Can Shakeology Cause Weight Gain

where to order shakeolgyThe science and testimonials have shown again and again that Shakeology is an effective, healthy tool to improve your health and lose weight.   Can Shakeology cause weight gain though?  The answer is yes.  In fact, I am currently using Shakeology in conjunction with Body Beast to gain weight.

But I thought it was for weight loss?  It is!  Let me explain.  Shakeology is designed as a meal replacement.  It is loaded with nutrients, scores super low on the glycemic index, and does not have many calories.  When used as a meal replacement, it does a great job helping with weight loss.  The situation where Shakeology can cause weight gain is when you are taking it in along with your normal diet.  That means that you are adding calories to your daily intake, as opposed to cutting calories like you would to lose weight.

Hey everyone, Team Beachbody coach Joe Malone here. My passion is helping people live happier, healthier lives. I work with P90X, Shakeology, The 21 Day Fix, Body Beast and more. I also help people build businesses as a Team Beachbody Coach.


  1. My boyfriend started shakeology a week ago and said he’s gained 5lbs. Told me what he’s eating which is less than what I eat and I weigh not a big eater here. I’m just curious why he would be gaining weight. Possibly not being honest about what he’s eating?

    • Hey Mary, Could be a few things happening.
      1 – He could not be being honest about his food intake.
      2 – He may have dropped his activity level.
      3 – He may have cut his calories too much and his body has gone into storage mode. When your body fears it will starve it can start to store as much fat as it can. So, if your boyfriend went a little overboard, his body may be storing everything it can. Shoot me an email and I will help you figure it out.

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