Just this morning I ordered an 84-bottle case of 2.0.This wouldn’t be the first time I could have maybe done a bit more research first. I’ve more or less been waiting on the right paycheck to get Soylent for the first time, and up until now, I had been thinking that whatever release of soylent I got would be 500 calories per serving. But the bottles are 400 each. And at 3 servings per day, suddenly I’m only at 1200 calories.
I was on a diet for about 6 months last year and I lost a lot of weight. Around 50 lbs over that time. During that period I was aiming for 1500 calories per day, except for cheat days. I work in a tech industry for long hours during the day, and if I’m not going to bed once I get home, I tend to spend most of my time continuing to sit down and do things on a computer afterwards. Needless to say, I’m fairly sedentary for a person of my age (22) and weight (210 lbs). 1500 calories worked for me before, so I was going to repeat it, but I don’t think that 1200 is going to be enough on its own.
All of this is heavily suggesting to me that I need to add more to a soylent diet to make it sustainable. But I’m not sure from what. 84 bottles is enough to do three a day. But knowing me I’ll want to cook or eat something else at different times, so maybe I’ll only have soylent on some days or some parts of days. That would give me more to consume to make up the difference, but doesn’t cover days where I’d only have 3 bottles available.
So here’s my questions:
How do you supplement 3 bottles of soylent per day to make 1500 calories? What best makes up that missing 300 calories? Does it matter?
Considering that it will already cost quite a bit compared to buying groceries twice a month, it seems a little inconvenient to have to get supplementary groceries as well. Is there a grocery that lasts and can make up the difference consistently? (cheaply and for extended periods)
Would the calories gained from basic things, like drinking milk/coffee in the morning, or occasional snacking of different kinds be sufficient?
In the future, if I were to go the subscription route, would 84 bottles per month be too low? Should I increase it to the point that I’m able to have 4 per day instead of 3?