Soylent definitely wins, when the choices are between Soylent, a candy bar, and nothing at all. I often have a hard time getting through to people who resist the idea of meal replacement fluid for cultural reasons, since these people typically have never felt the complete loss of drive that makes me resistant to even microwave meals. (In my case, it’s not depression so much as a mix of sub-clinical mania & some executive function issues, but the result is the same: I’ll go days without eating properly, subsisting on chocolate or microwaved hot dogs or something, and if I’ve got something like Soylent then the absolute least-effort thing to eat is also the healthiest thing in the house.)

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