I have been using Soylent for 2 out of 3 meals each day, sometimes more. I do feel better. Felt it from day one. I would say I feel constant. That one word captures the essence of how I feel. The cycles of feeling full after a meal and feeling hungry before the next one are much reduced. A Soylent meal does not seem to hit the brain in nearly the same way. While working, my energy levels are more constant. I haven’t had to dig myself out of a crash in motivation level in the last few weeks. Just keep clicking through things at a more even pace. Even emotionally, I feel more constant (or steady). Fewer highs and lows. And I like that. Did not realize that swings in energy were taking a lot out of me.
My simplistic rationale for this feeling of greater constancy is as follows. Without Soylent, the food I am putting into my body depends on somewhat random factors - what’s close at hand, what looks good to the eyes, what others feel like eating, what’s cheap, what’s fast, how much food the restaurant decided to put on the plate. You get the picture. Both the quantity and composition of what I ingest, probably has wide swings. There is a randomness and imbalance to the inputs I am giving my body. Replace that with more constant and balanced inputs you get with Soylent and it’s no surprise that I feel more constant and balanced. A constant and balanced input seems to be producing a constant and balanced output in terms of energy level and emotional state.
Another way of looking at this is that my normal diet was just carbohydrate-laden, higher glycemic index, missing portion control and/or missing some micro-nutrients. Soylent just fixes all of that in one swoop.
Are there any studies on impact of Soylent on productivity or performance on tasks ? Would you describe your experience on Soylent as one of feeling more “constant” ?