Looking to gain some muscle? Gaining muscle requires you to eat in a surplus. You’ll be eating more food than normal while hopefully still consuming your calories mindfully. You should be counting your macros to make sure you are eating in the correct surplus range. To read about how to count your macros please click here.
Sometimes there isn’t enough time in the day to cook and eat all the calories you may need to eat to gain weight. That is where supplements come in. You want to put supplements into your body that you can trust. The Optimum Nutrition gainer has helped me gain muscle weight and increase my strength in the gym. My current goals are to build muscle and increase my strength on the powerlifts: bench, deadlift and squat.
I have been taking half a serving after I work out which is more than enough for me as I am eating in a small surplus of 250 calories above maintenance daily. Half a serving is 385 calories, 4.5g F/ 58g Carb/ 27.5g Protein. I mixed mine in a shaker bottle with unsweetened almond milk which adds a few calories but not many. For those of you looking for more immediate weight gain results I would recommend consuming a full serving of this gainer daily. You can buy the gainer here.
I often find it hard to hit my carbs in a healthy way. This shake definitely fills that void for me. Rather than reaching for packaged food or sugary carb sources this gainer is filled with a healthy carbohydrate blend that is made up of oat flour, pea starch and potatoes. The mix also includes flax seeds and chia. The gainer its self mixes fairly easily in a blender bottle although I think it would be best with ice and almond milk in a blender. It was very creamy and the vanilla flavor was tasty without tasting artificial.
You can drink this post workout or even have half a serving between meals if you are looking for steady calories throughout the day. Gaining muscle weight can be empowering and awesome. No wonder why #gainingweightiscool is trending. Here is my transformation over the years.
The far left is me at 115 pounds six years ago, the middle is me at 120 pounds 6 months ago and the right is me in December at 125 pounds.