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Title: Soylent
Post by: PikMini on January 16, 2014, 06:20:32 pm
Update: 2014/07/31 my soylent shipped, but the tracking code is invalid, so more waiting is required.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: eropS on January 16, 2014, 06:44:57 pm
But I like the taste of food so much...
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 16, 2014, 07:14:14 pm
You can still eat recreationally.

Its not something you have to commit to 100% like a diet shake or something. Looking forward to hearing your review Pikmini.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Inkling on January 16, 2014, 10:45:26 pm
Huh, I assumed either you had been taken by the spambots, or this was some kind of viral marketing.  I guess this stuff is real?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/03/14/rob-rhinehart-has-a-crazy-plan-to-let-you-go-without-food-forever-it-just-might-work/
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Tesla on January 17, 2014, 02:14:20 am
I've been paying attention to this for a while. Please keep us updated!
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Haseri on January 17, 2014, 03:25:23 am
People get tired of chewing? Is this like one of those adverts where no one can use a blanket without sleeves or forget how many hands they have while eating food in the dark?

Next you'll be telling me people are tired of the primal satisfaction that comes with ripping meat off the bone...
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Slinky on January 17, 2014, 08:54:16 am
The fact that it's called soylent seems like a deterrent, but...
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: sgore on January 17, 2014, 09:30:45 am
I am hopeful for regular updates, and also that it is not people.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PikMini on January 17, 2014, 01:14:34 pm
I am hopeful for regular updates, and also that it is not people.
The fact that it's called soylent seems like a deterrent, but...
i think the soylent in the book version was human-free, i can only imagine they haven't seen the film

I've been paying attention to this for a while. Please keep us updated!
aye!  i'll report with how it goes, i've read your stomach will be in pain for the first couple days until it adjusts to the small amount of shake being ingested, i plan on fasting beforehand + drinking lots of water initially to mitigate this...

Does anything really real come out of Silicon Valley?  Seems a bit like an uninformed yuppie pipe dream to me.  That fact that after they moved their production to a new facility, they refused reporters entry, doesn't give me a lot of confidence in them... after reporters found mold and rat problems in the original production site.
i've been too excited to let this stop me, i will try to stay optimistic and hope they get some better quality assurance...

Huh, I assumed either you had been taken by the spambots, or this was some kind of viral marketing.  I guess this stuff is real?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/03/14/rob-rhinehart-has-a-crazy-plan-to-let-you-go-without-food-forever-it-just-might-work/
indeed it is real!  i feel it has great potential to replace the prepared meals (MRE's) used for military/emergency supplies, it will be cheaper and less voluminous than the existing stuff, soldiers won't have to decide between extra ammo or food anymore

the fact it is cheaper than fast food with supposedly all nutritional requirements is amazing, i know it is really impossible to even begin to calculate the exact nutritional content someone needs but it is a good start

i'm not sure what the shelf life is but if all goes well i plan on switching wholly, enter the human guinea pig!

People get tired of chewing? Is this like one of those adverts where no one can use a blanket without sleeves or forget how many hands they have while eating food in the dark?

Next you'll be telling me people are tired of the primal satisfaction that comes with ripping meat off the bone...
ha, that was just some comedy, i don't think many are seriously tired of chewing food

but seriously, i really believe certain people shouldn't even be allowed to choose the food they eat, or offer criticism on the food others eat, i am related to some individuals who like to overindulge and it is embarassing that they simply cannot eat less food in order to get healthier

i'm tired of food, and everything associated with it, producing it, acquiring it, storing it... i would rather down a vanailla-tasting shake than make decisions on what to eat and preparing meals, 3x every day

well, i enjoy fresh vegetables/fruits and gardening, i will continue that at least

Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: /lurk on January 17, 2014, 02:30:21 pm
Any man who hates food is my enemy.

Pikmini, one day I will destroy you.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 17, 2014, 02:46:21 pm
If you can catch him on those pork cylinders you waddle around on.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: sgore on January 17, 2014, 03:12:57 pm
Any man who hates food is my enemy.

Well, Lurk, this is what you get for stealing all the breakfasts that one time.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 17, 2014, 03:40:16 pm
Its nothing compared to my wrath if you don't invite me to a picnic.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: sgore on January 17, 2014, 04:08:58 pm
I know we keep talking about it, but we really should revive the webcomic thread.

I have work this weekend, but I may post something during the week.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Inkling on January 17, 2014, 06:30:00 pm
Well good luck Pik, just be careful.  I'd guess drastic changes in diet could mess you up, especially switching to an all liquid diet like this.

i'm tired of food, and everything associated with it, producing it, acquiring it, storing it... i would rather down a vanailla-tasting shake than make decisions on what to eat and preparing meals, 3x every day

I really don't understand this sentiment at all.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Neoadept on January 17, 2014, 06:36:38 pm
(http://www.qwantz.com/comics/comic2-2271.png)

Pik, you never told us you were a dinosaur.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: eropS on January 17, 2014, 06:43:13 pm
Ha
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Rysworld on January 17, 2014, 07:03:49 pm
I would take some fiber supplements with this if I were you.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Tesla on January 17, 2014, 07:19:51 pm
Fibre is part of it.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Flisch on January 18, 2014, 08:28:15 am
But if you... drink that, wouldn't your jaws atrophy. Or am I thinking in cartoon physics again?
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Didero on January 18, 2014, 08:32:57 am
Just talk a lot to compensate.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PikMini on January 18, 2014, 02:33:07 pm
Well good luck Pik, just be careful.  I'd guess drastic changes in diet could mess you up, especially switching to an all liquid diet like this.

i'm tired of food, and everything associated with it, producing it, acquiring it, storing it... i would rather down a vanailla-tasting shake than make decisions on what to eat and preparing meals, 3x every day

I really don't understand this sentiment at all.

