Received my first two weeks of Soylent 1.3 mid-February and eased into it. Didn’t notice much change, but I loved the convenience, so I ordered a month’s worth. But last week I became very tired after eating. I looked into it a bit, saw some stuff about vanillin and digestive leukocytosis, but I didn’t have time to figure it out, so I tried to brush it off, especially since I had just ordered more.
I received a month of 1.4 and was excited. But then the same thing happened a few times since then, but not every time. Yesterday I had to leave work because I just couldn’t function. This morning, I felt fine. Just this afternoon I felt tired, then I got diarrhea and now I have a headache and I feel like my head is going to explode.
I’ve been adding salt to see if that helps. It doesn’t seem like it has. It may be an adjustment to 1.4, but I experienced it once on 1.3 as well. And it’s a little extreme for an adjustment.
I’m 25, male, 5’7" 150lbs, I live an active lifestyle, burning 2500-3000 cal/day according to my fitbit. I drink about a gallon of water each day. I take 20mg adderall each day, and I have 2-3 cups of coffee.
I’m not in this to study nutrition, I just live a busy life and if it wasn’t soylent, it would be pizza and chicken fingers and doritos, so I figure this is a much better option. I don’t want to give up on Soylent, especially since I have $300 sitting in my apartment now, but I can hardly function when it affects me this way.
Any thoughts on what could be causing this? What should I do? I would be really grateful for any help you can provide.
I should add that the Adderall is via prescription for ADHD.