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As it stands now Soylent with the final formula is mostly as bad as everything else that people eat. It has too many carbs, contains too much omega 6, contains highly processed ingredients and contains synthetic vitamins/minerals that don’t behave as the forms found in food.
There’s not much difference between eating at McDonalds and eating the Soylent 1.0 formulation. And it’s nearly identical to drinking Boost, although at least Boost doesn’t contain sucralose.
The only questionable ingredient, in my mind, is the synthetic vitamin E, and I’m not too concerned about it. In light of the formula as a whole, you have a low glycemic index, diabetic friendly meal replacement with literally everything you need for a complete nutrition 2000 calorie diet. And it’s palatable. You can drink it without having to gag it down, unlike some juicing recipes or raw food diets I’ve encountered.
Instead of attacking the product, look at the concept as a whole - it’s not designed for paleo, mediterranean, ketogenic, Atkins, or any of the other fad diet profiles, it’s designed around the best “common” nutritional profile derived from population studies and biochemistry.
It’s not going to be 100% perfect for every individual, but it’s a massive improvement on McDonalds. Or Slimfast, or Boost. Or even those fad diets. It’s based on rigorous science. Some people will need more calories, others will need less. Bodybuilders and ahtletes can continue to supplement protein or other nutrients, but with a precision heretofore impossible without a hefty investment of time.
Weight loss takes on the mantle of science - calories in, calories out becomes a much more realistic measure when you can be confident that you’re getting everything else you need.
You mention too many carbs - from what perspective?
You mention too high an amount of Omega 6 - show us why you think it’s too high.
You mention the ingredients are highly processed. This idea is meaningless. “Processed” is not a universal qualifier with any meaningful relationship to the quality of a food.
You mention synthetic vitamins and minerals - what synthetic minerals? Did Rosa Labs source a fusion lab and are utilizing exotic elements in their formula, now? Vitamin E is the only synthetic vitamin, and is currently being debated among the community. If you have some concerns and think the discussion is worthwhile, start chipping in.
Your concerns have been addressed. I know the search function for discourse isnt the best in the world, but you can always use “site:discourse.soylent.me” in your google searches, and you’ll find that every single one of your concerns is addressed, and that Soylent goes quite a lot deeper than your initial perception.