Much like the original inceptors of Soylent, I found that my life with food was tedious and expensive. I spent hours congregating around it, preparing it and consuming it. When I first experimented with Soylent, I was one of many who quickly discovered that it has the flavour of metamucil and the texture of oatmeal—in addition to a larger than recommended addition of sulphur, which produced anti-social effects in levels of flatulence that I won't soon forget. But the free time I gained was immense.
However, after a week my body normalized to Soylent (later removed the extra sulphur). It wasn't like I ate McDonalds or frozen pizzas before either. I cooked all my meals from scratch and meandered between paleo and raw diets with a good amount of homemade sushi. The thing is, I felt (and feel) better on Soylent than I did scrounging for my proper intake among expensive—comparatively—groceries (ordering the Soylent ingredients for a week is about 35 dollars).
My housemates thought I was in an odder than usual phase, my dean thought the white baggies where illegal substances, and my family thought I lost it. For their sake, I altered the serving to be 1700 calories and partook in a single meal a day in the same style as I once did, which I continue to this point (when dates are invited back for dinner they expect food food). Though, I added in natural flavouring from various sources to solve the taste problem—the texture is still meh.
What do you think of Soylent and proper food subsituting in general?
EDIT: What is your relationship with food?