I have been trying to diet this year. I started right at the New Years. I just reached 163 lbs, and decided that I wasn't going to gain anymore weight. Don't get me wrong 160 lbs, looks great on some people. I am barely five feet tall though, and small boned.
The first thing I did was cut out, my blended latte drinks, and the occasional soda. I also started eating a little better, more chicken, and fish, adding a few more veggies, cutting out red meat for the most part.
With those changes I dropped down to 146 in about 6 weeks. I stopped losing weight, so after a month I decided to drink slim fast twice a day, and eat one meal... I have not budged since. Waking up 146-147, and going to bed 148 - 149. After three months of Slim Fast with no results, I started looking into nutrient rich food alternatives.
I found Soylent, and after reading reviews, I decided that I will try it. Soylent was not created for weight loss. After researching, and seeing the quite a few people were losing little bits of weight I wanted to try it.
According to a calorie calculator my Basal Metabolic Rate is 1256 calories. According to the site, in order to lose 1 lb per week I would need to eat 1005 calories a day. Another site suggested 1100 - 1300 calories per day.
The Soylent I received is measured in 250 calorie scoops, so I decided to do 1000 calories a day, and that way I have room for a snack or two if I want. It came with a pitcher, and each night I prepare the next full day of calories, and drink it spaced out in thirds as three meals.
If I want to eat a meal, I just skip soylent for that particular meal. Friday Nights are date nights, so I know I will definitely eat at least that one meal per week. I decided to keep a daily log, to track whats going on. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vr9KdP6rl00Wt7mQuHianMxgFyLTQENQFG95ZdzUF3Y/pub
If any of you would like to see whats happening, I can make videos on the progress.