My first week of soylent didn’t go so well. My first day resulted in noxious sulfurous gas. I gave myself a few days to recover and tried again. Initially I thought it was because of the transition from solid food to liquid. I did a sort of bowel cleanse and tried again; with the same result. Now I was just afraid to continue use. I began reading others experiences on the discourse and was happy, yet disgusted, to find others suffering from the same G.I. issues. So I began to experiment with the included recipe. I added protein powder to help curb hunger and add protein for exercise.
Gas Free Soylent Recipe
- 3 scoops of soylent with the 1/2 meal soylent scoop (Included with the backer kit)
- 4.5 teaspoons of soylent oil
- 4.5 scoops of water with the 1/2 meal soylent scoop
- Enough ice to fill to the top of a 1 liter blender
- 1.5 scoops of Isopure unflavored protein powder with Isopure scoop included with powder
Add water first, then soylent, then oil, then isopure, and finally ice. Blend. This order allows for less clumping of powder. The ice adds water, thickens the mixture, and cuts down on the graininess.
Calories: Soylent and oil: 855 calories. With Isopure protein powder: a total of 1,020.
I am looking to average between 1250-1500 calories per day depending on how active I will be. This also allows for calorie consumption of roughage which helps with any G.I. discomfort.
Raw fruits and vegetables. Salad. Shredded wheat. Frosted mini wheats. etc…
Don’t lose hope! The gas can be conquered! Obviously everyones G.I. system is different. I have a very sensitive system so this works for me. Good luck!
Also you can start out with the above recipe and increase on the soylent calories as your system adjusts. I believe that the soylent to water ratio should be: 1 1/2 meal scoop of soylent to 2 or 3 1/2 meal scoops of water. We have to drink water anyway so why not aid in the digestion of soylent by diluting it some!
Regarding headaches. I believe it to be related to electrolyte imbalance. Using electrolyte infused water in the mix or just drinking it in between has helped. Pickles are full of electrolytes and help as well. They are my go to for a headache!