I’ve lost about 30 pounds since I started drinking soylent a couple months ago, but it’s not because of the soylent itself, but because of the convenience. Basically whenever I would have just gone out and gotten fast food (which is maybe one meal every 2 or 3 days) I’ve instead had a 500 calorie serving on soylent with a scoop of whey protein, and sometimes some ground chia seeds if I wanted to feel more full. I am actually finding if I go out of my way to use soylent I have more trouble because of the somewhat high calories and carb content (my daily goal right now is about 1750) I find it hard to fit into days where I eat otherwise healthy because I’ll end up having a smaller other meal than I’d like to and I don’t really feel satiated unless I get kinda overly full at least once every couple days ( and I seem to really lose weight better by only eating fruit/veggie carbs). That said a glass of soylent even with added protein and chia seeds is going to be half the calories of a fast food meal, so in that one instance, it’s very helpful.
So basically by only cutting out bread (I already didn’t eat potato or rice) and replacing my every few days fast food meals with soylent, I have lost 30 pounds in less than 2 months. As for exercise, I am usually sedentary, I’ve gone for maybe 5 half hour mild intensity jogs in the last 2 months, but that’s it. It was mostly replacing that fast food meal with soylent that did it.
I like soylent a heck of a lot as a product. I would love to go full or mostly soylent, but I just haven’t been able to work it into my meal plan any more than this. I will likely continue to reorder it and just use it for those times when I would have run for a fast food fix.
I also have “phil fuel” made by custombodyfuel which I like the ingredients and #'s a lot more on, but it’s a bit too sweet for me and not a neutral flavor. Some days I’m okay with it, and it’s a little easier to fit into my routine being lower carb… It has less of things I’m allergic to in it (on paper) compared to soylent (but I still seem to to tolerate soylent okay despite that).
At the rate I’m losing I expect to lose another probably 25 pounds over the next couple months before I have to readjust my calories and/or exercise to continue losing. (I would optimally like to lose about another 50 pounds though).