I want to share my Soylent formula with all of you and please feel free to comment! It’s not complete, but I want to start pretty soon (I hope Wednesday). I’ve got all the ingredients (in bulk) at home except for the fibers, but I expect them to arrive tomorrow. Please note them I’m not looking for the cheapest formula, I’m going for good.
As you can see it’s in .xls format (I’m using Kingsoft Office). You can open this format with:
Kingsoft Office Suite (free, http://www.kingsoftstore.com/download-office)
Open Office (free, requires java, http://www.openoffice.org/download/)
I’ve chosen to put the products I bought on the X-axis and the ‘ingredients’ on the Y-axis. In other words, the other way around than everybody else seems to do it. But I find it clearer this way.
If your screen settings are on 1920x1080 you can see this spreadsheet ‘full screen’. The sheet is protected, not because I don’t want anybody to use it as a template. But because you won’t accidentally change or delete something. You can unprotect the sheet any time you want, since there is no password on it.
The yellow cells represent cells which can be edited for your personal formula/ingredients. You can click on ‘View Item’ beneath every product to view the online shop where I purchased them.
The blue tabs (in the bottom) show comparison sheets. At this moment there a one for multi vitamins/minerals and one for proteins since I feel these are products which I certainly might/need to change in the (near) future.
I might be trying to get the costs for the proteins (Whey) and fiber down, but I don’t want to lose (to much) on the quality. So suggestions here are very welcome.
There is also a calculation tab, here you can see how I calculated the ingredients in the supplements were needed. You might notice the pretty low fat consumption, but since I’m overweight at the moment I want to lose weight first. So when I’m at an appropriate weight and fat percentage I’ll probably increase it. I also noticed that my iron is pretty low at the moment, so I have to fix that.
I guess this is about enough information to start with. Again, feel free to comment. Because if it’s up to me, this is going to be a permanent thing for me.
Thanks in advance