Hi everyone! New guy here! I’m very interested in Soylent and would like to slowly introduce it into my daily life, however I find myself rather confused with the nutritional aspects involved in DIY Soylent, or “Schmoylent”, lol.
I was going to order it directly from Soylent, but the shipping times is just astronomical and I’m unsure I wanted to make such an investment of time and money, in case it didn’t work out. Putting it together manually, using locally or Amazon sourced ingredients is interesting.
My goals in this are simple: Just to eat better. If I lose some weight in the process, great, because I need to. I’m almost 30, 5 foot 9 and 265 lbs. I’m pretty sedentary, and ideally while introducing Soylent/Schmoylent, I’d like to change that. Nothing drastic, I won’t be doing any marathons, But some walking maybe light jogging could be introduced.
Nutritionally, I don’t eat a lot on a daily basis. I almost never eat breakfast, and for lunch I may have a smoothie. Dinner, is always tricky, and I freely admit, I don’t eat “healthy food”. I try, but I dislike shopping… (I really wish Amazon fresh would come to our area). So, I often eat fast food or fried food, or food that isn’t good. With that said, I’m unsure how many calories I really need? I did the BMR thing at soylent.me, and low carb came out to 2589 calories per day. It seems like a lot, but maybe it’s not.
My other concern with Soylent is the possibility of any effects it can have on people who take medication for disorders like bipolar. Does anyone have any experience with that? Or thoughts on it? Of course, I’m going to consult with my doctors before doing anything.
Apologies if this ran long, it’s new and exciting for me, I want to make sure I don’t get in over my head.