right, so today the steps to obtain nutrition would be something like... going to the grocery store, choosing food, transporting it, storing it, cooking/preparing it

future foodstuffs will decrease the steps required for us to perform to get the same nutritional end result

would you even need a fridge, a microwave, dishwasher if the efficacy of powdered food surpasses that of conventional food?  what kind of change would happen to society?  i am tired of the impact food has on society today, the amount of effort focused on it

first world problems huh?  complaining about such easy access to food...
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Inkling on January 18, 2014, 04:02:36 pm
Well, I don't know about you, but I like food.  And I like having some variety to my diet.  If you like this concept then have fun with it, but I can't imagine it catching on in a society changing way like what you're describing.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 19, 2014, 03:33:00 am
Yeah I've read I, Robot. Best series of logical puzzles disguised as short stories I've ever read  ;)

(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n125/Krakowsam/Macros/63767-Bender-pimp-walk-perfect-loop-d86Q_zpsb9a1ced1.gif)
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PikMini on January 23, 2014, 07:53:01 am
Well, I don't know about you, but I like food.  And I like having some variety to my diet.  If you like this concept then have fun with it, but I can't imagine it catching on in a society changing way like what you're describing.

i think it will become successful after some initial shock, drink shops offering this stuff will probably be a popular choice at first (many might prefer trying it this route), fast food places might try to cash in, some spin-off* might be created soon as well, eventually they might be available in bags from retail stores

*there is actually a custom-blend community within the soylent website that posts their ingredients/nutritient profile/daily price.  you can even order all the ingredients in 1 click with amazon, some offer vegan/bulking/dieting blends but most i've seen are just cheaper soylent alternatives.  it is interesting that these cheaper DIY soylent blends are being sold from the soylent website without soylent even earning anything


also received an email update, they start shipping in around 1 month.  i read the blog, a huge amount of comments are about the latest blends inclusion of sucralose and vanillin, it says the amount added is to mask the vitamin mix without affecting flavor

many are enraged that it no longer strictly contains nutrients because of these additives, i don't understand why anyone would want to go through the trouble of adding flavor and masking the vitamin mix for every single serving

so much drama
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 23, 2014, 08:13:32 am
Pro-Flavour Vs Anti-Flavour

The Skub of our times.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Neoadept on January 23, 2014, 11:00:34 am
Tread carefully, Sam, your statement could be taken as heretical.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PatMan33 on January 23, 2014, 11:25:54 am
Yeah Sam.

Your transgressions against Skub have been cataloged and we have not forgotten what you said. Skub is the way and the light.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Inkling on January 23, 2014, 02:42:10 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oEnJfZ9joY
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: eropS on January 23, 2014, 05:27:21 pm
Pretty sure some Asian countries just do that
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PikMini on February 10, 2014, 08:43:02 am
http://www.ted.com/talks/jamie_oliver.html

here is an old but kinda still relevant video

i think parents who raise children with obesity or other diet-related problems should earn the right to keep their children
 
there is a reason you are getting picked on if you are 300 lbs at age 16, something needs to change and for many nothing will

it would likely cost the us government less to just freely provide the obese and at-risk with proper correctional measures

this is related to why i think soylent will be the future foodstuff and if certain individuals fail/are unable to change their behaviour, they can simply eat soylent (this is assuming soylent (or other cheap blends) gets proven to be a suitable longterm replacement for food)
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 10, 2014, 11:29:36 am
I think if you're 300lbs by age 16 you're not going to be happy with replacing food with a flavourless goo.

If you were then it would be equally as easy to just eat less deep fried pizzas and entire bags of dorritos in one sitting.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Brandonazz on February 10, 2014, 11:36:30 am
I am kept trim by poverty.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: eropS on February 10, 2014, 11:45:17 am
Deep fried pizzas sound so good.

Man I wish I had food in my house. I need to go buy some
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Tesla on February 10, 2014, 12:07:10 pm
i think parents who raise children with obesity or other diet-related problems should earn the right to keep their children

I remember reading that the reason many families in the West are obese is because fatty, unhealthy foods are often the only affordable option. Things like fresh fruit, meat, vegetables, are often too expensive.

I think you're focusing too much on the individual. Obesity is more of an institutional issue than a personal one.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 10, 2014, 12:46:01 pm
Check your thin privilege.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PikMini on February 10, 2014, 12:53:08 pm
Check your thin privilege.
by definition, bodyweight isn't a priviledge, it affects all ages, genders, races, nationalities, classes
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: eropS on February 10, 2014, 12:56:13 pm

I remember reading that the reason many families in the West are obese is because fatty, unhealthy foods are often the only affordable option. Things like fresh fruit, meat, vegetables, are often too expensive.


You might have read internet bull****. As we all do time to time.

CDC says  the opposite is true in men, and that most obese people are not low income  (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db50.htm)

What is interesting is that women of higher income are wy less obese then low income women. While high income men aren't as inclined to keep their shape. I like to think that says something about priorities with wealth and attraction.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Tesla on February 10, 2014, 01:27:06 pm
Really though, that particular fact notwithstanding, I still think it's more of a societal issue than one you can squarely blame on a person or parent.

Thanks for pointing it out though!
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PikMini on February 10, 2014, 03:22:38 pm
american households spend money on fruit juice, soda/pop, some even alcohol, cigarettes, all kinds of crap

they aren't necessary, the money spent on those could instead go towards 'healthy' food

when a family stops buying crappy foodstuffs packed with calories, fat, sugar and find they still can't afford ACTUAL food... ok that would be a real concern, but i doubt anyone at this point, would they not be homeless (and not obese) if they couldn't afford to overindulge?

ok done raging, 2 weeks until soylent arrives will post when it next arrives
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Tesla on February 10, 2014, 04:07:58 pm
american households spend money on fruit juice, soda/pop, some even alcohol, cigarettes, all kinds of crap

Yeah and no other country does. ::)
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 10, 2014, 05:13:03 pm
Now Tesla, not everyone is privileged enough to live in the obese, ignorant America-like regions of Europe where fat families waste their money on sugary beverages and tobacco reefers. Millions of people live in the paradise lands where only fresh locally sourced produce is available and smoking is an unfashionable, disgraceful practice.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Inkling on February 10, 2014, 06:14:42 pm
You would get more success with programs that encourage healthy eating than you would with such drastic punishing of unhealthy eating.  And I'd like to know how you'd ever convince politicians or the public to have the government confiscate overweight children.

You can have my cranberry juice when you pry it from my cold dead hands.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 11, 2014, 03:38:34 am
We wouldn't be having all these issues if we'd just given eugenics a proper go.

