Boy, did @Lee_Ars hit the nail on the head with this article http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/05/the-psychology-of-soylent-and-the-prison-of-first-world-food-choices/
He seems to understand exactly why I’m so excited about Soylent, and why the rest of the people in my life don’t get it. I have such a love/hate relationship with food, and always have. Soylent takes the choice out my relationship with food. I’ve never proven myself to be able to make good choices when it comes to food, and that’s why I’m so attracted to the idea of Soylent.
The only “diet” I have ever lost weight on was an Atkins like program. I think it was less about taking carbs out of my diet and more about reducing my choices to a very small inventory of food that I allowed myself to eat. This translated into more than 80 pounds lost over the course of a year. Did I get bored with my food choices after awhile? Yes. Will I get bored with Soylent, Probably. But replacing two meals a day with something that is nutritious and good for me has to be better than 2 Big Macs and a large fry. It has to be.
If I can reduce the choices, I believe I will be healthier. I could be wrong, but it’s worth the effort to try.