I have been considering taking a mass gainer as a good substitute for protein shakes. The dilemma I have is I am trying to put on some serious size, I do my best when it comes to eating at home but sometimes I feel it isn't enough. At times I am extremely busy so I miss critical times when I could have fit in another meal (studies/academic work).
My friend recommended I take a mass gainer as he saw himself put on weight faster, but I also noticed that he has some fat around his belly area. The same happened to me a 2 years ago when I used to workout. Is there a workaround to the belly fat, or does this mean I am not training hard enough or just mass gainers are not that great?
I would like some recommendations on what to do, should I go protein and use it more times per day? But I may not be able to make the surplus required calories and carbs etc... per day.
Thanks in advance.
Also is there any pre-workout supplement which will help? I hear stuff about Plazma and I really want to get it, but I just feel more comfortable with getting supplements from a store :S Any workarounds or should I just go for it?