Thanks for ruining it for everyone Hitler.  >:(
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: eropS on February 11, 2014, 06:25:22 am
Meh. If people could do math then what they eat doesn't matter, I've been pretty big in the past.

You just have to eat less calories than you burn. You can do this through a diet of twinkies and multivitamins if you wanted.

I don't think our country has a weight problem, it's a self discipline and some people don't care; nor do they have to, it is their life
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 11, 2014, 07:34:04 am
That's a very American attitude to the issue.

When one person has issues with self control, then that's their problem. When millions of people have the exact same issue then obviously there's something more going on there.

I really don't want to keep being the smug English USA-basher but the attitude of Americans at a national level really takes this protestant self-reliance thing to the absolute extreme. Nothing bad ever seems to be down to ****ty luck or a hostile political/economic system, it always seems to boil down to blaming individuals for just not working hard enough. You're poor? Get a second job you lazy simpleton! Whats that? The statistics show there are more unemployed people than job vacancies in your area? Maybe if you just tried harder you would be able to magically defy probability and get a job that's totally above your level of qualifications.

Its a terrible, poisonous attitude and its probably one of the main things responsible for America's recent backsliding in terms of equality and quality of life. Its the same ****ty "durr just pull yourself up by your bootstraps" rhetoric the Conservative party is constantly spouting in this country, and they're exactly the kind of elitist aristocrats the United States is meant to hold in contempt.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: operaghost21 on February 11, 2014, 01:08:51 pm
All debating aside, this sounds interesting. I look forward to hearing more.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: eropS on February 11, 2014, 03:48:15 pm
You know I've been thinking about this quite a bit. I've got crohns disease so the idea of never having to eat food that could cause me unpleasantness in the future is enticing for when I'm old and my digestive track is worse
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PatMan33 on February 12, 2014, 01:51:37 pm
:(

Stay strong, erops! You on a good regimen to manage it?
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Inkling on February 12, 2014, 08:29:04 pm
Sam, what's something the UK does to deal with obesity/unhealthy eating that the US should do?  Or did you mean bootstrappiness in general?
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PatMan33 on February 12, 2014, 08:38:47 pm
They can't do anything, Ink. What they don't want to tell you is that they're all fat as well.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Inkling on February 12, 2014, 08:45:19 pm
Wait, so you're telling me fish and chips and cheap curry isn't healthy?
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: eropS on February 12, 2014, 09:04:55 pm
You on a good regimen to manage it?

Yeah, 'good' in that I'm on Remicade. It's a biologic that I get infused every two months. My biggest fears in life are cancer, cancer, and tb.

Other then that though, everything's peachy.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PatMan33 on February 12, 2014, 10:14:16 pm
My granddaddy always told me not to get TB.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 13, 2014, 03:05:41 am
Sam, what's something the UK does to deal with obesity/unhealthy eating that the US should do?  Or did you mean bootstrappiness in general?

No I mean its a ****ty attitude in general.

I wouldn't say there's really that much the UK actively does but it counts for something that we don't have a massive corn lobby getting government subsidies so corn syrup ends up in absolutely everything. (I looked at the ingredients on a loaf of brown bread in the states and it contained corn syrup). We also don't have those ludicrously massive sodas in cinemas and Macdonaldses.

But as Pat said, plenty of fatties here too as well.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Tesla on February 13, 2014, 03:20:52 am
All we gotta do is subsidize liposuction, make it free for everyone, then give all the fat to underweight people.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PikMini on February 13, 2014, 11:46:28 am
All we gotta do is subsidize liposuction, make it free for everyone, then give all the fat to underweight people.
you can transfer fat into the breasts as well

maybe start offering 2 for 1 surgeries perhaps
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Inkling on February 13, 2014, 12:16:56 pm
Keep it simple, just make soap.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PikMini on February 13, 2014, 12:55:12 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/76ASgQY.png)

so end of march

(http://global3.memecdn.com/Its-my-money-And-I-need-it-now_fb_116689.jpg)
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Tesla on February 13, 2014, 02:06:05 pm
I think it'll be interesting if this took off and their product line diversified so you could have special Soylent for say, pregnant women, people who want to slim or bulk up, people with illnesses and allergies, etc.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Kitkat on February 13, 2014, 02:37:07 pm
That would be pretty fantastic for me at least, because I sort of stopped being able to eat wheat.

As in pretty much all European foods.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PikMini on February 13, 2014, 02:38:41 pm
I think it'll be interesting if this took off and their product line diversified so you could have special Soylent for say, pregnant women, people who want to slim or bulk up, people with illnesses and allergies, etc.

it already has...

look here: http://diy.soylent.me/ (community-sourced 'blends' available online, you can buy all the ingredients with a single click from amazon also)

many are for bulking, dieting, some have certain foods omitted, etc
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: eropS on March 28, 2014, 10:31:26 am
So did you get this yet?

I am having a flare up and suddenly the idea of this is amazing to me.


But really tho.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PikMini on April 10, 2014, 10:06:40 am
So did you get this yet?

I am having a flare up and suddenly the idea of this is amazing to me.


But really tho.

not yet, but i just got this email update, shipping will happen on 21 april... so maybe in 2 weeks?

(http://i.imgur.com/4hjuIqz.png)

i can wait, my hopes of ever getting this stuff have been delayed multiple times lol, would not surprise me if hitler resurrects on 20 april and the world ends
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PatMan33 on April 10, 2014, 11:05:09 am
(http://i.imgur.com/EvY5Br3.jpg)
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Krakow Sam on April 10, 2014, 11:17:21 am
(http://asset-5.soup.io/asset/1716/1336_53ab.gif)
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PikMini on April 12, 2014, 09:21:19 am
(http://i.imgur.com/DvBuQEx.jpg)
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Slinky on April 12, 2014, 01:50:05 pm
WHY IS IT OVER THERE
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Ultimatum on April 12, 2014, 02:07:56 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/KojaYVG.gif)
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Oviraptor on April 12, 2014, 04:43:07 pm
WHY IS IT OVER THERE

