#1 By: Gernreich, May 25th, 2013 11:00
If say Soylent comes as 2000 Kcal per day but I want to only take in 1600 Kcal to lose weight won't I be depriving myself of nutrients?
#2 By: Geroellgeraet, May 25th, 2013 11:15
You could eat four portions instead of five. This means though, that you will get a little less of each micronutrient. It will certainly be possible as soon as the customizing will be available.
#3 By: Christopher Galpin, May 25th, 2013 11:19
Just eat regular soylent and the low glycemic index of oat powder will = weight loss (maybe, if it's low enough). Or switch to a ketogenic diet by replacing carbs with fat (more once you reach maintenance weight) and adequate protein. Heart/blood health markers all improve eating all that fat after adaptation (yup, they get better not worse), hunger goes away, and you lose weight. Aaaand that's thread.
I did low calorie soylent for a month, then made it ketogenic, and am now currently simply following a ketogenic diet (no soylent), but I did just donate to the soylent campaign. If they make a very very low glycemic index and/or low/no carb version I'll be giving that a go.
Oh and I lost about 20 pounds, am now about 10-11% body fat, started at about 15-16%. Bitchin'. From the low carb diet, not soylent. Although I lost some on low calorie soylent too but I was way way way hungrier and was actually eating way too few calories and suffering from it on occasion.
#4 By: M@ Dunlap, May 25th, 2013 12:18
It's doubtful that you'd be depriving yourself of anything. What matters in nutrients is balance, not absolute quantity. That's why on the nutrition facts they always specify that the %DV is assuming a certain caloric intake.
#5 By: Gernreich, May 25th, 2013 14:31
Thanks for all the replies!