OK so here’s the back story. Skip this part to get right to the question I am not a fitness nut but I’ve been a lot more health/wellness centric than most people. I’ve done a lot of single-user (me) research on how different proteins and mixes impact me from a weight room supplement standpoint but the Soylent thing has me curious. My wife and I are foodies to a pretty good extent and I genuinely love to cook (and to eat) but there are times when it’s inconvenient. Soylent seems like a good option there. A dear friend of mine who happens to be smart as hell but mostly useless in the kitchen sees Soylent as an awesome way to make sure he’s not eating too much, not eating a lot of garbage, not wasting money, and not wasting time. He was a kickstarter backer and has… LOTS of Soylent at home. Something like 6 months worth to my untrained eye.
My concern isn’t unique. One size fits all nutrition is, by definition, inaccurate. Soylent is intended to be supplemented and I think it’s an AWESOME idea so I’m not here to knock it. Here’s what I’m here to ask.
I’m not looking for something to replace more than a couple meals per week- Mostly lunches.
1- The DIY mixes are pretty awesome-looking. What would be the benefits to just grabbing something from True Nutrition vs Soylent + supplementing? (I read this thread and saw a handful of questions answered but not a breakdown from my perspective.) The TN stuff would be completely custom vs universal+supps (I like a 50:40:10 P:F:C ratio).
2- I’m on the DIY subforum so maybe this is the wrong place but is there any real benefit other than ease of use to getting Soylent vs making a DIY mix? I tried his stuff and it was pretty good. Palatable, filling enough, nothing negative about it at all but that’s the best I could say for it
Thanks y’all! Looking forward to learning about this stuff… It fascinates me.