Reddit reviews: The best sports nutrition weight gainers

We found 171 Reddit comments discussing the best sports nutrition weight gainers. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 40 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Sports Nutrition Weight Gainers:

u/GratefulForGodsGift · 1 pointr/Fitness

You said you have IBS in one of your comments. Colostrum has been shown to be effective in healing IBS. And it also helps build build the muscles too because it has growth hormone precursors, and growth hormone builds muscle, and it helps muscles repair more efficiently after a stressful workout. I found that out after I started taking it. If you can afford it you can even take 1 tablespoon of Colostrum every 5 hours or so, mixed in 3 ounces of whole milk (the fat in milk helps absorb the fat components of Colostrum. If you don't want to drink it with milk you can mix it in water and have another source of fat, like a teaspoon of healthy Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The Cholostrum needs to stirred with a spoon or a straw for a few minutes to dissolve it completely, by pressing the spoon or straw against the side of the cup as you stir to help dissolve it. Or if you want to drink it before its completely dissolved with very tiny clumps in the liquid, thats OK, and is easy to drink too. The cheapest Colostrum I have been able to find is Bodyboost Colostrum, sold on amazon:



As some of the other people here have recommended, its much easier to get your muscle building food in liquid form. I have been doing this for many years to supplement my solid meals. I eat every 4 hours, and sometimes if my stomach can't handle solid meals I'll have most of those meals in liquid form. The easiest hassle free way to do this is to buy a container with everything pre-mixed. I have found that the best tasting and most effective product for muscle mass building and weight gain is

Dymatize Super Mass Gainer High Protein & Carb Blend - Gourmet Vanilla





If the serving size recommended on the container is too much for you to drink at once, just reduce the amount you use so you feel comfortable drinking it. You can also drink it with or after a solid meal to increase your calories and protein. You don't have to worry about lactose in it upsetting your stomach. I'm lactose intolerant, and had no trouble digesting this delicious tasting muscle and weight gain drink. Mixing it with whole milk will add to the weight and muscle building effect, because of the calories in milkfat and components of milk that have been shown to stimulate muscle growth. Of course if you're lactose intolerant, then you will have to take lactase pills along with the milk like I do - or buy Lactaid milk. You can get lactase pills cheaper than those sold by the Lactaid company if you search online try searching amazon.com for example.

This is from someone 5' 11.5" tall who once weighed 119 lbs . After weightlifting with lots of liquid meals I evenntually weighed 180 lbs . I once weighed 208 lbs after drinking huge amounts of whole Lactaid milk for 4 month)s.

I hope I have helped you. If you have anymore questions, PLEASE feel free to pm me in the Reddit chat. (Just hover your mouse over my username in this comment, and a small window will appear with a chat button that you can click to chat.

u/leotuf · 7 pointsr/gainit

Hey! I'm a celiac, so I know the ins and outs of gaining GF. Here's a basic list of some staples to always have in the house / make in a pinch:

  • Avocados
  • Trail mix (almonds, peanuts, cranberries, dark chocolate, cashews, sunflower seeds, walnuts, whatever else really)
  • Gluten free pasta with a meat sauce and a can of tuna in it. The tuna is really good in pasta, and GF pasta really isn't that different from the real thing.
  • An omelette (you can throw in cheese, peppers, mushrooms, potatoes, etc)
  • Sweet potato fries
  • Obviously you can still eat fish, chicken, beef, pork, etc
  • You can get gluten free pure oats (you shouldn't eat them in abundance but if you get pure oats you can have some) and make oatmeal out of them
  • Larabars or equivalent bars are high in calories and gluten free
  • You could also take a mass gainer. Dymatize makes one that just tastes like chocolate milk and is gluten free

    If you've got any more questions about gaining on a GF diet, post in the comments or PM me and I'm more than happy to help!


  • You can also cook quinoa and add it to aaaaaaanything. Leftover meat in the fridge? Mix it with some quinoa and microwave it. Some leftover omelette? Mix it with quinoa. Have an avocado and a chicken breast you want to use? Cook the chicken and mix them all together.
  • Peanut butter is your friend. I live in Canada, and we have this bread here. It's delicious, and toasted, it honestly tastes like real bread. Put some peanut butter on that, or put some peanut butter on a banana, or just eat a spoonful of peanut butter.
  • Cheese is also your friend. Melt some on any meat, potatoes, pasta, baked good, vegetables, whatever. Buy some old cheddar and melt that shit on everything.
u/Spaceomega · 3 pointsr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

I'm 6'1" and, until recently, was ~140lbs average for a few years despite usually eating >3000cal/day. My lowest sustained weight for ~6mo was 130 pounds on the same general diet. My job is also computer based (full-time web developer) and I enjoy my fair share of trees.

I've recently been changing this, though it's a tough battle. I've recently (last week) hit 160lbs and, although I drop here and there, I have a general upward trend. Here's how I've changed it:

1. Protein smoothie 2x day. This isn't a meal replacement, though -- drink it with breakfast. I drink it with 4 eggs (cheese optional), a bowl of cereal, and an apple (and anything else I'd like).

  • I use 2 scoops of vanilla CytoGainer

  • 1 cup (NOT measurement, just whatever cup you're going to drink out of) of frozen strawberries

  • ~1/3 of that same cup of baby spinach. Don't worry, you can't taste it.

  • Fill enough of your blender to cover the top of the strawberries, protein, and part/all of the spinach (depending on how frozen versus liquidy you like it) with some sort of fruit juice. Apple juice works well, but I have recently liked cranraspberry juice.

  • Blend. No ice/milk/yogurt needed. Buy a good blender if you don't have one, though.

  • I usually get about 2 of whatever cup I used full of smoothie.

    2. Gym. A lot of gym. Like, 20 times/month. Really, as much as you can take without hurting yourself.

  • Do 10 minutes of moderate cardio to warm up (but NOT more or you may lose weight). I prefer the stair climber on a high setting. Because we may not have the same stairclimber available: I climb for 10 minutes exactly and climb 55 stories (it's one of the measurements the machine gives)

  • Weight training. I realise this is really intimidating, especially being a tall, skeletor-like guy. I am still intimidated and I am starting to look pretty fit now. Just try not to worry about it. Also be VERY careful about your exercises and do a lot of research. You'll really hurt yourself otherwise if you're like me. I was pretty damned weak at that weight and would just kinda put every bit of me into an exercise to make it doable, when really you have to relax and only use the muscles you're trying to exercise. Even things like where you put your elbows is crucial or you'll be out of commission for a lot of exercises for a couple weaks while your shoulder heals.

  • Stength training. Yes, different from weight training. Look up things like Bosu ball exercises. These you can do from home. It's strengthening the core body, balance, etc.

  • Serious recommendation to get a personal trainer if you can afford it. While I did gain weight before the trainer, I was also doing fairly ineffective exercises and results were monthly... now they're weekly. I have spent a bit over $1k on a trainer (that I just found at my local 24 Hour Fitness as one of their staff personal trainers) and would gladly recommend anybody to do the same if they can.

    3. Eat less sugar.

  • I don't know why, but if I eat cookies/cake/sweets, I seem to lose weight.

    4. General healthy eating.

  • Protein with every meal. Chicken, peanuts, salmon, whatever you can manager.

  • Fruit makes for great munchies. I always carry apples in my backpack. Avoid bananas though. I've been told that those kinda send your metabolism into overdrive. I don't like bananas much, so I didn't bother fact-checking that.

    Let me know if you (or anyone else) want to chat more about it. I'd be glad to help you as best as I can.
u/shiftingcolors · 7 pointsr/gadgets

I say a samsung galaxy note the 10 inch or preferably for extra screen real estate 12 inch. Nice to have your book, internet tab for extra study material (or reddit), youtube and a some part to write on for notes. 4 apps simultaneously playing on the screen. PLUS unlimited browser opened! Its a must have. Changed my note taking and multitasking career. Also increased distractions but its a tool. ALSO get to kickstarter!

