Soylent Challenge: The Final Days

Here we are, people! I did it. It’s done. I made it through this weird diet journey, and I have to say, I have never felt better. Back on day 3, I said the ultimate goal for me was to allow my body to “reset.” To flush my body of processed foods and MSG. I didn’t fully understand at the time how that goal would end up playing out. I’m here to say that it’s played out beautifully.

It’s been about two weeks since I finished my last full day of Soylent. 12 days came and went. I’m constantly being complimented on how healthy I look. I can see it in my skin. I can feel it in my neck and stomach. But the most prevalent change I notice is how “normal” my digestive system feels. For a couple of years now, I’ve had waves of digestive issues. I can attribute this to my diet over the last two years consisting of food items from world renowned chef, Ronald McDonald.

I’m not going to sit here and tell you I lost weight because Soylent is a miracle worker. I’m an honest person. I’m 100% certain it’s because I cut my calorie count down to what a normal human being is supposed to consume. AND, due to changing my diet for 12 days, I didn’t eat fast food. So I guess, indirectly, Soylent is responsible. BUT, if you’re already a relatively healthy person, and you eat relatively healthy already, I can’t say for sure that Soylent would be of any great benefit or not. I can only recommend it and see what it does for you. Apparently all the cool kids are trying it. That’s what the internet says.

To be fair, there were some negative effects to this radical change. For instance, my grouchy attitude. Ask my wife about it. She’ll be glad to tell you all about it. I’ll leave it at that.

In the end, I love that I took this journey. I know what you’re thinking. “John, it was only 12 days. Stop being dramatic.”

Yes, I completely agree. But I just can’t deny the feeling of healthiness that’s overcome me. The feeling of energy that I’ve been given back. My boys are my life. And being able to play with them (not that I couldn’t before) longer and harder is everything. I sleep better at night. I wake up wanting to eat (I never used to eat breakfast very often). I just can’t deny these things. I’m a believer. Sometimes a Belieber.

I can’t thank you all enough for the support for this challenge, my Dad Thoughts blog and my new YouTube channel. I’m still not used to seeing myself on camera. My voice is just an awful abuse on my eardrums and I mumble like my mouth is full of molasses. Thanks for humoring me. I’m in the process of uploading a 30 MINUTE VIDEO to YouTube from hotel wifi. So stick with me and I’ll update you when “The Final Days of Soylent” video is posted.

Please keep coming back! I’ll continue to post my thoughts and family life on the blog as well as through vlogs on YouTube. Make sure to visit this homepage, click through the different categories, read my “About” section, click through the different categories of posts and feel free to click “Contact” to send me message of hope or hate.

I’m gettin’ fancy, ya’ll.

See you all tomorrow!

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