So I’m starting my second box of Soylent (version 1.1, my first box was 1.0) and I’d like some advice.
I have had trouble with hemorrhoids.
So, I think I’ve narrowed it down a bit. When I use soylent several times during the day, it makes what comes out the other end very uniform. It comes out like tannish colored toothpaste.
The problem is it doesn’t come out well formed. Normal food to me comes out, drops, wipe, flush, done. Soylent comes out, but it never drops on it’s own. I feel like the playdough factory where I have to cut it off. Then I have to wipe. and wipe.
If I don’t scrupulously wipe every bit off, what’s left behind will chap my *ss. If I wipe too much, I’ll irritate my *ss. These problems can individually or together give me a hemorrhoid (don’t know the exact definition, but irritated enough for a little blood to appear on my toilet paper)
If I’m very careful, and if needed clean with a baby/medicated wipe I’m good and it clears up by the next day usually. If I change my ratio to up normal food I’m also good.
So my questions are:
- Do I have too much or too little of something in my diet? (soluble/insoluble fiber?)
- is it something you gradually get used to?
- have others gone through this?
Oh, I also have flatulence but it seems a little less with 1.1 (just general observation, no scientific data)