In about 3 hours I’ll drink the last glass in my first pitcher of Soylent. I’m a new user and have never had DIY or previous iterations.
I’m a male and 20 years old. I have no allergies or afflictions that would call for treatment. No medications, no serious drug use, no mental disorders.
My primary reasons for trying Soylent are improved cognitive function, serious environmental concerns, increasing fat and muscle tissue and saving my own time and resources. I believe the product can deliver on all of these goals.
So far my gas issues have been minimal. They are infrequent and don’t cause odor.
My stomach felt a little wonky (that’s scientific terminology) after the first glass. Less so after the 2nd. The 3rd went down just fine and I’m looking forward to the 4th. Just in this 20~ hour span of time, I’ve noticed three things stand out quite noticeably.
First, my awareness of my hunger has soared. I am acutely aware of cravings (lack thereof, rather). My parents urged me to have some Christmas grub, as parents do, but I only managed to eat half a bite of crab Rangoon, and I’m starting to wonder if I chose that specifically for its sodium content. I haven’t supplemented with sodium because I know what my snack foods will mostly contain in between Soylent meals.
Secondly, I’ve noticed a very stable mood. I wouldn’t say energy per say, because coffee can and has accomplished that in the past just fine. I simply mean to say my mood is consistent and focused rather than sporadic and hard to pin down (am I happy, am I worried)
Finally, the taste. It is excellent. I was confused when Rob described the product as “non-specific”, but now I understand and I think it’s genius. I’ve never enjoyed food and have nearly starved due to my disinterest. In the past few years I have found myself increasingly disgusted by whatever I’m offered. In a year or so, I expect the major (Id say minor) kinks in this product will be worked out. At that point, I’ll be consuming Soylent 100% of the time, 7 days a week and with VERY rare exceptions. Like once in a few months exceptions.
I will consider psyllium musk or a digestive enzyme product if gastrointestinal issues arise. So far I’m very happy with my purchase. The mission and method of this company moves me.