So you're looking for the best weight gainer for skinny guys?
Lot's of skinny guy's ask this question but I think its better to ask if we really need weight gainers at all.
I can understand why many skinny men want to use weight gainers as we typically have a harder time gaining weight.
But there's a much better way to go about putting on lean mass.
In this post I'll talk about why I'm not a fan of weight gainers and what to do instead.
Chances are you're a skinny guy tired of being weak and skinny, am I right?
Let's face it being weak and skinny sucks!
Americans today tend to believe that being skinny is attractive.
In fact, according to CNN "A new study says women are more likely to instantly find these guys attractive because they're thin." (1)
The essence of CNN's argument is that recent studies show women are attracted to skinny men.
I think CNN is mistaken because they overlook the fact that women are attracted to masculinity and nothing could be less masculine than a weak, skinny man.
Imagine for a minute that you're with your girl at a restaurant.
All of a sudden another man comes over and starts flirting with her.
You tell him she's taken and insist he backs off.
Taking a look at your frame he quickly dismisses you and continues to talk to your girl.
I've always believed that to get bigger and stronger you have to eat everything in sight and workout 24/7.
Watching videos of bodybuilders eating huge meals 6x a day might have had something to do with it.
Or the fact that many websites tell you to eat eat eat.
The part I overlooked, however, was WHAT they were eating.
It's true bodybuilders eat a lot and that you'll need to increase your calories above maintenance levels to get bigger.
But you need to do that by eating nutritional food that will help your body build lean mass.
Sure you can binge on ice cream and burger king for months but you won't look big and strong.
You'll look fat and sloppy.
In order to put on muscle, you need to make sure you get the right amount of macro nutrients.
Basically what I'm saying is to get big and strong you need to eat more calories than you burn and those calories need to come from the right amount of protein, fats, and carbs.
What if you don't know what macro nutrients you need?
At the end of this post, I'll link to the best calorie calculator to figure out exactly what your needs are.
Once you know your numbers you need to hit them consistently.
Combine that with the right training and you'll be well on your way to packing on tons of lean muscle.
But first, lets talk about why I don't like these supplements.
Too many junk calories in weight gainers
The number one reason why I don't recommend weight gainers is they really don't have much in them.
They're usually just packed with some protein and simple sugars.
You're way better off getting a whey protein supplement and mixing a banana with it.
A banana will give you much better nutrition than the simple carbs in the weight gainer.
Besides who knows what types of fillers they put in weight gainers.
so now lets talk about what to do instead..
Establish a sound diet and workout plan
Before jumping into supplements I recommend eating whole foods to gain weight.
Calorie dense foods like lean turkey, chicken, quinoa, brown rice and vegetables will do much more for your body than a weight gainer supplement.
Once you get used to eating healthy and working out consistently you'll start to put on lean muscle.
That's much better than putting on fake pounds.
I know some people have a hard time fitting in all the calories needed to gain muscle.
Sometimes it's hard to eat all that food.
Try drinking more liquid calories like veggie and protein shakes.
Weight gainers out there are really hyped up.
Much of the ingredients are crap and don't offer much value to the body as you'd like to think.
Hard gainers are better off eating whole foods like avocados, almonds, bananas, red meat, whole-fat dairy, coconut and olive oil, white and sweet potatoes and grains like brown rice.
These foods will provide lots of calories you should have no problem hitting your daily numbers.
Hopefully then you begin to gain the weight you so ardently desire.