Alon brings up something I’ve been wanting to ask.
While I understand that Soylent will hopefully eventually have a version for specifically helping to loose weight, what would I/we be deficient in if we tried to loose weight with the existing mix?
I believe the usual guideline is -500 calories than you need a day to loose weight and depending on various factors, depending on who you ask, ‘most’ males need somewhere between 2000-2200 calories a day to maintain. That being the case, if I were to only consume 1500 calories a day of the official Soylent recipe, what would I be lacking?
It all depends on how it’s packaged, so I can’t answer that for you. I know my DIY mixture was designed so that it’s easy to adjust fat and carb calories, and I’ve tailored mine to about 1560 kcal a day, which should lead to weight loss of 2 lb. per day. I’m about three weeks in, and I’m down 10 lbs.
Thanks SuperRob! So you’re running at about 3.3lbs a week so far, not bad at all and I’d love to have the same experience though I have a feeling that the official Soylent recipe won’t be as good (I know I know it’s not meant for loosing weight).
How is everyone else doing on loosing weight since being on Soylent.
Actually, I just read that the oils are indeed separated into their own pouch, so it may be possible to cut the oil to reduce the caloric load. However, I don’t know what that would do to the overall nutritional balance. In other words, I don’t know what else the grapeseed oil might be contributing besides just fat calories.