Feedback on this formula?


#1

I’d like to try a formula that I found on the DIY site.

But before I will buy all the ingredients I’d like to ask you guys if you can give me feedback of any sort. I’m especially skeptic about the big amounts of coconut milk. I don’t aim to have a perfect Soylent as I will probably still eat “normal” food 30% of the time.


#2

The only thing I’d be worried about is the fact that you’re getting a lot of your vitamins from pills. Someone please correct me if I’m wrong, but because vitamin pills are usually not time released, you end up excreting a lot of it right away after taking it, which could cause some vitamin def. problems.


#3

Thanks for your input. I also noticed that the dosage from the vitamin pills is too high, so I would cut it down to 1 pill/day instead of 3 pills/day.


#4

The ratios are not great, but it seems like it would be tasty, and pretty good for 1 or 2 meal/day. (Disclosure: I’m a bit biased about the importance of ratios)

The phosphorus-calcium-magnesium triangle could lead to long term bone health issues if this were a complete meal replacement diet. From what some of us have found (sources in the link above), you need to cut the phosphorus by at least half, push your calcium up a bit and do everything you can to increase magnesium.

Also, you ought to try to get closer to a 1:1 on your omega3:omega6.


#5

Way too much psyllium husk. I would cut back or remove it completely. Too much fiber can cause problems. Excess insoluble fiber can also reduce absorption of nutrients.


#6

Again, thank you both for your feedback and especially for linking to your thread about ratios, I didn’t see that one yet.

Muhd, I will follow your advice and probably leave the psyllium husk out. The only reason I added it to the formula was to fight the hunger that I got in the past drinking Soylent for a few days.