9 days ago, my final order arrived with the ingredients for my DIY Soylent recipe (People Chow 3.0.1). I was quite excited!
My diet before taking this endeavor was comprised of inconsistently eating cheap foods, with a (sometimes forgotten) multivitamin. Caloric intake ranged severely due to laziness (~300-2000). I also drank quite a bit of alcohol. So I was excited to make a change to a more consistent diet most certainly. I weened off of alcohol before starting soylent. Day one I had a few cocktails with my glorious batch of soylent. Everything went fine.
I felt a bit weird the first couple days. I experienced some typical things I’ve heard like mild headaches and more yellow urine. Drinking more water helped out a lot and by day 6 my urine had returned to normal. I do notice I urinate more in general, though, especially when inactive.
Other than that I felt great! More energy and motivation, awareness of my senses increased! I got things done I had been procrastinating for months!
On about day 4, I did cut out my last quarter of daily soylent due to just being too full. I continued the next day (since then I’ve always had one blender bottle from the last batch in the morning the next day, which works for me.)
On day 7 I consumed a frozen alcoholic drink (10 oz, 5% alcohol, 250 calories). Nothing to report, my alcohol tolerance is still quite high and barely noticed anything.
On day 8 I ate half a sandwich (American cheese and turkey on wheat) and had a single glass of cheap red wine with a friend. Everything seemed fine for a couple hours, other than the fact that food now sounded DELICIOUS. Slowly a headache creeped up on me… Then it became a feeling of sickness… I vomited profusely and out came a bunch of coagulated red wine. As soon as the soylent started to come (I purchased bobs red mill maza harina, it’s awe fully grainy I don’t suggest it) I had to force myself to stop for a bit and drink some water. It took me about 4 hours of holding my head, slowly drinking water until I threw it back up again till the red was gone. The last time I vomited, I saw traces of the wheat bread and that was all. Feeling a bit better by now, and assuming that whatever caused my ailment had mostly exited, I sipped water for an hour and forced myself not vomit to ensure some level of hydration and went to bed, worn out.
Last night I was feeling quite frightened about the potential of returning to real food becoming a significant problem. Equally likely in my (potentially soylent-biased) mind is that cheap red wine (and most cheap alcohol) is terrible for you and makes you sick. Honestly i have no idea what caused this ailment, and if anybody has any ideas or advice I’d love to hear them.
It’s now 11:40 the next day (slept much longer than usual to make up for being up sick so late last night), mild headache still prevalent. I plan to drink some water and then my morning soylent, then perhaps some yogurt to attempt real food and get some probiotics in me. We will see what happens from here.