Obviously, because he's on the far right.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Inkling on April 12, 2014, 06:12:23 pm
(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh153/Not_Inkling/Romney_Fudge.jpg)
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Krakow Sam on April 13, 2014, 03:51:49 am
(http://i.imgur.com/ICgr07v.gif)
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Slinky on April 13, 2014, 04:54:00 pm
M-morty, it's just *BURRRP* an illusion Morty, th-they're playing game with...with your mind Morty. They're *burp* realigning  the images, Morty.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Krakow Sam on April 14, 2014, 03:40:56 am
(http://i.imgur.com/2L9FYzx.gif)
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PatMan33 on April 14, 2014, 07:23:38 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuKYf-n3Icc

All of you white guilt devils...
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Krakow Sam on April 14, 2014, 08:02:06 am
Pikmini better give us some results soon, this thread is really off the rails.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Inkling on April 14, 2014, 02:31:20 pm
Maybe we can pick up an alternate reality infomercial for Soylent.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PikMini on May 02, 2014, 09:59:16 am
update.

well, apparently they shipped the vegan soylent and will do regular order now, starting with largest orders.  will update again when it arrives, if ever

Quote
Dear <me>,

With most of the vegan orders shipped, we are extremely happy to announce that general Soylent 1.0 orders will begin shipping this week.

To ensure that we are able to manage our reorder rate and fulfill our preorders as quickly as possible, larger orders will be shipped first.

We are working to ensure that our fulfillment process is rock solid and that reorders placed by satisfied customers will be shipped without delay.  In order to identify and fix shipping issues quickly, we will be scaling up shipping rates over the coming weeks. 

We will not be able to provide estimates on specific ship dates for starter kits or Soylent orders until we have optimized our fulfillment workflow.  A few weeks before your Soylent order ships, you will receive your Soylent starter kit.  It includes a 2 liter airtight pitcher and custom Soylent measuring scoop.

We will email you if there are any issues with your order that will prevent it it from being shipped. You will receive notification emails with tracking information for both your starter kit and Soylent shipments. 

Your order will be shipped to the address that you provided in Backerkit.  If you would like to confirm your shipping address, click the login link in your backerkit invite email.  If you need a new invite, please contact the wonderful Backerkit support team at support@backerkit.com. 

You'll surely agree that it's been a long 11.66 months since we started the Soylent crowdfunding campaign. We could not have gotten here without riding an amazing wave of support and enthusiasm from our backers. 

Thank you again.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PatMan33 on May 02, 2014, 05:48:17 pm
Wait... this is real. This whole thread is about a real thing.

I've learned something today.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Slinky on May 02, 2014, 06:09:02 pm
Pat how did you not realize that you bunghole.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PikMini on May 02, 2014, 06:14:04 pm
Wait... this is real. This whole thread is about a real thing.

I've learned something today.
haha, it is totally real, i'm guessing you too were aware of the book/film

Did you have them ship it to your Martian crater?
my crater was deleted, i'm sure, i forgot to email them before the deadline

mars one is my only remaining chance to physically reclaim ASDSFDAFSDS
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PatMan33 on May 02, 2014, 06:29:48 pm
Why would they name it 'Soylent'??

(http://i.imgur.com/3UWRRYQ.jpg)
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Slinky on May 02, 2014, 06:30:48 pm
It's probably made of people but the best way to convince people it's not is to tell them, outright, that it is.

It's ingenious, really.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Tesla on May 02, 2014, 06:56:24 pm
Pat, in the book Soylent Green is based off ("Make Room! Make Room!"), Soylent Green isn't made of people, it's just nutritional material made out of soya and lentils.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Slinky on May 02, 2014, 07:18:27 pm
So where's the plot
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Tesla on May 02, 2014, 07:25:23 pm
books have plots, slinky
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PatMan33 on May 02, 2014, 08:02:32 pm
Pat, in the book Soylent Green is based off ("Make Room! Make Room!"), Soylent Green isn't made of people, it's just nutritional material made out of soya and lentils.

My point is that the layman will see "soylent" and think of the "soylent green is people" thing, or they'll Google it and... the fourth result down (you don't even need to scroll) is soylent green. What an awful name they chose for this product.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Tesla on May 03, 2014, 03:07:45 am
should've called it manna
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 03, 2014, 05:00:55 am
Should have called it NutriSpoogeTM
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PatMan33 on May 03, 2014, 06:19:48 am
MYY SPOOOOOGE!
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Ultimatum on May 03, 2014, 06:31:16 am
This Soylent stuff sounds it would go great with some gulible soup.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Tesla on May 03, 2014, 06:31:55 am
elaborate
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PatMan33 on May 03, 2014, 06:40:33 am
Yeah, tell me more. This sounds pretty good.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PikMini on May 03, 2014, 08:07:59 am
should've called it manna
already done, mananutrition.org, it is similar to the widespread emergency fortified peanutbutter rations for starving children idea, like Plumpy'Nut


those are really cheap but you should remember taste isn't a big factor when it comes to saving a childs life, the nutrition:calories ratio aren't even suited for adults and you can't simply eat more of it, many local areas supply the peanuts and other ingredients in an effort to bring nutrition to their towns and stuff, many companies receive aid and donations to keep costs down... oh yeaaah, they aren't even available to purchase just for the hell of it, you'd need to be in a really bad part of the world to even encounter these kinds of foods.


This Soylent stuff sounds it would go great with some gulible soup.
soylent is an excellent first step considering the previous things, but the price is still pretty high... well, the price might seem decent for a westerner, but to the rest of the world it is obviously not cheap enough to feed the masses

there are even cheaper attempts at DIY soylent blends, or specialty stuff made by the community... encouraged by soylent and hosted on their website, a very promising thing to behold, you rarely see DIY alternatives encouraged and hosted on the same website as a company trying to sell their own, like they don't want the competition or something. this whole powdered-food idea is flourishing atm
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Slinky on May 03, 2014, 03:35:25 pm
books have plots, slinky

Yeah but the deal with Soylent Green the movie is that they found out that it's people. So what is the plot of the book?
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 03, 2014, 03:44:43 pm
The plot is they find out that rampant overpopulation and poor nutrition have caused the birth of the dumbest idiot in history, and his name is Slinky.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Tesla on May 04, 2014, 03:12:24 am
Slinky, the revelation that soylent green is people doesn't happen until the very end of the movie. It's not the plot.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PatMan33 on May 04, 2014, 06:16:53 am
I think what Slinky may be trying to get to is that "soylent" in popular culture is either fairly or unfairly going to be associated with "soylent green". This is because "soylent" isn't a common word and the most likely context someone will have heard it in is "soylent green", which occasionally seeps into popular culture.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Brandonazz on May 04, 2014, 07:58:58 am
Pat, stand aside. They have a horse to make sure is dead.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PatMan33 on May 04, 2014, 08:10:31 am
But I... You... They...

