Radio Silence: End of the Soylent Run

Hi Guys, Sorry for not updating in awhile. I've been swamped with work, school, physical therapy, and various other life demands. It's been 3-4 weeks since my last post. During that time, I've been mainly off Soylent. Soylent was easy to fit into my lunch schedule; however, I found that my consumption of it was not consistent enough to warrant further blog posts. Work provided lunches, social circumstances, and poor timing have prevented me from being a more consistent Soylent drinker. I don't have anyone to blame but myself. To…

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Soylent Day 44-50: Slipping off that Soylent

Last week was not a good week for my Soylent regimen. Wasted Soylent I started off the last 7 days with a bad batch of Soylent. I had made a batch of Soylent the Friday before the start of the last 7 days and left it in my company's refridgerator. The refridgerator shut down over the weekend. Everything in the refridgerator went bad, including the Soylent. Luckily, I had another pouch of Soylent powder in the office and made a fresh batch. Monday and Wesdnesday were the only days where…

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Soylent Day 30 - 36: Beers for Days

It's great to be back on normal foods for dinner. I feel like I've been stressing this a lot, but it is a huge deal for me. It makes social logistics simple. I don't stress about food during my dates or hangouts because I know I can be flexible with eating. Another thing I want to emphasize is that Soylent has been a great lunch substitute. Like I've mentioned before, Soylent for lunch has been a great boon for my productivity at work since it doesn't cause the post lunch…

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Soylent Day 23 - 29: Easy Week and Little Gains

It's been a really fast week. It's probably because I'm back to a normal food for dinner. I didn't catch myself struggling with food temptations during the past week. My week consists of two main meals. I have Soylent for lunch and, if I am hungry, a pre bed snack. Dinner is reserved for normal food. It has provided me with all of the umami, savory, and fatty tastes that I enjoy and crave daily. It has also fulfilled my relaxation time. I am definitely more calm and happy this…

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Soylent Day 17 to 22 - A Rough Week and a Great Finish

I restarted my Soylent regimen on Tuesday, September 2nd. Today is the September 7th. These past 6 days have been trying psychologically. Energy for Days My work life has been great. My energy and productivity levels are consistently high. There is a Capital One run Peet's coffee shop on my way to work. They offer a 50% discount on purchases to Capital One card holders. My inner cheapskate can't pass up on such a great deal, so I've been starting my mornings with a large cup of iced coffee. That…

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Soylent Day 16 - A Change of Pace

Today has been an uneventful day. I discovered last night that today is Labor day and that I had the off. There goes my structured work day. I slept until noon, ran a few errands, and vegged out. I'm not used to having an unplanned day. I perform my best my when my days are structured and habitual. I rely on the structure and my habits to make progress in everything I do. When left to my own devices, I crumble. For example, I didn't eat Soylent at all today.…

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Soylent Day 10 to 15 - Being Social is the Bane of Soylent

It's been 5 days since my last post. I promised I'd write on Friday, but I had a date Friday and a group date on Saturday so I didn't get a chance to update this blog until Sunday. It's not such an issue since the last 5 days had one central theme: not eating Soylent. The Company Retreat My company retreat was a blast. It started as soon as we got seated on the bus. We were given red solo cups. Pitchers of orange and red drinks were passed around.…

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Soylent Day 5 - Cheating is the Norm

I had a boiled egg last night after my last Soylent meal. I'll have to do this for another week. It's the only way I'm going to finish all of the soft boiled eggs from last Wednesday. The egg white is not didn't taste great cold, but the yoke tasted almost as intoxicating as the first time. It has this savory, umami flavor that I love so much. Vivid Dreams I slept early last night. I turned off the lights at midnight and rolled around for a little bit, but…

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Soylent Day 4 - Stumble and Recovery

Wednesday is billiards night. So, after publishing last night's post, I biked to my usual billiards hall. I arrived around 10:30PM, played a few games, and drank a Guinness. Guinness has roughly the same amount of calories as Bud Light, but tastes a ton better. Surprised?. After the first beer, I stopped myself and had water. This is a huge contrast from my usual 3+ glasses of whiskey and or beer. Around 12:30AM, I biked home. This is also atypical because I usually stay until hall closes at…

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Soylent Day 3 - Getting into the Swing of Things

It was easy waking up today. I was pleasantly surprised because I had a really hard time falling asleep last night. I mentioned in yesterday's post that I was pretty tired, but, when it came time to fall asleep, I couldn't. I turned off the lights at 1AM and didn’t start dozing until 2AM. My mind was a frenzied tornado of thoughts. It was probably from the pot of tea at 7PM. I also felt a tinge of hunger while falling asleep. It wasn't unbearable and I can't blame…

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Soylent Day 2 - Heavy Eyes and Wired Mind

I woke at 8AM and was exhausted. I'm not sure what caused it because I went to bed at 12:30AM and feel asleep quickly. That gives me roughly 7-7.5 hours of sleep. I don't think it's caused by the sudden Soylent diet; I've only had Soylent for one day. Perhaps, the alarm pulled me out of deep sleep (stages 3 and 4). The commute to work was blur. I spent half of the time trying to convince my eye lids to stay open. My mind was like that…

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Soylent Day 1 - Pleasantly Surprised

I woke up today feeling absolutely drained. This not because of Soylent though. I was drained because I was in NYC all weekend, partied a little too hard, and stayed up a later than usual to write the Soylent Day 0 post. I walked into my office at 9:15AM with a dull headache right between the eyebrows. I don't eat breakfast so I only had water to carry me through the morning. First Taste I usually have lunch at at 12:30PM, but, by 11:30AM, I was famished.…

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Soylent Day 0 - Starting the Soylent Weight Loss Journey

My name is John Huynh. I'm a 23 year software engineer, break dancer, and I want to be at 7% body fat. This post marks the beginning of a series of blog posts chronicling my weight loss experience using Soylent. If you aren't familiar with Soylent, it is ,essentially, liquid meals that provide all of the nutrients a human body needs. I'll cover things like how I feel, how is my physical performance while consuming Soylent, and include daily physique images and scale readings. I will try to consume only…

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