From reading around this forum I’ve noted that most people say they are interested in Soylent for either Nutrition, Cost, Weight Loss or Convenience. I’m on Soylent for a different reason. Thought I’d put it out there in case I’m not the only one.
I am on Soylent because I can’t control my eating. I have been dealing with depression for many years and Food is my go-to comfort (and self destructive) vice.
I’m not using Soylent to lose weight but on diets in the past that limited the amount or kind of food I would eat…The fact that I was still eating food meant that I would make excuses and have a little more “this time”…or have something off my diet menu because “im having a bad day”…and would always slowly deviate from the diet and eventually give up…
When I wasn’t dieting…I would eat till I was so full that I didn’t notice that I was depressed for a little while…I would make excuses like “If i’m fat then THAT is the reason i’m alone or unpopular or sit at home all weekend (or whatever else I needed to justify at the moment).”
Soylent is like no diet I have ever been on before. It’s the only Diet I’ve ever been on that is not based on FOOD…I didn’t start Soylent for this reason…I mostly started cause it was just something interesting I found on the interwebz and cause they were brave enough to call it Soylent…but I quickly realized that this would be a way to combat my food addiction and abuse.
Anyone else in a similar boat?