Saturday, October 4 was an unusual day nutritionally. I woke up around 9:30. After reading NYTimes for an hour I was ready to bravely face the weekend.1 With a glass of Soylent and a few hours’ worth of phone calls under my belt, I grabbed a banana and stepped out for errands. Afterwards I drank another glass of Soylent and went for a solo 20-mile bike ride.2 I drank a final glass of Soylent before calling it a day.
Some time ago I experimented with DIY Soylent; when the official version arrived I then wrote about the first day with my initial thoughts. Given that one’s view of a product or service substantially matures with usage, having eaten four weeks of the powder I want to explain what it’s like.3
It’s important you understand that I haven’t eaten 84 consecutive meals of Soylent. I ate my my first meal August 2 and my 84th meal October 11. I’ve eaten it mostly for breakfast, which is what makes October 4 unusual. Of the 3,300 calories eaten that day, 2,700 of them were Soylent and all but 105 were liquid.