A notebook that is a white board https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1470156778/wipebook-3

A phone powered breathalyzer for those fun nights https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/edgetechlabs/drinkmate-the-breathalyzer-that-fits-your-lifestyl

Turn your study table into a full blown white board! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1466102417/wrap-redefining-your-workspace

Other things I have for college life:
A credit card size phone charger that fits in your wallet. HANDY! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PMC8WRE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

TRUST ME you will count on your hands the times you made breakfast during school days in a semester. This meal replacement comes handy. When you have class at 8 and wont have break till lunch. You cant run on empty stomach. BUY THIS! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GIPJ0M/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Its also nice to have a plant to keep you responsible and relaxes you. After a long unproductive day watering it just relieves you seeing it grow makes you feel accomplished. Just the right push you needed to not go crazy during finals week. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005L9YN6M/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

WHY THIS PLANT? Cause its the best plant you can own! Its a plant that eats animals how metal is that! You thought gardening is for pussies!

Last but not the least


u/dosequisxx · 4 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

While you want to bulk up on calories, you need to make sure the foods you are eating are also not empty calories. While I don't know the prices over there, top of mind, here are some traditionally cheap sources of calories:

  • Peanut butter sandwiches is higher in calories while still being nutrient rich
  • Dark meat chicken (legs and thighs). These you could get fairly cheap, but may take a little longer to cook than 30 minutes. Very well worth it though.
  • Adding brown or white rice or noodles to every dish.
  • Eggs are full of protein, fairly cheap if you shop around, and are 70-80 calories per and easy to cook
  • Oats are fairly cheap and you can get a lot of calories from it. Add PB or maple syrup to add flavor and calories
  • Bananas are typically cheap and 100 calories per. Add them to oats, sandwiches, or just to have as a snack.
  • Cheeses typically are calorie rich and have good protein content and plenty of vitamins and minerals.
  • Protein powders/gainers may seem expensive at first, but knowing you could get 1200-1600 calories from one serving is great, especially with all of the nutrients you get. Example of a good option.

    Hope this helps!
u/Braude · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Serious Mass. I get the 12 pound bag and that lasts like 2-3 months. It works well when you add things to your shake like peanut butter, bananas, whole milk, and Ice cream. A couple of months ago I was actually trying to eat a lot and gain wait, and I managed to get from 140 to 150 in a month or so, then I stopped because it was getting expensive, but it was totally working. If I kept it up I'd probably be around 160ish by now, but I'm gonna be trying again soon.

If you're someone like me, just design yourself a meal plan and stick to it everyday of the week. I don't mind eating the same thing everyday so it wasn't so bad for me. Myfitnesspal is a good app to use as well as the website http://www.eatthismuch.com/. If you have to, even schedule your meals, like be sure to wake up at 10:00 and eat breakfast at 10:30. At 11:15 eat a small snack, at 12:30 eat your big lunch, at 1:15 have another snack, etc... It really helps build a routine and it'll be easy from there on out. Treat it like a job with deadlines and such.

u/Crixomix · 1 pointr/Fitness

Hey man. I wasn't quite that skinny, I was M/20/5'9"/135lbs. But I decided I wanted to be heavier, so I started tracking calories, trying to eat about 3000 a day and making sure to get minimum of 120g protein. I used MyFitnessPal (Free smartphone/web app). This mass gainer and creatine helped me a TON. They say to use "2 scoops" for the mass gainer but that's absolutely stupid. Just use 16 ounces of 2%/whole milk and ONE scoop, and it still adds up to like 800 calories.

Use a TDEE calculator and aim to go about 500-750 calories above that. A faster bulk will mean more fat mixed in with the muscle, but if you wanna gain weight faster, it's just how you do it.

Best of luck skinnybro! I gained 15 lbs in 6 weeks just between eating more, using that mass gainer, and creatine. Did I gain some fat? Sure, but by the end of it, My dad saw me (after not seeing me for about 2 months) and said "I barely recognized you! You're so much bigger!". So it made a huge difference, and I looked more muscular too, not ripped, but muscular.

u/Guerilla_Cro-mag · 1 pointr/MGTOW

Everyone is circling the correct answer here but not giving you specifics.

To gain muscle, you need to aim for ~1.5g protein intake per lb of body weight. If you weigh 150lbs, you're eating ~225g of protein a day.

Eat as many eggs as you can stand. Cholesterol is THE Testosterone precursor. I'll do 40+ pullups and 100+ pushups and smash down 6 eggs. Lift later that night and then eat another 6. Then eat another 6 the next morning.

Oatmeal with fruit is a perfect breakfast. Processed as little as possible. Old-fashioned or Steel-cut oats preferably.

Take Creatine! Monohydrate is typically cheapest but pre-workouts will usually have HCL or nitrate. Dosing here is gonna vary dependent on your size and tolerance but maybe just start with one 2g pre-workout dose and one 5g dose immediately after. Maybe take another 5g dose the next morning. Water is critical here. Creatine is hella rough on your kidneys so you should probably be taking each dose with 8 oz of water and shoot for 64+ ounces of water every day.

Take a mass gainer if you're really struggling with calorie intake. This is a good one thats not too expensive. Usually on these things they recommend two heaping scoops for a single dose but i find just doing a single scoop plus milk and a couple eggs is more than sufficient.

If you're trying to go for cheaper supplements, try Grocery Outlet. I've found hella good shit there for cheap thats a couple months away from expiration. 30-serving 3g creatine pre-workouts that were 1g mono/ 1g hcl/ 1g nitrate for only $9.99. 6lb bags of mass gainer for $14.99 and stuff like that. The business model means product availability will always be changing but price-wise Gross-out beats the shit outta places like GNC.

And most of all, SLEEP! You need to get that deep R.E.M level 6+ hour sleep increment kinda sleep for your body to actually take all the work and calories and actually turn it into muscle.

Good luck homie!

u/ChoklateBall · 1 pointr/GetMotivated

An easy one that requires no cooking is a weight gain smoothie. Some bodybuilders and weightlifters take them. I'm in the military and I'll have one if we suddenly get on 12 hour shifts and I need the calories but couldn't cook.
Optimum Nutrition has one. The total calorie count is around 1000 calories so it will be a healthy filling along with containing protein, vitamins, and lots of amino acids. I recommend the chocolate flavor 👍. Good luck!


Edit: Remember the key to gaining weight (or losing it just reverse this) is keeping your caloric intake higher than your metabolic rate. You must consume more calories than your body burns at rest + when active. I put your stats in a calculator (assumed you're about 24). http://www.calculator.net/calorie-calculator.html?ctype=standard&cage=24&csex=m&cheightfeet=5&cheightinch=4&cpound=94&cheightmeter=180&ckg=60&cactivity=1.2&printit=0&x=40&y=15

It's showing you'd need about 2000 calories/day to gain 1 lb per week. Right now, you need to put on weight. If you do not, you'll start getting sick and you'll be overly tired still. Don't be too worried about all the stuff like it being nutritionally perfect so long as you're not just eating a ton of processed foods. Gain weight now and worry about eating particularly healthy later.

u/bigbossfearless · 2 pointsr/loseit

If you're a hard gainer, that's exactly what mass gainer shakes are for. The truth of it is that you're going to need to build up your body's demand for nutrients in order to really increase your appetite in a sustained way. So at this stage, if you're unable to get yourself to eat while foods, then you're gonna want to supplement your existing diet with a mass gainer.

