>>52934731 I said I did like it faggot, the idea - There're just better ways to go about it. And liking or not liking something doesn't change the fact that it's a maym. I pay less than $30 a month on food - $3 per meal is hella expensive.
>>52934832 Yes. Which is why I said there's not reason to eat the same thing all the time. Soylent has everything, but theres not point to that unless you only eat Soylent. The only thing I really need in a meal replacement is calories and protein.
>>52934790 >>52934821 Not him but I usually eat either bread, eggs, oats and milk / yogurt or fruit for breakfast. Same for lunch. For dinner I usually have either chicken or canned fish with rice, beans or lentils, cheap veggies or whatever's discounted. It's not hard to eat on a budget if you sorta know how to cook and buy discounted shit. >>52934800 >implications
>>52934800 >>52934790 I'd bet dogfood is expensive, is it not? I do not live with my parents. I buy staple foods in bulk from Winco. There is nothing magic or weird about this, just do the math. The average person eats around a pound of dry food per day. A 10lb bag of potatoes is less than $2. You can get 25lbs of lentils for less than $20. All staples are like this. I sometimes feel like the only person on this board who actually goes to the grocery store, knows what's up, and knows how to cook and bake. If you're spending a lot on food, you're doing something terribly wrong.
>>52934761 if you're willing to dumpster dive, you could probably more than half that >we throw away more than 60% of the food we grow for people >perfectly good edible delicious food >consumerist scubs on /g/ still pay for food
>>52934760 Oatmeal for breakfast: 30 cents Lunch: Egg and bread: 50 cents Dinner: Fish and potato wedges: $3 $4 for 3 meals Now that's not completely fair since you'd also want another dollar of vegetables and fruit.
>>52935144 no >>52935247 your dad has to feed multiple people and probably buys different things from what I've listed here >>52934875 but another "trick" is just buying discounted food in bulk and freezing it.
>>52935416 You need to learn the value of not having meat every meal. Buy food that has long expiry dates, and don't throw out food just because it 'expired'. Those dates are not well regulated and mostly exist to get customers to throw away perfectly good food so they will buy some more.
Don't waste money on vitamin pills either. Or processed food. Vegetables, not pills. Learn how to cook basic meals. Cook books are almost completely fucking useless nowadays since they're made for middle class wives who have nothing else to do but spend their husbands money on a a thousand different herbs and spices and whatever meme ingredient imported from the anus of a Peruvian fruit bat is popular that year.
>>52935416 Well, I don't like in the US so no Walmart here. I live in Europe and buy my usual cheap food at the Aldi. I scour all the other stores in the neighborhood for discounted food. also >>52935464 this, if you want a proper cookbook get an older one.
>there are people on /g/ actually shilling this garbage Oh wow we hit a new low.
For less you could make a tanker full of lecso. It's just onion, peppers, some tomatoes and whatever leftover meat you got. Add rice (which is cheap as fuck) and you got a meal that's tasty as fuck, healthy and cheap.
I have no idea how much of a lifeless wageslave you have to be to eat this trash.
>>52935416 Discounted foods are only a little bonus and shouldn't be relied on. I wouldn't set foot in a Walmart, but maybe you don't have a choice. The key is staples in bulk. Wheat flour, rice, oats, potatoes, lentils, pinto beans, split peas - This should be like 90% of what you eat, and it's all dirt cheap. carrots and broccoli and cabbage the occasional apples and bananas Buy spices and brown sugar and chocolate and things from the place in the back where they're all in big self serve containers - Never buy small individually packaged things. Peanut butter. The vast majority of my budget goes to little things I wouldn't at first expect, like olive oil and ketchup. Learn to bake bread and make your own granola. Soups are the easiest thing in the world. Enough salt, oil, and sugar and you can make anything delicious - But by cutting out disgusting shit ``food'' from your diet, your body will quickly adjust and you'll see just how delicious real food is on it"s own to begin with.
>>52935490 >So how do you suggest I learn to cook? Do something, anything, and pay attention. I encounter so many people who follow directions blindly and never actually think about what their doing or what it might result in and then they get upset and give up when something goes wrong because they have no ability to correct/adapt and no willingness to try again perhaps differently. Watch what you're doing, figure that shit out, and use what you learn in the future - This is like the kindergarten life counseling we never got. Just look something up online you want to try, read 5 different recipes for it, find out what's they same between them all, and feel free to deviate (so long as you fucking pay attention and can learn from what happens). I personally prefer minimalism and simplicity to crazy complex recipes - If whatever has more than like 5 ingredients (excluding salt and water) it's just a muddled masturbatory flavor maym. Lies people who have never cooked before will tell you about cooking: >it's hard >it's time consuming >it's expensive I don't know why they all think this but the opposite is true. Prolly can be all of those things, but in my experience it never has been.
