Should you drink water in addition to soylent? Or is the water contained when you prepare it enough to meet all your hydration needs?


#21

Most of my energy is exerted through running. I run as a form of meditation, when I run I must focus on my breathing, I must focus on my form, and I am concentrating on getting to my destination. With my mind focused on these three things, everything else I may have been worried about leaves my mind, any anxiety I may have had is gone, and I am “free.”

I started running to be active and for health reasons, then I discovered it has therapeutic value for me. I also do general calisthenics to make sure my body is tone.

I suppose you have to factor in all the ways I benefit. I probably run too much by most peoples standards, and use too much energy in doing so. However, when factoring in my mental health - I don’t think the benefit outweighs the cost.


#22

Makes sense. You are past the point of physical health benefits, other than the brain ones. Good on ya.


#23

I pretty much always drink water after food to rinse out my mouth if nothing else. My mouth feels wrong if I drink Soylent and don’t follow the meal with a bit of water. I don’t drink much water with a Soylent meal though, not enough I’d measure it if I were tracking water consumption (which I’m not). I pretty much fall into the drink when thirsty method. Oh, also if urine is strongly colored I suppose. On lazy no exercise days my water consumption is probably pitiful, a 500ml water bottle at most perhaps. When I’m active or exercising it’ll be a few 500ml water bottles.


#24

My approach: drink Soylent, refill vessel with water, shake, drink.


#25

I seem to be an outsider here with all of you sipping so little while I’m guzzling 1 or 2 gallons a day, averaging about a gallon and a half lately… If I’m under a gallon for more than a couple days I feel it.


#26

I had about 20 fl.oz of liquid a day this week, mostly from Coffee and a little bit of water, the rest was from Soylent. My urine was clear to slight yellow, normal yield, I didn’t feel thirsty or dehydrated. I donno what to say expect everyone is different.


#28

I find that bottled Soylent 2.x absorbs about as much water as regular solid food, so I just drink my normal amount of water (4oz in the morning then whenever I’m thirsty throughout the day).