I always recommend Muscle Pharm brand, they have great supplements and their shakes are top quality. Their mass gainer is sold out on Amazon right now but here's a good one from Dymatize brand:

Dymatize Super Mass Gainer Protein Powder with 1310 Calories Per Serving, Gain Strength & Size Quickly, Cookies and Cream, 6 lbs https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002GCW026/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_rLwODb4YGBQGH

Now, I wanna say straight up OP that I've never needed a mass gainer, so I could be recommending a lame one. I'm the opposite of you in every way, and I absolutely hate your guts for your "problem" and from one gentleman to another I hope you get run over by a manure truck, but I still wanna help. This isn't a big jug and it won't last you more than a few weeks probably, but it'll be a good way to see if you can manage to get some progress started and to decide if you like the flavor or not. Pro tip: if you don't like it, keep using it anyway, until it's gone. Don't be that guy with the mostly full mass gainer in his cupboard gathering dust.

Once you get a little momentum up, you may be able to switch to whole foods if your body will let you. Or, you may be that guy who always needs a mass gainer. No shame in that, it's just how you do.

u/LettingGo_Part1 · 1 pointr/gainit

Sometimes metabolism is just too high. I was 115lbs from the time I was 16-19, and after that I gained 30lbs in the last year. He can try doing GOMAD or or changing his routine. I gained 30lbs when I started doing SL5x5.
I also ate:
2 cups yogurt with granola
2 eggs
1-2 breakfast sausage
1 bowl Kashi GOLEAN cereal
2 Hamburgers
2 cups salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, pine nuts, vinegar and oil dressing
1 sandwich(usually chicken) with mayo and lettuce
1 dessert (would be a cookie or slice of pie)
1cup yogurt
Whatever high protein dinner was that night (2 servings)
2 cups salad with balsamic dressing
1-2 servings of a starch
1 large mcflurry
Snacks: nature valley peanut or almond bar, usually 2-3 a day.

That was when I dormed and had full meal plan. Now that I am home I have dropped a few pounds. not many though.

You're friend has to realize that he might not be able to gain it that easily. The gainer he uses might not work for him too. Different mixes of weight gain supplements work for different people. I've tried a few, and found that ON Serious Mass works for me. Maybe he should try them? They are as natural as I have found, in weight gainers. Also, if he's using gainer and supplements all the time, it could possibly hinder growth. I cut on and off of gainers and protein shakes, and found better growth than when on them full time. Hope something in this wall of text helps!

TL;DR: Try SL5x5, try new weight gainers, or take himself off and stick to real food

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/gainit

For sure man! Also, I know you said cheap and at first glance weight gainers might seem super expensive, but if you price it out they're actually a really good deal. I bought a 12 lb bag of Serious Mass for $45, and i used half servings which comes out to 32 servings for the whole bag, with each serving being 625 cals and 25g of protein. each serving prices out to $1.40 so it actually is a good deal if you think about it. I put mine in shakes with strawberries, bananas, peanut butter, and whole milk, and it came out to like 1.5k cals and mad protein per shake. $2.20 or so (taking in consideration the price of frozen strawberries/bananas/PB/milk) is really good for the macros it has. It also tastes insanely good. I have one every morning and it makes it super easy to meet my macros for that day. Here's a link to the exact powder/flavor/size/etc i ordered: http://www.amazon.com/Optimum-Nutrition-Serious-Vanilla-Pound/dp/B000GIPJ02

u/suugami · 2 pointsr/Brogress

Breakfast: Oats, Egg Whites, Mass gainer, Kashi Go Lean cereal, Water
Lunch: Chicken Breast/Tuna/Salmon/Trout, mixed vegetables, Mass gainer
, Juice
Dinner: Tuna/Salmon/Trout/Chicken Breast, more vegetables, Mass gainer*, Juice

Now my diet was and is very repetitive and boring, and to be honest I was limited to a budget so I couldn't go harder on my diet but above is a basic version of it.

My portions are decently sized and it took my sometimes more than an hour to eat all of this when I was starting out, I had little appetite and would get full easy so I just sat down at the table and focused on finishing everything, I tried to make sure I was full at all times except before the gym.

I only listed 3 meals here but those were the big 3, I would eat in between as well.

My mass gainer was: Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass + whole milk + 2-3 Bananas + 1 tbsp Honey

The mass gainer had the most fat/carbs but it really helped put on size fast, and i'm well aware I had an excess of protein, drinking a good amount of water was also key.

Hope that helps.

u/GLJ15 · 1 pointr/progresspics

I ate a lot of chicken and eggs. I also ate a lot of pasta, mostly chicken Alfredo and other pastas with meat. Yogurt, rice, bread, and milk were also good. I tried to stay away from foods that were high in fat but you don't have to watch what you eat as much when you are bulking. The protein that I used is called Serious Mass . I liked the chocolate peanut butter flavor and I would add two scoops to some milk, banana, ice, and a little bit of ice cream in a blender. I drank this after workouts and I would spilt it up into two servings because it is a lot to drink all at once. I pretty much just set a goal of 4000 calories and 190g protein everyday.

As far as my gym routine, I split my workouts up for each muscle group. I would do chest, back, legs, shoulders, arms, legs again, and then repeat it. Each workout, I would do about 30 min of warming up and stretching. I also took preworkout to help get that extra boost. I can go in more detail when i get home about what lifting I actually did each day if you would like to know that as well?

u/MikeSupertramp · 1 pointr/gainit

I have an autoimmune disease (eosinophillic esophagitis) where my body views most food as an allergen. In response, I'll accumulate eosinophills (a type of white blood cell) in my esophagus causing it to swell and not function properly. I usually have several weeks during the year where eating solid food just...isn't an option.

Trying to gain with a gastrointestinal issue sucks. It's something I've been dealing with my whole life too (I'm 26 now). I found that liquids are the easiest way for me to gain weight. Gainer shakes are amazing. I use this guy:


Add 2 cups of whole milk, 2 tbsp of tahini paste, some chocolate syrup and some olive oil and you're looking at a 1500 calorie shake!

Good luck with gaining! And feel free to PM me if you have questions!

u/moterhead120 · 1 pointr/gainit

Well I want to go to the gym at least 4 times a week and I was going to start taking this [weight gaining supplement] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GIPJ0M/ref=s9_top_hd_bw_g121_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-2&pf_rd_r=0J20Q1XB47G6S4XR0PN2&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=77b9e727-3844-3e7b-b75e-2a06ec7f4c9a%2F3a3d36d0-3620-34af-bce5-32807ed07ad7&pf_rd_i=6973725011) I have been taking Phase8 protein but recently ran out. When it comes to excerises to do at the gym I am a bit lost, I want to learn more free weigh exercises I can do. Right now I typically do dumb bell bench press, bent over row, lat pull downs, tricep pulls, biceps curls, and there are some pec machines I use that havnt done much for me lately) I would love to have a defined workout routine that I can stick to and just add weight/reps as I go...I have yet to do that. I also need to learn what I should be feeding my body. I know I need lots of protein and water but other than that I just eat anything I can find haha. I would love some help in creating a routine to stick to

u/upset_orangutan · 14 pointsr/tall

2 years ago I was 185lbs at 6'7". I started to gain muscle by talking to multiple trainers at multiple gyms and types of training. It comes down to high weight, low reps. Check out 5x5 Stronglifts if you are somewhat of a beginner/novice. It has a great way to plow through plateaus and will make you work on full-body exercises. For tall guys like us, youtube was a huge help in form for stuff like squats and deadlifts. Back to the weight gain: https://www.amazon.com/Optimum-Nutrition-Serious-Protein-Chocolate/dp/B000GIPJ0M/ref=sr_1_6_s_it?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1493038492&sr=1-6&keywords=weight%2Bgainer&th=1 This stuff helps a bunch! Not sure how healthy yada yada yada..but it worked to get me to 235. Hope any of this helps.

u/mannymoose90 · 1 pointr/gainit

naw man its not really worth the money look at the serving size. its four scoops per serving and has only 18 servings per container on the 10 pound bag. so if you take the recommend serving size thats only 4 days worth. for a measly 1,110 calories per day assuming you take one serving size per day. thats really shitty for the price unless your rich. go with this Optimum Nutrition Pro Complex Gainer. its the one i use. i always get the double chocolate it mixes really good with milk, tastes great and the serving size is one scoop, it has 28 servings per container. 1 serving = 650 calories. so if you were to take one a day thats enough for 28 days. its low on fat, high in calories, carbs and protien !

