I’m reading about the Soylent diet, a range of products created with the aim of substitute common food for liquid+powder one.
The startup was created by a Sillicon Valley engineer guy (where else) to avoid this time high consuming cooking time.
The basis looks reasonable, to fill all our deposits out exactly what the percentages of food that we need, no more.
Let’s take a look to the statement that the company issued in his section -about.
Soylent™ was developed from a need for a simpler food source. Creator Robert Rhinehart and team developed Soylent after recognizing the disproportionate amount of time and money they spent creating nutritionally complete meals.
Soylent is a food product (classified as a food, not a supplement, by the FDA) designed for use as a staple meal by all adults. Each serving of Soylent provides maximum nutrition with minimum effort.
I like this part of “Classified as a food, not a supplement” and this other “Provides maximum nutrition with minimum effort“.
Not sure about that one, but the marketing is quite good.
I also find a really interesting article written by the influencer Shane Snow with a trial of two weeks with the products, testing his parameters before and afterwards. Long but worthy reading though. I miss to combine with physical activity and check if with the proposed meal you can hold your performance, daily routines etc. or otherwise you feel weaker and dizzy.
I will try with pleased if the Soylent guys are looking for further data =)
And here my thoughts:
-I have never done a diet.
-Although I do believe that some diet can works, I do (and strongly) believe that is just a shortcut to achieve a temporary balance.
-After a diet, most of the people eat like if the end of the world is about to come, so the following status could be even worse than before the diet. Yo-Yo effect.
-Most of the approaches make people be in a bad mood, not productive in the job and rude at home.
-Let’s start easy. Try to find which food are you eating and is high caloric.
-Plan a routine of do some physical activity during the week. Walk is more than allowed.
-Stop saving energy. That means that elevators should be swap by staircases and you don’t need the tube to go to the downtown. Use your bike, is trendy =)
-Spoil your body with some rewards. Start with two days of “free bar” and reduce to one. This action would be great for your body and your mind.
And above all, be patient. The healthy habits should be introduced slowly, steady and be a pleasure, not a punishment.
Welcome to the first step of your new life =)