OH MY LUMBAGO!!
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Slinky on May 04, 2014, 10:06:13 am
I appreciate you trying to back me up, Pat, but actually I was just misinformed about the plot of Soylent Green.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 04, 2014, 11:11:13 am
Yeah, sorry Slinky. I was drunk when I made that post. Forgive me!  :'(
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Slinky on May 04, 2014, 01:36:28 pm
Yeah, sorry Slinky. I was drunk when I made that post. Forgive me!  :'(

Dude, I laughed pretty hard. No worries.

I wish this was you:

(http://i.imgur.com/Q1DJXmq.gif)
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: eropS on May 06, 2014, 10:19:28 am
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/05/12/140512fa_fact_widdicombe?currentPage=all

Same thing.


Edit: the more I read and the more I ache this just keeps sounding like something I want to try. I'll probably buy it in the coming months, hopefully their shipping times becomes reasonable, >10 weeks is ridiculous
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Inkling on May 23, 2014, 10:08:33 pm
Got your Soylent yet?  These guys did.

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/05/soylent-1-0-arrives-at-ars-we-mix-it-up-and-slurp-it-down/
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PikMini on July 31, 2014, 09:38:25 am
Got your Soylent yet?  These guys did.

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/05/soylent-1-0-arrives-at-ars-we-mix-it-up-and-slurp-it-down/

(http://i.imgur.com/e6oM5FX.jpg)


"Dear <me>,

We are extremely happy to inform you that shipping labels have been printed for your order!  Your order will be shipped via FedEx, FedEx Home DeliveryŽ on 7/31/2014.
"


well, since i got this here email, perhaps sometime this week?  the shipment tracking code is invalid, so it will remain a mystery unfortunately
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Inkling on July 31, 2014, 10:16:17 am
I really want to believe that they've had your order sitting around for months, but their printer was broken until now.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PikMini on August 01, 2014, 06:53:23 pm
What is the point of a food substitute if you can starve waiting for it to be delivered?

the same can happen if you live off normal food, but don't go on strike about that now!
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PikMini on August 06, 2014, 02:18:21 pm
ok, soylent arrived roughly an hour ago...

i felt my soylent would arrive today, so i fasted on tea and coffee.  i was right, the fedex delivery at 1500 left a large box outside.  the outer box slides off, to reveal four equally smaller boxes, each containing a week of soylent.  within each box: 7 bags of soylent powder, and 7 vials of fish/canola oil.  the oil vials from 2 of the boxes were unfortunately leaking, which left the inner cardboard dark and slick.  i held the vials against the light and found the losses negligible.  for the early backers, a plastic mixer/pitcher and metal scoop were sent out in advance.  i estimate the pitcher holds a little over 1 liter.  the instructions for preparing soylent with the pitcher are simple and require no measuring.  dump in a pouch of soylent powder, some water, then an oil vial, and shake.  the powder is white, but the mixture changes to a light caramel color.  after 30 seconds of shaking, i decided to try it out.  the pitcher/mixer is watertight and worked great for pouring into a small glass.  clumps of powder remained at the surface, like most other protein drinks/vitamin shakes if you don't use a blender.  a watery cookie dough shake is how i would describe the taste.  it is strange and somewhat unappetizing, so i recommend blending alongside some fruit.  to me, soylent = less focus on food.  i couldn't care less how it tastes, and i drank the entire mixture in one sitting.  i'm now in pain, pregnant with soylent, but i wanted to experience how a single day's meal of soylent would feel.  i'm planning to divide the mixture into 2 meals for tomorrow.

the oil is all over my hands and the pitcher, a gritty, powdery residue is still inside my mouth.  brushing after each meal is a must, or at the very least chewing some gum.....

(http://i.imgur.com/5vmOWXP.jpg)
the entire delivery

http://i.imgur.com/2GVWjIA.jpg
four 1-week boxes

http://i.imgur.com/FglDrDV.jpg
1-week box

http://i.imgur.com/wGSN3Xo.jpg
one of the lesser oil-damaged packaging.  the other is very dark. 


i took pictures only as a proof, if i were to report the leak, or if something was found missing.  i stopped when my hands became oily.  i'll take some pics with my camera of the mixture and everything tomorrow.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PatMan33 on August 06, 2014, 02:31:21 pm
God's work, son.

You got pictures??
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Slinky on August 06, 2014, 02:41:54 pm
Jesus, PikMini. That was really uncomfortable to read.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PikMini on August 06, 2014, 02:51:10 pm
Jesus, PikMini. That was really uncomfortable to read.

well, i'm uncomfortable right now, and when i move around i feel like vomiting..
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PatMan33 on August 06, 2014, 02:57:46 pm
You did eat a day's worth of food in one sitting...
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PikMini on August 06, 2014, 03:09:33 pm
You did eat a day's worth of food in one sitting...

here is a cute little infographic, found on the instruction sheet

(http://i.imgur.com/Hu4Fd2n.jpg)
the math for those cheeseburgers is kind of wrong
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Brandonazz on August 06, 2014, 04:29:47 pm
Wow, did it not occur to you to look at that before muscling 2000 calories down your gullet?
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: eropS on August 06, 2014, 04:42:41 pm
Was it worth the wait and cost?
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PatMan33 on August 06, 2014, 04:44:35 pm
>brb getting stomach pumped
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Slinky on August 06, 2014, 04:54:45 pm
Is 2000 calories a day a lot? Because I need like a 3800 calorie a day diet to not starve.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PikMini on August 06, 2014, 05:09:33 pm
Wow, did it not occur to you to look at that before muscling 2000 calories down your gullet?

i was fully aware, but i needed to try it out.  i can't explain how perfect a single meal per day sounds to me.  it would have been amazing... and if the calories were reduced, i'm sure i could make a smaller shake and manage it somehow.  2000 is pretty excessive for my sedentary lifestyle.

