I ordered a version (Jennifer fuel) of Schmoylent from @axcho and received it within a week and it arrived last Friday. I have been waiting until now to make it because I wasn’t sure how my body would react and I didn’t want to be “adjusting” at work over the weekend. With the next three days off, I should be able to more comfortably start consuming it.
I am pretty excited and I have three blender bottles filled with fresh Schmoylent in my refrigerator! Tomorrow is the day!
So I will use this thread as a place to document my feelings and experiences.
First, as per request by @tordenskjold here is more info about me: I am a 21 year old, white, female. I am about 5’7" and around 240 lbs (I was shocked by this last doctor’s appointment). In the last couple of years my diet has become pretty terrible based on time, money, and really laziness. I prefer to socially eat and don’t care too much about cooking. Since I have two roommates ( one being my boyfriend) and they loath cooking, it tends to fall on me (which is okay most of the time). I’ve been getting fast food at least three times a week for dinners, usually after coming home from work between 6 and 10 on the weekends when I just do not want to cook.
As far as blood tests and general health, I unfortunately don’t have tests to compare before and after. I did have a physical in mid July and was deemed healthy (but it wasn’t very extensive). I do have some records from a more thourough physical I had almost a year ago in Berkeley when I was a potential bone marrow match. The only pertinent thing they found there was that my iron was low and my platelet count was super high, on the verge of having thrombcytosis (really, on the line at 453 count). And I know my iron was low from previously finishing my cycle.
In reference to my cycle, I am on the depo-provera shot now, which could explain some weight gain. I don’t know if my birth control is important information, but since I’m not having my cycles anymore, I shouldn’t have low iron levels and it could explain any extreme appetite I could have.
I have no food allergies that I’m aware of. Oh and I also don’t exercise regularly, which I know is something I should do and want to do more.
And for my experience with Schmoylent:
Yesterday I took out one of my previously prepared blender bottles full of soylent. There was a very substantial amount of it stuck to the bottom, but with vigerous shaking, it came loose. I added the oil, shook. And began drinking it. My first initial thoughts were the same as a lot of other people: oaty, batter-y (said that to my boyfriend and he was like "you should stop drinking that immediately if it tastes like batteries! Lol), with a small hint of vanilla. It is a bit chunky/chalky, but not too bad. All in all I was pretty impressed.
I worked on my 28oz bottle for the remainder of the afternoon (over 5 or 6 hours) and noticed that o would take a couple sips feel okay, but then still feel hungry. It was satisfying in a way, but not 100%. I was craving salt and meat, so I had a couple pieces of salami and continues drinking on. Still the same. No headaches that I’m aware of and no abnormal gas. For dinner that night I had ground beef and chilies with some corn tortillas and that was wonderful.
I definitely noticed that it must be cold! Just as others have been saying, it tastes soooo much better cold. Since its in a blender bottle I have to add ice over time… Definitely will need a thermos on the go.
Oh and half halfway at through, I tried some cinnamon, I imagining I would like it because I like cinnamon, but it was meh to me. I think I preferred it before. I would probably like it better if I used flavoring syrup instead of ground cinnamon.
And for today I have added a banana and two teaspoons of cocoa powder to the soylent. This version is good so far I think I like it belnded better too… Will have to experiment more…
Yes, blending and adding cocoa powder and banana to Schmoylent makes it so much better for me! I can drink it faster and over a more normal meal time (still usually over an hour, which is much slower than I usually eat). So the last three days, I have replaced one meal with Schmoylent, but tomorrow I will be trying two meals, or two bottles worth, since I start work again.
I haven’t had any abnormal gas or bowel movements or much weirdness to report. Possible irritability, but I think that was caused more by obnoxious people than by the soylent. I do get pretty thirsty after drinking it, but I think I just need to drink more water. I’m terrible at drinking enough water. Hunger is still weird, but nothing intense… Like I said before, I’m satisfied on soylent, but its not the same as after a meal when I’m definitely full.
No cravings today or yesterday. Other than my Schmoylent, yesterday I ate a snack of salami and cheese again and pizza later at night. Today I went out to lunch and had a salad and a roast beef sandwich, then to a movie and ate some candy and soda, then soylent for dinner.
Interested in adding berries soon… I love smoothies! So we shall see…
Since Friday, I’ve been consuming two 28oz (well… more not all because I keep getting full sooner) bottles for breakfast and lunch at work and then having whatever for dinner. I feel good. Maybe more energy than usual? And on the TMI level… things do seem to be coming out a little different than usual, but in a good way
So berries added are very good (though, seeds always suck)! I forgot oil yesterday for my two bottles… doesn’t seem to change taste, but i know the oil is important. I seem to be consuming about only 350 calories worth before getting full. I think I will start making smaller batches… I’ve also started using My Fitness Pal, which is something I thought I wouldn’t enjoy, but it’s actually interesting to see what I’m eating and what it equates to.
Nothing to really report since the last update. Though, I haven’t been drinking as much as I was last weekend and today I’m really tired. I’m not sure if its related, but maybe worth mentioning.
I’m also finiding it hard to keep track on my fitness pal since a lot of my food is from restaurants these past few days… so that’s not amounting to anything currently lol
I do find myself wanting soylent and kick myself for not preparing some When I get home from work I’m definitely going to make three bottles! Now that I know ~350 calories is good, I can probably just take one bottle for breakfast and lunch at work.
Will be ordering more from @axcho soon! Going to try the new improved recipe with the rice protein too!
Oh! My boyfriend took a bottle to work with him to share with his coworkers. He’s always telling them about my Soylent/Schmoylent ventures, so they were curious. The consensus was that it didn’t taste good or bad (I had added my cocoa/banana mix for better results), but the texture sucked-- too thick for them. Ah well, can’t make everyone happy. I think it’s wonderful
The only thing I’ve noticed lately is that when I have poor meals, my body REALLY responds to them… badly. I’ll have my two meals of soylent for the majority of the week and then for dinner I get something to bring home for my boyfriend and roommate… which is usually fast food. Yeah, my body is way less forgiving now. It was bad before, but now… very gross. Not puking, but serious bathroom time in the mornings.
It’s also interesting to have some soylent, be satisfied, but get hungry a little later and really want bad food, but then I have soylent again and I’m fine. I think it’s the environment I’m used to. I work across the street from a coffee and chocolate shop and around the corner from a bakery… haha it’s tempting sometimes. I haven’t been having coffee either, though, so I’m not in the coffee shop as much anymore, maybe once a week with a friend.
I still mostly crave meat for my muggle meal of the day (steak tonight!)…
I’m going to change my recipe to a ketogenic, low calorie version (Gillian Fuel). We’ll see how that goes. I’m on my last bag of Jennifer Fuel, so I’ll be ordering more tonight or tomorrow. Yay!
Feel free to ask anything specific as I may have forgotten something!