I starting a little test this weekend to see if there is a big difference in the gas issue when drinking slower.
A little background: I’ve been drinking Soylent for 75% - 100% for a little over 1 month now. When I first started I was drinking a full days worth (2010 calories) every day. The first few days went fine, but after that I started having some troubles with bloating/gas… (I should say that at the beginning I was drinking full days worth of Soylent plus eating one meal for dinner, typically a grilled chicken breast or pork chop with a small salad). Somewhere around the second week I switched to drinking only 1500 calories/day with a small meal some days but not all. (I should also note that I usually had about one or two beers which depending on the type could be anywhere from an extra 150 - 300+ calories).
So even though I switched to the 1500 calories I was still getting the gas/bloating problems. Those problems have lessened since then but they have not gone away altogether. At this point I was drinking ‘meals’ of 500 calories 3 times a day.
My test now is to try drinking meals of 250 calories six times per day. It’s a little more inconvenient. With the 3 meals/day I would drink one before going to work, one at lunch, and one when I got home from work. In order to try the 6 meals/day I need to have it around almost all the time. But I figured starting this out on a Friday (yesterday) and doing it over the weekend would be a good time to start.
So far after one day it seems pretty good. I don’t have the feeling of needing to use the bathroom as much as I do with the 3 meal/day, at least so far.
So I’ll keep doing it like this for a few days and see if it helps, or eliminates, or has no effect on the gas/bloating problems.