Just - I dont know. A random ( and fist time! woot! ) post about my use of soylent.
I got a 3 month order of Soylent. 2k calories per day is below my normal caloric intake, but what I liked is that I knew I was getting almost everything I needed on a macro and micro level.
First off - I really like the taste. I mean, its not like pizza or a dessert, but its VERY palatable I think. Take that with a grain of salt I suppose, because I also used to do fresh juice everyday, and I had complaints that smelled and tasted like cut grass. I loved it. And I’m digging Soylent. That little bit of “grittiness”? Love it.
I’ve added 3 things in total to my soylent:
1 tablespoon of chia seeds ( helps my hunger levels and helps regulate ) – ~105 calories, 5g fat, 45mg sodium, 6g dietary fiber, and 3g protein
1 frozen banana – ~90 caolories, .3g fat, 2mg sodium, 1.8g dietary fiber, 13.1 sugars, 1.2g protein
1 turmeric tablet three times a day ( not actually IN my soylent haha ).
I do 2 or 3 cups of coffee, depending on my day. No cal flavoring, thats it. So that adds a little bit of sodium and ~16 calories.
The first two days - I was HUNGRY. I mean - like I couldnt concentrate. I’ve fasted before, so I was aware that this was probably just my body THINKING it needed more food, even though it didnt; it was just a trained response… ugh. eat more! ugh!.
Day three - things got easier.
Because I knew I would be adjusting to the first week of almost 100% Soylent and because I knew I would be significantly under my caloric intake, I reduced my daily workouts to just cardio ( as opposed to cardio and weight training ).
Heres the thing - I went down 5 pounds in the first 5 days. Thats not just water weight ( of course some of it ). Some it may be colon cleansing ( sorry! ). That being said, as I’ve tracked my activity level and caloric in take, I’m burning an extra 1k calories per day at the moment.
I get it. That could be extreme. But I know my body and how its feeling. I’m feeling good. Weight training starts again Monday in full. I’m going to do a light high rep low weight circuit today and see how it goes.
** edit: on day 1, I also had 2 stalks of celery. Day 2 I had 2 stalks of celery. Day 3 I had a carrot. Day 4.