Hello all. Thought I would join and share my experience with Soylent so far. After learning about it, I was impatient and bought a week’s worth on Ebay while waiting for my initial order from Rob and Co to arrive.
My plan was to use Soylent as a replacement for meals as often as I felt like not cooking - which is often, but not to stricly use it for x number of meals per day or full replacement.
On day one, I ate it for bkfast, lunch and dinner. I found myself feeling like I needed something more solid in my stomach so I added a cereal bar at bkfast. Craved salty around dinner time so I had some chex mix and some pringles. On a normal day, things like cereal bars chex mix and pringles can make up my entire diet, so this was a healthier than normal day for me.
Second day was a Friday I had Soylent for bkfast and dinner and ate out for lunch with a coworker like every Friday.
Saturday I flew out of town to spend a week with my new niece, and I only brought a carry on, so I only brought one day’s worth, since all those oils would take up my liquids allotment on the flight.
Today is Thursday, and I’ve had Soylent every day for breakfast and regular food for the rest of meals.
I LOVE the taste. I kind of like bland food in general anway, but I look forward to Soylent for breakfast. On day one I added some banana flavoring and it was SOO yummy like a banana milkshake.
Leaving it overnight in the fridge definitely helps with the texture, it is SOO creamy after a day or two.
It causes stinky gas for me (so far). I have it after the breakfast and it tapers off throughout the day, gone by nightfall and starts over after breakfast.
I sip it , rather than down it.
I have had a few headaches, but I have headaches on a regular basis, so they weren’t outside of normal.
I have IBS. I am allergic to whey/casein, so I avoid milk and cheese. I also have sensitivities to soy, which between the two makes it hard to find any protein type replacements/bars etc that dont bother me. When I have milk products, I have painful gas, bloating, and explosive diarrhea.
With Soylent, the gas is somewhat stinky but completely painless so that was a nice change. I don’t know if my gut bacteria is adjusting or not since Solyent is not my sole source of food.
I hope the gas decreases but in all honesty, even if it doesn’t, I will keep using Soylent. I feel like I’m getting such better nutrition even if its just a meal or two a day outside my junk food norm. Its SO convenient. I love pouring my healthy breakfast out of a pitcher in the morning. I LOVE the taste.
Just thought I would share so we can all collect data on how people are reacting. If they can figure out and correct what is causing the gas, this product wll be unstoppable, but don’t let any (gas related) feedback you’ve heard so far discourage you from trying Soylent.
I’d love to hear any ideas anyone on Soylent has on making it even better!