this is a companion post to my write up: the protein landscape.
i’ve been trying to troubleshoot my energy.
one thing everyone should realize is that soylent is incredibly individual. while i’m interested in manufactured soylent—who is it manufactured for, for what goals? males? females? athletes? or office workers? weight lifters or long distance runners?
i’m very interested in that control.
but, i’m also very interested in not just my wants, but my needs.
i started off mirroring @rob’s formula (or his third? formula) of 50/50 oats/malto.
i kept crashing over and over and over and over. every 30min-1hr post intake, i just needed a nap. like shutdown in public need a nap. i’m not convinced i have this beat, but, i’ve adjusted to 75/25 oats/malto and it’s either not happening as much or i am less aware of it.
so, that got me interested in troubleshooting it, which led to the concept (mostly new to me) of the glycemic index (or g.i.). turns out my oats are 50 and my malto is 130.
the higher the number, the faster it dumps into your bloodstream. sugar rush, sugar crash.
so, i just happen to be flipping through the catalog that came with (which did contain typos) and discovered they sell other types of carbs:
- oats gi 50
- waxy maize gi 70
- dextrose 100
- malto gi 130
- a blend of waxy/dex/malto (which they call slow to fast)
so, i’m going to try a blend of oats+waxy next.