My husband and I are both trying Soylent 1.4. We are both overweight. I am diabetic, he is not. I also want to mention that I take 2 Metformin pills daily (1000mg each) and also take 1 Onglyza pill (5mg) to control my diabetes.
I started with the 4 meals a day, as the packet indicates. I’ve tried reducing the portions by having 8 ounce meals (instead of 16oz) more frequently. I’ve tried using 3/4s of the packet a day but no matter what I try my blood sugar is in the high 200s each time I take my reading. It doesn’t seem to matter whether it is a fasting reading, a reading before meals or one taken 2 hours after meals.
Is Soylent only acceptable for Diabetics who take insulin shots and can tailor the quantity of insulin to suit the meal? I am really down about this because we have both struggled for years and years with our weight and we hoped that Soylent would be a positive move for us. If my husband chooses to stick with Soylent, it will be more difficult for him if our kitchen is stocked with food and I am having to cook meals for myself.
I’ve tried looking at the DIY recipes and I have no idea where to begin or which one might suit my situation.