This is a BBB inspired soylent that I downsized considerably: BBB a la Ploo.
My nutrient profile may seem incredibly low but I am a 5’8"/173cm male and barely weigh 116lbs/52.5kg. My current diet is incredibly poor with close to zero fruit and veg and more often than not as few as two meals a day. If I put my numbers into makesoylent’s nutrient calculator (using a target weight of 132lbs/60kg as opposed to my real weight) I get the following output:
- 1911 cals
- 240g carbohydrates
- 120g protein
- 55g fat
Here are some of my areas of concern. I appreciate any and all input to any of my queries.
- The nutrient profile calculator suggested 120g protein but this does seem somewhat extreme and I settled for 90g. Will this be sufficient? I can always adjust upwards but how will I be able to tell that I’m not ingesting enough protein?
- Is 20g fiber sufficient? Getting most of my fiber from the oats saves me having to supplement with other fibre based products and saves money.
- When the coconut milk in BBB turned out to only be 20% milk (and subsequently the cost/day went up five fold) I ditched it in favour of almond butter. I don’t recall how I stumbled upon it but I was intrigued by the concept and it’s nice and fatty so it seemed suitable. Am I doing something stupid here or is this okay?
- Currently my fat is made up of the almond butter, olive oil and cod liver oil. Is this an appropriate fat profile or should the ratios be adjusted? Are there any particular fats I am missing?
- From what I can tell the purpose of the cod liver oil is as a source of omega-3 although I’m not doing so well with my omega-6. Would it be a good idea to ditch the cod liver oil and find an appropriate omega-3+omega-6 supplement?
- This recipe has significant deficiencies in Vitamin K, Choline, Magnesium and Potassium. Are any of these of concern in the short term (4 weeks)? If I am happy with soylent as a replacement for my diet by that point I’ll be sure to further invest into meeting all of the target intakes.
- I’m currently using the same multivitamins Brian used in his recipe because I could not find anything that was more cost effective and featured as complete a range of vitamins and minerals. Is anyone aware of anything superior?