What do y'all think of Soylent?

  • Eli_jah

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    May 19, 2016 12:00 AM GMT
    Anyone tried it?

    "A mixture of protein, fats, fiber, carbohydrates, and other daily necessities, Soylent 2.0, which will begin shipping this month, is precisely 400 calories per bottle — a “nutritionally complete staple food designed to provide maximum nutrition with minimal effort. It’s the easiest, affordable way to squeeze in a healthy meal on-the-go without even trying,” according to the pitch sent with samples from their publicist."

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/soylent-2-0-review_us_561d6324e4b050c6c4a32aa3

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/29/technology/personaltech/the-soylent-revolution-will-not-be-pleasurable.html?_r=0

    Nutrition info: https://www.soylent.com/product/drink/#nutrition-info

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    May 19, 2016 2:15 AM GMT
    Expensive hype.
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    May 19, 2016 2:08 PM GMT
    Mountain climbers and extreme sports enthusiasts use it. I'm thinking of trying it as I truly hate eating solid foods 5x/day to maintain my minimum caloric target.
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    May 19, 2016 7:04 PM GMT
    It'll be all the craze... until its linked to cancer... like everything else in the world.
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    May 20, 2016 12:19 AM GMT
    It's not for me (not nearly enough protein) but I have a couple friends who are NOT looking to gain muscle and have been pleased with the convenience. And that's all it really offers: convenience--it's not especially useful as a weight loss or weight gainer.
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    May 20, 2016 1:23 AM GMT
    do an internet search on how chocolate milk is the best post workout drink....... and save yourself a lot of money ;)
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    May 20, 2016 1:37 AM GMT
    here is one story... http://www.cbsnews.com/news/chocolate-milk-the-new-sports-drink/
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    May 20, 2016 7:09 PM GMT
    I am trying very similar thing called joylent. It's the European version since soylent doesn't ship to Europe. They have a special variety for people who work out, with extra bit of calories, protein and creatine. I have still to come up with a conclusion.
    If I don't eat solid food, I get flatulence and find lacking energy during my work out. So I use it as a supplement, instead of complete meal replacement.
  • leanandclean

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    May 22, 2016 12:30 AM GMT
    It's people
  • JackNNJ

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    May 24, 2016 3:42 AM GMT
    leanandclean saidIt's people


    And people are protein- and nutrient-dense, so THERE.
  • Eli_jah

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    May 29, 2016 9:01 PM GMT
    I think I'm gonna try it. It's only $29 (free shipping) for 12 bottles, which comes out to just $2.42 a bottle. It's good for supplementing your diet, I'd imagine, better than all the (at times) unhealthy stuff we snack on during the day. I'd imagine it's good for after workouts too.

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    May 31, 2016 7:19 PM GMT
    Eli_jah saidI think I'm gonna try it. It's only $29 (free shipping) for 12 bottles, which comes out to just $2.42 a bottle. It's good for supplementing your diet, I'd imagine, better than all the (at times) unhealthy stuff we snack on during the day. I'd imagine it's good for after workouts too.


    That's the exact thinking I used. It's worth a try. I can't say for sure if it has helped me in gaining size, but it has definitely helped me in focusing towards other important stuff rather than obsessing about each and every meal of the day.
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    May 31, 2016 10:57 PM GMT
    Eli_jah saidI think I'm gonna try it. It's only $29 (free shipping) for 12 bottles, which comes out to just $2.42 a bottle. It's good for supplementing your diet, I'd imagine, better than all the (at times) unhealthy stuff we snack on during the day. I'd imagine it's good for after workouts too.



    No, Soylent is useless for fitness goals. You're not going to gain muscle on Soylent. You're not going to lose fat on Soylent. It's only purpose is to give you the same calories/fats/etc. that you would usually get in your day-to-day diet except in powder form. It's not "healthier".
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    May 31, 2016 11:32 PM GMT
    xrichx saidExpensive hype.

    I'm reminded of that quote by P. T. Barnum.
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    Jun 01, 2016 5:47 PM GMT
    jackedgamer said
    Eli_jah saidI think I'm gonna try it. It's only $29 (free shipping) for 12 bottles, which comes out to just $2.42 a bottle. It's good for supplementing your diet, I'd imagine, better than all the (at times) unhealthy stuff we snack on during the day. I'd imagine it's good for after workouts too.



