Soylent for different body types


#1

So, I am definitely an extreme when it comes to body type. I am sitting near 1/4 a ton, and I have been placing myself in a position financially to make some life changes. I’ve worked out a personal trainer, and I’ve been considering diets. I was going to do a juicing diet (where I do nothing but blend fresh, uncooked fruits and vegetables), but a friend told me about Soylent a few months back and I’ve been following it since.

As I am nearly to the point where I could begin my diet, I was wondering if Soylent could be a potential dietary choice for me. First, could I take Soylent with the intention to lose weight? I assume it would help with that, but I wanted to be sure. Assuming I can, would the normal Soylent batch found in the kickstarter be safe for me to consume? I assume my nutrition requirements are very different considering how different my body size is from most.

Thanks!


#2

The problem with weight loss is that you should never lose more than 1kg per week, otherwise you’ll have heart problems.

I don’t think Soylent will hurt you but at 250kg I wouldn’t do any weight loss programs without being followed by a doctor, and that includes explaining to him what Soylent is. You are not the average dont-like-to-cook Soylent user…


#3

Before I say anything else, would you mind posting a food log of just what you eat in a day or two, including weight or volume or calories?


#4

Thank you for the response. Do you have anywhere I can learn more about your stated fact about 1/kg a week being bad for your heart, as the diets I had planned definitely aimed for more than that (some offering up to 3 kg a week). I would love to read/know more.


#5

Google will give you a number of websites that talk about it, although I cannot guarantee they know what they’re doing.

As for that value, I’ve heard several people mention it, including doctors, but this was always in casual conversation.

Anyway, as I said, at 250kg you want to do this with a doctor looking over your shoulder. I thought you had one already.


#6

No, no, sorry. I have a personal trainer who is helping me plan the work out side to my diet. I have not currently consulted a nutritionist, though that is on my list of things to do before my diet begins.


#7

I’m currently restricted to the number of links I can post, so I can’t post the dietary breakdown I had for you until I can format it and compile the numbers. Give me until this evening and I’ll have that for you.


#8

Okay, thanks.

/and some more characters…


#9

I think you really need a doctor. The personal trainer and the dietician are a definite good idea, but the doctor will spot things neither of them is trained to look for.

Anyway, I’m not your mom. This is the last I’ll say about this.


#10

Also, you dont need anyone’s permission to eat healthy and walk (or maybe deep water aerobics) . Both of those can quickly change your weight trajectory.


#11

This morning I was wondering about this. Since there are at least 3 different body types (ectomorph, mesomorph and endomorph), do nutrition studies factor these differences in their research/results?

For example, is it possible that carbs should be avoided by endomorphs but are essential for ectomorphs? I think it is risky to assume that all human bodies react approximately the same to a given set of food/supplement.