- If you add flavor, what works well and what doesn’t?
Works well: Torani, Lorann Candy flavors, Peanut Butter Powder, Cocoa Powder, Pudding mix, Stevia, Cinnamon, Honey, Fruits, coffee, instant coffee, milk flavoring drops.
Does not work: Drink Enhancers like Crystal Lite and equivalent.
- If you don’t add flavor, why not, and how long did it take to adapt to the taste?
I really like the flavor of 1.6, I still do, 98% of the time I eat it plain with ice cubes to chew on. I adapted to the taste immediately, I felt it was an instant improvement over 1.5 and I find I like it better in texture and flavor than 2.0
- How does additional water affect the texture?
It thins out the texture and loses its thicker mouthfeel, some people call it sticky - it loses the “stickiness” factor it also kills any “flavor” and it tastes “watery.”
- In your experience, how long does a pitcher last in the fridge? Estimates seem to vary widely.
I have kept a pitcher of 1.6 in the fridge for about 5 days. Made it the evening on the first day and finished the last 14 floz on the morning of day 6. It tasted normal like the first day it was made.
- Does going on a mostly 1.6 diet seem to have the same physical and mental benefits as a conventionally healthy diet? (I thought so on 1.3 - 1.5, mostly wondering if that’s still the case.)
When I went 100% Soylent for two weeks, I started feeling light headed near the end of the day on the second week. However, I consumed an extra 500 calories at the end of the day and I started feeling better again. I am assuming because I was expending 3000 calories, but only eating 2000 calories, I wasn’t getting the energy I needed to keep my energy levels up.
- How does 1.6 compare to your average grocery bill?
It has raised my grocery bill. Before I went the Soylent route I would spend about $70 in groceries for two people per week. I still spend about $70 in groceries per week, plus the added money for Soylent. I am still trying to figure out why…
I am a 50%-75% user, Breakfast and Lunch mainly.