Soylent! (but not the green variety)

Discussion in 'Geek Food' started by Rory K, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. looktall

    looktall Working Class Doughnut

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    the impression i got from your first post was that this was used exclusively, not as a meal supplement/replacement.
     
  2. thebranded

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    People in hospitals live on liquid diets for years while in coma, liquid food is basically pumped into the stomach for it to then digest. Same process is used for people who suffer MS or other degenerative muscle diseases, where they simply cannot control themselves to chew the food.

    All this guy is doing is making his own version of it and you drink it instead of having it pumped.
     
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    Rory K

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    My bad, I'm not fantastic at descriptions :lol: I just wanted something that would grab peoples' attention.
     
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    Absolutely... and when they wake up what do they crave?
     
  5. Goldminer

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    They crave to get the fuck out of the hospital :)
     
  6. XWarX

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    :lol:

    sorry, couldn't resist!
     
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    Rory K

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    Bahahahaha! :lol: first thing I thought too :p
     
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    I say go for it - more people should live off this stuff! It means more rib eye steak and delicious 'real' food for me!
     
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    Choosing to go on a liquid diet and being forced to are very different. Those that choose to drink this stuff do it cause they are not bothered by the taste or the “enjoyment” of eating. They just want the stuff in them. I can’t see they “craving” a meal.
     
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    Thread necro.

    I've been hearing about soylent for a while but never bothered to follow up and read about it.

    Unless I'm given a list of specific things to get or am given ingredients myself along with instructions of what to do, I find I'm bad at keeping a consistent diet. I found Lite n' Easy helped me with this part, but stopped it a couple of years ago partially because they offered meals I didn't really always enjoy.

    Despite the criticism this concept gets, I'm willing to give it a try. The company's kickstarter shows it won't be available outside US until mid this year, so for the time being will need to look into DIYs.
     
  12. Renzsickle

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    Will definitely give this a shot when released internationally.
     
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    Vice/Motherboard did a story on Soylent where the reporter only had Soylent for 30 days. What is interesting is the social effects of Soylent.
     
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    Rory K

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    I was up to about 3 months on 90% of meals as homemade Soylent, I wasn't going to keep doing it for the 2 weeks I just spent in Japan though... :p
     
  15. Soc

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    **SUMMONS THE THREAD NECROMANCER**

    Oh. Hi guys.

    I've just placed my order with Aussielent, an aus soylent supplier.

    I've gone for a 7 day starter, and I'll see how it goes.

    I do shift work, so I find I'm eating shitty foods as pretty much Macca's is the only thing open if i get hungry after 10pm.

    My cholesterol is high, I've got kidney disease (IGA Nephropathy) and high blood pressure as a result of the kidney disease.
    I've had two attacks of gout, (Goddamn it. I'm only 32!) so to try to rein back in some of my health, I thought I'd give Soylent a shot while I'm working on shift.

    It'll work out to about 15-20 days a month on Soylent.

    Thats the thought anyways. I'll just wait till it turns up on Monday.
     
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    It tasted okay. But it felt like silt.

    I've got 21 meals worth of this... I need to figure out a way to make it not taste like I'm drinking the murray river.
     
  17. Euphoreia

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    Soc, may I ask what your current height/weight is?
     
  18. Soc

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    I'm 93kg, and 180cm.

    I'm a fairly solid build, but I'd like to get back down towards 88kg.

    I'm easing into the Soylent adventure. Just breakfasts at the moment, because my other option would have been a Egg/bacon/tomato/hashbrown wrap.
     
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    I love this idea. Good to see it's in Aus, will have to check it out :)
     
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    I got a 7 day chocolate pack from Aussie Soylent. They said delivery ETA 2 weeks, but I got it within 1. Good turnaround considering.

    Well, if you're going to have any, don't consume it straight away. The powder is not fine enough, and can feel quite coarse at the back of your throat. If you refrigerate a serving overnight, it'll be a lot better the next morning.

    Also, the "cocoa", not chocolate... No sweetness to it at all.

    Otherwise it's OK, apart from the copper aftertaste if you consume it on the spot.
     

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