Is Soylent safe if you've had a gastric bypass/bariatric surgery?


#1

Friendly greetings!

(Wow, slick forum interface.)

I’m trying to find if there have been tests/experiences with Soylent and someone who’s had a gastric bypass/bariatric surgery. I’ve searched here and elsewhere, but mainly only find concerns relating to Soylent “bypassing a normal digestive system”.

I’m aware that gastric bypass patients often use protein shakes while being mindful of consuming excess carbs/sugars/etc., and this doesn’t seem that far out. Could Soylent be used as a more comprehensive, wholesome successor to those protein shakes for the long-term?

I’d be appreciative for any insight, especially if YOU are an early backer and have recently received your Soylent shipment.


#2

It seems like it would be perfect for gastric bypass patients just based upon the premise of complete nutrition in the product. I haven’t seen any posts on this subject, so curious to see if there are any beta testers in this situation that can comment. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before we start seeing this kind of feedback now that the product is beginning to ship.


#3

My understanding is that the gastric bypass operation works by basically reducing the size of the stomach, so that you can only take in small amounts of food at a time and become full more quickly. Is this correct? If so, do you think that consuming ~2L of liquid per day instead of solid foods - in addition to whatever you would normally drink - is feasible?

I’m not sure why Soylent would be any better or worse for a bypass patient vs. a regular person, aside from the volume issue.


#4

I ran across this with a similar question right after a nutrition seminar related to bariatric surgery. For anyone still wondering about this, it looks like the answer is a resounding no. While the product consumed needs to be high in protein, it must ALSO be low in carbs. The quick-and-dirty rule is less carbs than protein. ( >15 grams of protein per serving, <15 grams carbs). Soylent weighs in with 38g of protein (so far so good) but a whopping 85g of carbs per serving. Thus, while I’m not an expert myself, my local expert would say soylent is a no go for bariatric surgery.


#5

Assuming that to be true then your right Soylent is a no go but fortunately there is always soylent.


#6

And independent maker/sellers who sell low-carb recipes.