Running and Soylent


#1

I run 3-4 days a week and either lift or rock climb on rest days. I’m a little worried that the 2200 calorie soylent portion won’t be enough as myfitnesspal+fitbit software generally recommends that I eat 3200-3500 calories on an average day and up to 4000 calories on a particularly active day (and I generally struggle to eat more than 2500), and I’m actually hoping that Soylent will help me to eat more. Will I need to increase micronutrient consumption (consume more soylent/day), or could I add a mix of protein powder and a carbohydrate (is maltodextrin currently the main one in soylent) to increase the protein/calorie count to suit my needs.


#2

Why not just have 1.5 portions of soylent per day? It’s what you’d do with muggle food, eat more of it.


#3

Or add cornstarch or maltodextrin, or protein isolate, or coconut oil, or… well, you get the point. You can supplement the diet with appropriate macros and you won’t exceed the micros.


#4

I’m trying to avoid consuming too high a quantity of some micronutrients. I’m pretty small… 5’6", 125 lb… I just burn a lot of calories and am already at the low end of healthy body fat %. I try to hit 150g of protein/day so I guess I’ll bring the protein quantity up to that with whey or something and take note of what the primary carbohydrate in Soylent is. If they release a Soylent 1800/2200, I’d love to see a Soylent 3000.


#5

If you’re at the low end of body fat shouldn’t you then add more fat? Coconut oil is a pretty healthy fat.


#6

I’m curious about the amount of energy it will give me for running, or won’t give me. When I finally receive mine I’ll see if I need to supplement my diet an hour or two before running.


#7

Dietary fat != body fat. If you want to increase body fat you need to up your calories, best is to use a macronutrient your body preferentially stores as body fat. For most people that’s carbohydrate, but it does vary from person to person.


#8

I would add protein, or have a banana or two after and before you run