So as the title states, I’ve taken the plunge and ordered @axcho 's DIY formula schmoylent. I did this mainly because my Soylent excitement was at critical mass as I was in week 10 of the 10-12 week shipping estimate for 5/6 orders, when the additional 8-10 week shipping estimate dropped. I don’t think I can deal with another 8-10 weeks of anticipation, so I’m going to try and do 100% schmoylent for 2 weeks as a primer for when my official Soylent one month recurring order finally ships.
I’ll be writing more about my experience when I receive the schmoylent, including review and blood work before and afters.
A bit of info about me:
I’m 23 years old 6’2", 230 lbs, I run about 10 miles a week and lift at least once a week. 5 years ago, I weighed 350 lbs and lost 120 lbs through lifestyle change.
What I expect out of schmoylent:
-Weight loss: I’ll be consuming less calories than my daily average if I stick to 100% schmoylent relatively closely. I’d like to lose 20-30 lbs of subcutaneous fat that remains on my body, or ideally transform it into lean muscle. I know that realistically won’t happen in 2 weeks.
-Efficiency: Ease of preparation and lack of necessary planning are a big draw for me
-General well being: Meeting most of my nutritional needs every day should theoretically be pretty good for me.
I’ll let you all know how it goes!
Update 07/31/14 I received a shipping notification e-mail today saying my order should arrive in 1-3 days! Very excited
I got my 2 week supply yesterday! I’m gonna be doing 100% Schmoylent and based on my first impressions I’ll probably be reordering.
The taste is good, so is the texture… Kinda like a vanilla oatmeal shake with hints of stevia. I actually don’t care for the stevia sweetener taste but it’s mild enough to not be an issue. So far I had lunch & dinner yesterday & breakfast today and I feel good! I added about half a 750ml bottle of camarena tequila to my dinner Soylent at a party so I should be pretty hungover right now but besides natural grogginess from lack of sleep I feel good. I’m going to go for a trail run this afternoon… I expect to run about 8 miles so I’ll probably be having a double portion of Schmoylent for dinner. So far so good, more updates to come!