Howdy all. Been following the Soylent story for a while now, and discovered this forum care of the second Vice interview. I think this is all very exciting and could have huge benefits to society at large, but what has brought me here today is some specific questions. Now I have done some regular juice fasts (with the overall result being mostly ‘meh,’) so the concept isn’t so strange to me, but here’s what I’m wondering:
Soylent and caffeine. I’m a huge coffee drinker, and on my last juice fasts I tried to cut caffeine entirely and was miserable. I’m not sure what’s in the official recipe, but would I still be able to drink coffee while drinking Soylent? Would there be any reason to or not to?
Alcohol. I looked around and couldn’t find the topic addressed directly, but is it safe to drink moderately while on a Soylent diet? While I can’t think of any reason why a glass of wine or beer would be any worse than normal, would there be any specific concern about drinking while on Soylent? Would your body be more or less susceptible or able to process alcohol?
Occasional food. In the Vice interview he says Soylent makes up 90% of his diet, so I know it’s not supposed to become a be-all-end-all food replacement. My wife and I are huge foodies, so we’d still want to eat and cook with some frequency. Is there any general guideline to how much one should or should not eat (or what one should or should not eat) while on Soylent?
Thanks in advance for any help and advice!