I’m just putting the finishing touches on my Soylent Recipe. I a nutshell, I am using easily commercially available tablets for almost everything (eg Multivitamins) apart from the Carbs, Protein and Fats.
Having recently read “Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It” by Gary Taubes it has become clear how Carbs are the source of fat gaining and retention. By cutting out Carbs as much as possible, your body will avoid Insulin screwing everything up. Everyone should read this book, it’s eye-opening. I only heard about it from another thread on this forum.
So with that in mind, I am aiming to not include Carbs in my Soylent. I’m sure a small amount will creep in here and there through impurities, fizzy drinks or occasional emergency snacks though. Carbs are not something your body needs in any way, and are a fairly modern invention. Various diets such as The Atkins, Paleo etc are along this line of thinking.
So if I weigh around 13 stone, lets say I choose to eat 1g of Protein per pound. This comes out to 182 grams a day and 720 calories taken in. This is not a harmful or excessive amount and anything my body doesn’t need should be passed out.
That leaves me needing to intake around 1800 calories to get around the 2500 calories I need to maintain body weight.
200g of fat would achieve this, at 9 calories per gram thats the 1800 I need. Some form of Olive Oil or Rapeseed Oil probably (what is the cheapest and most neutral tasting source?)
It’s a bummer that Carbs are the cheapest of the 3 of these but I guess that’s why cheap junk food is full of carbs after all.
I’m surprised no one else has suggested this and wanted to put it out there for discussion. There seem to be a lot of intelligent people on this board that might offer some worthwhile insights.