HOW TO USE WEIGHT GAINERS? is a big question for us. First of all, before you start guzzling down weight gainers and three servings of protein powder a day, it is recommended to evaluate what you eat as it is. If you would like to save yourself from having to log your food manually. There are many apps out there, like MyFitnessPal, which takes the hassle out of food tracking.
These apps have many food items already added to their huge library. All you have to do is scan the barcode of the food item with your phone’s camera. And then mark how much you eat. The app will then calculate the macronutrient (carb, fat and protein) percentages. As well as other useful stats, like how much sugar, salt and fiber you have consumed.
Once you got into the habit of logging, you can set goals for your daily intake. Let’s say you want to cover your daily energy needs from 65% carbs, 25% protein and 20% fats. The app will tell you how many grams of carbs, protein and fat does this translate to.
This is where weight gainers come into play: when you see you’re under your protein and carb goal, you can check how consuming weight gainers will up your daily macro numbers.
It might sound a bit confusing but it really isn’t all that difficult in real life. You do need to be a bit more mindful of your diet. But you should be anyway if your aim is to gain lean muscle mass effectively.
For the best results, use the recommended serving and if you want clean gains, mix the weight gainer powder with water as opposed to milk/milk substitute. You could potentially use milk/milk substitute should you want to, but 500 ml of milk will not only add an extra 200 calories, it will also add 25 grams of sugar to your daily intake. It is just unnecessary, especially because weight gainer powder makes a thicker shake as it is.