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Old 11-16-2011, 09:07 PM   #1
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I know this has been talked about a lot, and I think most people here just say to eat more to gain weight. I am now working in a very fast paced environment and it is going to only get crazier. So, I pretty much right now eat before work, at lunch and on my way home before the gym, big meal after the gym

My thought was to add a weightgainer shake throughout the day. Basically drink half of it mid morning and half mid afternoon. I am in a bulking phase right now, but not a crazy bulk. Just trying to put on some weight.

I really just wanted to throw this up here, but also want to get some opinions from you guys. Is this a good idea, and what weight gainers have you used in the past? Good or bad?

I have used universal nutrition's real gains and liked it a lot. My plan was to maybe order this stuff again, but I am still thinking about this whole idea.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:20 PM   #2
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Try it and see man... i used to use them. Real gains is honestly one of my favorites. Serious mass is pretty stout at 1250 cal or so per serving, but its thick and tough to get down...
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Outside of weight gainers, look into healthy fats... fat is 9 cal/ gram so its more than twice as callorie dense s carbs or protein... olive oil, etc. Easy to jack up your cals and they're very healthy...
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Thanks man, I try to get as much healthy fat in as possible, I take fish oil 3-4 times a day and add olive oil to everything I can. I am not really into taking shots of olive oil though. Does not sound fun at all.
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Thanks man, I try to get as much healthy fat in as possible, I take fish oil 3-4 times a day and add olive oil to everything I can. I am not really into taking shots of olive oil though. Does not sound fun at all.
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Natty Peanut Butter.


O crap thats 3. lol

spoon and a jar and you have a snack anywere.
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My vote would be to make your own weight gainer shake. It would be cheaper and give you control over your macros.

It could look something like:

10-12 ounces of milk
1/3 cup frozen berries
2 scoops of whey
1/4 or 1/3 cup of oats
1-1.5 tablespoons of olive oil
any amount of peanut butter (if you want)

You'll need a blender, but could blend and take with you easily.
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I always keep a bucket of macadamia nuts with me at my desk. Sorry I can't be more help on gainers, but I'm guessing the appeal of them is the easy transport and quick eating. One of my big favorites for portable calories are pecans baked with butter, then mixed in more butter and stevia.
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I thought fish oil would have decent callories, but 2 fish oils are 25 cals :-/ i looked a few min ago

Load up on peanut butter sandwiches. Lol
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PB sandwiches are a staple in my diet right now. I just thought the weight gainer would be something easy to sip on all day and keep my calories coming in.
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