I and a couple friends have tried Soylent for about a week and a half. My friends seem to be doing fine drinking one day’s “dose” (maltodextrin 409g, etc.) over about three days. I’ve only done a total of four days. I’ve been feeling lethargic, and producing very large, soft, wet feces (fairly disgusting).
Could my intestines be failing to absorb the nutrition in the Soylent?
If so, what could I do about it?
First day on Soylent: After downing my first three cups, I felt “wired” for a couple hours: so much energy, I couldn’t focus. Then I “crashed” and napped for a couple hours. The rest of the day went OK: I had energy and was calm. After 24 hours, I had finished the batch and was very hungry. Had the first of the huge poops.
Went back to normal food for a few days. Back to normal poop.
Second day: No energy rush or crash. Lethargic. The taste of Soylent now seemed disgusting (possibly because I diluted it with more water). Felt slightly queasy; hard to describe. Huge poop again. Didn’t feel hungry until after 24 hours, and then felt extremely hungry.
Third day: I mixed up a batch with a creamier consistency, and that did not seem so disgusting. Drank about 2/3 of the batch. No energy rush or crash. Mildly lethargic, and not hungry. Slight queasy sensation. Another huge poop.
Fourth day: Drank two cups in the morning, and nothing else. Queasy sensation continued. Felt some burning sensation from my esophagus. Drinking a bunch of water helped that. Very lethargic. Not hungry. Produced another huge poop.
Fifth day (this morning): I haven’t had any Soylent yet. I still feel that icky feeling in my throat. I don’t feel hungry.
We are all male college students.