I’m new to Soylent, starting with 2.0. My goal from the beginning was to do 400Kcal for breakfast, eat a normal meal for lunch, and on most days do 800Kcal for dinners, unless I go out.
However, my journey started the day after I trained for and completed a 100 mile bicycle ride. The past three weeks I haven’t been as active, but I am gearing up for another 58 mile ride at the end of this month.
Here’s the thing: I’m 6’4", 250 pounds. Yes, I could stand to shed about 20 pounds, but if I am out on my bicycle for 2-3 hours I tend to burn quite a few calories. The computers and apps I use probably over estimate, so let’s just say it’s about 500Kcal for every 10 miles.
My problem is this: I know that the Soylent will give me most of the daily nutrients I need, but it won’t give me extra protein nor will it give me enough calories. And I don’t just want to drink 3 more Soylents in a day for a lot of reasons.
How do I effectively add calories and protein? Protein shakes typically contain all kinds of micronutrients.
For the extra calories: Is it as simple as eating things like Cliff Bars, Bonk Breakers, or just pasta?
For the extra protein: Is it as simple as eating something like a chicken breast, a fish filet, etc.?
I’m enjoying my experiment with Soylent so far and want to continue, but I will need to supplement it when I get into training mode.
Thanks in advance for reading and sharing any thoughts.