always look at the nutritional facts when you buy stuff and always be sure to check the serving size and servings per container to make sure your not getting ripped off !!!

when i make a shake. i use one scoop of optimum =650 calories,8 grams of fat. 1 cup of ground oats = 300 calories, 6 grams of fat and 12 onces of whole milk =220 calories, 17 grams of fat. end result is a shake of 1,170 calories, 26 grams of fat, 156 grams of carbs and 82 grams of protien per shake. i drink 3 of these a day thats 3,510 calories from drinking it 3 times !!! the bag will last me 9 days when i drink 3 a day. so it totals $9 a day of low fat high quality calories. thats the best route to take if you wanna gain more muscle then fat !

here is link to buy some if your intrested http://www.amazon.com/Optimum-Nutrition-Complex-Vanilla-10-16-Pounds/dp/B002DYIZNK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1347340631&sr=8-1&keywords=Optimum+Nutrition+Pro+Complex+Gainer+-+Weight+Gainer&tag=859351160-20

u/DeathIsTruth · 1 pointr/BTFC

Yea, I know what you mean. I was working part time at the beginning of the challenge and I could barely afford to feed myself. I really need a lot of food. But eating healthy IS cheaper, thankfully. Since you're skinny like me here's a tip for your future training - for 34 bucks you can subscribe on amazon to "BSN True Mass" and have it delivered to your door once a month. It sells for 70 bucks at the mall where I live normally. Add 2 cups of milk with three scoops of powder and you are looking at 1,000 calories that can be taken in 30 seconds (strawberry is the best flavor). Occasionally I take two full servings if I can't find time to make enough meals in the day. Also when I'm out and about or even home whole wheat bagels with peanut butter. I eat two at a time which is = 5-600 calories. Simple easy and can be made anywhere.

u/Gobizku · 3 pointsr/gainit

There are a lot of "cheat" ways recommended.

Adding olive or coconut oil to shakes.

Weight gainers. I recently bought this: http://www.amazon.com/Optimum-Nutrition-Complex-Gainer-Chocolate/dp/B002DYIZM6

It actually has pretty good macros for the price, 60 carbs and 40 protein per serving, so it's a much better ratio than most I've seen at that price. It comes out to about $2.50 or so per serving, which is cheaper than a chicken breast and has more calories.

Peanut butter.

Whole milk in general.

Traditional greek yogurt, so not non or low fat while bulking at least.

Oats (can be put in shakes, I recommend grinding it in a coffee grinder first)

Some people go the extra step and put heavy whipping cream in their shakes or half and half as well.

Basically you can make a blend of ground up oats, whole milk, protein powder, peanut butter, some fruits, and oils, and you have a shakes with a lot of your required macros that will probably break 1000 calories easy.

u/astr0naut69 · 2 pointsr/askgaybros

If you have a hard time eating enough, mass gainers will help A TON. I've gained 20 pounds in the past 10 months thanks to them. This is the one I use , it's pricey but well worth it. On top of taking mass gainers, find a program that you can handle on bodybuilding and follow it. You'll see results in just a few months. I'm definitely not a pro, but this is what has worked for me lol

u/sunriseinthemidwest · 3 pointsr/gainit

Your body won't be able to tell if you're getting calories from solid foods or liquid. It will use the macros the same.
Just like most of Rich's fans can't tell what is muscle and what is synthol on him.
But seriously, there are far better YouTubers to follow over Rich.

Shakes are great. Convenient and very easy to make. Mine is simple.

  • 2.5 cups of whole milk

  • 1 cup of 1-minute oats

  • 1 scoop of whey protein

  • Peanut butter if you really feel you need more calories


u/aa93 · 1 pointr/gainit

Just buy whichever's cheaper/tastes better, it doesn't matter in the slightest. Neither of them will do a significant amount of anything aside from helping you reach caloric/protein intake goals, let alone provide strength gains.

I'd go with this if I were you, as it's on a big sale and has like 700 calories/serving when mixed with 16oz of milk.

Also, some brands have unusually/worryingly high levels of heavy metals like arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury. Stay away from EAS Myo-[anything] and Muscle Milk just to be safe.

u/andya702 · 1 pointr/TeenMFA

Stop taking in sugar and drink more water, actually ditch everything besides milk and some juices for water. Gaining weight can burn a hole in your wallet depending what you get. Eating more vegetables and fruit help a lot. That's just me i gone the healthy way of eating since august 27 and have gain like 15 pounds. I'm going to start taking in http://www.amazon.com/Optimum-Nutrition-Serious-Chocolate-Pound/dp/B000GIPJ0M/ref=zg_bs_6973717011_2 and the 100% whey gold option to get bigger tho the serious mass only is going to last me 2-3-4 weeks and its around 45$ and is highly recommended for slim to skinny people trying to gain weight.

u/TheUndeadRavager · 1 pointr/Fitness

I don't think you'll have an easy time finding one based on your requirements. This lovely 6 kilogram bag is only 20 servings and costs $63 CAD.

Per your second question, you'll have to shop around and find well-known ones. Everyone reacts to them differently. I currently use C4 and I personally like it the best. I tried Mr. Hyde as well and felt nothing at all (Probably a caffeine tolerance) so you'll have to experiment a bit. Visit a supplements store and get the smallest (Or samples if possible) packages and give them a shot.

u/dualBasis · 3 pointsr/soylent

Joylent's second ingredient is Maltodextrin (as part of the "Joylent Vitamix").

To be clear, I'm not looking for something which has zero maltodextrin, but it's commonly one of the first set of ingredients (in the examples so far, in the top three) and is essentially sugar, although it doesn't need to be categorized as such on the nutrition facts. This concerns me from a dietary perspective (for instance, risk of diabetes) and also makes me question the company's ethics.

For example, ON Serious Mass has 56g of sugar in a ~1250 kcal serving, whereas ON Pro Gainer drops this to just 12g in a ~1300 kcal serving (2 scoops). How do they accomplish this feat? They increase the amount of fat (from 4.5g to 16g) and up the amount of maltodextrin - a sugar that doesn't have to be listed as a sugar in the nutrition facts. (Incidentally, both these weight gainers have maltodextrin as their first ingredient.) In their defense, post-workout is just about the only time you'd really benefit from a big kick of glucose, as your muscles are starting to repair themselves.

u/Throwaway_Consoles · -2 pointsr/starterpacks

My friends and I used to all be skinny motherfuckers because we were in cross country in high school. We’re talking 6’0-6’3, all under 150 pounds. All complaining about being too small and being unable to gain weight.

Then I discovered this shit. Drink it WITH YOUR MEALS 3x per day. Unless you’re working out like crazy, you WILL gain weight. And you will gain it quickly.

I overdid it and now I’m a fat fucker because I combined it with a desk job, but all of my friends are now in the 180-200 pound range which is good for 6’.

u/hiccupstix · 1 pointr/nutrition

Okay, fuck lifestyle changes. Forget that. I'm going to make this super easy for you - as easy as possible - and you should be seeing pounds within a week or two. Go out and buy his favorite meats. Buy them all, and plenty of them. Ground beef, chicken, steak, pork, lamb, fish, sausage, I don't even care. Then, order this. It works. It has over 1200 calories per serving, with 250g carbs and 50g protein.

Try and have him eating throughout the day, but at a minimum, make sure he consumes 1/2 serving of Serious Mass three times daily. This isn't some pseudo-scientific supplement industry bullshit. It's just a shit ton of calories, coming mostly from carbs. Buy it in his favorite flavor, and just make him choke it down. I love Optimum Nutrition's protein shakes, they're delicious, so I imagine this isn't bad tasting at all either.

