This will probably be my last post because Im not sure i am worthy to be around you true Soylent pioneers. As many of you know I got 8 weeks of Soylent 5 days ago. I was stoked, Here is what I learned
if you bring your boxes to work and you work with a lot of Baby Boomers, expect to be laughed at. it is pretty funny but it gets old.
If you have a serious sweet tooth don’t expect Soylent to be delightful. Its got 2g of sugar per serving and is not sweet. People who describe it as sweet probably arent sugar addicts or have been on it so long that their taste buds have changed.
Be aware that salt headaches are real and a nightmare. Day 2 i gobbled some goldfish crackers and found relief but that morning was a nightmare.
If you get a dog dont post a picture on a public forum that your landlord visits unless your lease says pets allowed. (hence the quick life downgrade Im having) what can I say, im her forever home even if that couch surfing for a little.
BLENDER! it stirs alright and letting it set overnight is a must. But I think it deserves a trip in the ol Ninja blender.
THE AWESOME STUFF
- I am very in tune with my body. I can feel when my blood pressure rises even if stress is not an issue. The last few weeks Ive been having terrible back pain and I WILL BE HONEST I am an obese woman and Ive been having a difficult time getting around. Ive also been insanely tired lately and regardless of how many alarms i set i lost the ability to wake to my alarm clock. Day one of Soylent I slept from the moment i got home from work till the next morning. But the second day I woke up on time AND today the day after my second day of Soylent I woke up refreshed, Refreshed, and happy 20 min before my alarm. I laid in bed in the morning tranquility and breathed in and out and enjoyed my free time I never usually have. I also had no pain.
I describe my health as on the fence. And In 2 days the sway has leaned towards the “going to live” side.
Also my skin is smoother. Which is important to me now that Im in my 30s. that clock never ticks backwards. Also my chin is smaller. I put my head down to my chest and noticed it went down further. WHen I start losing weight i guess its going to show in my face first.
- I found the oil to have no flavor but the powder to be very much like a supplement. A flavorless supplement Kinda vitaminy
Would I order again? After the backerkits are complete and if they had a flavor option yes! I thought about turning all the packets into brownie mix and doing that everyday. But as a pre-diabetic I wouldn’t feel alright downing a half cup of sugar everyday.
OH! My most important lesson and (apart from having to downsize and move) the other main reason I am halting my soylent… Take heed if you deal with an eating disorder and obsession with food. I tried to escape it by removing food, But I found that though I could pretty much fill my belly with a mostly tasteless food it didn’t satisfy my brain desires and found myself becoming even more obsessed than before. I personally need to learn to take things one step at a time, practice mindfulness and develop a healthy food habit instead of a neglectful one.
I had an incredible time with you all and I want to thank you for putting up with all my bountiful emotions and playful nature. I wish I could have brought more wonder to you all.
Good luck my loves. Im rooting for you
also JulioMiles I am sorry I couldn’t be a better Soylent-evangelist. I told a LOT or people about Soylent… I wish I had a prepared descriptive phrase. I’ll still tout your awesomeness. And I look forward to watching your path unfold.