It’s fascinating how so many naysayers (many of them quite vitriolic) against Soylent, consider it to be some kind of “protein shake” or “fad diet” when in fact it is neither of these.
Soylent is food.
Do I really need to say that again? OK. Slowly this time.
S o y l e n t i s f o o d .
Living all or primarily on Soylent is no different then living all or primarily on hamburgers, salads, grilled cheese sandwiches, or cereal.
Oh, except that it’s fully nutritious. And cheaper. And more convenient. And better for the environment. And delivered to your door. And portable. And doesn’t require electricity. And doesn’t require heat.
So yeah, there’s that.
Maybe some people see Soylent as a weight loss product, and that’s fine. But that’s not much different than seeing *any* particular food as a weight loss product, provided you consume fewer calories of it than you expend.
People who are threatened by Soylent… well then you don’t have to buy or consume it. Are you threatened by any other foods you personally don’t like? If not, then what the hell is your problem with Soylent? Try actually doing a little research (and not pseudo-science, btw) before you flatly condemn it and anyone who chooses to eat it.
Those who do, are probably in the same camp who flatly condemn those on a Vegan, Paleo, Lacto-Ovo, or countless other specific diets. Let’s remember that “diet” means what a person consumed, and does not refer to any specific commercial eating fad!
Winding down day 19 with Soylent personally and holy shit do I feel good.