I’ve been on DIY now for about two weeks, but recently stopped altogether. I wonder if some of you guys experienced a similar thing or have some tips to share. Because I really like the idea of Soylent and also I have invested quite a bit in my recipe.
I had two problems with my recipe (http://diy.soylent.me/recipes/alex-oatmonkey, the ingredients are in Dutch though):
after every meal I got stomach aches for a couple of hours, varying in intensity. I suspect it had to do with the ground flax seeds. I used 13 grams/day. I experimented a couple of meals with leaving the flax seeds out and this indeed seemed to confirm my suspicion. Has anybody else experienced this issue before? Or does anyone know of a better alternative (I use it mainly as my omega-3 source)?
I had some ‘dehydration’ issues. Basically, I had a dry mouth all the time. I drank lots of water, but it left my body almost instantaneously, or so it seemed. This is the main reason I quit, because it scared me a bit. Could this have anything to do with the amount of oatmeal I used? I took 260 grams/day of Fine Scottish Oats (more than half of the total weight of my recipe). Also my skin seemed a lot dryer after my weeks of experimenting.
Well, these are my experiences. Maybe someone recognises any of this or has something to say about it. Any help is appreciated!