My experience has been that I need fewer. I feel full and have enough energy with the 2100 calories in one bag of Joylent. According to online calculators, someone of my size and activity level would need more like 2500+
I’m not suggesting that Soylent bends the laws of thermodynamics, but does anyone else feel they need fewer “Soylent calories” than “regular calories”?
How could this be? My best guess would be that the refined ingredients in Soylent allows me to use more of the calories.
Check out this research on the topic: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2897733/