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Soylent: Day 14

[This post is part of a series on my month-long experiment with Soylent. See the original post for an introduction.]

Yesterday was my last day in Boston for the summer before heading to Providence. Being me, I decided to make the trip by bike, and, also being me, decided to bump said trip up to 2:00 am last night on a whim.

Besides preening my adventurer’s feathers, I mention this because I had to finish all of the Soylent that I had before I left, or else throw it away (I took the pitcher with me, and I didn’t want to have a half-full pitcher of Soylent sloshing around on the back of my bike). Naturally, I picked the first option.

There was a lot of Soylent left - about two very full glasses’ worth. Having made the decision to bump up the trip about 30 minutes before I was going to leave, I had 30 minutes to drink it all. So I chugged.

I expected to feel over-full and maybe in a small amount of pain. But that’s not exactly what happened. I felt pretty full, but not so much that it bothered me. Instead, I think largely from drinking the Soylent so quickly and giving my esophagus a workout, I got a heartburn-like pain near the bottom of my sternum that lasted all through the night and even persists faintly now at 9:00 pm the next day.

The moral of the story: Drink. Soylent. Slowly.


I don’t have access to a scale in my dorm, so I was unable to weigh myself. I may buy a cheap one so I can keep taking weight measurements. I also didn’t want to take my heart rate after a night of biking and no sleep since that would kind of be like slapping statistical significance in the face.

Objective Vitals

  • Weight: N/A
  • Heart rate: N/A

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