You're basically shoveling calories down the guy for the sake of shoveling calories. It gets no easier than this. Good luck.

u/prosperouslife · 4 pointsr/nutrition

You will probably get dietary fatigue sooner or later. Biggest Con off the top of my head. Happens to POWs and prisoners fed the same thing over and over. Eventually you just stop eating. Although there's a girl in the UK whose lived on nothing but Ramen for like 10 years so I guess it's possible to avoid dietary fatigue. There are other people who live on Soylent meal replacements too for months at a time so it's possible.

Why not order a meal plan like Nutrisystem or Medifast? $300 a month which will come out cheaper than living on bars. No cooking required. Grab a box, rip it open and eat it.

You could also use mass gainers as meal replacements. Would be cheaper than living on energy bars. Energy bars aren't very calorie dense. You'd have to eat like 6 or 10 a day or more. Most are at least $1.50 each so that's $10 a day minimum. Probably double or triple that. Mass gainer would be $5 a day. Or do half bars and half mass gainers.


It would be much much cheaper to just make your own bars though. Super easy. Just mix all the crap together in a giant bowl and form into bars. You could make enough for a month at a time, or more. Fill up your fridge and freezer with them :D Some don't even require cooking and they last at least 6months, years if frozen.


u/Animum_Rege · 0 pointsr/veganfitness

Protein isolate and [cereal](https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000CS9ZUQ/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_ueKQybD58BNE8 like Frosted Flakes). It's probably good to throw in some antioxidants like eating a handful of berries, spinach, or a cap of ALA.

If that's still too complicated, then just down a mix of maltodextrin and wazy maize. Also good to include some BCAAs, creatine, and antioxidants (e.g. ALA) into the mix as well.

u/JDMcompliant · 2 pointsr/progresspics

That's great man, congrats!

I start with a preworkout, and finish my workouts with the weight gainer. I don't really use a stack like I used to.

u/awrf · 3 pointsr/bodybuilding

Hey, just want to share my experience. I'm 6'6". Was 160 in college, but am now up to 240 @ 17%. Still have a lot of work ahead of me. Biggest thing: weight gain shakes are your friend. Have at least two a day. They're cheaper than ramen when you do the math. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002DYIZM6/

u/lupe2012 · 1 pointr/gainit

What would you recommend I start with? Start off this?
In supplements, what would help me best?

u/BigDaddyShitstain · 1 pointr/gainit

Yup, this is the one to go for.
Just don't get strawberry. Mix a scoop into half a cup of hot water with a fork, then pour in your milk and let it sit for like 5 minutes. Shake in a bottle and it's super smooth. Has been my breakfast every day for months and has helped me gain a lot.

u/Murcus · 4 pointsr/gainit

Supplements and a bunch of pills is not necessary. I read this guy's book and he pretty much lays it out for ya. He recommends only Gainers and Protein Shakes. Pills and such are just a way to empty your wallet fast!

A lot of people on this sub really like this Gainer and this "Gold Standard Whey" ... Fish Oil is a De-inflamatory and helps to reduce muscle soreness. Those are the three I use.

Search this subreddit if in doubt, and do some research. Unfortunately a lot of the crap online is catered toward helping fat people loose weight. Find communities (like this one) and get advice straight from the skinny guys who have gotten bigger.

And if you're diet doesn't include every vitamin, start taking multi vitamins. You must be healthy, not just mad. Initially since you weigh 100Lbs you may want to do the Seefood diet: You see food, you eat food.

DO NOT GIVE UP! I let work get me down last year (working 150+hours a week) and stopped lifting. All I had time for was running. I finally got back into lifting this month. I could be pretty set right now if I kept at it.

u/DickWhiskey · 1 pointr/Fitness

What /u/fitty_sense said is right on. You don't need to change your protein supplement if your only goal is to get more protein. However, if you're in a bulk period, you can take advantage of gainer supplements that intentionally have a high calorie and carb content, in addition to the protein. This way you can sneak in extra calories in addition to what you eat and bulk faster. One I use while bulking is Optimum Nutrition's Serious Mass.

If you look at the nutritional info and compare it to your whey isolate, you'll see the difference. The BioX whey isolate has 30g protein/1.5g carb/140 calories per serving. ON Serious Mass has 50g p/250g c/1250 calories per serving. The serving size is actually HUGE though, so I only took half a serving and that was plenty.

Also, "BioX power whey isolate" just means that it is a certain type of protein powder. BioX is the brand, obviously, power is just a filler, so "whey isolate" are the operative words. In general, the protein you find will either be whey or casein (or a blend of both). Whey is considered a "fast" protein, in that it is processed by your body quickly (30 minutes to an hour, I think). Casein is considered a "slow" protein (processed in 3-4 hours). A lot of people swear that one is better and the other is worse, for various reasons, or use the timing knowledge to game the system and try to keep their protein levels high. Personally, I consider the benefits of protein type and timing to be so low that they're not worth the effort to consider unless you're trying to compete in bodybuilding. But if you'd like to learn more, there are plenty of articles describing the difference - here's one, for example.

Finally, "isolate" just indicates that the whey was isolated from other products in the solution, like fat and lactose, to make it more pure. An isolate like that is more ideal for when you're cutting and you need to micromanage your calorie intake but, again, it's typically so marginal that you're better off focusing on large scale components in your diet first.

u/VikingFrog · 1 pointr/crossfit


I use this Serious Mass stuff when I'm really pushing to gain. Mainly because it has so many calories and a decent amount of protein.

1250 calories and 50 g per serving.

Do note that the serving size is 2 scoops and they are MASSIVE scoops. A single serving is not the easiest to take down so I usually split it into two different shakes and have one in the morning and snack on one in the afternoon or before bed.

But I like it. One of the easier ways to get 1250 calories in your system on the road to 4000.

It tastes decent and mixes well in a blender with whole milk and sometimes peanut butter or ice cream.

u/abovemars · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

This stuff is good if you want to gain weight. Also check out r/fitness and search "bulking". There are many cases of thin people wanting to put on weight, you'll find some good advice.

u/cheald · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Creatine won't put on mass - it improves the recovery of ADP into ATP (the fuel your cells use to do work). The effect is that it lets you squeeze out a couple more reps, which results in more muscle damage and thus can result in greater muscle growth when the muscles are fed adequately. If you aren't eating enough, all the creatine in the world isn't going to do anything for you.

There are "gainer" supplements, which are just calorie-dense foods. For example this gainer is 650 calories per scoop - 60g of protein and 85g of carbohydrate. Mix 2 scoops into 2 cups of whole milk and you have an 1500 calorie milkshake that you'll kill in a couple of minutes and which will leave you hungry again soon.

I second the opinion that you should start logging and tracking what you eat. Buy a food scale if you have the option - you can get them super cheap on Amazon. Measuring will help make sure that you're getting enough protein relative to your carb and fat intake, too.

u/truefreedom4711 · 0 pointsr/gainit

I been taking this.

MuscleTech Mass Tech Extreme Weight Gainer Protein Powder, Vanilla Milkshake, 22lbs (10kg) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LM4GABG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_zVG2Cb6B9T6T4

I have a super fast metabolism too. I burn around 3,400 - 3,700 calories a day on days that I work and on my off days I burn between 1,500 - 2,000 calories day. I weighed 98 lbs then I started taking Serious Mass and that helped when I mixed a bunch of food in it and went from weighing 98 lbs to 105 lbs then I started taking Masstech Extreme about a month ago and went from 105 to about 110. The only things about Masstech is the taste isn’t the greatest and you have to take 6 large scoops a day preferably mixed with 40 ounces of milk.

u/nimr0d · 2 pointsr/Supplements


is pretty good. Weight gainer supplements are usually just protein with a bunch of carbohydrates(sugar) added in, so you may be able to save some money buying something like this and adding it to your current protein shake

u/Hooligan8 · 1 pointr/Frugal

Get good carbs where you can- brown rice costs the same as white rice. Buy it from an Asian supermarket in bulk.

