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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:58 am    Post subject: How I Stopped Eating Food Reply with quote

http://robrhinehart.com/

It's Soylent but not the green one.

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Food is the fossil fuel of human energy. It is an enormous market full of waste, regulation, and biased allocation with serious geo-political implications. And we're deeply dependent on it. In some countries people are dying of obesity, others starvation. In my own life I resented the time, money, and effort the purchase, preparation, consumption, and clean-up of food was consuming. I am pretty young, generally in good health, and remain physically and mentally active. I don't want to lose weight. I want to maintain it and spend less energy getting energy.

I hypothesized that the body doesn't need food itself, merely the chemicals and elements it contains. So, I resolved to embark on an experiment. What if I consumed only the raw ingredients the body uses for energy? Would I be healthier or do we need all the other stuff that's in traditional food? If it does work, what would it feel like to have a perfectly balanced diet? I just want to be in good health and spend as little time and money on food as possible.

I haven't eaten a bite of food in 30 days, and it's changed my life.

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THE EXPERIMENT
There are no meats, fruits, vegetables, or breads here. Besides olive oil for fatty acids and table salt for sodium and chloride nothing is recognizable as food. I researched every substance the body needs to survive, plus a few extras shown to be beneficial, and purchased all of them in nearly raw chemical form from a variety of sources. The section on the ingredients ended up being quite long so I'll save that for a future post. The first morning my kitchen looked more like a chemistry lab than a cookery, but I eventually ended up with an thick, odorless, beige liquid. I call it 'Soylent'. At the time I didn't know if it was going to kill me or give me superpowers. I held my nose and tepidly lifted it to my mouth, expecting an awful taste.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a fucking idiot.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What a fucking idiot.


Assuming it is not a fake ........ which I consider more likely.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

erm67 wrote:
sikpuppy wrote:
What a fucking idiot.


Assuming it is not a fake ........ which I consider more likely.

Without any fibre his bowels would seize not long after a month, at the very least :P
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sikpuppy wrote:
erm67 wrote:
sikpuppy wrote:
What a fucking idiot.


Assuming it is not a fake ........ which I consider more likely.

Without any fibre his bowels would seize not long after a month, at the very least :P

his ingredients list includes fiber.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonnevers wrote:
sikpuppy wrote:
erm67 wrote:
sikpuppy wrote:
What a fucking idiot.


Assuming it is not a fake ........ which I consider more likely.

Without any fibre his bowels would seize not long after a month, at the very least :P

his ingredients list includes fiber.

Oh yeah. 5 grammes. How did I miss that. He's still a lunatic.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sikpuppy wrote:
jonnevers wrote:
sikpuppy wrote:
erm67 wrote:
sikpuppy wrote:
What a fucking idiot.


Assuming it is not a fake ........ which I consider more likely.

Without any fibre his bowels would seize not long after a month, at the very least :P

his ingredients list includes fiber.

Oh yeah. 5 grammes. How did I miss that. He's still a lunatic.


How many geniuses have heard that in the past when they were doing something revolutionary?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sikpuppy wrote:
What a fucking idiot.

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We don't really know everything the body needs, and gets, from the foods we eat.

I remember reading about a doctor or scientist who had decided that oxidation is what ages and eventually kills us, and that oxidation is fueled by food, so he's "extending his life" but cutting back his caloric intake to like 400 Calories a day or something, and becoming as inactive as possible to minimize the number he burns. He says he estimates that he's going to live to 150. :lol:
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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He says he estimates that he's going to live to 150. :lol:


It'll just seem like that.

Haven't read the article, but if he's basing input around RDA - then there's a rather large problem right there.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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We don't really know everything the body needs, and gets, from the foods we eat.


But this guy is going to help us find out!!! He is volunteering to prove that we cannot live alone on what he is trying to solely live on . . . right?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually IV nutrition is nothing new, some people survived for long periods with total parenteral nutrition, it is not perfect yet.
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the longest individual periods of parenteral nutrition were 4,919 and 5,015 days

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Actually IV nutrition is nothing new, some people survived for long periods with total parenteral nutrition, it is not perfect yet.
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the longest individual periods of parenteral nutrition were 4,919 and 5,015 days

Remember that guy in the movie Se7en, the one designed to symbolise sloth? I imagine that's how one would end up.

I don't doubt that some advances are made by risky experiment. The proof that peptic ulcers are caused by bacteria and not stress is a case in point, where the scientist swallowed a beaker full of germy yuck to prove his point, and won a Nobel prize.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't the Nazis already figure this one out? No, theirs was a soylent green experiment, where they fed a bunch of Jews nothing but Jews to see what would happen, and they got rickets and stuff.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Didn't the Nazis already figure this one out? No, theirs was a soylent green experiment, where they fed a bunch of Jews nothing but Jews to see what would happen, and they got rickets and stuff.

Yes. It was run by SS Agent Orange Jews.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even if bought that all you needed were elements to be optimal (which I don't) the life must suck without good healthy food. Arguably, it is harder to find (and more expensive, depending on if healthy food is associated with being a hipster and exploited, or if it's the cheapest - and best alternative out there, like in Bosnia).

I can understand it from the point of breaking clean from bad food habits.

What he is writing about, feeling great, energized and all that, I simply think that he is going through ketosis, which has such effect, but I don't think he will keep it up for more than 2-3 months.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sikpuppy wrote:
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Didn't the Nazis already figure this one out? No, theirs was a soylent green experiment, where they fed a bunch of Jews nothing but Jews to see what would happen, and they got rickets and stuff.

Yes. It was run by SS Agent Orange Jews.

The long-term effects of Agent Orange were unintentional and not known until later; we fucked up more of our own people with it than the Vietnamese, because we were using it to clear brush around our own bases. The Nazi medical experiments on prisoners, and the similar ones done by the Japanese (unit 731) weren't unintentional.

I can't now find any reference to the specific experiment I'm thinking of. As I recall, prisoners were fed only a powder made from human bodies, to see what would happen. They ended up with various problems including skeletal deformities.
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I can't now find any reference to the specific experiment I'm thinking of. As I recall, prisoners were fed only a powder made from human bodies, to see what would happen. They ended up with various problems including skeletal deformities.

I seem to recall cannibalism results in BSE type diseases, too. So, Mad Jew Disease.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If he's really doing it, should shed some light on the supposed benefit of of consuming some of the necessities in natural form (e.g., an orange instead of orange juice). Until then, what an idiot.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wouldn't it be a gas if, after studying it and experimenting in depth, we were to discover we should have been eating dirt all along?
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Suddenly the slow kid in kindergarten was really a genius!
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