Does 21st century food science make it possible to make a version of Soylent 2.0 that is twice as filling and maybe twice the volume (while retaining the same taste and texture) without adding more calories? So, a Soylent 2.0 offshoot where each bottle is 200 calories and 10 bottles is 2000 calories. Is that possible?
There are certain foods like pickles that have very low calories. But pickles are high in salt, so you can’t just eat 30 pickles a day. It is possible, though, for foods to be filling and have very low calories. Could “saltless pickles”, so to speak, (that is, ingredients reflecting whatever the scientific principle is behind pickles being filling but very low calorie) be added to Soylent to increase the fillingness or satiety without increasing the calories by more than a little?
I thought that Soylent would help me lose weight, but it doesn’t change the fact that hunger is a form of physical suffering that is hard, really hard, to endure. I feel sad because I don’t know how I am ever going to lose weight — it requires eating less, and I can’t seem to cut my daily calories because the hunger is too much to cope with.
If Soylent could produce a weight loss product that reduces hunger without increasing caloroes, that would truly be a food miracle. Unwanted weight is something that people struggle with at least as much as food itself (i.e. researching nutrition, grocery shopping, cooking). It is a problem on the same scale, if not even greater. Unwanted weight causes emotional pain too, in a way that goes far beyond the burden of obtaining and preparing food. That’s to say nothing of the impact on health. So, this is a challenge to the Soylent team. And a desperate plea. Help me.
This is your Bat Signal, @Rob.