Buying a extra large bag of protein powder/mass gainer from CostCo or Amazon isn't a terrible idea either. Its a large upfront cost, but you can easily double your caloric/protein intake for the day with a mass gainer shake once a day. On Amazon you can get a 12lb bag of mass gainer for 60 dollars. That has 32 scoops that each have 625 calories, 125 grams of carbs, and 25 grams of protein a piece. You don't have to even use a whole scoop every time since the scoop is massive. If you workout in the morning you could even drink these things instead of breakfast http://www.amazon.com/Optimum-Nutrition-Serious-Chocolate-Pound/dp/B000GIPJ0M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406127069&sr=8-1&keywords=mass+gainer

u/fader2 · 7 pointsr/gainit

It's cheaper on Amazon!

BB.com charges $9 shipping. You can get free shipping on Amazon, making the total price cheaper! It's even better if you have Amazon Prime.

u/SubsonicSuicide · 2 pointsr/crossfit

I have been on carnivor mass and I absolutely think it is the best protein out there. Not only does your body react well to a beef protein but the carnivor series is a lean protein. I cycled it with GNC Rebuilt Mass and that was a terrible decision. The Rebuilt Mass was pushed by the store however it had high sugar content which spikes your insulin and you gain more fat mass. The carnivor mass is a lean protein with relatively low sugar. You will see better lean muscle mass gains. Current milk and whey protein is not good for you due to the mass marketing of milk and whey protein is a derived from milk.

Carnivor Mass:

u/ThatGuy_Abu · 1 pointr/Supplements

Considering it's on sale I think it's a decent price. However, at the regular price I wouldn't recommend maize starch as its advantages aren't worth the high additional cost.

You can also get malto for very cheap off amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Now-Foods-Carbo-Gain-12-pound/dp/B000MD8AAM/ref=sr_1_1?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1346519143&sr=1-1&keywords=maltodextrin+10+pound

The advantage of malto in comparison to dextrose is that it's quite neutral whilst dextrose adds a lot of sweetness, especially if use doses higher than 30g.

u/joshtheraider · 5 pointsr/gainit

I wouldn't buy from GNC. You can find much better deals online and Amazon offers free 3-5 day shipping on most orders. 12-Pounds for less than $50.

u/412champyinz · 1 pointr/naturalbodybuilding

I've used NOW Sports Carbo Gain and noticed in the Amazon reviews people saying they used it post-chemo to get their weight up.

NOW Foods Carbo Gain, 8 Pounds https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0013OUNRM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_ODTHxbHH9FNJ7

Cancer sucks. Wishing you the best.

u/star_flinger · 1 pointr/Fitness

Two options:

1. Drink your extra calories (shakes, mass gainers, etc)

ON Serious Mass Gainer

2. Gradually increase your food intake.

I started out about your weight (but a bit taller) when I decided to stop being skinny. I tried to eat more but I was an idiot and tried to ramp up my daily calories all at once. Lasted about one day and my stomach couldn't take it.

It's way better to gradually add an extra snack (like peanut butter on toast) here and there then a whole kilo of pasta all at once.

Eat healthy high calorie foods (olive oil, nuts, whole grains etc)

Also: If you start lifting heavy and with some decent volume, you WILL feel hungry after. This will naturally result in a bigger appetite.

If you want to drink your calories, you can do that... but I would avoid relying on liquids for a majority of your intake.

Good Luck!

u/klieber · 1 pointr/movies

No, however, there are a lot of skinny people who wish they could gain more weight. That's why products like this exist.

u/TheOriginalArkadian · 1 pointr/CysticFibrosis

I use a Mass gainer in the morning at about 9:00am then I use a protein shake with my workouts in the evening.
Protein shakes and Mass gainer shakes are all well and good but I would recommend using them to only pad meals, just as an extra, that way your still getting the majority of your nutrition from real food.
Here are some Amazon links for what I get. The Protein shake can be purchased at Walmart if there is one near you.

Protein Powder: https://www.amazon.com/Body-Fortress-Advanced-Protein-Chocolate/dp/B0048JEORY/?th=1
Mass Gainer: https://www.amazon.com/OPTIMUM-NUTRITION-Serious-Protein-Chocolate/dp/B000GIPJ0M/?th=1

u/HOLYSHITPLEASEHELP · 5 pointsr/Rowing

Piggybacking on eating more, constantly grazing between meals will help. You may also want to looking into a carbo supplement like this one if you end up finding it hard to gain weight. (Tbh, it tastes pretty bad, so you'd probably want to mix with Gatorade powder or something to mask it.)

u/trooper5010 · 2 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

Serious Mass is a great meal replacement shake. Their scoops are humongous. You can add any amount you'd like between the full serving size and you will still probably feel full. Here's the nutritional facts, the scoop size, and where you can buy it from on amzn. It's really cheap for how much you get too and that's why it is so great.

u/SidRunsUnshod · 1 pointr/Fitness

> syntha 6 mass gainer


The carbs from that and many other performance drinks are primarily from maltodextrin, which one can buy separately and mix with other flavorings, juice, fruit, etc. Good luck!


u/Srowee · 1 pointr/gainit
  • 16oz whole milk
  • 2 scoops whey protein
  • 1/2 cup carbo gain

    ~ (750 cals, 64g protein, 150g carbs, 18g fat)

    Very quick and easy (shaker bottle), tastes as good as the whey you use.
u/Lightning14 · 1 pointr/steroids

I like this one from ON: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GIPJ0M/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

No sucralose, no dextrose, sugar, etc. It's just Maltodextrin, protein blend, cocoa, and multivitamins. (lots of pottassium too which is awesome imo)

Maltodextrin is basically 2 dextrose that are linked together, so it's slower digesting as your body needs to break the link first. If you could drink it with some peanut butter in the milk or water too then the fat would help to slow digestion even further and prevent blood sugar spikes.

u/yourfaceyourass · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Here is the nutritional info

A serving (2 scoops) has 25g of sugars, and 50g of protein. It is mostly carbs, but sugars make up less than 10% of it.

A $45 bag has 20k calories, or 450 calories per dollar in easy to consume powder form. Not bad. Its as cheap as rice, dollar per calorie.

u/IraniPatriot · 3 pointsr/Fitness

optimum nutrition's serious mass helped me out a lot. you can get the 12 pound pack for only 40 bucks using the subscribe and save option which u can cancel at anytime. each scoop has over 600 calories with around 125 grams of carbs. i honestly couldn't find a source of calories and carbs that cheap with the amount you get.

u/greenskin22 · 1 pointr/videos

2-3 mass builder protein smoothies a day and 5-6 days of gym a week should get you pretty ripped or at least toned as a skinny guy. Coming from a skinny guy, I don't think working out is too hard once you get the routine, good stuff mate.

u/Ninocog · 1 pointr/Fitness

So I'll get straight to it.

I'm a 16 y/o 110 pound male and I am trying to bulk up enough that I can turn that extra weight into lean muscle.

I have a general idea on exercises and what not so I was wondering if anyone was at a similar place and could give any tips.

And finally I was wondering if weight gainers are worth the money and if y'all have any suggestions.

This is the product that I'm looking at right now and I do have a job so I can afford any protein powders or weight gainers.


And I'm getting a gym membership soon so the calories, protein and carbs are not just going to turn to fat.

Once again thank you for any tips

Edit: A few words

u/meridian55 · 1 pointr/AskMen


Its a meal between meals so try to treat it as such if you can. I often use as meal replacement but I don't think that is healthy.

u/q1a2z3x4s5w6 · 10 pointsr/Drugs

I have weight gain shake. One serving, is 1250 calories with skimmed milk, 50g of protein. Excellent for when you really can't eat but know you must.

I have (inadvertently) tried to live off this stuff and let me tell you, you still need solid, nutritious food. Even if a little.

