N=1 is shorthand for an experiment with a ‘test subject’ of one. In other words, it’s a personal experiment.
I would like to invite you soylent people to do the following experiment on yourself. It’s very simple: Measure your blood glucose, while eating soylent as only food.
Having normal blood glucose levels are thought to be one of the most crucial parts of being healthy. And I’m very curious how soylent affects blood glucose. To make this a little bit more scientific, it would be even better if you first measure your blood glucose levels 1 or 2 weeks while eating the way you normally do, and then measure your blood glucose 1 or 2 weeks (or more) while eating only soylent.
The only thing you need to participate in this experiment is a blood glucose meter (and soylent of course !). You can easily buy a blood glucose meter on the internet (amazon for example). They are quite cheap (10-25 dollar or something). I think you can even find them in your local pharmacy. There are also some fancy android/iphone glucose meters.
It would be great if everybody post their results in this thread, and then we can make some nice report of it and do some statistics.
The more often you measure your blood glucose, the better of course. The most interesting are the blood glucose levels just before a meal (fasting levels), one hour after a meal and 2 hours after a meal.