One of the biggest challenges I have always had with any weight loss program is BREAKFAST. I'm not a morning person, so the prospect of getting up 1/2 an hour or more early just to make breakfast is ... well, it just doesn't happen. Soylent has provided me with the perfect, guiltless breakfast alternative!
I know the folks at Soylent are big on the notion of using it to replace EVERYTHING I eat, but I love food too much to give it up. That said, I have found some interesting, and positive, changes in the way I approach food since adding Soylent to my diet.
First, I find is that having a glass (or bottle) of Soylent in the morning means I'm no longer famished by the time lunchtime rolls around. Hence, I don't overeat when I do go to lunch. It's also reassuring to know that I've got a pitcher of Soylent waiting for me at home if I'm too tired to make dinner.
Second, when I have a glass/bottle of Soylent I know I'm feeding my body, not indulging in emotional eating. It's about body fuel, not food as a filler for some other, non-nutritional need.
Third, knowing that I have Soylent as my fall-back for sustenance means that when I do have "real" food, I pay attention to it more intently than I used to. I'm not a big junk-food kind of person, but I've gotten even more particular about what I have for lunch. I choose foods that are more nutritious, and that have flavors I enjoy. I've also stopped having lunch at my desk. I take the time to enjoy what I eat.
Have I lost a bunch of weight? No, but I'm pleased that I'm eating in a more balanced, sensible manner. Baby steps...