I was curious to see if anyone else here has resorted to Soylent due to gastroparesis?
I was also wondering if anyone has used Soylent (2.0) long term as all or most of their nutrition?
I have been, supplementing with Soylent for over a year and its been one of the various forms of liquid nutrition I’ve relied on to help reach my nutritional needs. The Soylent has been the most practical however because of the amount of nutrition to fluid/ weight ratio . I have to pick and choose what I consume really carefully , as early satiety overrides my nutrional goals actually being met…and I have to decide between thirst and hunger because there’s generally not the capacity to fulfill both…
… Soylent is a wonderful catch’all loophole
There are some periods of time where I cannot tolerate any solid foods at all, and thankfully I have not had to go the enteral route .
I’ve modified my diet dramatically over the last 3 years with a lot of trial and error in management of my gastroparesis , and some days ( sometimes , several consecutive days) I rely solely on liquid nutrition and weighing the pros and cons of transitioning back to solids brings anguish
… I love food.
But the consequences of solids outweighs the eating experience all too often …
I resent that I HAVE to consume anything at all in order to live… But until mankind can exist just on air alone, we have to consume in some way or another… I often entertain just giving up and sticking with Soylent /liquid nutrition.
Some days I can only consume 2 Soylent (2.0) drinks, but its better than nothing at all …
On a good day I can drink 3 to 4.
…is it realistic to resort to this kind of diet … ?