After backing Soylent right from the start, I finally got my order last week and started it on Saturday morning.
Saturday morning: Wow, drinking a full “meal” is a lot of liquid. But it tasted great! My only complaint is the nasty chemical-ish aftertaste. I’ve had that same aftertaste when drinking calorie free sodas, so I assume this is the artificial sweetener. Honestly, I’d be happier if it was less sweet, and I hate that aftertaste, so I wish they’d left it out. But the texture, and overall flavor, was bland and easy to drink. That day I went rock climbing. I’m happy to say I had no bad effects (no gas, no headaches). For about a half hour starting shortly after the meal, I felt weirdly energized, maybe that was a sugar high? But once that passed I felt great, and I found that the soylent kept me feeling full and with plenty of energy for many hours. Later I had a regular lunch and dinner.
Sunday morning: Much the same as Saturday. I went hiking with my family after, and found that even when I tried to eat some gorp I just couldn’t, I felt too full from the soylent. But that’s OK, my energy level stayed good so I didn’t need the gorp. When I finally got hungry I had a small lunch.
Sunday night: Had the rest of my first pitcher of soylent. Made a good dinner, felt fine after, slept well.
Based on this first weekend I’m very happy with the Soylent. I think I’ll settle in to using it as my standard breakfast, and a frequent lunch as well. It’s a little bit expensive, but I feel good after eating it, and I like how it keeps me feeling full. Especially before doing outdoor activities I’m very happy. Hooray!