bulking and weight gainers
- 11-09-2009, 01:52 AM
bulking and weight gainers
I have a very very clean natural diet which revolves around health nut family and Asian foods. I believe I'm not reaching my correct calorie intake to bulk properly, one thing I've noticed in weight gainers (600 calorie shakes, definitely not looking for more atm) are mainly just loaded with carbs.
Currently all I'm taking is Animal Pak (2 a day), Optimum Nutrition whey protein, and pre-workout jack3d.
If all I need is calories and carbs to bulk, what I'm wondering is what's the point of getting a 600 calorie shake if I can just eat a couple extra bowls of white rice? I know weight gainers have a lot of protein usually, but I'm not too worried about protein because my family has pretty much unlimited supply of sushi at my disposal, and I take protein shakes regularly when I eat a meal that tend to be low on protein.
My meals are usually very high in veggies, lean cuts of meats, korean bbq, plenty of sushi and sashimi, eggs, milk, whole grain breads, peanut butter, etc. pretty clean and healthy for the most part.
- 11-09-2009, 02:57 AM
Props to you for your thought process.
You are correct that you can just make up your energy needs with real food. In fact I would say it is best if you can. Carbs in general are not evil at all, however those in weight gainers, often from dextrose/glucose, are. So yeah have a couple extra tekka or salmon dons - especially if it's free.
11-09-2009, 03:19 AM
11-09-2009, 09:49 AM
11-09-2009, 11:01 PM
Wow, I am jealous. I LOOOOOVE sushi.
I have been making the same shake for almost a year now. I tweat it around every now and then.
1 cup whole milk
2 tbsp natty pb
1 scoop whey
frozen blueberries or strawberries
1/2 cup oats
honey and vanilla extract
It is super filling and nutritious and boasts as many calories as a weight gainer.
11-09-2009, 11:06 PM
^^^ looks delicious man, however you may want to boost that protein content a little, say another scoop of whey or 4 egg whites
11-10-2009, 07:06 AM
11-10-2009, 01:19 PM
Agreed. Even if you are in a rush during your day and need a weight gainer to just get in some calories, I would def suggest making your own in advance. Not only will they be packed with calories from the stuff you add, they taste way better then a store bought expensive weight gainer. You could blow a nice hole in your pocket just finding a gainer that you can actually take down hahaaha. Your def on the right track..good luck man
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