Recently, I went about a week without Soylent; it was the second time I put myself in that position, and hopefully the last. I came to realize just how inefficient “regular” eating really is. Having to stop whatever I’m doing to think about/plan my meal, prepare the food, and then eat it–on a plate, usually–felt unbelievably wasteful of my time. It also disrupted my workflow in a way that made each meal feel even more inefficient. I hadn’t realized the extent to which I am now used to just sipping out of a glass as I do everything, without having to think about my food at all.
At this point, I seriously cannot imagine life without Soylent. To be sure, I still have plenty of other meals, but not having access to Soylent was way more difficult for me than it should have been. Have others had a similar experience of having to do without Soylent for any length of time? If you haven’t done so, don’t do it. I also felt worse, because my bad eating habits came back with a vengeance as I became even less patient with the rituals of preparing food; pizza and fast food returned to my life. Back on Soylent, my energy is back to where I unconsciously had come to expect it (and where it emphatically was NOT before embarking on Soylent), and my general sense of physical well-being has returned. I had forgotten how much better it makes me feel. Soylent is just incredibly beneficial in so many ways. I guess I needed to be without it for a while to remember all of its now taken-for-granted benefits.