Was it worth the wait and cost?
it's well worth the cost, at a little less than $10/day.  a typical going-out dinner would cost more an entire day of soylent.  those who ordered early are so-called 'soylent pioneers' and they have priority for any further orders of soylent... the wait cannot be avoided, but it's a nice improvement.  for anyone without priority, the wait will definitely suck, and you are probably better off trying the DIY route.

>brb getting stomach pumped
i would rather pump more soylent in, anthing to avoid that cookie dough taste tomorrow

Is 2000 calories a day a lot? Because I need like a 3800 calorie a day diet to not starve.
just 2000 is usually excessive for anyone who sits around all day.  i can't imagine eating 3800, is something wrong with your intestines or something?
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Slinky on August 06, 2014, 05:36:01 pm
Well I am 6'6" and currently going through puberty so that might be it.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: eropS on August 06, 2014, 05:45:14 pm
Holy **** what?

Do you play sports?
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PikMini on August 06, 2014, 05:46:18 pm
Well I am 6'6" and currently going through puberty so that might be it.
(http://i.imgur.com/I5unJYm.jpg)
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Slinky on August 06, 2014, 06:39:00 pm
Holy **** what?

Do you play sports?

No, I'm terribly uncoordinated and unathletic. I'm like 20 pounds overweight :/ (270 lbs)
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PatMan33 on August 06, 2014, 06:44:45 pm
Now is a good time to start getting into those good habits. I did not and it's a lot tougher now.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Slinky on August 06, 2014, 07:53:46 pm
But sloth and gluttony are my favorites!!
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Inkling on August 06, 2014, 08:05:13 pm
I remember reading in one of these soylent articles that the stuff is better if you let it sit for a while after mixing.  Clumps in beverages sounds gross.

Anyway, good luck and godspeed.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Krakow Sam on August 07, 2014, 02:42:16 am
Holy **** what?

Do you play sports?

No, I'm terribly uncoordinated and unathletic. I'm like 20 pounds overweight :/ (270 lbs)

You should start playing basketball casually anyway. You'll have an advantage from your grotesque, monstrous height which will offset your nerdy incoordination.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PikMini on August 07, 2014, 08:17:46 am
soooo, yesterday, i drank the entire day's soylent at 1530 and was asleep near 2400... but starting at 2100, and for the next 3 hours, i had just about the most awful gas imaginable.  but no indigestion, pain, hunger, or anything else i've read from other experiences

here are some pictures of today's soylent

(http://i.imgur.com/Qe0LpZg.jpg)
1 day of soylent powder, the canola/fish oil

(http://i.imgur.com/X6MBTE0.jpg)
the soylent powder.  when adding the oil, the soylent takes on a doughy look.  i'm sure someone has baked soylent cookies because of this...

(http://i.imgur.com/EX64pxB.jpg)
the pitcher/mixer, with half a day's soylent remaining. (around 2 small glasses)  splitting it 50/50 works pretty nice.  perhaps you can make out the chalkiness

(http://i.imgur.com/PNfuRWn.jpg)
the nutritional facts
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Brandonazz on August 07, 2014, 09:16:19 am
Is 2000 calories a day a lot? Because I need like a 3800 calorie a day diet to not starve.

Keep telling yourself that, and enjoy the diabetes.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Slinky on August 07, 2014, 09:33:26 am
No, I'm serious, I actually got that calculated at some point. I just checked and it's actually like 3200 but I'm not overeating and I do eat relatively healthily. I tend to stick to fruits, vegetables, white meat, grains, that sort of thing. I avoid most heavily processed foods.

The problem is that I don't exercise, which I should start doing. Although I have started cycling about a mile each day and I'm already losing a little weight so I think things are looking pretty good.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: eropS on August 07, 2014, 10:57:13 am
Slinky do yeah eat a lot of protein?

Pikmini let us know how the spacing it out works for your bloating and gas issue
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Krakow Sam on August 07, 2014, 11:47:03 am
I just checked and it's actually like 3200 but I'm not overeating and I do eat relatively healthily.

The problem is that I don't exercise.

Then you *are* overeating. Your requirements aren't calculated based off some arbitrary "X amount of food per day", its based off how many calories you're burning vs how many you're eating. If you did literally no physical activity at all then the government-endorsed 2000 calories a day for an adult man would be overeating.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: eropS on August 07, 2014, 12:21:30 pm
Having formerly been fat, Sam is right. It's all diet related, if you want to weigh less it's as simple as eating less food, add cardio if you want but it's optional (you should do cardio for heart and lung health not to lose weight). If you want to weigh less but have more muscle, eat less food but make most of it protein and do a weightlifting routine life Starting Strength or Standard Lifts 5x5. If you want to gain mass, eat more food and

Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: operaghost21 on August 07, 2014, 12:52:31 pm
Everything is happening so fast this is all so exciting!
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PatMan33 on August 07, 2014, 01:00:14 pm
Everything is happening so fast this is all so exciting!

Tomorrow we all embrace death!
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: operaghost21 on August 07, 2014, 01:17:19 pm
 :(

...okay.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PatMan33 on August 07, 2014, 01:25:45 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/5TJ2l4N.gif)
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: operaghost21 on August 07, 2014, 01:46:11 pm
(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mcjj1zyQEL1rrogvg.gif)

 ;)
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PikMini on August 07, 2014, 02:41:56 pm
Slinky do yeah eat a lot of protein?

Pikmini let us know how the spacing it out works for your bloating and gas issue

there is a war inside of my intestines right now.  gas and bloating seems unavoidable for the entry phase.  bowel movements, on the other hand... i can describe my experience with these .gifs:

(http://i.imgur.com/1HFRwHk.gif)
(http://i.imgur.com/6jOd05L.gif)
(http://i.imgur.com/Ak2ZJBB.gif)
(http://i.imgur.com/DUH0F5n.gif)

i ate an orange and forced plain oatmeal down, i'm hoping soluble fiber help... i'm praying, actually.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PatMan33 on August 07, 2014, 03:01:59 pm
It burns?
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: eropS on August 07, 2014, 03:12:41 pm
Does it give you the runs or constepate?
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PikMini on August 07, 2014, 03:28:49 pm
It burns?
very much so, i'm thinking soluble fiber will help, which is why i ate some oatmeal and fruit today.  i'll discover tomorrow if that helps any.

