Soylent Green is People

So I heard about Soylent last year, and it’s been coming to mind again because I was reading someone’s blog about their trying it. And that made me go look into it again.

Soylent is still not available outside of North America, but there are alternatives available over here like Joylent ([1]). I’m looking at this, and asking myself whether €5 a day is more or less than I spend at the moment. I think it’s more – quite a bit more if I was actually cooking properly for myself more. So why am I still considering it?

Is it because I’d probably be eating healthier that way, that I’d be eating less junk food? That maybe if I switched to Joylent, I’d also cut out soft drinks, and cut a load of sugar out of my diet at the same time?

So I’m considering it. And I’m unsure. But I’m thinking about it.

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1. they’ve asked me to remove the link due to apparent robot issues

2 thoughts on “Soylent Green is People

  1. I think soylent’s appeal to me is that I wouldn’t need to think about my diet at all. I would know that I am both working towards a weight I’m happy with (you can make mixes geared towards that, I’m sure, and even if not you can measure how much you take of the generic stuff) and not screwing my health up in the process (by eating only sugar and carbs with the calories I do get). Indeed, it would likely be the healthiest I’d ever eaten.

    If I could picture a world where I was happy without cake and refined sugar products, I’d switch to it in a heartbeat, but I think I’d hate it as is.

    1. People I’ve seen using it do augment their Soylent with real food, but feel less urge to fill up on snacky foods because they’re not as hungry.

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