Been using Soylent for a few months now. My initial motivation was the realization that my regular diet wasn’t healthy. Spending huge amounts of time going “what do you want to eat? I don’t know, what do you want to eat?” And eventually settling on eating junk, because it was easy. So far, I love my Soylent. I’m a powder (1.8) user, and all I add to it is a tablespoon of cinnamon. Did 30 days of exclusive Soylent to start of with to make sure I got in some good habits. My GI tract and metabolism has gone through a few adjustments. Soylent probably accountsfor about 90% of my daily caloric intake. Get a bit of ‘negative feedback’ from my guts on occasion when I cheat and eat regular food, which as far as I’m concerned isn’t a bad thing. Also, while I didn’t start Soylent for weight loss, I find it’s been excellent on that front as well. I don’t feel starved, and I find I’m loosing weight at a nice steady rate (about 2-3 pounds a week on average, although that has slowed down a bit since the early weeks). When I started I was around 254 pounds. As of this morning I down to 229 lbs (and that should be at a heavy point in the day…right after breakfast).
Another interesting point I find (I work at a vet clinic, so I can weigh myself very accurately, an awful lot), is I suspect a lot of my fluctuations in weight are related not to actual weight fluctuations, but rather gut fill. For example, after Thanksgiving, (I’m in Canada), my weight went up by a whopping 6 pounds (3 separate thanksgiving dinners), but after about a week, it all came off again. I think we have a tendency to think that what ever we eat is passed through our system in 24 hours. This is definitely not the case, and important to remember when looking at the numbers on the scale.