Does it give you the runs or constepate?

diarrhea, yes
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PatMan33 on August 07, 2014, 03:31:01 pm
Are you weighing yourself daily?
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Tesla on August 07, 2014, 03:31:47 pm
Buy some peppermint tea, it's tasty and good for bowels.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Slinky on August 07, 2014, 04:15:41 pm
(thanks for all the tips, guys, I'll work on this)

I hope your pain and torment lets up, dude.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Inkling on August 07, 2014, 08:36:02 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BaksqH2YXQ
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: operaghost21 on August 08, 2014, 07:18:18 am
I'm very sorry for your butt...but this thread is exactly as interesting as I was hoping it would end up being.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Krakow Sam on August 08, 2014, 08:15:08 am
(thanks for all the tips, guys, I'll work on this)

(http://i.imgur.com/VI35O1z.png)
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PikMini on August 08, 2014, 08:16:52 am
Buy some peppermint tea, it's tasty and good for bowels.
(thanks for all the tips, guys, I'll work on this)

I hope your pain and torment lets up, dude.
well, i'm not absolutely sure it was the oatmeal + orange i added yesterday, but it wasn't burning this morning, and felt like a 4 on the bristol scale

i'm going pure soylent today to verify the improvement isn't just a phase.  i'm almost positive it isn't, but pure soylent is a perfect dream, so i'm willing to give it another shot

Are you weighing yourself daily?
yes, and while there hasn't yet been a single pound difference, i'm anticipating some weight gain in the long run

06 - 156 lbs / 71 kg
07 - 156 lbs / 71 kg
08 - 156 lbs / 71 kg

the fullness after drinking soylent is unpleasant. i suppose i'm overly conscious of the water, i feel like a waterbed, i've never drank this much before.  i might eventually try the 3-meal daily plan
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Slinky on August 08, 2014, 09:02:52 am
Speaking of weight I just weighed myself and I'm actually 240 pounds. I've apparently lost a lot of weight over the last year. I was wondering why my collarbones started showing...

Sorry for hijacking the thread again but I didn't want Sam to think I was a total fatzord.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: operaghost21 on August 08, 2014, 12:57:42 pm
Sorry for hijacking the thread again but I didn't want Sam to think I was a total fatzord.

Ahh, fatzord. Least useful of all the megazords.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Krakow Sam on August 08, 2014, 01:41:40 pm
Don't take my bullying seriously Slinky. I'm just foolin.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Slinky on August 08, 2014, 02:50:24 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/h7Mz76R.jpg)
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PikMini on August 08, 2014, 03:01:37 pm
06 - 156 lbs / 71 kg
07 - 156 lbs / 71 kg
08 - 156 lbs / 71 kg

call scooby and the gang, i've got a mystery

i weigh 144 lbs right now, i know the previous 156 was after drinking the morning soylent meal, but what the heck happened? i admit i haven't ever weighed myself throughout the day, but even then, 12 lbs seems a little extreme to be a normal fluctuation.

right now, i'm going to drink the rest of my soylent, some water, and then reweigh myself.  will report back with the change.

update:
HAHA WHAT

i now weigh 157 lbs, good lord, 13lbs of soylent and water account for the loss

update:
nevermind. the scale had to have been off, but i left it recalibrate and repeatedly got 144 lbs, so i'm not sure what happened.  it seems the soylent only weighs like 3lbs
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Krakow Sam on August 08, 2014, 03:22:18 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/toClB9r.gif)
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PikMini on August 08, 2014, 03:27:34 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/toClB9r.gif)
(http://i.imgur.com/fOTdSLn.jpg)
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Haseri on August 09, 2014, 05:08:15 am
and felt like a 4 on the bristol scale

Of all the things my city could name...
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Slinky on August 09, 2014, 07:18:43 am
I've heard it is a bit of a ****hole.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Inkling on August 09, 2014, 11:22:27 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf1et4hs8rQ
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Brandonazz on August 09, 2014, 11:29:50 am
You need a new scale, Pik.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PikMini on August 09, 2014, 12:58:15 pm
You need a new scale, Pik.
i need lots of new things


here's an update

weight 155 lbs / 70 kg

no more bowel problems after including a small bowl of oatmeal + orange in my diet, will from here on attempt just oatmeal, because oranges taste pretty good and i'm starting to enjoy this bland-tasting everything experience... the cardboard/cookiedough shake, mmm yummy

i discovered the best way to create my daily batch of soylent:

hot water into pitcher, then soylent powder and oil, shake for a minute, then add ice.  the clumps are almost nonexistant now.  i also pour with the pitcher barely open, to further strain clumps.  very smooth and at the same time thick.

i've had a sort of dull headache for the past 2 days.  it's not a headache, but it always feels weird starting at midday.  i'm hoping it's the decreased sodium in the soylent diet, so i'll be swallowing some salty water starting today.  going to start with half a teaspoon of tablesalt / 3g tablesalt (1000ish mg of sodium) for the next 2 days.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: eropS on August 09, 2014, 01:35:25 pm
Wow this is way more interesting than I thought it'd be.

Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PikMini on August 12, 2014, 11:41:39 am
Wow this is way more interesting than I thought it'd be.

i have had a few worries here and there, and i always think i'm finally adjusted, when suddenly something new appears.

a few days back, and then yesterday, i've noticed correctly colored, but cloudy, urine.  to make it worse, yesterday it stung somewhat.  i have no disease which would normally cause this, so i'm hoping it was just some fluke soylent side-effect.

i stopped with the oatmeal, instead opting for some fruit thoughout the day.  the oatmeal was only worsening the soylent gas.  i plan on stopping the fruit and going 100% soylent after a while.  no bowel problems at all anymore.

i also started to make soylent with added table salt and less water.  i have been forced to spread the soylent out throughout the day, and i drink 3 meals now.  this was after i self-diagnosed rapid gastric emptying ... it was very weird, very uncomfortable, and very painful.  it was resolved with smaller meals.

i seem to be finally adjusted now.  i started exercising near the intensity of when i was in bootcamp, so i hope to not gain much weight and instead become fitter.  i feel pretty great... i'm really hoping others try soylent.  i might re-order before the end of the month if things continue as smooth as they are now.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PatMan33 on August 12, 2014, 11:56:49 am
Check in with your doctor just to be sure things are good before you continue this.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PikMini on August 12, 2014, 01:22:38 pm
Check in with your doctor just to be sure things are good before you continue this.

i might end up doing that eventually if it persists

i think the tremendous portions of soylent that i initially had might have contributed, maybe i had excess glucose in my urine as a result of the big meals or something?  and the bacteria just had a ball with that?  i have no other problems, pains, and it was only on 2 occasions, so i'm not actually worried.

edit:  okay, of course i'm worried, but not enough to visit the doctor just yet.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PatMan33 on August 12, 2014, 07:13:28 pm
No stop. Go see your doctor.

You should consult a doctor any time you undergo a massive shift in diet. There could be things happening that you simply aren't aware of. Having a professional to tag-in just in case is smart.

Sorry if I'm coming across as pushy. I just don't want you to hurt yourself over something that could have been stopped by having a doc on board.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Slinky on August 12, 2014, 07:25:08 pm
But the rest of us are entertained by your suffering so if you die, make sure to let us know.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Inkling on August 12, 2014, 08:13:14 pm
Seriously, better safe than sorry.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Krakow Sam on August 13, 2014, 01:54:29 am
He doesn't want to go to the doctor because the doctor will rightly point out that replacing real food with goo is silly.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Brandonazz on August 14, 2014, 03:31:04 am
Unless he goes to see a gastroenterologist specifically, odds are that much of what a doctor would tell him would be based primarily on their mistrust of things that they don't know about.

Primary care physicians are to medical specialists as IT help desks are to computer engineers.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: eropS on August 14, 2014, 08:38:26 am
I'd see a kidney doc IMO but I'm not a doctor. A GI is good though
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: eropS on September 29, 2014, 10:37:17 am
PikMini: Last Active Aug 12


Soylent killed him
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Slinky on September 29, 2014, 01:35:20 pm
Oh my God, what if you're right?
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Ultimatum on September 29, 2014, 01:38:06 pm
the poor man.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Inkling on September 29, 2014, 01:40:25 pm
Poor PikMini

He died as he lived

In a way none of us understood
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: operaghost21 on September 30, 2014, 09:06:32 am
He is one with the soylent now.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Ultimatum on September 30, 2014, 10:27:55 am
-Plays bagpipes-
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PatMan33 on September 30, 2014, 11:14:16 am
 :'(
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PikMini on April 25, 2015, 11:13:36 am
i didn't die, but the soylent god is angry with me.


apparently i have gastric dumping syndrome, so when i drink soylent it just bypasses my stomach. i stopped soylent, because i felt it happening as i drank the stuff, like a cold snake wiggling into your abdomen. i become hypovolemic and hypoglycemic as a result of the insulin dump and had fire-rrhea within one or two hours.

i pretty much knew all this at the time, but i was just too afraid of dying to push on. i only have nine days of soylent left, so i'll give it a shot.

wikipedia is my god:
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Gastric dumping syndrome, or rapid gastric emptying is a condition where ingested foods bypass the stomach too rapidly and enter the small intestine largely undigested. It happens when the small intestine expands too quickly due to the presence of hyperosmolar (having increased osmolarity) contents from the stomach. This causes symptoms due to the fluid shift into the gut lumen with plasma volume contraction and acute intestinal distention.[1] "Early" dumping begins concurrently within 15 to 30 minutes from ingestion of a meal.[1] Symptoms of early dumping include nausea, vomiting, bloating, cramping, diarrhea, dizziness, and fatigue. "Late" dumping happens one to three hours after eating. Symptoms of late dumping include weakness, sweating, and dizziness. Many people have both types. The syndrome is most often associated with gastric bypass (Roux-en-Y) surgery.

Rapid loading of the small intestine with hypertonic stomach contents can lead to rapid entry of water into the intestinal lumen. Osmotic diarrhea, distension of the small bowel (leading to crampy abdominal pain), and hypovolemia can result.

In addition, people with this syndrome often suffer from low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, because the rapid "dumping" of food triggers the pancreas to release excessive amounts of insulin into the bloodstream. This type of hypoglycemia is referred to as "alimentary hypoglycemia."

tomorrow i'll try mixing solid oats into the soylent along with some salt. i have fiber gummies, so i'll chow down on a couple beforehand as well.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Inkling on April 25, 2015, 05:43:21 pm
With that reaction I would just eat normal food instead.

We're all glad you're alive!
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Krakow Sam on April 26, 2015, 06:30:05 am
Yeah listen to your body you chump.

You think some grad student is smarter than three and a half billion years of evolution?
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Brandonazz on April 26, 2015, 06:38:29 am
Soylent goes in.

Sadness comes out.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: eropS on April 26, 2015, 08:22:29 am
Ha
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: operaghost21 on May 29, 2015, 08:39:25 am
*phew* Glad you're not dead! Also, I don't think I can take anything seriously that has 'dumping' in the name.  ;D
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Slinky on May 29, 2015, 07:05:17 pm
Yeah we were worried you were dead dude!! Good thing you're okay :D
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Gungnir on October 21, 2016, 02:38:11 pm
Just put in an order for a British Soylent clone/spinoff called Huel.

I'm fairly excited about this. I'm hoping it will help me fix some of my awful eating habits, namely skipping breakfast and lunch 3 or 4 times a week, or replacing those meals with minimal amounts of junk food. (I tend to eat a massive dinner but it's still not healthy).

Semirelated, I finally got a blender. So far I've made one very mediocre kale/apple smoothie. Quite exciting times.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: Inkling on October 21, 2016, 03:13:02 pm
Gungnir don't die.
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PatMan33 on October 21, 2016, 09:16:58 pm
DEAR GOD MAN!
Title: Re: Soylent
Post by: PatMan33 on November 21, 2016, 07:15:41 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdqCYZqKNTo

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