I am a week into my Soylent journey however I wanted to create this thread so that I could record my changes and inform others who are considering jumping onboard! My plan is to complete a 30 day 99% Soylent diet. Before starting my diet my regular eating habits were terrible. I would have days where I was eating 3 tacos, a large nachos, large soda from Taco Bell for lunch and then eat a whole medium pizza, 16 pc garlic knots, a 2 liter of soda and 2 lava cakes for dinner (Yes, I actually had that all in one day)
I’m 22 years old and knew I needed to change for obvious reasons, but the biometric screening we had at work really woke me up. I had high cholesterol, my BMI was in the obese category, and my friends were commenting on my eating habits. I had a minor surgery where it was recommended that I take it easy and not eat anything too heavy for a while so I figured there was no better time to start this Soylent journey.
The rules I’ve given myself are that I will have 4 bottles of Soylent a day (I’ll allow myself 5 if the hunger is present) and I’ll allow myself to eat regular food since we regularly have special events or catered lunches at work but I’ll account for that and adjust my Soylent intake on those days. Overall though no going out or special meals more than once a week.
STARTING DAY: September 11th, 2017
First Week Complete:
Soylent has definitely surprised me in terms of how satisfying it is! The taste is wonderful, the price can’t be argued considering I’ve been spending $600/month going out eating fast food (mainly due to convenience) and the drink definitely satisfies my hunger! I haven’t felt the need to have more than 4 drinks in one day. The weight loss was significant in the first week however I’m sure that’s due to a reduced sodium intake. I don’t expect the weight loss I experienced in the first week to continue at the rate it has going forward, but I’m very curious to see how my body will respond after 30 days. So far I’ve had no issues with digestion or anything else for that matter with Soylent.
End of Week Stats:
I’ll continue to update as time continues!