Profession: Software developer
Activity level: Sedentary + weekend warrior. At work, I sit. At home, I hang around in my hammock. Outside, I hike, backpack, enjoy disc golf and the occasional Speedminton.
Energy Level: Moderate. Early to bed, early to rise. No alarm clock. My mind starts to fade at around 3pm. I’m usually asleep by 10.
Normal diet: Eating out, eating well, usually one meal a day, sometimes 2. Mostly various ‘ethnic’ foods, and Firehouse subs. Occasional coffee + hot chocolate in the morning. Water throughout the day.
- Increased vigor
- Better ability to heal from I’m getting older injuries.
- Reduction in overall food costs (and waste)
- Reduced, consistent bowel movements
- Reduction of dietary inflammation
- Heightened sense of taste
- Reduced water consumption
I received my initial shipment of Soylent today. I was pretty excited. I still am, obviously, or else I wouldn’t be recapitulating my experience here.
It came in a large box, composed internally of 4 smaller boxes, each with 7 bags and bottles of oil. I opened the first smaller box, filled my Soylent container (I was disappointed to not see any Soylent branding on it!) half up with water, added the contents of the Soylent bag, and mixed it with a hand blender. I noticed that (and this is likely due to the oval shape of the container) no huge vortex erupted from it, so I filled it up with some more water and blended that a little, then put it in the fridge.
I did not put any of the oil in, nor will I until it’s had at least a few hours to sit. I should probably put the oil in the fridge as well, though.
Regarding the water I used, I keep a 2 gallon Brita container (sans filter) in the kitchen. I fill it up occasionally from my kitchen Aquasana water filter, so filling the Soylent picture with clean, great tasting water was not a problem.
My intention is to let it sit for at least a few hours, and drink some when I get hungry this evening. My most recent meal was at 11:30am, the massive “Grande Burrito” from Abuelo’s.