I’m not positive this goes under Nutrition, but it seems like this is where it should be? Warning and apologies for a super long post.
People here seem knowledge and helpful so I was hoping to get general thoughts on what I would potentially need to supplement to balance Soylent with a non-soylent meal.
My team at work gets lunch every day and the food is actually pretty good, not having to prepare it myself makes it the ideal meal in my mind to not replace with Soylent (I don’t mind the somewhat higher cost, since it’s cheap for a social meal with friends).
Some background about me:
I’ve been badly underweight since I was a child, currently 5’11" and a little under 130 pounds. I’ve been trying to put on some weight since middle school, but I get sick if I eat a lot at once, and I can never force myself to prepare food frequently throughout the day, so I’m probably undereating (which is one of the main reasons I’m hoping Soylent can help). I’m not super active, although if I start feeling better from having a healthier diet, I will probably start working out more, but I can always adjust my diet then.
For lunch I almost always have half a chicken breast (not breaded or fried or anything) or leg occasionally, somewhere around half a cup of rice, and half a cup of mashed potatoes, and some assorted vegetables (green and red peppers, squash, asparagus, broccoli, yams, carrots, onions, a couple types at once rotated throughout the week).
Based off of what I’m reading about new soylent ingredients and what I’m eating, I’m guessing I would probably want to add a little fiber and maybe a little protein? With what I’m eating for lunch would I have 3/4 a bag of Soylent or 2/3 probably?
Obviously I don’t expect perfect accuracy, but something just to get me in the “ballpark” would be super helpful.