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Topic # 150386 21-Jul-2014 00:43
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Anyone else here ordered any soylent?
Its taking too long - and I need to loose some body fat, but I am lazy and Mcdonalds is the only place open when i get back into town each night.  
 
Looking at the online recipies, they seem to all quote american products.
has anyone with more knowledge than me been able to create a DIY recipe with products you can get at the supermarket or hippie food shop?

I will go into the super market if it means I can buy bulk of what I need to make the stuff in a blender.


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  Reply # 1092783 21-Jul-2014 07:05
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Have a look through these ones, I just filtered for New Zealand..

https://diy.soylent.me/recipes?countries=NZ

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  Reply # 1092796 21-Jul-2014 07:47
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If you go to the supermarket you could buy food instead of McDonalds.

What you eat is more important than what you do IMHO, another option apart from consuming chemicals is a calorie controlled diet (www.myfitnesspal.com makes it easy to work out), focus on protein, and ideally start lifting weights. Have a read of this free e-book.

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  Reply # 1092804 21-Jul-2014 08:42
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Its simple maths really, Calories in Vs Calories out.  Have you seen the the number of kj in a big mac combo for example? 

4633 kj in total, that is more than half your daily intake and lets not even get started on the breakdown of that energy as far as fat and salt goes.  Successful dieting is about making changes to diet, and increasing exercise (moderate increases are fine).  My personal biggest struggle is portion control.  



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  Reply # 1092985 21-Jul-2014 13:32
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Yeah... I am too lazy to eat healthier.  
I go to the gym 5 nights a week, but after rowing 500 calories each night for 6 weeks, I am putting on weight. I know a little bit of weight gain is normal, but I was surprised as I thought it would only be one or two kgs that would eventually start falling off.
When I started at the gym 3 years ago, I weighed 10kgs less than i do now, but I keep taking 6 month breaks and never get back down to it.

So this morning I went to the supermarket and purchased $300 worth of those 4 point weight watcher meals. Will see how they go until I get a DIY soylent recipie sorted out.

Thanks - I didnt know that official DIY site existed




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  Reply # 1092986 21-Jul-2014 13:35
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If you row 500 calories and eat 1200 calories for dinner (plus at least 600 per other meal, and snacks) that's probably why. That'd be around 2400 calories in MINIMUM and probably more like 3000. You should jump on the website I linked to above and work it out, honestly, for yourself what you consume.




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  Reply # 1093194 21-Jul-2014 18:12
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I look at the mcdonalds website and count calories on everything i eat. I normally sit around the 1800 mark each day.




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  Reply # 1093200 21-Jul-2014 18:30
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Ok, good start, now improve the quality of the food you eat: good protein, not too much fast, and good carbs. Avoid eating anything white or with white ingredients is a good guide, that cuts out sugar and flour. Not sure chemical shakes are the best idea.




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I read this and just thought 'soylent green' - we're making this in NZ now???

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Reply # 1093219 21-Jul-2014 19:22
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stocksp: I read this and just thought 'soylent green' - we're making this in NZ now???
hahaha. my thoughts were the same. Then also thought I would never order it as reminds me too much of Soylent Green




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  Reply # 1093227 21-Jul-2014 19:28
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A couple of people have mentioned that to me.
I have never seen the movie and never intend to.




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raytaylor: A couple of people have mentioned that to me.
I have never seen the movie and never intend to.

Spoiler: It's people.

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  Reply # 1094281 23-Jul-2014 15:32
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You could also keep a stash of nuts, fruit and veg at home and make smoothies. We have one of the nutri bullets and while I am not convinced it is better than a blender, it seems to work well. We do smoothies with fruit, veg and a bit of yoghurt and water, but you can do whatever you feel like and it takes 5 mins including cleanup. 




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  Reply # 1094284 23-Jul-2014 15:42
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I did find some NZ recipes on a Soylent forum a couple of weeks ago.  I think it was the same one @peejayw linked to.

This is the recipe I settled on:

http://diy.soylent.me/recipes/new-zealand-sourced-soylent 


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  Reply # 1094315 23-Jul-2014 16:23
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Have you seen Soylent Green?: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soylent_Green
Put me right off the product.




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  Reply # 1094363 23-Jul-2014 16:43
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Sideface: Have you seen Soylent Green?: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soylent_Green
Put me right off the product.


Seriously?  Read about 6 posts above yours....

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