I Created a Blog About my Soylent Weight Loss Journey


#28

Thanks for the suggestion! I’ll look into it further. My cursory googling didn’t show any locations in my area. Maybe I am not searching correctly.

I did come across this: http://paindatabase.com/body-fat/, which is a compilation of people who had DEXA scans done and what their percentages are. The results are all over the place. It’s probably a combination bad lighting, varying cameras, and the natural human differences.


#29

Hey guys, day four it out and it has charts! Yay~

http://fitting-pajamas.ghost.io/2014/08/22/soylent-day-4-stumble-and-recovery/


#30

And Day 5 is up: http://fitting-pajamas.ghost.io/2014/08/22/soylent-day-5-cheating-is-the-norm/.

Today’s post is a bit early because I’ll be busy all evening. Enjoy guys.


#31

Sounds like you’re not having any problems with gas or other digestive problems.


#32

Just wanted to chime in on the blog. Personally I’m using Soylent exclusively for two full months and it differs wildly from my previous diets. Only the first day and a half did I have gas. The first day it was rather absurd how much gas I had, but it wasn’t odorous - just abundant. Thankfully I have my own office and was able to get over that quickly. It is really much much much less of an issue than people are making it out to be.


#33

Are you able to get blood tests done ASAP?

It would be a good pointer, especially on Thyroid issues which is the driver of metabolism.

Also you’re only 128 lbs - why are you trying to lose weight? To be fair, you don’t look “skinny”, there is muscle definition at least. But lower muscle mass plus short-term calorie restriction = slowed metabolism, long-term fat gain and more health issues.

I think you’re doing some of these, but record other health markers each day, like how many times you urinate, how easy your bowel movements are, your general mood, your sex drive, recovery from trianing, sleep quality, and temperature of your hands, feet and nose (slower metabolism normally leads to cold extremities for a number of reasons, including Cortisol/Adrenaline production which breaks down muscle mass to create sugars for the body to survive on).

You should be able to lose weight at 22-2400 calories per day.

To me your comment “this Soylent regimen is consuming some of my self restraint reserved for coffee control” is a bad sign. It measn you’re not giving yourself enough calories to produce energy, and the body is signalling you do do something to create energy. Coffee can increase adreneline/cortisol production which will waste muscle mass and make sleep worse, especially with insufficient sugars.


#34

@borro Great suggestions on recording other health markers:

health markers each day, like how many times you urinate, how easy your bowel movements are, your general mood, your sex drive, recovery from trianing, sleep quality, and temperature of your hands, feet and nose (slower metabolism normally leads to cold extremities for a number of reasons, including Cortisol/Adrenaline production which breaks down muscle mass to create sugars for the body to survive on

As for blood tests, I’ll look into it.

“this Soylent regimen is consuming some of my self restraint reserved for coffee control” is a bad sign.

Was a reference to how much I like eating tasty foods. I wasn’t tired and drank coffee to get an energy kick. I was a habitual coffee drinker and had recently quit. It was a concentrated effort to quit and now most of my concentration is on avoid the temptation to eat tasty foods even though I was full. My office is filled with goodies so it took a lot of will power…


#35

Hey guys, sorry for not posting anything yesterday. It was an insane day.

Anyway, Sunday’s post is up and it is a doozy. Also, I’ve decided to coalesce future weekends into one post per week. Read today’s post to see my reasoning. Cheers!

https://fitting-pajamas.ghost.io/ghost/editor/10/


#36

Day 8 is up guys, enjoy.

http://fitting-pajamas.ghost.io/2014/08/26/soylent-day-8-getting-back-on-the-horse/


#37

Day 9 I sup guys: http://fitting-pajamas.ghost.io/2014/08/27/soylent-day-9-mouthful-of-eggs-and-a-fistful-of-soylent/

I’ll be going to a work retreat tomorrow until Friday so I may not post until then. I’ll try to but I have no idea what’s planned for the trip, It’s supposed to be a surprise.


#38

It’s been 5 days since my last posting guys, sorry about that guys. I was on a retreat and was occupied Friday and Saturday.

This weight loss journey is a lot trickier than I had anticipated and it’s not Soylent’s fault. Here is a recap of the last 5 days:
http://fitting-pajamas.ghost.io/2014/08/31/soylent-day-10-to-15-being-social-is-the-bane-of-soylent/


#39

Seriously, you think THAT vacation was more fun than staying home and drinking Soylent? You are a weak-willed loser. :wink:

BTW does your company have any openings? :smiley:


#40

Hahaha, yeah I’m not strong enough :smiley: . Free booze and food at beach resort is so very tempting.

I’ve been thinking about the sacrifices that are necessary to achieve 7% body fat. It takes some serious dedication and saying no. I may have to start saying no a few times in order to see progress.


#41

Hey guys, day 16 is up.

http://fitting-pajamas.ghost.io/2014/09/01/soylent-day-16-a-change-of-pace/


#42

Alright, the post for days 17-22 is up! Enjoy guys!

http://fitting-pajamas.ghost.io/2014/09/07/soylent-day-17-to-22-a-rough-week-and-a-great-finish/


#43

Day 23-29 is up guys and gals. Check it out.

http://fitting-pajamas.ghost.io/2014/09/15/soylent-day-23-29/


#44

It’s interesting to compare different ratio of nutritionally complete foods for weight loss purposes.

Soylent offers 50/30/20 Carb/Fat/Protein and you have results described here.

According to customer reports DIY-blends based on Low Carb diet (40/30/30 Carb/Fat/Protein) can help you to loose ~10lb / month.

Does anyone have weight loss results on People Chow or similar?


#45

You can’t compare these without knowing how much of a calorie deficit it is for each user.

That is, how many calories do they need per day, and how many are the consuming in soylent. Calories needed minus calories consumed is the deficit.

Without the calorie deficit, your comparison of one macro mix to another is meaningless.

If I ate 2000 calories a day of ANY of these, I would probably lose more weight than most people - because I need about 3000 calories a day.


#46

Yes, I agree with you that deficit between intake and calorie spent is the first step.
But I want to go deeper. We have a speed of loosing weight and we have a “yo-yo” effect when the weight gets back…


#47

The “yo-yo” effect isn’t caused by what they ate while dieting, it’s caused by what they ate when they stopped dieting.

I appreciate that you’re trying to learn something, but I’m afraid you’re barking up the wrong tree. If you combine a bunch of anecdotes, instead of controlled experiments, you’ll still just have a bunch of, “well, some people believe” statements.