Without doubt I am speaking to many guys currently on a regular basis who are wanting to put on WEIGHT this Autumn/Winter season so I thought it would be best to put together my top 3 weight gaining supplements to help you with this. Most of us will associate Winter with gaining weight and trying to gain as much muscle mass as possible. You might find it hard to eat large meals all the time and with work and other commitments it is easier to have a shake on stand by so that you don't miss calories.
Benefits To Weight Gainers
So there is no question about it that as it gets colder and the dark nights draw in your appetite increases. It is much easier to eat hot food and larger meals when it is colder than when the sun is beaming down upon us. So with that said a route many of you will take to get bigger and grow stronger will be through using a WEIGHT GAINER. The main benefit of using one is its convenience when cooking and preparing a hot meal just isn't possible. How many times has it happened when you have planned a trip out for the day and been left struggling to keep up with your daily calorie intake? I am positive this will have happened at least once with yourselves but it doesn't have to happen anymore. The convenience of having a weight gainer shake in the car or in your rucksack will now become one of your best friends. Of course, they still pack a similar punch when comparing it a meal as the shake will still have the necessary proteins, carbohydrates and some times vitamins and minerals. So it doesn't leave you worse off and it will keep you on the right path to achieving your goals.
Calories To Grow
Sometimes I will get asked why you can't just use a whey protein shake to get the same effects. The reason why this won't work as well is because there simply aren't enough calories in a whey protein shake alone to help you grow. In order to build bigger muscles you need to eat more calories. Now, you may hear of people eating what ever they want to build there bigger body and in my opinion I don't think this is the best way to do it. When you just chuck all kinds of different foods down your mouth you are likely to put on body fat too. Putting on body fat isn't just a problem on the outside but it can always be harmful to your body if you are eating lots of sugary and processed foods. So try your best not to just eat any old rubbish and stick to maybe a couple of cheat meals a week. Try to keep your calories healthy, continue to eat well balanced meals and perhaps change your macro scale for the next few months.
Changing The Balance
During the summer months you may have been strict on the amount of carbohydrates you were eating in an attempt to keep body fat at a low. However, it might be worth CHANGING you balance of macro nutrients (carbohydrates, proteins and fats) so that your body adapts and grows. Why not go for a larger percentage of carbohydrates compared to proteins and fats so that you feel stronger, lift more weight and grow. Just remember, the healthier it is and the less processed, sugary food you eat the better :)
My Top 3 Weight Gainers
So the part you have been waiting for, my top 3 weight gainers I would recommend from Discount Supplements. Here goes... (In no particular order)
OPTIMUM NUTRITION SERIOUS MASS - A favourite among most people is the Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass. This definitely lives up to its title with around 1,300 calories per serving making it a SERIOUS weight gainer. It also contains a good amount of protein and carbohydrates that will certainly fit your macros. What's more is that it also contains a variety of vitamins and minerals per shake that will help keep you feeling good and healthy. This is a great product and is one to consider.
USN HYPERBOLIC MASS - Another top product by another great brand, USN bringing hyperbolic mass to light by using a vast array of different ingredients to give you endless results. This shake contains approximately 1000 calories per serving and also contains a sufficient amount of protein, carbohydrates and vitamins and minerals. How it differs to many others however is through its HYPERBOLIC stack ingredients designed to significantly enhance your exercise regime. This product contains creatine, testo bootsters and branched chain amino acids. Yup, it is safe to use and say that this product could be the real deal for all you advanced gym go'ers!
XL NUTRITION PROTEIN AND CARBS - Finally, the last product in my top 3 weight gainers is XL Nutrition, Protein and Carbs. This product is up there amongst the other two with holding 400 calories per shake and containing adequate amounts of protein and carbohydrates. Creatine and Glutamine are also amongst the list of ingredients which means you will gain weight and decrease muscle breakdown after exercising. In my opinion this is the most cost effective product we offer due to it being only £34.99 for a 5kg bag, yeah I know, great saving!
So there you have it, my top 3 weight gainers and why you should use one in a nutshell. Be sure to check them out for yourselves and if you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below. Enjoy the winter, mass gain season :)