Are RDA values accurate?


#1

How can you generalize all the nutrient and calorie requirements between two people when people have so many different body sizes?


#2

The RDAs are a general rule of thumb. People who need more calories or less calories know it and they make those adjustments on their own. Soylent is 2000 calories a day. What other measurement would you have them use to make Soylent other than the RDAs?


#3

RDA for micronutrients such as vitamins, amino acids, etc. don’t really change with different body types (with a handful of exceptions). As for macronutrients, what really matters is the ratios. If you have a good ratio - which Soylent does - all you need to do is take in more or less calories and they take of themselves.