Why does anyone think that a “liquid diet” is at all problematic?

It’s so odd to me that so many people have a knee-jerk negative reaction to Soylent based on its being in a liquid form.

Do people really not realize that all the chewing and swallowing we do, all that saliva we create, is designed to liquify our food so that we can better digest it?  Soylent is likely about the easiest-to-digest thing one could ever come up with, and if your body is not having to expend extra energy to break down all that solid matter, doesn’t it stand to reason that you would have more energy leftover for other things?

That’s certainly what I’ve been finding anyway.  More energy, a clearer head, and an all-around better mood and  sense of well-being.  Even if this were placebo effect, I’d pay to feel this good all the time.  Hell I’ve been paying good money for my energy supplement regimen for over a decade and have never felt this good this consistently.

Anyway, the “people need solid food” argument just really doesn’t make any sense at all if you think about it for even a few seconds.  It’s so odd to me that so many people seem to really put their foot down on that one.

2 thoughts on “Why does anyone think that a “liquid diet” is at all problematic?

  1. Are you hungrier than usual when you started?

    Was there a long adjustment period?

    Have you been to the doctor to get blood work done and were there improvements in cholesterol numbers?

    Have you had significant weight loss?

    Thanks for the interesting and informative blog.

    Bill

    • Hi Bill, thanks for the questions!

      Are you hungrier than usual when you started?

      Nope not at all.

      Was there a long adjustment period?

      Not for us, no. We ramped up from zero to about 80% Soylent over just a couple days. In hindsight, it’s likely that I would’ve had a bit less gas had I been slower about it, but it wasn’t really a big problem.

      Have you been to the doctor to get blood work done and were there improvements in cholesterol numbers?

      No we didn’t and don’t plan to. There are plenty of other people much more willing to go get poked & probed, so I’m just casually observing their results to see if there’s any issue or pattern that develops. As yet there hasn’t been.

      Have you had significant weight loss?

      Weight loss has been mild, which doesn’t surprise me since based on my body scan of the other day, my muscle mass has increased (which is exactly what I expected would be the case). Our clothes are looser than they have been in a very long time, despite weight going down only slightly or even up slightly due to the increase in muscle mass.

      Thanks for the interesting and informative blog.

      You’re very welcome, glad you enjoy it!

      Jonathan

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