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Old 08-30-17, 05:13 AM
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Nutritional product. Anyone try it?
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Old 08-30-17, 05:17 AM
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I have. It tasted too much like Soylent Green for me to like it much.
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Old 08-30-17, 05:23 AM
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Originally Posted by NoControl View Post
I have. It tasted too much like Soylent Green for me to like it much.
All Clockwork based editorial aside, care to expound?
Did you use it long enough to realize any result, side effect? Were you hungry afterwards?

Unfortunately, it isn't gluten free so it rather defeats a purpose I was looking at it for but am still intrigued.
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Originally Posted by Juan Foote View Post
All Clockwork based editorial aside, care to expound?
Did you use it long enough to realize any result, side effect? Were you hungry afterwards?

Unfortunately, it isn't gluten free so it rather defeats a purpose I was looking at it for but am still intrigued.
Apologies, Juan. I was trying to be clever. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soylent_Green

Frankly, I'm not big on shakes and foods that are so manufactured and engineered. I try to follow the Paleo diet as a guide to eating right. Soy products typically do not follow the Paleo regimen.
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Old 08-30-17, 06:27 AM
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^Yup, am familiar with the movie. I always associate it with Clockwork, same wonkiness.
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Old 08-30-17, 12:34 PM
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Soylent Brown is poople.
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I have a friend that is a teacher, very busy schedule during the day, and he tried it for a while because it was the only way he could reliably have lunch. It gave him such toxic flatulence his family made him stop.

As for taste, he's no foodie, so he didn't care. It was edible but not enjoyable. Pleasure is absolutely not the point. It's for people who care so little about food, that they prioritize convenience way above taste.

I.e. not me. I'm kind of a ninja of cooking at work. Today I had a nice tuna melt, with a can of tuna from my pantry (file cabinet), some miracle whip and jalapeno jack cheese from the vegetable bin I occupy in one of the 4 available fridges on my floor, sweet chipotle pickle slices, all on jalapeno beer-cheese bread I made myself (at home) -- toasted in the toaster oven in the kitchenette at work, 9min@400deg. During the 9min I popped back to my cube and set a timer to go back and grab it.

It cost me probably about 5min and $1. No way I would I exchange that for a tasteless nutrient sludge.
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Old 08-31-17, 05:26 AM
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^ Thanks, in that was sort of what I was looking for.

Soy products don't really bother me that way. I like food a lot too, but sometimes need the convenience of something that can be consumed easily and is fully nutritional. As I say though, until or if this gets to be gluten free or taste good it wouldn't do for that primary purpose. Otherwise, just curious.
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Instant oatmeal would be just as quick as mixing a soylent shake (if you have access to already-hot water), taste a lot better, and be a lot cheaper.
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Old 09-01-17, 05:45 AM
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Sure, but instant oatmeal is neither nutritionally complete, nor gluten free either.
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I looked into it at some point or other. There's a whole forum with different recipes -- I imagine there's any number of formulations out there regarding different dietary restrictions. No harm in giving it a try.

Closest I ever got is a morning smoothie fixed up in the blender involving cran-water, kale, flax seed meal, flax oil, psyllium, lecithin, cinnamon, whey protein isolate, and blueberries/cherries. Nutritional and filling.

If I was going to try it on any kind of regular basis, it would probably only be for one meal out of a day. I don't know of any nutritionist who would recommend anything like soylent as an only-food. And if it's not going to be a full time thing, buy pre-mixed or mix your own smoothie concoction you can shake up in a blender bottle, or grab some commercially available liquid supplement, like Ensure.
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My wife gets the pre-mixed drinks every spring. She drinks them when she's fasting for Lent. I've had a few now and then. They taste ok - not bad, but not great. I wouldn't mind drinking them every day. I have found that I can either drink a Red Bull Total Zero or a Soylent, but not both.

I've heard that some people have digestive issues with the powder mix, but that the pre-mixed version doesn't cause the same problems.
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Originally Posted by Juan Foote View Post
Sure, but instant oatmeal is neither nutritionally complete
That's why you eat other meals
nor gluten free either.
Oats are not gluten free? Or do they mix flour in there to manage consistency or something?
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It's "okay"... Like drinking pancake batter.

If you're going to try it, I would recommend adding some sort of additional fiber supplement, ie psyllium husk. The maltodextrin in Soylent didn't get the job done for me.
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
That's why you eat other meals

Oats are not gluten free? Or do they mix flour in there to manage consistency or something?

In some celiac sufferers the protein in Oats gives problems due to how close it mimics it.

Aside from that, most mills that process oats and grains deal with flour. Additionally, any store house, train car, truck, ect that the ingredients were processed in must also not process or carry wheat/gluten containing grains.
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they've supposedly resolved the horrible poop problems; I tried the drink2.0 and the coffiest drink. honestly, for 400 calories, I wasn't sated at all. I'd drink one and be starving 45 min later. Not good. Chilled does taste better.

As a recovery drink, I liked it a LOT -- right amount of post-ride calories, protein, etc.. As a meal replacement, for me, pass.

Tastes like slightly sweet cardboard with a malty undertone. They say the "neutral" taste is on purpose so you can add fruit and whatev.

I'd reconsider if the packaged drinks were 200 instead of 400 calories, and if they were a little thicker.
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