Just starting Soylent 1.4 and some concerns


#1

I’ve been going on and off Soylent 1.4 7-day pack for the last two weeks, I have been mainly using for lunch at work since I don’t have a lot of time to prepare or get food. I’m also trying to replace my craving for fast food by having a quicker and healthier alternative.

So far 1.4 tastes blah, like wheat, it has a gritty texture when swallowing which isn’t that pleasant but I can down a glass and not gag, it’s just very bland which I was expecting. It does satisfy physically and get me through the day without energy spikes I normally get with a carb-filled meal. It does as advertised. It’s a little hard to mix in the pitcher which i think has to do with the powered fats.

Pretty much most of the people I talk about it or they see me drinking it refer to “Soylent is people” and laugh so it’s an interesting point of conversation.

A concern I have is my digestive tract, I have pretty solid bowel movements but I am concerned about how my body is reacting to the nutrition, especially the level of fats/oils. Has anyone had issues with bowel movements and consistency after starting Soylent?


#2

Welcome, themitch22!! Congrats on taking the plunge with Soylent. My first week’s bowel movements stank to high heaven, but otherwise were normal. I did get pretty bad gas for the first 2 days, but that went away by day 5. I (like many people) assumed Soylent would give a runny stool like a shake, but its not a milk product. Other than than the temporary gas, I haven’t noticed much difference myself.


#3

There was a lot of rumble in my bowel, one day with diarrhea but everything went fine.


#4

It sounds like you have a specific concern about your bowl movements. Just ask about it directly instead of asking if anyone else noticed anything.


#5

Welcome to discourse! And feel free to use the search option here on discourse; lots of good information that you might like:

Bowel Movements with 1.4
Fecal Soiling Remedy
Log you opinions of 1.4 here has quite a few posts concerning bowel movements
Reduced fiber in 1.4 touches a lot on bowel movements

Hope this helps.


#6

Thanks, i think there’s probably more fiber that I have normally been eating so that might be what’s different.

Other than that it’s doing well. I do need some sort of flavoring for it though, just to get over the taste and smell.


#7

Plenty of threads on flavoring Soylent as well.