While waiting for my first delivery I have some thought about calorie intake amount.
I have seen in United States a lot of “2000 calories diet”. For me it’s just a random number from the sky, that doesn’t actually mean a lot. Average man is expected to have 2200 cal, while average woman is targeting 1800. As I understand it was the source of 2000 number for average person of average sex.
We all greatly different in activity level (which from my subjective feeling is the greatest differentiator of recommended food intake). After that we have different weight (people on this forum go from 95 lbs to 450 lbs: 5 times!) and height.
And finally gender, I think have the smallest impact after lifestyle and weight/height.
Do you have any idea how to properly define how many bags of Soylent you need per day?
- I’m male (+10% from average daily calories needed)
- 20-30 age (+10% from average calories)
- slightly less in weight and height than most others (-5% from average). I have no intent to change my weight at all
- definitely much more active than any of my friends: not less than 150 minutes of active sports daily (+25% from average)
I can see that my guesstimate for my daily calories needs is 44% more than average person of average sex, described in the Nutrition Table on each product.
So my question goes to this:
Do I need to project my rate of Soylent needs on 1.4-1.45 bags per day or I’m missing something?
I haven’t seen many people on the forum to consume more than 1 bag per day, while I feel that gender diversity is quite seriously shifted to male side here.
I have been following several Soylent logs (all authors are men) and noticed that even on 100% Soylent diet, they are trying to consume exactly 1 bag, while based only on their gender they need to do 1.1 bag +maybe other factors will make recommended intake well above 1.25 bags in some cases.
@MentalNomad , can you share your opinion about scalability of nutrients and vitamins? If someone need 125% of daily calories intake, does it mean automatically that he should target for 125% of RDA of Sodium, Vitamins, and minerals , or there are some ingredients that doesn’t scale with activity (like calcium for bones)?