I’m loving this site and seeing all the positive (there are some negative) effects that people are having from using Soylent. I started my journey on Saturday July 15, 2017. I received my first order on Friday July 14th. I was going to wait until Monday to start on Soylent but I had a couple of long trips in the car (over an hour to my destination) and decided, hey… why not.
I’ve mentioned in other forum threads here on Discourse that I have been struggling with my weight for a long time. I started going to a weight loss clinic back in January (New Years resolution) and managed to lose a few pounds but hovered in the high range from what I started with when I first started going without much change despite everything that I did.
So when I first started going to the weight loss clinic, I weight in at 240 pounds. (I’m 5ft 9 tall). I hovered around that weight, going back and forth in the range of 236 and 240, sometimes 242 for several months.
I saw someone on another site, using Soylent powder (made into a liquid) as a meal replacement to help lose weight. I was hesitant to even try Soylent due to the price and the fact that I had bad experiences with protein shakes before. (Premier, in my opinion is the absolute worst!). I took the plunge and ordered my first 12 pack of 2.0 and have been quite happy with the results.
When I weighed in (I have an Aria scale to go with my FitBit) on Friday July 14, 2017, I weighed 240lbs. I think I had a particularly unhealthy day that day when it came to food. I didn’t log my food, but have since started doing so.
I have been drinking 1 bottle of 2.0 Original with 1 packet of “hot chocolate” mix from my weight loss clinic pretty much once a day since Saturday July 15, 2017. I eat “normal” and try to eat healthy when I can the rest of the day until my next bottle of Soylent.
I am happy to report that when I stepped on the scale yesterday morning (was going to say “today” as in Saturday, but it’s already after midnight here, making it now Sunday) I weighed in at 228.8lbs.
I can’t even begin to describe how elated I am. In 23 days, I have lost 11.2 pounds on drinking 1 bottle of Soylent 2.0 a day and eating normal. Soylent leaves me feeling full for a good portion of the day after drinking it in the morning. I still try to get in/stay around 2000 calories a day according to my goals set with MyFitnessPal. Some days I’m not so good at keeping it at 2000 or below but for the most part it’s pretty much on target.
I used to be a sweet tea addict (hey, I live in the south and sweet tea is what they put in baby bottles to give to babies… just kidding, I don’t think they really do that but it’s how sacred sweet tea is here. lol). I would drink at least a gallon of sweet tea (with 1 cup of sugar mixed in - not too sweet but not too unsweet to me) in around 2 days. With Soylent, I have found myself drinking more water and weaning myself off the sugar.
I can’t wait for the day that I’m down to 200lbs!