Day 4: Uhm, wow. Intellectually speaking, the first few days can best be described as suddenly somebody turning all the lights on full blast in a warehouse, where only about half were on at a time, and usually dim. Blinding, and kind of useless. The next few days have been a lot of trial and error in toning down the lights and navigating what’s been illuminated.
I’ve pretty much been doing a sort of 80% soylent 20% snack / junk food on the lower calorie mix that’s helped even me out a lot more than snack or junk food should. I finished it off the low calorie mix this morning, and can still feel a lot of energy intellectually, but physically my body is buggered about not having enough. Having just had the larger calorie mix some hours ago, I’m hoping things will even out after this.
On an interesting note, my partner has noted that I smell different: “Less ‘bad’, but definitely more like yourself.” I’m definitely curious to see how this changes after I start adding more sulfur to the mix (purposely avoided for the first couple days).
editDay 5 Rather than bumping this post, I’ll just add a quick note here. Though I’m definitely more alert and aware, there are some pretty large fluctuations in my moment to moment energy that are a little worrisome. When I’m hungry it starts hitting especially hard, and after downing a shake I end up going through more than a couple ups and downs that include what have become yawning fits. How long these last have been reduced by the higher calorie mix, but along with the headaches (which may just be indicative of increased blood pressure through a complex web of knots in my back and neck), I’m still not comfortable saying I have an accurate ‘soylent’ recipe. Not for myself, at least. On the upside, I haven’t dealt with any GI uncomfortableness.
edit 2 Removing the maltodextrin completely might solve a lot of this, so I’m going to make a single day’s batch tonight and see how it goes. Today, however, I’ll be getting some Old Food for lunch & dinner.