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This man's giving it a go: http://www.vice.com/read/rob-rhinehart-no-longer-requires-food
One of lifes many pleasures.
There's probably quite good arguments for why we all *should* eat powdered food. But fuck that.
I really like food and usually care little about their nutritional values.
Can I have all the food AND the nutrition powder stuff?
disgusting little man
THERE IT IS
Sure, you'd be an idiot to go 100% food free. Soylent aint replacing a fry up thats for sure. But as long as it made you not feel hungry, I'd happily have it for breakfast during the week. Maybe even for tea some days when I just cant be arsed.
and you're a bit peckish and all you have is a nice cool batch of Soylent.
Id have a fry up. Only an idiot doesnt have emergency bacon in their fridge.
Nothing really cures a hangover that I've tried, but I've never tried a concoction of minerals and vitamins like that. Maybe it would totally wipe it out!
i would still go out to dinner and happily just have a drink while everyone ate their weird historic food. but there's no way i would ever have a plate in front of me ever again
but I don't want to go to the movies three times a day.'
I have nothing in common with this man.
There are drawbacks: It doesn't keep long after mixing with water, so I still have to make it every day. If I make a mistake with the amount of an ingredient, it can make me sick.
There are very few things in the world that are better than savouring the morsels of an absolutely divine meal.
Could save a lot of time. I would probably have a meal or two now and then.
It's either all or nothing. "Give up eating" means GIVE UP EATING.
It's one of life's pleasures.
Imagine how depressing it would be only eating powders.
but it's an amazing idea - i can see the benefits, especially for helping the world's resources
1. It claims that it has only a third of the calories of a conventional balanced diet - so presumably something like 800 calories a day? That can't be sustainable - you'd surely lose a tonne of weight.
2. He talks about how this could benefit the environment by changing farming and so, but where is he getting all these nutrients from - aren't most of them derived from the original foodstuffs then sold on as supplements? Can you just create these things in a lab? What's the supply chain for that like? What's the actual cost?
3. I enjoy food so would hate to replace my entire diet with this, however, there are times when I think it would be handy - I don't usually eat breakfast so would be happy to have a glass of this instead (maybe strawberry flavoured). And if you were camping or something - could just carry the powers and mix with water. Makes sense.
1. It's probably not sustainable but not to a dramatic extent. IF this eliminates the energy expenditure on digestion and metabolising food, then potentially it's making not only the process of eating more efficient, but also the human body itself. For the first few weeks his weight dropped but then levelled out, with a significant increase in activity (7 mile runs as opposed to next to nothing). Be interested to see the effects longer term.
2. Yeah. That's a bit of a tricky one. Efficient sources of all of the necessary parts on a localised scale would be extremely difficult. Probably more efficient by multitudes than the mass raising, feeding, and culling of cattle to service just a part of the food chain, though.
3. Indeed. But you can easily meet many of the goals with a couple of well chosen supplement tablets washed down with a glass of milk each morning. If you want.
It's probably just a glorified protein shake
but i'd love to give up cooking cos i had a robot who could do it all for me when i was feeling lazy. i like cooking but some days i just can't be fucked.
and meant that I was no longer a yo yo dieter then I'd give it a shot, it sounds boring, but I'm fed up with changing clothes size every other month.
if your diet's nutrient rich your body's more likely to turn to itself for energy rather than craving more food
Your body needs to digest nutrients in food form. That's how it's been evolved. I doubt the absorption rates for liquid diets are terrible.