I’ve been on soylent for the past couple of days (though yesterday was my first all-soylent day).
As a foodie and an orthodox Jew, sourcing tasty and kosher ingredients has been the major issue, though I think I finally hit the nail on the head with a balance of stuff that’s cheap and healthy.
My current soylent recipe is a relatively neutral base for experimenting with flavors. Yesterday was a fantastic fettuccine alfredo and a mocha brownie, today I’m going with curry and pesto (and a brownie!)
Yesterday, I realized that I accidentally underestimated the density of my soylent and so have been consuming WAY too much powder. And now I am wide awake at 2:30 AM after only 3-4 hours of sleep. I’ve never really been one to sleep much (unless I’m ill) and I’ve got a kind of crazy metabolism (one of the reasons I like the idea of soylent - tailored nutrition), but feeling fully rested after half a nights sleep is a little beyond ridiculous, even for me.
Has anyone noticed needing significantly less sleep on soylent? Is it possible that a properly balanced nutritional profile will change your circadian rhythms/parasympathetic systems?