Positively surprised


#1

Just wanted to share my experience quickly.

I’ve been drinking Soylent for about a week now, replacing around 75% of my meals with Soylent. I was at first planning to go slower but honestly… Soylent is pretty tasty, haha! I was worried that I was gonna hate it cause I normally do hate protein-drinks and what not, and that I was gonna get fed up with the taste after a while, but so far… I’m actually looking forward having my drink.

In the beginning I was really hungry though. I try not to drink more than 1000 kcal a day as I don’t want to consume more than 1300 kcal a day (and I eat fruit and other stuff during the day to complement the transition)((also, I’m small, so 1300 kcal a day is what i should be eating to maintain my weight)). So I was worried about that, that I’d drink too much Soylent because of hunger and cravings, and gain tons of weight… but it got better after just a day.

I suffer from migraines but haven’t experienced any since I started on Soylent. There is a tingling beginning of a small headache sometimes, but I just drink water or have more soylent, or eat a fruit and it’s usually gone. Nothing compared to a full-blown migraine.

I’m not tired or feel malnourished and I can work out normally.

Overall, I’m so far pleased. Next week I’m gonna try to experiment with adding some flavor to the batch since I just got a new blender. Any tips are welcome (not adding a ton of chocolate though as I try to keep it healthy haha!)


#2

Chocolate is very healthy! It’s the sugar and fat in a chocolate bar that can be a problem, but the cocoa is actually quite good for you.


#3

Replace that with the phrase empty calories. Nothing wrong with sugar or fat, of themselves, as long as they’re part of some sort of healthy balance. :wink:

An ice cream binge now and then is probably better for you overall than stoic suffering and repression.


#4

Haha sorry, I didn’t mean cocoa, I meant that I’ve seen people put in a whole bar of milk chocolate and highly question if that’s a good idea.

How much cocoa do you think one could add to get a nice, not too strong chocolate flavor?


#5

I’ll let people chime in who’ve experimented with flavoring Soylent… I haven’t.


#6

I can tell you that I add 10g of cocoa powder to my DIY recipe for a days worth so you can use that as a starting point. I haven’t tried it yet with Soylent and some people on the boards seem to indicate it is hard to flavor.

Of course the easiest way is to make up a pitcher like normal then when ready to eat drop in a few grams, shake, taste and repeat until you have the right amount.


#7

Thanks.

I just added a cup of frozen berries into a blender and poured some already made Soylent into it. It gave a pretty nice, not too strong, flavor.

I think Soylent already is pretty easy to drink but now with the berries it tastes more like a smoothie. Not sure how much I fucked up the calories though…


#8

I add 2 Tbsp of dark cocoa powder to one days worth of Soylent.