Many Topics are focused on concerns and complaints, which is needed feedback for needed changes, but I’d also like to hear sucess posts, so we can learn ways to benefit from Soylent.
For two months now I have divided a bag into six meals and the bag lasts two days. I have marked the original free container for the portions and use a HydroFlask to carry my Soylent lunch to work. I currently have a sedintary lifestyle, so a 1,000 calories keeps me more than satisfied - no need for snacking. If I’m out with friends, I eat normal. Since, I’m not consuming the full Soylent nutrients a day, I do take a multi vitamin. Going from a crazy fast food diet I have seen benefits including: weight loss, clearer thinking, energy, and elimination of inflamation.
I Love how eating normal meals has changed. I think my taste buds have come alive experiencing enhanced flavors that I now enjoy the meal, not just consume it.
Yes, these results can also happen with a proper whole food diet, but that wasn’t me - I don’t enjoy cooking. I love the no stress of no more shopping or cooking, I’m saving money, and no more garbage from food waste and packaging. I think I’m more excited about the no waste as I am about the other benefits. Until I find a source to recycle the Soylent bags, it serves as my ‘garbage bag’ since It was going into the trash anyway.
As I return to an active lifestyle, I do see adding snacks of whole protien and other healthly ‘fuels’, but keeping Soylent as the foundation.
I started with Kickstarter. I waited what seemed like an extraordinary long time for first order, my original subscription date was pushed back leaving me without for a week, and currently am wondering why I haven’t received my shipping email for this month. But, I got in knowing this is start up, I bear a responsibility for patience during the growing phase. I did temporarily switch my subscription to be for a full month’s supply, so I can always have on hand, so I won’t stress during a slow shipping months.
For me, Soylent is life changing and I thank them for their hard work, communication, and listening to consumer feedback.