On today’s episode, I’m answering the following question: should you take a weight gainer supplement?
In particular, we’re talking about weight gainer supplements that can help you gain weight.
Yes, you heard it right, gaining weight.
If you’re not clear on what a “hard gainer” is, here’s what I’m referring to.
Every gym has that skinny guy who is kicking his butt in the gym, but his body never seems to grow.
More often than not, the reason is because he doesn’t eat enough calories to build muscle.
Of course the best way to build more muscle is by consuming more calories from whole foods.
However, we don’t live in a perfect world.
If this sounds like you, the question is…
If you struggle with eating enough calories to build more muscle, you could look into a weight gainer supplement.
In the video above, I share a weight gainer supplement from GNC called Beyond Raw Rebuilt.
So if you just can’t seem to get enough calories in your diet, this is when a weight gainer supplement can help you.
Just one serving of a weight gainer supplement can add in an additional 880 calories a day.
Personally, I don’t consume weight gainer supplements very often as I’m usually in maintenance mode.
This simply means my goal is to maintain, not build more muscle.
However, if my goal was to build muscle, I prefer to go the healthier route of using whole foods and making my own homemade weight gainer shakes.
In other words, I prefer getting extra calories from fat, not carbohydrates like you find in most weight gainer supplements.
I would use a weight gainer supplement when I’m traveling and I know I’ll be missing meals, and won’t be eating as often as usual.
So if I’m at the airport, rather than eating the typical terrible airport food, I’d store a weight gainer supplement baggy in my bag and mix half of it with water.
A half a serving would be just over 400 calories, which is a decent snack while on the road and a quick way to consume calories.
There’s also a weight gainer supplement from Rivalus called the Clean Gainer that contains more whole foods than most typical weight gainer supplements.
It’s not as calorie dense, but I’d say it’s a better quality source of calories than most weight gainer supplements.
If you are a hard gainer and have a tough time eating enough calories, a weight gainer supplement could help you achieve your goals.
Just remember, nothing is better than calories from real, whole foods.
I hope this post provides some clarity on if should you take a weight gainer supplement.
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.