Eagerly awaiting my shipment (as many are) and wanted to toss my plan up to see if anyone has feedback be it from a knowledge/technical background or perhaps experience with BETA or DIY soylent.
I am currently 247 pounds, 5’7 (5’8 on a good day). I would consider myself a physically active person. 4-5 times a week I participate in Crossfit sessions and I try to take at least a 2 mile walk every day and as time allows will occasionally jog a mile. I’m sure to some that sounds like I shouldn’t have a weight problem but I simply do. I am a very “emotional” eater in that food has always been tied to everything in my life. Good day? celebrate with food. Bad day? comfort with food. So despite being a very active person and loving athletics, I have always struggled with weight in an equal or greater measure. I am looking to Soylent to detach myself from that bond and hopefully after a few months reintroduce food on new and healthier terms. So thats my situation in a nut shell.
What I came here to ask was how people are working with net calories. Traditionally I try to stay under 2000 calories a day and closer to 1800 to get a negative net count for the day. With official soylent my concern is that at that many calories I will be consuming significantly less protein then I currently do (my diet is somewhere along the paleo lines when I’m adhering to it). My initial thought has been to cut the Soylent down to 1500 calories or thereabouts a day and then add back in 400-500 calories in Protein supplementation (I regularly take IsoPure do to it’s zero sugar/carb levels). I will likely end up with a better nutrition balance then I currently have (I’m probably deficient in many things) while maintaining the protein levels to support my heavy lifting and related activities.
Basically I simply wanted to reach out and see if anyone had a similar background and has experimented with various levels of caloric balance with protein supplementation. I’m also on of those folks who typically does far better by sticking with low GI foods. The carb load in Soylent makes me nervous (due to my historical experience) but I have to be honest with myself in that when I was eating higher carb foods I was likely eating nutritionally poor carbohydrates. Well thats the end of my rant, my first post at that, so if this was against rules feel free to mod me Thanks for any feedback, I’m looking to not go into this thing blind.