Half of a bag every day


#1

Hey guys.
Whenever I have Soylent I split the whole bag into at least two days.
I am going to go on an extended Soylent diet. I usually mix real meals and Soylent meals, but this time I want to be consistent.

I hope to lose weight and feel healthy. I’m a young woman in my 20s and I think that 1000 calories a day will be fine, but if I feel too fatigued or unhealthy in any way I will increase. Yes, I talked to my doctor.

This thread will hopefully encourage me to stick with it and I will update regularly. If I don’t update then you should totally bug the heck outta me!
Tonight I’m going to a gong ringing ceremony and having a vegetarian meal, tomorrow I will literally weigh in and post stats here, and drink half of a bag of soylent for my meals throughout the day.

Updating soon!

:kiss: Soyler


#2

It really do depend on your activity.

At work Soylent 2.0 bottle is not quite enough as I get hungry 5 hours later for example.


#3

1000 calories a day total, and your doctor approves? You must be tiny!


#4

Best of luck, looking forward to hearing about it. I’m currently trying to lose a bit of weight on roughly one full bag a day.


#5

I lost about 40+ pounds on 800-1000 calories a day for a several months, it wasnt’ overnight… I had regular Dr visits and bloodwork done. This was before i found Soylent but I’m averaging about half to 3/4’s of a bag a day, usually only half. I exercise regularly too. So far all my numbers are in line and I’m at a steady weight.

What helped me a LOT was an app/web site loseit.com which I’ve been using to track calories for the past 5 years or so. It’s so engrained into my brain to count calories intake and exercise burned ones that I look at menus at restaurant and calculate the calories in my head as a I read.


#6

I tried 100% Soylent for a short time; a full bag every day. I lost weight pretty quickly doing that(5lb in less than 2 weeks) so I had to stop. I maintain my weight pretty well having about 2/3 of a pitcher per day plus solid foods, though.

I’m surprised your doctor gave you the go-ahead for 1000kcal per day, though! Are you 4’ tall?


#7

I worry that you will not be getting enough micronutrients and protein… the full bag of soylent is 100%, so you’re getting 50% RDA of everything. Recommend adding protein and taking a multivitamin. Most vitamins don’t have sodium (and other things that I might not be aware of) so you might need to supplement your soylent with some salt to avoid hyponatremia, and beware that other electrolyte and nutrient deficiencies might come up.


#8

Depending on the OP’s size and activity level she may be ok. The RDA for protein is 0.36g/lb/day (0.8g/kg/day). Also many micronutrients, if you really dig deep enough, have a RDA based on body weight. The rest don’t have such a recommendation because there hasn’t been any/enough research to make such a determination.

@soyler
I would suggest taking a look at Soylent’s calorie estimator to get a rough idea of how many calories you may need.

https://diy.soylent.com/nutrient-profiles/calculator


#9

Where’s your weigh-in @soyler ?

You’re supposed to be reporting in, and we’re supposed to be nagging you.


#10

Are you sure thats the only reason for them not having such a recommendation, or could it be that there isnt a recommendation as the required amount of consumption doesnt depend on weight?