Would you still eat if you didn't have to?
You might not have to eat ever again. This could solve the problems with world hunger and obesity.
A man named Rob Rhinehart hypothesized that the body doesn't need food. It just needs the chemicals and elements it contains.
Here is his blog where he lists every ingredient he uses and his results. Not all of these ingredients are readily available, but apparently he'll send you a batch for free if you promise to do some testing along with it?
Like with most meal replacements, if you decide to partake in his experiment, I suggest you only do it for a short time and under the guidance of a nutritionist. Never change your diet extremely without consulting a doctor first. I just now found this blog tonight, and I haven't done much other research on it.
Personally I feel like it's a bit shady, I get the "too-good-to-be-true" vibe from it. Also, if you're testing with his batch, well... He has the ingredients measured out to fit his own needs, not yours. But perhaps if you do a week of it and give him your results, then he could alter your batch specifically? I'm not quite sure how that works. This is what he said on that matter:
I'm so tired, why did I stumble across this at 4 in the morning. -_-
So…I'll just ship you some of my batch. If you are willing to consume exclusively soylent, and get a CBC, chem panel, and lipid blood test before and after the week and share your results with me it's on the house. Bonus points for getting a psych evaluation before and after. The brain is an organ. I can ship it worldwide but it would be nice if you were in San Francisco so we can meet in person.
Here is an interview done with him.
Looks decent, eh? He says Soylent doesn't taste bad, but is sweet. And his skin looks nicer and he feels a lot better.
Before anyone starts ranting about how burgers taste so good and they crave one every day... Hunger and cravings are because not all of your needs are being met. If you lack iron, you're going to crave red meat.
SOOOOO lets say sometime in the future, we have ourselves a perfected batch of this beverage that meets your every need and does not make you sick. You only have to drink one or two a day and all your needs are met, you won't feel hungry, and eating out could just be a thing of the past. Or a social thing. Whatever. Would you change your diet to this much more efficient one, that will improve your health enormously?