    No, Soylent is useless for fitness goals. You're not going to gain muscle on Soylent. You're not going to lose fat on Soylent. It's only purpose is to give you the same calories/fats/etc. that you would usually get in your day-to-day diet except in powder form. It's not "healthier".

    I have not looked at Soylent, but the similar thing I take, called Joylent has a special variety for guys who work out, with extra calories, creatine, and protein.
    https://www.joylent.eu/products/joylent-sport
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    Jun 03, 2016 10:20 PM GMT
    __morphic__ said
    jackedgamer said
    Eli_jah saidI think I'm gonna try it. It's only $29 (free shipping) for 12 bottles, which comes out to just $2.42 a bottle. It's good for supplementing your diet, I'd imagine, better than all the (at times) unhealthy stuff we snack on during the day. I'd imagine it's good for after workouts too.



    No, Soylent is useless for fitness goals. You're not going to gain muscle on Soylent. You're not going to lose fat on Soylent. It's only purpose is to give you the same calories/fats/etc. that you would usually get in your day-to-day diet except in powder form. It's not "healthier".

    I have not looked at Soylent, but the similar thing I take, called Joylent has a special variety for guys who work out, with extra calories, creatine, and protein.
    https://www.joylent.eu/products/joylent-sport


    I would never trust a product that said they simply had "more protein" than the other product without calculating just how much more (and no matter how much more, it is likely nowhere near enough).
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    Jun 05, 2016 7:43 AM GMT
    jackedgamer said
    __morphic__ said
    jackedgamer said
    Eli_jah saidI think I'm gonna try it. It's only $29 (free shipping) for 12 bottles, which comes out to just $2.42 a bottle. It's good for supplementing your diet, I'd imagine, better than all the (at times) unhealthy stuff we snack on during the day. I'd imagine it's good for after workouts too.



    No, Soylent is useless for fitness goals. You're not going to gain muscle on Soylent. You're not going to lose fat on Soylent. It's only purpose is to give you the same calories/fats/etc. that you would usually get in your day-to-day diet except in powder form. It's not "healthier".

    I have not looked at Soylent, but the similar thing I take, called Joylent has a special variety for guys who work out, with extra calories, creatine, and protein.
    https://www.joylent.eu/products/joylent-sport


    I would never trust a product that said they simply had "more protein" than the other product without calculating just how much more (and no matter how much more, it is likely nowhere near enough).

    It's actually mentioned on the label, even on the website. A whole day meal gives you 175 gm of protein, 5 gm of creatine, and 2550 kcals. Apart from that I take lunch, and sometimes dinner, and eat other good protein source like boiled eggs, kwark etc.
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    Jun 07, 2016 9:22 PM GMT
    __morphic__ saidA whole day meal gives you 175 gm of protein, 5 gm of creatine, and 2550 kcals.

    That's nowhere near enough protein for WAY too many calories. I'm able to consume 350gm of protein at about that same caloric total. Soylent is not very effective for those wanting to build muscle.
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    Jun 14, 2016 11:28 PM GMT
    xrichx saidExpensive hype.


    Isn't it like.. Super cheap? I use a Ketogenic version called Keto Chow for all my breakfasts and lunches during the work week, and the cost after shipping & handling, and the heavy cream and MCT oil you add to it, is under $3.50 Per meal.
  • Crepuscule

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    Jun 15, 2016 6:08 PM GMT
    Soylent Green...
    It's made of PEOPLE!
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    Jun 16, 2016 2:50 AM GMT
    KentuckyTuss said
    xrichx saidExpensive hype.


    Isn't it like.. Super cheap? I use a Ketogenic version called Keto Chow for all my breakfasts and lunches during the work week, and the cost after shipping & handling, and the heavy cream and MCT oil you add to it, is under $3.50 Per meal.

    I haven't checked prices recently. But back when it was a kickstarter project, it was way more than the meal replacement powders you'd find at a nutrition store. But even your Keto Chow is kinda pricey. Lots of good quality meal replacement powders for less than $2 per serving. And of course plain whey protein is even cheaper.