Hey all. Just wanted to introduce myself and give my initial impressions on Soylent.
My name is Sal, I’m 42, and currently 330 lbs. Weight has been a life long struggle of up and down for me. What’s worse, is that it’s not even about eating, it’s more a psychological problem for me, as food has always been my comfort zone. I’m actually quite healthy for my size, but that can still always improve :).
About a year ago, my friend Jess told me about Soylent. I was pretty intrigued. I have said for years to myself, “why can’t someone just make something that’s fuel for the human body, without having to think about or put effort into preparing foods and counting calories?”. Well, I guess Soylent is just that. However, the 6-8 month wait time back then always kept me from taking the plunge.
Fast forward to last month. I just about reached the end of my rope with not eating right, bad food habits, and feeling like crap lately. I checked the Soylent site again and saw the wait time was now 4-5 months. I figured what the hell…if I’d decided this 4 months ago, I’d have it now. So I ordered it.
To my surprise, it came only three weeks later. And of course it’s the new 1.4 version. My “plan”, was to jump right in, to 100% Soylent intake, because I wanted to drop my calorie count down to lose weight. I figured on my days off, I would treat myself to eating out, and having something sensible.
I’ve only been on Soylent for 3 days now. My first impression, was that it’s not exactly delicious, but it’s not bad either. Definitely drinkable as is for me. However, the 1.4 flavor thread got me interested in that MilkSplash stuff, and it seems to be a nice extra touch. The first day and a half I did feel a headache, then realized I wasn’t getting enough water, so fixed that the second day.
I have to admit, I already feel a difference. I guess the best way to describe the feeling is that I feel “balanced”. I haven’t felt any ups or downs in how I feel over the past few days. I thought dropping down to only 2000 calories would leave me feeling hungry, but I actually have not felt that at all. I’m already starting to look forward to that Soylent shake now.
So even though it’s very early, I am quite pleased so far. I’ll keep this thread updated as time goes on, and and any input is always appreciated