I’m new to Soylent. For the most part I LOVE IT. I love the convenience, I’m fine with the taste, but mostly, I love how much better I feel. I’ve had problems with energy for years, and in just 2 weeks I have more energy than I know what to do with. I no longer need afternoon naps, and I actually have energy in the evenings to do things after work.
But it seems to be making me fat.
I’m a 40-year old female. 5’11", 157 lbs.
I have 1-2 10 oz servings of Soylent a day, and my lunches and dinners are small and light.
There’s no way I could be consuming more than my maintenance intake of 1700 cals a day.
The fat on my abdomen is getting firmer and larger, and my “muffin top” is starting to overflow. However, my scale hasn’t really changed.
I do not believe that consuming fat makes you fat. I believe excess calories make you fat. But when I consider what a high percentage of fat I’m consuming since starting Soylent, I have to wonder. Ironically, I also believe it’s the fat that’s giving me all this awesome energy.
Anyone run into this problem? Anyone figure out a solution? I don’t want to stop, but I’d really rather not get heavy.