Excited to see this forum opened up.
I’d like to start a discussion around tweaking the carbohydrate levels based on an individual’s requirements. Per research on nutrient partitioning, most people have a certain threshold of carbohydrate at which they can ‘tolerate’ carbs - meaning they can eat an amount that does not lead to weight gain.
This varies according on one’s activity levels, and hormonal factors too, but in general, it comes down to nutrient partitioning - how the body preferentially delivers glucose to fat cells, or muscle cells.
Based on ‘body type’, you can get a rough idea of carb tolerance for a person. For example, I tend to gain fat fairly easily, but also gain muscle fairly easily. This points to a moderate tolerance of carbs. Someone who looks like a marathon runner generally has a higher carb tolerance (meaning more glucose is shuttled into the muscle cells). Someone who gains fat easily tends to have a lower tolerance.
For those with low tolerance, a diet higher in fat is ideal for weight maintenance, and for those with a high carb tolerance, a diet low in fat is ideal. Male/female will generally be different too, with a slightly higher fat diet preferable for women. In this context, protein levels can remain around the same for everyone - don’t believe a thing you hear about RDIs for protein. Protein should be 30-40% of daily intake, not the measly 50 or 60g that’s suggested.
Open to ideas on how Soylent could be fine tuned to accommodate this.