This is great for the morning after when you've had 2 hours sleep and feel shit.


u/vanish619 · 0 pointsr/gainit

here is a good weight gainer i've been using.

I only finished a bag and a half but i gained around 10-12Lbs during that time and mostly lean but not quite fully.


u/Invaliddt · 1 pointr/Fitness

I'd suggest doing things like pushups, pullups, sit-ups. Afterwards eat a balanced but carb-heavy meal.

This could also help as a supplement http://www.amazon.com/Optimum-Nutrition-Serious-Vanilla-Pound/dp/B000GIPJ02/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1410686369&sr=8-1&keywords=on+mass

u/sposto3 · 12 pointsr/CrohnsDisease

Basically, yeah! I started getting serious about carving out an hour at night to work out. At school, it’s easier because I lived right above the gym. And then, I had two servings of a mass gainer everyday in the morning and at night. There was just no way I was eating enough and I found it easier to just drink my meals.

OPTIMUM NUTRITION Serious Mass Weight Gainer Protein Powder, Chocolate, 12 Pound https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GIPJ0M/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_vOzwDbGB5F7M9

u/EctoMan67 · 1 pointr/gainit

Go to amazon.com and search for "weight gainers". They usually contain 1000Kcal or more (much more calories than a typical protein shake). Try and find one high in calories and good reviews to try. Again, you can use whole milk and oats to increase the calories even more. Here is an example: https://www.amazon.com/Mutant-Protein-Weight-Builder-Chocolate/dp/B000ZEQBFY

u/Firecracker500 · 1 pointr/ADHD

It's not the cheapest option, but definitely a tasty one! And you get all your daily protein intake guaranteed!


u/whan · 1 pointr/AskMen

I bought this one in chocolate. Obviously not gonna be a drink you'd drink just for taste, but not bad at all. Make sure you use a shaker bottle though, these are impossible to mix without

u/Pyrao · 2 pointsr/gainit

I don't take it every day. I bought a 12 pound bag for $60 give or take here. I only take it on days where I can't be bothered eating as much. Liquid calories go down easier. I've used up about half the bag and I've had it since around June. It's not too bad.

u/ganonzor · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Invest in a mass gainer, it aids you in gaining healthy mass rather than what junk food would accomplish. Bodybuilders use this during their bulk periods, but it is also widely used by people who have trouble gaining weight due to mental constraints.


u/instant_massage · 2 pointsr/gainit

For the next month, eat anything and everything you see. Seriously. Definitely start with your protein shakes now, and even consider a weight gainer to help out a bit. Serious Mass really pushed me along in that first month.

Also, an absolute must-do: take a picture now. I forgot to take my before picture when I started lifting, and I regret it everyday. Take one now and post it on your fridge door, put one in your gym shoes, make it the background to your phone. Do anything to remind yourself of what you used to be -- and how you can be better.

u/fartberg · 2 pointsr/pics

I broke my jaw 2 months ago and was wired for 6 weeks. I was able to maintain my weight by drinking Optimum Nutrition Mass Gain, blended with peanut butter for extra calories (about 1400 calories a shake) http://www.amazon.com/Optimum-Nutrition-Serious-Chocolate-Pound/dp/B000GIPJ0M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1343851655&sr=8-1&keywords=mass+gain I also drank plenty of soups (Campbell's Chunky has some good varieties- just put them in a blender for a while).

u/InhumanWhaleShark · 1 pointr/EatCheapAndHealthy

Eating more food can be tough. I always ate until full but never was able to add any weight, even when I was working out in the gym and trying to up my protein intake through chicken, eggs, etc.

Try this and have a scoop or two both in the morning and night, you'll gain the weight you've been seeking in no time at all: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GIPJ0M?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00

u/Plebbit · 1 pointr/Fitness

Good price when you buy it in bulk (12lbs). Has a lot of vitamins which is good since you miss out on essential nutrients not eating real food. I recommend eating real square meals as much as you can and this sparingly.


If it's too much for you try just try powder as usual but toss it in a blender with some other stuff and make a smoothie. You can make big smoothies that can last you a few days.

u/mightybird · 2 pointsr/gainit

There are tons of things you could do differently, but why don't you start off with something easy...

  1. Get one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Optimum-Nutrition-Serious-Chocolate-Pound/dp/B000GIPJ0M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416182654&sr=8-1&keywords=serious+mass+12+lb

  2. Get a gallon of 2% milk.

  3. Get some frozen berries.

  4. Use a blender to mix two cups of milk with one scoop of the mass and a handful of berries. Drink it.

  5. Do this once in the morning and once in the evening, on top of eating everything you'd normally eat.

  6. Wait 3 weeks. You'll see a difference.

    Then read the FAQ.
u/encryptedwhisper · 1 pointr/gainit

I use the Serious Mass brand. I prefer the Banana flavor because chocolate is usually too sweet.

u/babyimreal · 1 pointr/Fitness

My buddy who plays soccer at D-2 level had this problem. He started using serious mass and it went away. Its liquid calories.


Make sure you eat along with it though.

u/ducksauce · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

As far as I know it is not used in mass gainers to spike insulin so your body can build muscle better -- it's there simply to be a carb/calorie source. See for example this which is almost 100% maltodextrin and 250 calories per 67g serving.

u/catfield · 2 pointsr/Fitness

rice, bread, pasta

also if you just need some quick carbs and literally nothing else I really love this stuff. It is super cheap, mixes extremely well, and has virtually no flavor. I put it in a cup with water and some crystal light and it tastes just like juice but w/o all the excess sugar.

u/Nyxian · 0 pointsr/Fitness

No problem. If you are looking for both calories and protein, and you really don't like the taste of normal protein - Consider a "gainer shake" which is a good mix of carbs and protein. It tastes a bit better, and actually really helps to hit calorie goals. ON Gainer

u/mr-dogshit · 2 pointsr/gainit

I use ON Serious Mass (chocolate)... 1 heaped scoop with 500ml whole milk.

edit: if you're thinking of doing the same I'd recommend using a blender because it doesn't all fit in a typical shaker thing.

u/robbimj · 5 pointsr/Fitness

I assume you want it water soluble to drink it easily? This weight gainer has 50 grams of protein and 250 grams of carbs at 1250 calories. It has a much broader amount of nutrients with no added sugar. Like I said below though, the weight gainer should be on top of whole foods.

I bulked from 155-210 in 9 months and I was always full. Always. I ate a ridiculous amount of food. Eating enough to bulk is tough for some. I would put your numbers into the www.iifym.com calculator and go from there.


u/batmanji · 3 pointsr/popheads

I've been doing this for the past few months. The only changes I made were adding another deadlift and x12 for squats instead of x5. Also my rest day is Monday because it's the most crowded at my gym.

Oh and I've been using this for protein, it's relatively cheap and works well.

u/e36 · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I'm on my second bag of this stuff and it's been working well for me.

u/nappiestapparatus · 1 pointr/casualiama

Check this stuff out: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000GIPJ0M/ref=s9_top_hm_awbw_b7bx2Rf_g121_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=mobile-hybrid-11&pf_rd_r=0HY25YBPGMYN7TAC9RYM&pf_rd_t=30901&pf_rd_p=e0ef8702-3997-540e-b4a8-9678f37e6ccf&pf_rd_i=6973725011 (sorry for the awful link, I'm on mobile and forget the formatting).

