I am trying to articulate “success” for my experimentation with Soylent. My 1st order of a single week’s supply of 1.5 is sitting on my doorstep at home waiting on me. I will begin a subscription if the first couple of days do not cause undue disgust/discomfort. I’ve read extensively here, so have realistic expectations for the experience.
I am a 43 year old male, tilting in at 300lbs @ 6’. Sedentary job with occasional/irregular exercise (cardio). My child (who will not be an active part of this) is with me alternating weeks. A marginal cook at best, but only do so when the kid is around. Otherwise it is fast food or single dish/ingredient meals. (Most complicated meal would be a fruit/spinach smoothie.)
Increase nutrition/balance in my diet
Reduce/maintain current lack of food preparations (for self)
Increase ability to determine/modify caloric intake
Do no harm
Additionally, I would like to:
Reduce food costs
I am set to have blood work done next week to baseline “health”.
I am struggling with how to measure anything other than cost or gross weight loss. While I (obviously) enjoy eating, I have no particular emotional attachment to consumption. I find myself at a loss when trying to articulate how I’ll know if this experiment works.
So, I’ll throw myself to the hordes here and crowdsource my argument (and faults in it).