I was wondering if anyone who is drinking Soylent has suffered from an eating disorder in the past? And, if so, how has your experience been?
I was anorexic for much of my teens and all of my twenties. I have since recovered but I think I will always have an uneasy truce with food. When I was in the process of recovering, it was pretty much a ‘eat whatever you want/can’ scenario. I find that when I would try to eat healthy, that is when my head would get all obsessive and twitchy again. I’d hone in on calories and need more of this and not too much of that and omg I need balance aaaaargh – which eventually would just lead to me not eating at all again. So for the longest time, it was all or nothing with me. Starvation or eat all the crap with no in-between.
My experience with Soylent (which, granted, has only been two weeks so far) has been amazing in that respect. Taking food out of the equation, I am able to get balanced nutrition without stress. I don’t think about it. I don’t worry about it. I don’t cut back. And then when I do have regular meals – usually socially with friends – it is without guilt. I enjoy the taste, I enjoy the company – because I know that my nutritional needs are taken care of.
What have other people’s experiences been like? I’d love to hear about them!