I started drinking Soylent (2.0 bottles) sort of “under the table” in regards to not informing my doctor that I’ve started using Soylent. On top of my regular doctor, I also haven’t informed the doctor at the weight loss clinic I’ve been going to yet. I’ve been to see them more than my regular doctor and recently started Soylent between visits.
I’m really hesitant to even tell either of them for fear that they’ll talk bad about it or try to sway me otherwise. “You should eat real food, made with xyz and not rely on…” blah blah blah. I saw another post in Discourse about “Soylent Friendly Doctors” but there weren’t many responses that amounted to anything - no one had actual references to what their doctors had to say about it.
As I’ve mentioned on another thread, I’ve struggled with my weight for as long as I can remember. I’m 5ft 9 and had been floating around 240lbs before last week. I’m currently sitting at 234.6 as of the current time I’m writing this post. With only 1 bottle a day (so far) and regular foods, I’ve started to see a change in my overall well-being/feeling as well as my weight with roughly 1lb a day in loss.
I’m due back in at the weight loss clinic next Wednesday and I feel that they are going to be surprised when I weigh in. I’ve had so much trouble with losing weight (been going to the clinic since January with no real marked results) and then boom… I’ve lost weight, and a decent amount to start.
I’m really hesitant to even tell them I’ve started Soylent because of all the stigma I’ve seen about using Soylent (mostly in other forums/places) and am debating on just simply telling them “a meal replacement shake” and leave it at that.
Another thing I should mention (for what it’s worth), I’m located in North Carolina. We are smack dab in the middle of the clasp of the bible belt so if you do anything different than what’s considered their normal, you are looked at as strange or it becomes some big controversy.
So tell me, what have been your experiences with doctors and their responses to when they found out you were using Soylent. If it was negative, how did you overcome that?