Calories & Hormones : The Two Pronged Attack For Gaining Mass

Gaining mass and bulk is a multi-faceted thing, it’s not the one way calorie street that everybody thinks it is. Yes, calories are the main medium for gaining mass, and there are various ways of getting calories down you, but it doesn't end at calories alone! The ingestion of calorific foods is the main way to enter the positive energy balance needed to gain weight, but as many of you know, it can be difficult to consume enough whole food to put you in a calorie surplus to requirements.

This is where supplements come in…a supplement is designed to ‘add’ to your habitual intake i.e. add more to your normal intake. One of the best ways to increase your calorie intake without making you uncomfortable is to ingest a calorie dense liquid source of nutrition. Consider a mass/weight gainer supplement such as Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass or Reflex Nutrition Instant Mass to help you on your way.

As important as calories are to your weight gaining targets, you must not overlook the part that hormones have to play. So in order to meet your mass gaining goals in the shortest period of time possible, get a testosterone optimiser into your diet and see how you get on. Testosterone is an anabolic (muscle building) hormone, and levels naturally decrease the older we get, especially from 50 years upwards. Consider PhD Nutrition Methoxy 7 Test or Axis Labs Endo Shield.

When mass gaining, don’t forget to initiate a two pronged attack…Calories and hormones.  

About the Author

Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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