>>52935750 >more than 5 ingredients More than 5 basic ingredients. Stuff I cook has like 3-4 different types of vegetable, there's garlic, there's onion, there's mixed herbs, there's mince, there's tomato, pasta, a little butter or olive oil for the pasta and the saute, salt, pepper, but in reality the basic idea is simmering tomatoes down and serving it with pasta.
>>52935334 This, I use soylent as a base for either breakfast/lunch smoothies when I'm working or in class and don't have time to make lunch. Generally I have 20 minutes/day for lunch, it's easier to just pack some soylent blended with some frozen berries, bananas, and whatever. Tastes breddy gud too.
If you have your parents or wife cook for you, you shouldn't be allowed ITT.
Cooking for oneself is not enjoyable. It's just a time-consuming mess. If I could drink my meals, save time, and reduce waste, I'd do it in a heartbeat. But stuff like this isn't available in my country.
i still drink Joylent. mostly because its a lot cheaper when i know im going to spend a signifigant amount of hours from home and i dont wanna pay minimum 60 NOK (6€) for a meal. it saves me money in situations where there are no cheap options and i still want something substatial. and than i can eat "real" food when i get home
>Keep eating same shit as always, just less >Drop soda, only water to everything, EVERYTHING. >Eat 5 times a day (3 meals, 2 fruits) >Do some bike and walking >Loss 10kg in 40 days Im doing pretty good
>>52935847 Yeah, cooking sucks. Just make it yourself. Go buy some oil, vitamin capsulas, whey and other shit you find on diy soylent. With this you don't need any eating utensils, a dishwasher and you spend less water. It's worth it.
There is one thing about this that would make it potentially dangerous for certain people. Your RDA of folate is being provided by soylent as 100% folic acid. In nature, you get very little folic acid, most is supplied directly as folate. Your body has to convert folic acid into other forms of folate so that it can make use to it, a healthy human has only a limited capacity to make this conversion, and the chemical pathway it has to use is also needed for other important processes in your body. Folic acid simply isn't an ideal form of the nutrient, especially if you are not getting any at all in the natural form. Secondly, your bodies ability to convert folic acid into folate declines significantly as you age, and about 5-10% of the population has a genetic defect which considerably lowers their capacity to make the conversion.
There are also some similar issues with other vitamins being in multiple forms, vitamin E for instance works best when present in a blend of all forms, Soylent just contains the alpha form. Another is Vitamin K which almost all supplements provide as K1, this is abundant in vegetables and is used by your liver to make blood clotting factors. But it is also important to have vitamin K2 which is essentially for your body to properly utilise calcium. (K2 is actually pretty scarce, the only reliable sources are eggs, meat and a weird Japanese food called natto. This explains the high rates of osteoporosis in vegans, the mainstream medical community has been trying in vain to blame vitamin D and calcium deficiency).
Another worry I have about this, is that a natural diet exposes you to a far far wider range of different chemicals than this meal replacement contains. There are thousands of chemicals you eat everyday, you wont die if you stop eating them, but they do have apparent health benefits. The problem with studying them is that the effects are minor but probably cumulative between all of them.Think of how many foods you see in headlines like "CHOCOLATE CURES CANCER". There are so many different chemicals in so many different foods which may have benefits that scientists haven't really even began to properly understand them. If you want to be healthy rather than following a specific regime the only real answer is to regularly eat as wide a range of different foods as possible.
There are also issues with getting all your nutrients at the same time, certain vitamins and minerals aren't absorbed easily by your body when they're present in the same meal, for example calcium and iron aren't fully absorbed if you take them together. This is another reason why variety is important, you ideally need a lot of certain nutrients in one meal and a lot of others in a different one, rather than having your RDA divided up equally through the day.
I also have reservations about the balance of nutrients he's chosen: More fibre is always better. Some people are probably better off with more fat and less carbs. There's too little saturated fat for my liking, saturated fat is quite metabolically important to your body, especially the brain. I can't find detailed information on the oil composition, it looks like there are no medium-chain saturated fats, and no conjugated-linoleic-acid, which are both fairly good for your health. It looks like there are no resistant starches, these are pretty important for maintaining the health of your gut bacteria.
I am actually thinking about trying this as a replacement for a normal breakfast, but I definitely wouldn't consider it to provide 100% of my diet.
>>52936554 there's no point in going full to bed. you'll take longer to sleep and it's just wasted calories. even if you feel a bit empty you're going to fall asleep anyway and will have a breakfast when you wake up, so no pain at all.
>>52936863 I thought it was a Gintama meme, but It's really fucking good. Especially on sticky asian/jap rice. Also I just keep a rice cooker near my PC at all times now. Makes a filling snack and dinner. For lunch I usually have a sandwich with some fruit. Water and coffee for drinks with milk in the mornings either through cereal or just drinking it; and once a week I go out for food. R8 my diet /g/
This is a faggot hipster meme. Why would you drink/eat this cum smell/texture garbage when you can just eat an actual meal that you can actually enjoy? This is good for blog topics and the homeless. >inb4 muh utilitarianism >I'm such a corporate cuck slave that I have no time to eat!!111!
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