Newly minted Canadian Soylent user here… my first order of Soylent 1.5 arrived today! I’m trying to figure out how to incorporate Soylent in to my weightlifter-esque diet.
My diet is fairly regulated. I eat about 3100 calories a day split in to 6 meals. Of those 3100 calories, it’s split equally across fat/protein/carbs. Sources for these are as follows:
fat - almost entirely saturated fat (coconut + beef fat).
protein - mostly from whey and beef, but some soy in there too.
carbs - a mix of sugary sports bars + some bread and white potatoes (110g sugars + 31g fibre)
I’m hoping to replace 2000-2500 of my 3100 calories with Soylent 1.5. Biggest differences I notice are that …
- will need to add more protein ontop of Soylent – can easily do this by chucking in some whey
- the fat in Soylent is largely unsaturated – can’t tell if this is a good thing or a bad thing as I’ve been told that saturated fats boost testosterone (this is my biggest concern)
- less sugar in Soylent – going to assume that this is a good thing and may result in slightly less BF% fingers crossed
So, my questions to you fine folks are…
Do you know of anyone who’s a fairly progressed weightlifter going on a mostly Soylent diet? If so, how did they supplement their Soylent intake (extra protein, vitamins, fats, etc…) and what kind of results did they have? was the lack of saturated fats a concern?
How’s the gas situation?
I’m very excited to start taking Soylent! The biggest benefit I see is the massive time savings: I don’t have to spend time going to Costco + don’t have to spend time cooking + don’t have to spend time eating + don’t have to spend time cleaning up afterwards. Another benefit: predictable food costs + deterministic inputs in terms of nutrients. And yet another benefit: less beef (I live close to a farm and sometimes I walk by the fence and I pet the cows! They’re my friends!)