So, at the end of yesterday (first Soylent day), I was feeling a little more tired than usual, and generally just a little bit “off”.
“oh man” I said to myself - I hope this isn’t a reaction to Soylent. I was really hoping for more of an opposite reaction.
This morning, I felt considerably worse. I really didn’t feel like having any more Soylent. And then I realized… I didn’t feel like any more food at all. And then I realized, this is probably not related to Soylent, but rather to that friend I helped out during his stomach bug the other day (grrr, this is what I get for being a good friend?). And then I went to the restroom and had a conversation with the toilet.
Now on the one hand, I’m a little frustrated because this obviously destroys any accurate perception at my first few days on Soylent. On the other hand, I can try to post some updates as far as “how does Optimal Nutrition factor in to overcoming illness”. Honestly I’m not sure how much I’ll be able to get out of it past maybe “I seemed to get better a little faster than usual” but hey - might as well contribute, right?
Main point 1: Soylent is way too rich to handle much of just yet. I’ve diluted it a little, and that makes it easier, but I can’t drink much without feeling the edges of “please stop doing that, or there will be trouble” from my stomach.
Main point 2: As far as I can tell, I don’t have this bug nearly as bad as my friend did. For one, he was firing from both ends, and I’ve only had to deal with the nausea-related one. For two, I have some nausea, and minor aches, but I don’t feel as bad as he looked. Can’t say for sure whether this is related to a full day of Soylent just before it took hold, but it’s possible that it helped me get a jump on this thing.