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Are Weight Gainers Worth It? Use Homemade Weight Gain Shakes

Weight gainers have been around for quite awhile now. But are weight gainers worth it? I have to admit that they do produce results provided you follow a proper nutrition routine which allow you to pack on muscle and fat weight. While bulking up, it's inevitable to gain some fats too as you'll be loading up the calories.

Skinny people who want to bulk up usually have recourse to commercial weight gainers as they think it's the fastest way to become bigger. But these weight gainers are not cheap and can be used up in just a few days if you follow the instructions exactly. Weight gainers should not be taken several times per day. It's overuse and not necessary, only once or twice should be ok. It can also be used for post-workout as it also contains whey protein and a lot of carbs.

Post-workout is a time your body is hungry and craving for protein, carbs and nutrients to replenish lost electrolytes, glycogen stores and to repair and rebuild your muscles so weight gainers can easily fit in for that job. But some people avoid weight gainers post-workout since they also have fats and in their opinion, fats delay the absorption of protein in the muscles. There is actually quite a debate in muscle building forums on this issue.

Instead of using commercial weight gainers, you can also make your own homemade weight gain shakes which I recommend as it's more economical and healthier too since you choose what ingredients to put in. Everything is fresh. You can put a lot of things in a weight gainer like raw oats, whole milk, bananas, blueberries, strawberries, full-fat yogurt, good spoonfuls of natural peanut butter, some ice cubes, flaxseed oil, honey and a whey protein isolate like Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard, Double Rich Chocolate, 5 Pound. The great thing with a whey protein isolate is you don't need to use 4-5 scoops as compared with a commercial weight gainer. Just 1 scoop is enough so your protein powder tub will last much longer. The other ingredients like peanut butter, full-fat yogurt, flaxseed oil and whole milk will load up the calories. Mix everything in a blender and you have a powerful weight gainer shake. You can have this shake for breakfast easily to start your day as it's very nutrient-dense, nutritious and nourishing. You have everything like protein, carbs, healthy fats, vitamins, dietary fiber, calcium.

Having said all that, using commercial weight gainers at times can be handy, convenient and fast to prepare so it's a worthwhile investment. A very effective weight gainer is Optimum Nutrition Pro Complex Gainer, it really works to add lean muscle mass thanks to the great amount of protein per serving and 650 quality calories.
You can read my review by checking the "Best Weight Gainer For Skinny Guys" article.

Weight gainers can be a fast way to add slabs of muscle mass and overall weight to your weak frame in several weeks but a consistent nutrition is also essential as relying on weight gainers alone to the detriment of whole foods won't do it in the long run.

Optimum Nutrition Pro Complex Gainer, Double Chocolate, 5.09 Pounds

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