You have a point tho, definitely make sure you're eating normal food too, cuz if this is all that's in your stomach I could understand getting sick from it. Should be fine if it's in addition to the rest of your diet tho. I think it could really help you.

u/Original_Habit · 2 pointsr/ADHD

I used to drink a mix of weight gainer:


Soylent (the tub not individual or packets):



One scoop of each with milk per serving. Stop drinking any form of sugary drink like soda or juice. Drink only water and these shakes. Water with meals so you don't fill your stomach up with low nutrition sugary drinks and a shake after every meal. A shake when you wake up in the morning is fine for breakfast, and a shake right before bed. If you go to bed and 15 minutes later you feel like you can drink another one, do it. That's 2-3 shakes with meals, one in the morning before or as a meal, and one before bed with the possibility for more. This all assumes you are either skinny as fuck like me or hitting the gym regularly like I used to.

u/BoredBurrito · 1 pointr/gainit

I use:

  • one scoop of Pro Gainer (650 cal, 60g protein)

  • 2 cups of 2% milk (280 cal, 20g protein) (Note: Whole milk nets you more calories, but I use 2% because I've got a history of cholesterol issues in my family)

  • 1 banana (100 cal)

    This gives me 1030 calories and 80g protein. If you add peanut butter, that'll give you another 200 cal/15g protein right there.
u/Ziploc_2017 · 5 pointsr/AppalachianTrail

Pack on lbs before the hike. This stuff will do it.

Hard gainer protein

On start 6ft 175 lbs 34yo M. Lost 19lbs total. Gained it right back afterwards. Thru hikers look emaciated, it's part of the gig.

u/nick_diesel · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass, Chocolate, 12 Pound https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GIPJ0M/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_xFQFxbTC1Z5WW

Make it with milk. Drink it in addition to eating more than you currently are. Snack at work, snack on the go. Dry foods are your friends, long grain rice with salmon/chicken between meals.

If you can, exercise. If not, this method will get you plenty of weight over the course of a couple months regardless, it just won't be as attractive as if you went to the gym.

The only people who "can't gain weight" are people who don't eat enough to do it. I was one of those people. Even with ibs I managed to push through that made up barrier.

u/trongable · 1 pointr/nova

Cytogainer is 54g of protein per serving (4 scoops) and is $40 for 6lbs.

u/MightyJigsaw · -4 pointsr/gainit

Oh, only 100 calories. I take whey mostly for calories. Check this out: fucking 1250 calories per serving

u/TheConstantRedditor · 1 pointr/Fitness

I'm in the same boat as you. I'm allergic to milk protein. Here's what I use.

Carnivor Mass Beef Protein - Chocolate Fudge:
1 serving = 720 Calories / 50g Protein / 125 Carbs




-Peanut Butter (200cal, 8g protein, per 2 tbsp)

-Soy Milk (8g protein per 8oz)


-16oz Soy Milk
-3 to 4 servings PB (96-128 grams)
-1/2 serving Carnivor Mass (~92 grams)


I drink this twice a day, in addition to 4-5 meals. Hope this helps.

u/SJHammer · 2 pointsr/gainit

I use to use ON Pro Complex Gainer. You should look at Now Carbo Gain It has all the carbs, mixes well, with no flavor. Just add whey to it, and you have your own gainer.

u/charcoal91 · 2 pointsr/steroids

Diet same was the same as off cycle, as many calories as I can everyday. I was/am a "hard gainer" so inhaling everything I could has been my diet for the past 3 years.

Also drank about 2 pro gainer shakes a day. Sometimes more, sometimes less.

u/sunghan · 2 pointsr/gainit

I used to weigh 130lbs at 5'11" and when I decided to gain weight, eating sucked. Consistently hitting my calories was difficult with solid food. I tried Optimum Nutrition's Pro Gainer and it helped a lot. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0015R3A1S?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00. I'm now at 180lbs.

Nowadays, I only really use it if I haven't met the day's calories or if I'm hungry before I go to bed. I think using weight gainer at first is not a bad idea at all. Once the kid gets used to the higher calorie intake combined with his lifting, he'll naturally eat more as his appetite will grow. Mine did.

But his unwillingness to focus on his diet is concerning. He needs to understand that to get stronger/bigger he needs to eat more. There's just no way around it. Have you sat down with him and calculated his TDEE? Install the My Fitness Pal app on his phone and have him track his calories. Explain that if he doesn't cover his TDEE, he won't grow. Once he visually sees a numerical goal, maybe he'll be able to push the limits of his appetite. One day at a time.

u/Shirck · 1 pointr/videos

I have no experience with this product, but this is an example of what I am talking about.


u/TammyGnosis · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Looked at the ingredients, basically a fancy protein shake. Treat it as such and fit it into your daily caloric budget. You'll be fine.

EDIT: Users do report intestinal distress, though; I'd stick with one scoop per day and not eat it on an empty stomach. Maybe even break it into smaller portions. And if it really makes you feel bad, of course just get rid of it (give it away if you don't want to waste it). https://www.amazon.com/Mutant-Ultimate-Strength-Putting-Chocolate/dp/B000ZEQBFY?th=1

u/-BareN- · 1 pointr/Fitness

https://www.amazon.com/Optimum-Nutrition-Serious-Chocolate-Pound/dp/B000GIPJ0M get the chocolate peanut butter.

My go to is: 1 scoop (600 cal), banana, whole milk, Greek yogurt in blender and chug that shit.

Edit: this isn't a meal replacement. Have her drink a glass an hour before bed.

u/Fordiman · 1 pointr/fatlogic

6000 Cal / shake? Most shake powders I'm aware of are ~100-200 Cal / scoop (2 tbsp). 6000 Cal is almost a full jar of the stuff.

So, basically, this guy started his day with:

  • Pour 4 cups water into protein powder jar
  • Close and shake
  • Guzzle - try not to puke!

    Sounds healthy.

    Seriously. Fats are the most calorie-dense food, and they're 3500 Cal / g. If the shake were 27 oz of coconut oil, I'd buy it. A shake? Too much water to even aspire to 6,000 Cal.

    [Edit: reference to a Mass-gain shake formula, at 1,250 Cal / 334g + 24 oz water. 4.8 servings would get you 6,000 Cal. The claim is still absurd.]
u/Dude_Im_Godly · 1 pointr/AskReddit

AIGHT. I got this guys.

Nigga This shit right here.

fucking weight gainer.

Also carbs don't gain muscle, they're fuel for when you are working out.

Protein is what builds muscle.

What's your workout routine?

u/Quaternionz · 17 pointsr/TheRedPill

This is total self-coddling bullshit, and the supplement stuff here is some legit new agey woo woo nonsense.

I live in a ritzy area, and there are quality gyms for just $30/month. There are even some shittier ones around for just $10/month. Fitness products are often made affordable and targeted at poor people. It sounds like you're already planning to spend money anyway. Spend it on a real fucking gym and get yourself into a squat rack.

Read this page on Strong Lifts 5x5. Learn to do



Bench Presses

Overhead Presses

Barbell Rows

Forget about supplements. Eat beans, chicken, rice, and some cheap steamed vegetables. You need protein, not supplements. If you want to supplement then get a huge bag of protein powder. It can be a little pricey, but it'll last you forever. That particular bag from optimum has a shit ton of extra vitamins and minerals added, so maybe that'll satisfy your psychological need to supplement.

Always remember that if you're not doing barbell squats you're not really working out. No excuses. My fucking mom does those and she's almost 60. Don't be a pussy. Start with just the bar and add +2.5lb to each side every workout. If you don't want to rush it due to age or insufficient protein intake get a pair of 1.25lb change plates from rogue so you can go at half the pace. Be sure to get your shins right, and your heels right, or you'll hurt your knees. At your age you probably won't be lifting ultra heavy any time soon, so there's not much risk anyway.

u/cleverascanbe · 2 pointsr/Fitness

There's nothing magical about GOMAD, it's just high calorie high protein, and for most is can be an easy way to get those numbers up because its liquid. I love whole milk, but drinking a gallon makes me unhappy and I get "chalk throat" for the lack of a better term. Anyways, there are some great alternatives in liquid mass gainers like ON Serious Mass, but they are slightly more costly than milk. Taking one of those everyday will keep your numbers up though.

Other than that, just lift heavy shit, then lift more heavy shit. After that eat dead animals, then eat more dead animals. Or eggs. And eat eat eat. If you get nauseous take ginseng root before eating, it supposedly helps. Or smoke weed. But eat eat eat.