Ketogenic Soylent

by BrienneYudkowsky 2 min read27th Sep 2013101 comments


Eliezer and I have put together this first pass at a recipe for DIY ketogenic soylent--or, as he prefers to call it,The Mildly Surprising Super Ketonic Dietary Replacement Weight-Loss Fluid - It's Not Food, It's Dietary Replacement Fluid!(R) (I am not in full support of this particular preference...)

So let's play Make a Prediction. It seems more likely to be useful than "free associate with why soylent/ketosis is awesome/stupid". Imagine that Eliezer has around a week's worth of infinite willpower (that can only be spent on resisting food cravings etc.). Further, imagine your crystal ball shows you that a month from now, he hasn't lost any weight. What does it tell you about why?

Ketogenic Soylent v1

  • 1 scoop Gold Standard whey protein

  • 1½ tsp calcium citrate powder

  • 1 tsp creatine

  • ½ cup+1 tbsp ground flax

  • 4 tbsp Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder

  • 2 tbsp lecithin

  • ⅗ tsp potassium citrate on day 1, increase gradually to 1tsp by day 5, don’t exceed 2tsp

  • ½ tsp iodized salt

  • ⅛ packet Emergen-C

  • ⅕ cup olive oil

  • 1¼ tbsp flaxseed oil

  • ⅗ cup MCT oil

  • Sucralose to taste

  • We might need to add water to get the consistency right.


Totals Per Day

  • Calories: 1866

  • Fats: 193.5g

  • Carbs: 12g

  • Protein: 54g

  • Fiber: 25g

  • Biotin 250mcg

  • Calcium 150mg

  • Chromium 120mcg

  • Copper 2mg

  • Folic Acid 600mcg

  • Iodine 200mcg

  • Iron 18mg

  • Magnesium 75mg

  • Manganese 5mg

  • Methyl-Sulfonyl-Methane 1000mg

  • Molybdenum 70mcg

  • Niacin 20mg

  • Pantothenic Acid 20mg

  • Potassium: 5g

  • Riboflavin 20mg

  • Selenium 70mcg

  • Sodium 3g

  • Thiamin 20mg

  • Vitamin A 5,000IU

  • Vitamin B6 20mg

  • Vitamin B12 100mcg

  • Vitamin C 250mg

  • Vitamin D 1600IU

  • Vitamin E 100IU

  • Vitamin K 80mcg

  • Zinc 15mg

[FYI: Due to feedback along the lines of "AIIEEE", we junked this recipe before trying it and went with a completely different one, redesigned from scratch according to the advice in Perfect Health Diet by the Jaminets.]