Been a lurker since the beginning and one of the original 3 month backers who signed up with Rob. I have been waiting patiently yet eagerly for my supply to come in, and this past Wednesday, I struck gold I really wasn’t planning on blogging my experience but have decided to include a bit about my experiences because, frankly, I’m struggling a bit to keep going. Lack of will power most likely but figured a community of people on the same path could help!
A little bit about me before I start this log. 5’10", started around 167 lbs. Physically active with 5 - 7 days of exercise a week. Body fat measured around 18.8% when I checked about three days prior to starting. Too much a fan of alcohol. Drink nightly. My goals with Soylent are to eat healthier than I ever have, lose some of the body fat (goal would be 8 - 12%) and build muscle. My weakness in working out is my diet so Soylent seemed to offer a promise I couldn’t pass up. I plan to supplement my Soylent with Isopure Zero Carb Protein powder (3 scoops, accounts for approximately 75g additional protein). I feel the carb / protein / fat ratio presented in Soylent is weighted too heavily in the carbs and wanted to add some protein to counter that. Alright, I think that’s a good filler on my background. Let’s start.
Day 1 - May 22: My first official day on Soylent. This day was the easiest, probably because I was so extremely excited to start. I prepared my batch the evening before, left it in the fridge and this morning, filled a glass. I never fill more than 8 - 12 ounces because I want it to last all day and figure smaller meals are better than three larger ones. This glass was followed up with 2 eggs approximately 2 hours later, and then subsequently small glasses of Soylent for the rest of the day in 2 / 3 hour intervals. Most glasses were supplemented with some protein powder. By the end of the day, I had approximately 8 ounces of Soylent left. Less than I intended with the protein powder and egg additions. End of the day, I avoided alcohol and was tired early. Hit the sack and slept fine.
Day 2 - May 23: Pretty much the same as day 1, but no excitement for “eating”. In fact, dreading it. After I finish my meals, I always feel fine, but walking to the fridge to get another glass is like meh. Went to a restaurant with my friend for lunch and had a side salad and diet soda. Awesome. Soylent and protein for the rest of day. Had two beers at the end of the day along with several mixed drinks. Finding that I’m not feeling satiated with Soylent at all. Ended the day with approx. 16 ounces of Soylent left over.
Day 3 - May 24: Started off strong, down hill at the end of day. I just couldn’t make the whole day on only Soylent. 9:30 pm roles around and I must have food. Had two bratwursts. So very good and satisfying. Haven’t felt contented in my stomach for nearly three days until now.
I have worked out on each of these past three days and have not felt any extra energy, but conversely also no less energy. Glad to see consistency but was hoping for that boost that others spoke of.
So those are my struggles, feeling full, the desire for real food, and the dread to actually eat. I have read other comments about making it to day 5 and these go away plus I guess I can take solace in the fact that I haven’t actually eaten anything particularly significant. We’ll see where we go from here. I’ll keep updating this post with additional days if people are interested.