Tuesday, April 8, 2014


My first week on DIY Soylent was not what I expected.  I woke up this morning feeling normal, and normal was a welcome feeling.  I knew that Soylent would be very different from my regular eating habits.  I knew my body would have to adjust.  But knowing and experiencing are two very different things.

The first three days, I was hungry, really hungry, all the time.  On day two, I forgot to bring my Soylent breakfast and lunch to work.  Somehow, I managed to stick it out.  I ravaged an entire day's worth of Soylent when I got home.

Then there were the headaches, the lethargy, the constant stomach rumbling, and the cravings.  My senses were heightened.  I could smell delicious food from a mile away.  Everything smelled like a gourmet meal...that I was missing out on!

And then, on about day four, without any real fanfare, all these things started to fade.  I began to feel more rested in the mornings.  I noticed I wasn't really hungry.  The headaches were gone, and once Soylent had replaced all the bad food in my body, my stomach became calm and happy.

This morning, one week to the day from the beginning of my Soylent odyssey, I woke up feeling...normal.  By normal I mean, really good.  I felt rested.  I had no backache.  I was not hungry, and my Soylent was SO satisfying to drink.  In fact, I've had more energy today than I've had in a very long time.  I have this extra spark that is propelling me through the day.

I can tell you, I did have my doubts early on, but now I'm fairly excited about what the coming weeks and months will bring.  I'm even more excited for Official Soylent to be released.  From my vantage point the food of the future is looking pretty good.


  1. Awesome man! I just started today so it's good to hear that I'll stop feeling so hungry!

  2. Thanks for the update! If you haven't already, I'd recommend getting a blood test, and then getting another after maybe 3 months. You've already started on soylent, but you're not too far along and it'd be good to have some kind of a baseline to compare the future test against so you can adjust your recipe if needed. :-)

  3. Thank you again GilaHacker! That is an excellent suggestion, and I will look for a place to do tests.