1/20/17 - 2/8/17 I'm new to Soylent & this has been my first month living mostly on Soylent with the occasional real food, but not entire meals since I'm a grazer anyway. (So I'll sneak in a few handfuls of almonds, or a guac-spinach wrap on high fiber low carb whole wheat tortilla; etc.)
I can vouch for the possibility that there's no real need to eat because Soylent is filling. But food is emotional sometimes, and I eat when exhausted or at the end of the day just to unwind. Ok, actually it sometimes feels like something unidentifiable is missing, so I end up craving salty foods like veggie straws or salted almonds. This is odd because I normally shun salty foods.
Generally I feel fantastic on Soylent. I have energy, I feel satisfied, I feel light & active, and my mind has been sharp. I have more time to live, with no more need to study nutrition, shop & meal prep.
I'm physically active as a yoga teacher, distance runner, weightlifter, and a massage therapist. I've never been prone to muscle cramps & headaches before but this month has been replete with them.
Still I love the freedom Soylent has given me, so I'm going to keep going with it at least another month, (and hopefully forever) while keeping ibuprofen & foam roller & massage therapist buddies nearby. And I ordered some Nuun for electrolyte supplementation too, as per recommendation from another Soylent enthusiast somewhere on this forum who said he was having headache problems too, and he says Nuun fixed that problem for him, so I'm looking forward to my Nuun shipment arriving. I'll try it and let you know if it improves my wellness.
On the "90 Days of Soylent" thread, I commented that I had some metabolic blood work done two days before I started Soylent. Those blood work results came out fantastic, as I'm a health nut anyway but still love the idea of Soylent because eating nutritionally-perfectly is f***ing difficult as many of you probably can sympathize with.
Now my intention is to get another round of metabolic blood work done at my 30-day mark of Soylent, and so far I'm disappointed in myself that I haven't had the will power to put ONLY Soylent & water into my body for 30 whole days, but anyway I guarantee I've been subsisting 95-99% on Soylent for a month so maybe I'll get metabolic blood work done this week because I tried my best anyway. Then I'm looking forward to posting my "before" and "during" Soylent blood work results here for you all to peruse too.
Then with the "during" Soylent metabolic blood test results maybe I'll be able to see what's nutritionally lacking that may be contributing to the muscle cramps & headaches.