I’ve been working with Soylent for a few weeks now, trying various recipes, using it for all meals some days, for some meals other days…
When I initially started using Soylent, I found the experience lacking - I felt cheated to some extent because it wasn’t ‘real’ food. I missed the experience of eating (the textures, the crunch, etc.)
I find I’m now evolving to a different relationship with food. I now distinguish food as sustenance vs food as pleasure. It’s given me a much healthier outlook. I find I’m much less compelled to eat because it is Noon, etc. and much more inclined to ‘eat’ (sip, really) when I’m hungry and not before. My soylent is filling, tastes good, and I can now use it for full days without feeling cheated.
I still eat ‘regular’ food on the weekend (including Friday night) - but it is doing a great job handling my ‘mundane’ meals through the week. I am (now) treating it in the spirit in which I believe Rob intended - not as a food replacement, but rather as a generic food that can be consumed when you aren’t that excited about eating something specific / special.
How are other people seeing their relationship with food changing?