I have another thread which is talks about how I am getting food crashes on soylent 1.1. Whoever is not on 1.1 yet, soon will be and I’m sure more will experience this (some have already chimed in on my thread sharing similar experiences). :
At first I thought the soylent was the same but that I wasn’t drinking enough water. I tried drinking extra water which certainly helped boost my energy per meal, but I still didnt feel great.
I then made a batch of 1.0 today because I was in too much of a hurry to open up another 1.1 box and had a Eureka moment. 1.0 is far thicker than the grainy 1.1.
Then another eureka moment: I drank soylent 1.0 with about 10% less water than I consume with 1.1. Therefore water could be eliminated as an issue the issue. Something then must be inherently different about 1.0 and 1.1.
If the only changes made were 1)reducing sucralose by half and 2)adding enzymes which break down the soylent, which was it?
I did more thinking and came to the conclusion that if a) as people mentioned, fiber slows down the digestion of the maltodextrin etc, thus lowering glycemic index (GI), then b) pure viscosity must also have an impact on slowing down digestion, and therefore GI.
if soylent 1.1 is thinner, and b) is true, it must have a higher GI which is causing the malto etc to absorb too quickly and frankly make me go brain dead. The guess is the thinness is coming from 2).
Does anyone agree with this, and if so, wouldn’t the solution be to remove the enzymes? I still have gas even with the enzymes, and if my hypothesis is true, they are causing the drink to make me feel quite horrid and foggy, so I think it’s worth having @soylent review the implementation of enzymes and follow user experiences in this thread.
Another HUGE point to mention is that people are reporting feeling less full one 1.1. I noticed this myself, but it didn’t really hit me until i went back to 1.0 and noticed the feeling of satiety which 1.1 doesn’t provide. I think these items should be looked into.