And so my week of public Soylent consumption has come to an end. I have one packet of Soylent left, actually, because I did not end up drinking an entire pitcher every day, but once that’s gone, it’s back to normal food until my resupply ships.
I have been very surprised that this worked out so well for me. I was dubious this would be a real solution to my food problem, but it truly seems to have worked. I wasn’t hungry this week, I was able to work out normally and focus mentally, I did not lose any weight. This Soylent was version 1.0; I hear that 1.1 fixes the gas issue and also has less sweetener, which I’m looking forward to. But there’s also some discussion that it’s less filling. We’ll see. I guess I can always bulk it up with almond milk or something.
Over the long term, I’ll probably eat dinner a couple of times a week in addition to Soylent. One thing I have noticed is that at the end of the day, I do feel the need to have some sort of consumable bookend along with the evening’s activity. I’ve been having a glass (or two or three) of wine. Previously, I had stopped having so much wine in the evenings, and that was very healthy and mature and boring of me, and it’s not great to go back to making it a regular thing, so I’ll have to figure out some other way to get that feeling of conclusion. (Warning: if you’re thinking of suggesting herbal tea, just get the fuck off this blog and don’t ever come back, seriously.)
Four people have told me that they have ordered some Soylent to try this out! I’m pleased to have inspired people, but please don’t blame me when you find it disgusting and/or believe it causes all sorts of intestinal issues for you. My solutions to the complications of modern life aren’t for everybody — if you read between the lines of my blogging over the past week, you’ll also have noted that the only time I left the house was to run to the grocery store on Thursday. My life works for me, but obviously I do not have a future as an aspirational lifestyle blogger. (Speaking of, my apologies for the lack of photos of Soylent in an elegant, unsmudged wine glass, surrounded by flowers and stacks of old books and candles and casually draped necklaces on a mirrored tabletop.)
I appreciate you all joining me on this journey. I will let you know how 1.1 works out, and if you try Soylent (or have some other food replacement system that works well for you), let me know!