If you read reddit or the various blogs, a lot of people have tried to make their own and use it regularly. I think the version that was sold as a kickstarter was a bit high in calories, especially for women but you could always use less. There are some do-it-yourself formulas for female soylent (less calories, all the nutrients). Some people swear by it.
You can't out-exercise poor eating habits.
I've been following this guy along for quite a while, as I simply find him interesting (I've never met someone who doesn't enjoy food!). I think it's a great option for people who do not like to eat or cannot stand meal prep. It could also save money. But, as per my understanding, it is not billed as a weight loss item.
Started Jan. 2013 | Mini Goal 1: Onederland - Reached 5/20/14| Mini Goal 2: 179 (no longer obese) - Reached 2/13/15 | Mini Goal 3: 164 (15 pounds to goal) | Thank you, 5:2 and Intermittent Fasting!