Soylent as a lunch substitute


#1

I bought a case of Soylent 2.0 in hopes of finding a lunch substitute that would last for a minimum of 4 hours before hunger set in. Didn’t work.

I wonder if anyone has tryed adding an appetite suppressant like Oleic acid as a supplement to achieve this goal. Soylent could be a winner if that be the case.


#2

How much did you drink?


#3

The whole bottle…


#4

The whole bottle is 400 kcals; I suspect most people eat more than 400 kcals for lunch; you might want to look into supplementing it with something if you need to be good for a full 4 hours.


#5

A big supplement of any kind defeats the whole purpose of Soylent in my opinion.


#6

Try two bottles. Of course, the total amount of Soylent you need depends on what you want it to do.


#7

Maybe try two bottles? Like @gambit says, one bottle is 400 calories, which isn’t much for a meal.

Are you trying to eat a given number of calories a day?


#8

Two bottles means one bottle is a half portion. Defeats the purpose again.


#9

no calorie counting…just a lunch substitute.


#10

So the purpose is to make 400 calories last 4 hours even if your body wants more than that? Yes, an appetite suppressant might be worth trying.


#11

I divide up my meals with around 350cal for breakfast, 700cal for lunch, 1000cal for dinner. Less and I get hungry.

Like geneven, and pauldwaite, I’m really puzzled by your decision that one bottle would be great, two becomes a failure. I’m not aware of any maximum recommended intake of bottles.


#12

good points wms…


#13

I was hoping for a one bottle meal solution. Might try two.


#14

I think it would be difficult to figure out a “portion” size for Soylent that would suit everyone they hope to sell to.

I think the idea of 400-calorie bottles (as opposed to something larger) is to provide more flexibility — like it’s easier to drink 2 bottles when you’re hungrier than it is to repeatedly drink 0.7 bottles when you’re just having a snack.

Maybe in the future they’ll sell a range of bottle sizes to make individual meal replacements easier.


#15

I think Rosa Labs currently recommends that you drink as much of the contents of the bottles as you like, but aim to consume zero of the bottles themselves.


#16

If 1 bottle doesn’t fill you, but 2 bottles is too much and doesn’t fit with the rest of your meals, you could try one and a half. The bottles should last for 3 days in the fridge after you open them, so you don’t need to drink it all at once. Hope this helps a bit. Your appetite suppressant idea should be fine too, so long as you still get enough calories in the day.

Edit: Sorry paul, I majorly ninja-edited my post right after you hit “like” XD


#17

Good points here…At 54, 71", 195lbs, I need to eat less. 800 calorie lunch/ meal might be better. I like to eat a simple breakfast and a big supper.


#18

I like it even better now! Where’s the 2-like button?


#19

I read that as 7’ 1", and thought yikes, I don’t know if you need to eat less really.


#20

71 inches is 5 foot 11 inches