For years, I’ve had severe TMJ. Every time I chew, my jawbone makes a maddening pop behind my left eardrum. I once bought a Vita-Mix with the intention of going on an all-liquid diet, but ended up using the blender mostly to supplement meals rather than replace them because I found that liquid meals didn’t leave me feeling energized and satisified the way solid meals did. I really, really wanted an all-liquid diet to work, and had an extremely pressing reason to give it my all, but liquid meals just didn’t seem to be fueling me properly. I no longer have the blender, and now eat solid meals exclusively despite my hateful jaw. I discovered Soylent yesterday, when someone posted a link to a story about it on Facebook, and of course I devoured everything I could read about it.
Of course I’m going to buy some, or at least try one of the DIY projects, but I have to wonder: why should I expect this to be different than what I’ve done before? I have the uneasy feeling that powderizing food always makes it become absorbed by the system (at least my system) so quickly that there’s no lasting energy–like throwing sawdust on a fire. Have any of you tried other types of healthy liquid meals and bad results with those, then switched to Soylent or some similar product and had good results?