I made a few changes; I wondered if the nausea could be hyperkalemia, because I’d titrated the potassium gluconate up by 2g a day to 20g. So I knocked it back down to 10g and the nausea went overnight.
Next, I changed the soy/whey ratio to 1/3:2/3. Then I added 2g per portion psyllium husk powder (and since increased it to 3g/portion, i.e. 12g/day.
Still no more nausea, much better satiety, and I like the overall taste of the mix too.
The problem now is that both headaches and tiredness have increased. I seem to have very little energy and keep falling asleep on the couch. The headaches are at least daily and don’t go unless I medicate. Drinking more additional water helps with the headaches, but doesn’t remove them entirely. I used to have occasional headaches and some tiredness before I started Soylent, but nowhere near the levels I’m experiencing now, and it’s definitely getting worse. I would just throw in the towel, but I LIKE Soylent, and and committed to doing this thing.
I’m convinced there is something wrong with my recipe.
I’m a beginner with spreadsheets, although I will have a try at some stage (keeping awake would be a start!)
Here’s my current recipe, per day:-
120g ultra-fine scottish oats
75g brown sugar
65g whey protein
40g hemp oil
30g soy protein isolate 90
25g flaxseed powder
20g cocoa powder
20g coconut flour
15g lecithin granules
12g psyllium husk powder
10g potassium gluconate
3g iodised salt
I also take the following vitamins:
1000g omega 3 fish oil capsule (contains 290mg omega 3 and 3mg vitamin E)
Vitamin K1 tablet 100mcg
Vit C 100mg
Calcium + Vitamin D (contains 800mg calcium and 5mcg Vitamin D)
Glucosamine Sulphate 2Kcl 1500mg (taken long term for joint problems)
MultiVitamins + Iron (contains Vitamin A 800mcg, Vitamin D 5mcg, Vitamin E 7mg, Vitamin C 80mg, Iron 14mg, Thiamine B1 1.1mg)
Does anyone have any ideas where I’m going wrong? I can see I’m doubling up on both the Vitamin D and Vitamin C.
I’ve only just started taking the Vitamin K since it took a while to find a supplier here in the UK.
The rest, I have no idea.