feeling good


#1

Hi there folks,

Learned about soylent (and Soylent) a few weeks ago… love the idea, it’s a long time coming. Most of the people I know are either 1) not eating right, or 2) are eating right but downplaying how much time, effort and money it takes to eat right.

After reading through recipes a few days over at the diy site, I finally put pen to paper and have been eating this for about 3 day now and feeling great: http://diy.soylent.me/recipes/chads-simple-soylent. Had a low-grade headache a little the first couple of days (like a lot of people on here) but chalked it up to “nutrition shock” to my body.

If anyone would be so kind as to take a look and let me know what they think of the recipe… it’s patterned after one of the “simple” recipes… I know I’m a little light on calcium and iron, have to address that. But as many have said, it’s probably better than I normally eat.

Ordered a week’s supply a while back and can’t wait try the real thing.


#2

Hi Chad. I am enjoying my DIY soylent too! It is a good recipe. :slight_smile: I based my recipe off another one of Max’s, People Chow 2.02. If you want to look at mine it is here: http://diy.soylent.me/recipes/xanders-people-chow-by-maxk-220-2500-calorie

I haven’t tried my recipe with the potassium citrate yet however and I am hoping it doesn’t give me problems, as there are some risks involved with ingesting too much potassium too quickly. I would like to do some research on hyperalkemia or hear some reports that people haven’t experienced hyperalkemia consuming potassium citrate in their soylent.


#3

Do you mean hyperklemia (high potassium)? if you have normal kidney function, potassium will be regulated and excess will be excreted in the urine.


#4

Yeah meant hyperkalemia. I do have normal kidney function, OK thanks lee I will add my potassium citrate to my recipe. :slight_smile: It just made me nervous because instead of consuming the “reccomended” supplement dosage which gives 3% potassium I’m adding enough to meet 100% of my RDAs (in conjunction with the other potassium containing items in my recipe).