400 lb 65 y/o Type II Diabetic & life long food addict, Soylent effects Miraculous


#326

I still read this thread - to the OP I hope you are doing the best you can do - we all root for you!

When I first found Soylent it was amazeballz. Give me nutrition! I’m bad at the math so eating the nutrition in a serving of Soylent and eating THIS many times a day I didn’t need to worry about anything else.

This worked for me, for about a year - close to two. I lost 60 pounds. 24% of my weight.

Then the cravings came. I binged, I hated myself, I negotiated with myself - it was like the stages of death… and I lost… no I gained, I gained it all back.

Life is busy and grabbing Soylent was easy. Just like fast food. A bottle of this instead the dollar menus of that - and I could keep track. I was better than the other person that chose the dollar menu because I was consuming complete nutrition

Soylent is not a cure and it was never designed to be. This was a hard lesson to learn, understand, and comprehend.

Soylent is for when you, a person - with all the other alternatives - doesn’t have the time, patience, availability, of a meal that fits within your own nutritional guidelines you set for yourself.

Soylent is great, I still eat it to this day - but it seems like a lot of people are searching for a cure… a cure for maybe hunger, maybe nutrition, maybe image, general weight.

Soylent is a tool, use the tool, use it smart, use it for your own personal needs.


#327

Thank you VERY wise words.


#328

What’s the latest, @mtandy?


#329

When I weighed this month it was on a different scale. For consistency I use the data. I’ll see what it is around the 16th of this month. Thank you for asking.


#330

I agree that soylent isn’t a cure, that it’s a tool. I thought it was a cure for a while at first and actually ended up binging on the soylent. (Sounds crazy I know.) Now I just use it maybe once or twice a month if I am in a super hurry and need to speed off to somewhere. Thank you for sharing your experience :slight_smile:


#331

Sept. 18, 2018 Tuesday 391.4 lb.
A .2 lb gain in 2 months is realistically equivocal (but not acceptable).


#332

I feel your pain, I’ve been hitting the gym about three times a week for a few months now, and so far have experienced a grand total of about 3 pounds of weight loss. Then yesterday the scale showed that two of those pounds had returned… sigh Getting one’s diet under control is a difficult thing to do. But it’s worth it! Here’s to faster progress! :green_salad:


#333

I wish you success in your journey.


#334

If you are hitting the gym with any effectiveness you may be replacing fat with muscle.
Start taking measurements at various parts of the body as your checkpoint.

They’ll be more helpful than body weight anyway.


#335

Thank you for you post.


#336

How are you doing ? As a fellow in the trenches struggling is real. Just here to encourage your journey :sunglasses::sunglasses:


#337

One day at a time. I’ll see what has happened around the 16th when I weigh. Thank you


#338

such post as yours, mtandy, is really miraculous and super helpful to my opinion. this offers people hope and desire to keep fighting. your post is motivational! i want to get oral steroids for sale to lose a bit of weight.
and also, come with updates after this:

thanks again!


#339

Mtandy it’s been a while since I’ve posted but I am still popping in here every two weeks or so to see what’s been going on! I’m happy to report that I’m finally getting back on track a little bit with weight loss after breaking up with a boy that was no good for my mind or belly. I don’t know where I’m at weight wise, becuase I’m kind of afraid to look at the scale after gaining some weight back, but I know that I’m making progress and I’m going to make continued efforts. I’d say I’d wish you luck but we gotta remember it’s not about that! It’s about the choices you make daily. Remember that you’re accountable for your actions! I hope we get some good news from you here in a few days <3


#340

yes yes yes the choices I make daily


#341

November 17,2018 390 lbs
a loss of 1.4 lbs is equivocal (could be just water weight)


#343

I am not an expert but maintaining the same amount of exercise without increasing it could maybe help. Also if you are working out in the evenings try switching it to mornings.It worked for my friend. I know it is a single data point, but i think it could be tried out. Also avoiding coffees or teas after 11: 00 a.m. And softdrinks if any completely.


#344

When I went to renew my program membership the prices had been raised almost 50% I said I’d pay full price if they’d allow me to extend the monthly payments due to living off Social Security and a small pension but they refused so that is no longer an option.


#345

I hate to recommend this because it comes with risk long term, but perhaps you don’t have many options. If you accept the risk and are willing to try anything at this point, I would recommend just trying a strict Ketogenic Diet. It may not be good long term, but you will lose a ton of weight very quickly, just be sure to keep hydrated and keep in mind you will need more sodium in your diet later on as you drop a lot of weight. Your need for insulin medication will likely drop very quickly on this diet since it is low carbohydrates, so keep that in mind. Most people I’ve seen drop 20 pounds in the first month on average on this diet, it goes very quickly. If you still have a sweet tooth, there are Atkins “treats” that imitate sweets but have little to no net carbohydrates. But since this diet is high in fat it usually keeps people fairly full and satisfied. This diet is not suitable for Type 1, but you are Type 2, so you still have the potential to reverse it as you lose weight. Here is a guide for beginners: https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/keto


#346

Thank you for the link. I’ll check it out.