I am excited to begin my Soylent journey very soon… MUCH earlier than I anticipated.
I first heard of soylent early when it was announced and critiqued through media (before it was readily available) and then I simply forgot about it for a year. Last month, I started doing research into it and became very excited about the prospects of starting a soylent-exclusive diet. On March 11th, I went for it, and ordered the stuff. A monthly subscription. I was notified while ordering that it would take 4-5 months!!! I was disillusioned but still determined. So I searched for similar products to use in the meantime. I ended up ordering a 30-meal supply of a product called “The Ultimate Meal” (if you’ve heard of it, let me know!). I’ve been using it for a few days and I really don’t like the taste of it and the complexity of preparing it.
I lead a very busy lifestyle that has lately put me on an unhealthier path than I prefer. I try to be healthy and active, but with a full-time job, a part-time job, two consistent volunteer obligations, and an MA degree in the works, it can get tough to stay on track w/fitness and health goals. I am also a vegetarian, so it’s especially important that I get all my appropriate nutrients. Hence, my excitement for soylent!
Remember how I said my order was expected to ship in 4-5 months? Well, guess what! It has already shipped AND was delivered yesterday. In less than 10 days from my initial order!! I just have to go pick it up from my uncle’s house, and then the journey begins! I am also planning on getting back into full-throttle mode with my exercising. I’m hoping that with soylent in my diet, my energy levels will increase so that I am not totally exhausted throughout the day, and hence have energy to gym it up.
I’ll probably start my soylent meals tomorrow (and just use that “Ultimate Meal” as a back-up or something).
Anyone want to throw some pointers my way as to how I should combine my gyming/exercising with soylent intake? I am planning of using soylent to replace probably 90% of my weekly meals (and occasionally 100%, I presume).
Also, anyone have experience with taking soylent as your meals, but also consuming whey/protein after exercising? Any negative reactions?
Can anyone speak of the positives associated with soylent and exercising?
How about sleeping-- have you noticed improved quality of sleep since starting soylent?
Cognitive skills improving?
I am hoping to usher into this soylent-accepting community for support throughout the beginning of my journey. Thus far, most of my colleagues are seemingly disgusted and turned off by my soylent trajectory. But whatever, I know what’s good for me. I am still looking forward to all the positives associated with soylent, and can’t wait to see what it will do for my brain and the rest of my body!
I’ll be posting updates on my experience, beginning with the actual first use and reactions that follow.
Thanks for reading