More HUNGRY after drinking Soylent 1.5, what's up with that?


#1

LOVED the idea of Soylent - FREEDOM from having to plan and prepare two fairly nutritious meals a day. Like to cook but can’t do every single meal. Eating out is unhealthy or too expensive. So Soylent is the answer. Especially if it is sustainably produced and/or has a lower impact on our planet than other food.

I am happy with the flavor - like drinking it. So why am I more HUNGRY after I drink 1/2 a serving? I feel literally MORE HUNGRY, even to the point of getting a headache. I eat other food along with it same as always. I haven’t dared trying to make a whole meal of Soylent but would like to. Maybe I eat less cause I’ve drunk 250 calories already. Don’t know. Maybe I’m eating too little along with it. Problem is - my stomach seems to expand as if full but my head feels light and my chest feels hollow as if hungry. Very confusing.

I do know I don’t react well to Sucralose - could this be a reaction to the tiny amount that’s in it?


#2

What food do you normally eat? If you’re used to a low-carb diet, that might explain your reaction to Soylent 1.5.


#4

What do you mean by half a serving? You have to learn what portions of Soylent work for you. I used to start the day with about 800 cals of Soylent, and was full the rest of the day with smaller portions.


#5

Did you count calories before trying out Soylent? I knew going in approximately how many calories per day I needed, and the general breakdown of what type of calories I needed as well, since I’ve been a vegetarian, and a bodybuilder for 10 years or so. At first blush it sounds like you’re experiencing symptoms of a reduction in caloric intake, the light-headedness and feeling generally still hungry. I drink an entire bag of 1.5 a day, along with a scoop of whey protein, and a scoop of PB2 per “meal”, which is approximately 3 blender bottles a day.

Have you noticed this after being on soylent for a week or two, or is this a more immediate reaction to trying it out? Have you noticed any weight loss?


#6

I think you need to drink plenty of wanter with 1.5


#7

I had similar symptoms when I started drinking 2.0. It was causing my blood sugar to dive, creating those hungry feelings. Solution: I bought a multi-pack of small raisin boxes, and had a box (or a pouch of fruit snacks) after drinking a bottle of Soylent. Problem solved, and the need for something sugary after drinking Soylent went away over time.


#8

Your body probably just isn’t used to the change, especially if your body is used to MORE carbs (not low-carbs.) This has happened to me as well after I switched from a fast food diet to Soylent. Give it some time and you’ll be fine. Also, it could be because you’re only eating 250 calories, which is like half a double cheeseburger from McDonalds. Eat a full serving or more if you’re still hungry until your body adjusts.


#9

If you potentially need something more in your Soylent we did make a brunch of 1.5 recipes on our pinterest page: pinterest.com/soylent.


#11

Today I got back to 1.5 (because it’s cheaper than 2.0) and I have to say, I find it more satiating than 2.0. It feels thicker. It sits inside my stomach. I feel like I’ve actually consumed food. As opposed to 2.0 where I feel like I just drank milk.


#12

Unfortunately, I love milk. So I could drink 2.0 by the gallon. Instead, I bought a month’s worth of 1.5 yesterday, and I’m sure it will be more satiating.


#13

Yup! Me too!

Part of the reason why I’m switching to 1.5 (and also the cost difference is a big factor).