Yeah calories are really weird things IMO. I see other people (like yourself!) who don’t sound at all overweight to me, talking about eating 2k to 3k calories a day and that sounds absolutely insane to me, I just can’t fathom it. On 1350 per day, I find it a mild challenge (though less so now with Soylent) to stay under.
When I started my weight loss goal of 2lbs a week (which I felt was aggressive but figured I’d shoot for it at least) about a year ago, my calories were set at something like 1800/day. That was an absolute breeze to stay under once I actually tracked & paid attention. Pretty much didn’t have to do anything except cut out extra glasses of milk, and switch from normal peanut butter to dehydrated PB2. Oh and resisting some of my urges for sweets. Presto, instant weight loss without barely trying. Now that I’ve lost about 30 lbs, the target shown in my fitness app has of course fallen as well.
I’m about 5’9, 170lbs, and generally in OK shape. Pushing 200 was definitely bad and noticeable. At 6’1" you must be seriously thin! I would imagine with Soylent you’ll be able to consume pretty much as many calories as you want, though I’d urge you to be careful at first. It is so easy to consume a lot very quickly, that you could give yourself quite a stomach ache if you aren’t careful. The first few times my gal had her Soylent, she threw it back like it was a glass of water. I had to remind her - this is food, not just a refreshment! Drink it as quickly as you might eat a meal of the same calories. Keeping that in mind seems to work nicely and is very satisfying.
Glad you enjoy the updates. Still feels so weird to me to be openly discussing my dietary habits - something I’ve kept very much to myself for decades due to the flak I would always catch from people about it. But it’s been nice to finally know for an absolute fact that I’m not alone in some of my opinions on food/cooking etc. In fact, that was what had me hook, line, and sinker with Soylent. The first link I ever read about it, quoted Rob’s reasons for wanting to do away with the requirements of food. I’ve held those opinions as long as I can remember and this was the absolute first time I’d ever seen anyone express them so concisely. I didn’t have to do any more research whatsoever, I placed my 1 month order on the spot! =)
On that note… it’s time to go drink some dinner!