Soylent is basically a mash up of all the nutrients your body supposedly needs in a day.
I am attracted to the concept of being confident that I am giving my body the nutrients it needs throughout the day, and rather than hoping that the food I eat has enough of everything, I believe I can achieve a superior result by measuring my intake.
Some people are attracted to Soylent because it is generally cheaper than normal food (a DIY recipe could be as cheap as $5 a day), and some are attracted to it because it saves them time (2 minutes preparation if you use the official Soylent product or 10 minutes for a DIY version).
For me, I am attracted to the health benefits. The fact it is cheap and quick to make removes resistance to do it.
Also, I don’t want to replace all my meals with Soylent so I took a hybrid approach: breakfasts and lunches are replaced with Soylent and dinners stay “normal”. I have been doing that for a few months now and I am ready to reorder a new batch of ingredients.
Soylent in Australia
Unfortunately I cannot buy Soylent easily from Australia, they still don’t deliver it down under so I started looking for alternatives. There is an online community of people who share recipes of Soylent alternatives using local ingredients: DIY Soylent. After some browsing, I found a recipe that suited my needs: Australian Soylent 1.0. (I found the recipe too sweet for my taste so I reduced the sugar)
I bought the ingredients online (three different shops) and 3 days later I had the ingredients I needed.
It takes me 10 minutes in the morning to prepare my day worth of drinks.
The final product:
How does it taste? For me it taste a bit like cake dough before baking it. I added cocoa and banana to vary the taste a bit.
How do I feel during a Soylent day? I don’t feel any different than other days. I don’t feel more alert like other people reported. I feel full until about 4pm. I have a fast metabolism and I generally am hungry at 10:30am.
How about bowels problems? People have reported having diarrhoea or smelly farts with Soylent. I don’t personally experience any major changes with this australian recipe.
Headaches: For a time, I bumped up the level of proteins to 180g a day but it was giving me headaches. Keeping it at 100g like in the recipe solved that problem.
Colorful urine: this is due to the excess vitamins from the multi-vitamins pills. Not really a problem but I decided to only take one of these pills instead of two.
Overall, I really enjoy having discovered Soylent and a way to have it here in Australia, I need to find more ways to vary the taste.
UPDATE: Make sure to read Marc’s comment too. Very insightful!
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