You know what the right decision is, its up to you to make it.
My name is Nate, when I was 12 years old I was drinking a 12 pack of Soda a day. I still know all the menu numbers at all the fast food restaurants. My favorite cheeseburger comes with a 1/3# patty, bacon, hamsteak and egg. I love food.
I love food, I love sugar, I love salt, I love fat.
In my 20’s my weight yo-yod from 160 - 200 # with my average being 175. I loved my midnight runs getting an ultimate bacon cheeseburger, Large Dr. Pepper Jalapeno poppers and mozzarella sticks.
Starting my early 30’s, I did a complete opposite. I stopped eating enough, I started my career and would go an entire day eating 500 calories, eating 2300 calories on each day off. I ballooned to 200 # on this diet of eating less than what I had before.
I started eating Soylent for one reason: To make healthier eating choices and habits. I think you can understand this very thing, you know you need to do something about your diet or chances are you are going to die sooner, at least that what I thought.
Well, being a stupid kid that I am - I never planned life passed 30. So, now that I am older than 30, I can feel and see my body changing and getting older, for example my hair is thinning, I have knee aches from old injuries. I want to live as long as I can. Overeating and Under-eating simply was not working for me.
When my friend told me about Soylent, I was skeptical, but interested. My friend is a programmer that has lived years off Ramen noodles, very unhealthy person. He gained weight off soylent to a healthy weight, he is no longer malnourished most of the time, he was able to make better eating decisions with Soylent.
So, going into Soylent I was scared that I was going to gain weight. I would be eating more calories per day than I had before. Additionally, all the back and forth if Soylent is infact healthy for you or not made me worry.
Since January I went from 180# to today, I weigh 162.3 #, and still dropping. I have tracked my progress and calories in a log book. I have more energy today than I had on any of my past “diets.” I am having regular bowl movements which is something new to me. Additionally, before starting Soylent I was averaging over 14,000 steps a day, because of my employment that dropped to under 3,000 - so I am less active than before as well.
When you have impulse issues, which I do as well, its hard to make the right choices. Your telling yourself not to do something and hating yourself for it as you do the thing your telling yourself not to. I know the feeling I really do. Short of therapy, the only thing I know to say is…You know what the right decision is, its up to you to make it.
I think your on the right track, you have identified what your problems are, you just need some motivation.
I suggested nuts because they are high protein and help you feel full longer. Another suggestion is to fill up your stomach, you are feeling hungry, your stomach is empty. Fill it with low calorie items like vegetables. Yes, I understand they aren’t flavorful but then again if you just want to get rid of the hunger, you don’t need pizza for that.
Me personally, I don’t pay super close attention to macro nutrients like others here do. I don’t dissect Soylent then add additional things here or there. I like Soylent, it works for my lifestyle, it keeps me full, I am regular, I feel that I have more energy for longer periods, and I continue to loose weight and feel great.
The biggest downside to losing 20# in three months is going down two pants sizes, buying new pants… now the new pants are loose! WTF. Im not buying to pants until I plateau.
I didn’t mean to sound snarky, I promise!