Yesterday, I happened to be reading Popular Science and read about the Soylent article featured in it. A liquid diet is quite intriguing and I’m someone who sometimes just gets bored of eating during a meal. I’ve never fully considered to just liquid, but if you are getting the proper macro- and micro-nutrients I don’t see the problem. And it would give full knowledge of all the ingredients being put into my body. Quite spectacular I think, and I’m sure the rest on the forum think similarly.
Anyways, I decided to calculate what the macro’s would be for a liquid diet with 3 items I already own, and are easy to get more of.
My proposed recipe:
Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass (1.5 Cups)
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey (3 scoops)
Whole Milk (6 Cups)
Total Calories: 2258 calories
You could divide that recipe 3 in order to split the shake into 3 meals during the day. Also, you could easily adjust the recipe to intake a higher calorie amount if needed while still keeping about 50% Carbs, 30% Protein, and 20% Fat. This could be used for those looking to put on muscle mass while on a liquid diet. I will calculate all the micronutrients when I get a chance. I think they will come out nicely, except for sugar. That may be high, not sure the safe range of sugar to consume each day. Thought I’d share.
OH, and this recipe would cost only $146.4 a month (4 weeks) Just thought I’d share. Feedback is welcome. I did most of this just out of curiosity. Thanks for reading