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The Benefits of Weight Gaining Supplements – Weight Gainers

Submitted by on September 18, 2008 – 6:44 pmNo Comment


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For those gifted with a high metabolism, weight gainers are for you. Having a high metabolism causes your body break down usable food very quickly. This limits your stored calories which are vital in the mass gaining process. Most food guides base their recommended food intake from a 2000 calorie diet, which for your average person who is sedentary is fine, but as soon as you start adding in exercise, suddenly your calorie requirements sky rocket. Many people will take the unhealthy approach to trying to pack on pounds. It’s not ok to eat the greasy foods and junk. These foods are always bad for your health. Poor food choices will limit your results of working out daily.

Pack your diet with:
• High Quality Protein (Chicken, Fish, Eggs, Whey)
• Low Glycemic Carbs (Wild/brown rice, sweet potatoe, Kidney Beans, Oats)
• Healthy Fats (Flax, Fish Oils, MCT Oil, Nuts, Olive Oil)

If you’re trying to gain weight, eat frequently 6-8 times a day or every 2-3 hours. (For example: Breakfast could be 3 Eggs, 1 Cup Oats and a Banana) This meal contains roughly 600 calories. Keep in mind that you don’t want to over eat especially with junk food. You should aim between 3500-6000 calories a day depending on your lifestyle, metabolism and natural weight.

You may have difficulty reaching your optimal calorie intake so I suggest supplementing with weight gainers. Weight Gainers can be less expensive then most whole foods and when you’re on the go they are also very convenient.

When comparing different weight gainers, you want to be aware of the amount of protein and carbohydrates contained in each serving. Look for a brand with 30-40g of protein and 60-100g of carbs per serving (1:3 Proteins to Carbohydrates Ratio). Be aware that choosing a weight gainer with high sugar content should be avoided as it is bad for your health.

It can take years to build a body so don’t get discouraged if you’re not seeing results immediately. Remember keep eating and keep lifting!

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