I’ve been 90% happy with Soylent. I find that I have more energy when eating it, especially I don’t get the midafternoon nap-needed feeling I used to have all the time.
BUT, I’m not completely happy. I’m fairly active, running, rock climbing, or lifting weights nearly every day. I’m especially serious about the climbing; for both climbing and running it’s important to keep your body fat down. After eating soylent for about half my meals over the past few months, I’ve put on 5 pounds of weight, and it’s all fat - no strength gain at all over that time, and the extra fat is noticeable in places (mostly my stomach). My guess is that the soylent has either too much carbs or too much fast carbs, and either too little protein or the protein is low quality. So what I’m looking for is something like Soylent, but with less (or more complex) carbs, and more (or higher quality) protein.
Should I stay with Soylent but mix in some whey protein (and reduce my portions to keep the calories right)? I’ve heard mention of some higher-protein non-Rosa Labs soylent-like products, does anybody have any experience with them? I’d be willing to try one if people thought it was really good.
The one thing I’m not interested in is DIY. I don’t have time to do that, the ease is one of the big draws to Soylent for me.
(And of course I’m hoping here that it isn’t the carbs in Soylent that keep me from becoming drowsy every afternoon. If my choice is 5lbs of fat or feeling sleepy every day, well, I guess I have to keep the fat on.)