Let me start by saying, I love Soylent. I think it’s a great product and definitely ‘on the right track’. I was on a very high percentage Soylent diet for a while, and it was working very well for me (good energy, naturally achieved good caloric intake — stabilized at about 1600 calories per day, right where my doctor recommended before my doctor recommended it).
Then…I got a kidney stone. Now, I don’t blame Soylent. I blame myself. I did a dumb thing and it had consequences (wasn’t drinking enough water). Now unfortunately everyone in my life is bashing Soylent as the ‘cause’ of the trouble. My wife is worried, my in laws are worried, and my doctor isn’t helping matters much.
While I’d like to continue on a high Soylent diet, (1) Soylent isn’t available in Canada anymore (2) it really does worry my wife. This has left me trying to replicate my success on Soylent without using Soylent.
To do this, I’ve been diving in to the murky waters of ‘nutrition’. What I need to ‘hack’ my behavior patterns is very specific dietary recommendations. (Eat x every day to meet your needs). What I’m finding instead, which I know isn’t going to work for me, is ‘eat ‘more’ x’ (where x is fruits, veggies, protein, fat, Whole Foods, raw foods etc. depending on who is giving the advice). And eat less ‘y’. I know this isn’t going to work for me, and no one seems to get it… I can not find a single ‘balanced’ meal plan out there…