Recently I was asked what inspired me to get with Soylent, here’s my response,
Tyranny of fuel for my health. When I try to eat healthy I spend too much time wading through ingredients I don’t like, then planning things that I can fall into when I’m tired, hungry, and irritable after work. What I like to eat is purely psychological and rooted somewhere in the role of the evolutionary biology / psychology dice to make sure I get fat when I can. The incredible amount of restraint one needs to exercise every few hours to keep one’s mood in check to make a rational and healthy decision on how to stay fueled is totally unnecessary. I now have the option to be on autopilot and feel excellent all the time and indulge when offered (then feel kinda shitty comparatively).