Hey everyone. Not really much of a poster around here (read some of the articles and surf the forums a lot). I just want to share my experience with liquid calories being a god send in terms of gaining mass.
I’m about 6’ 2" and 190 pounds currently. I’m a fulltime student, and also work about 20 hours a week. I have always had trouble getting in enough calories to gain weight, and a big part of the problem has been a lack of appetite to eat more than about 3,000 calories a day.
Lately, I’ll throw together 2 cups of milk, a serving a Grow! Whey original flavor, 2 shot glasses full of EVOO, a banana, and about half a cup of peanut butter into a blender. This equates to around 1,900 calories and ~70 grams of protein or so. I’ll drink about half of this upon waking up, and then other half at some point during the day when I find it difficult to prepare a meal.
The effects of this have been great. All of my lifts are going up, and I’ve been able to gain about a pound and a half or so every week for the past 6 weeks or so.
So for fellow skinny guys who have trouble putting on mass, if you haven’t given one of these bulk shakes a try, you really should think about it! The taste isn’t terrbile, and it rally is easier to down a shake then it is to eat a big meal when you aren’t hungry (I’m typically not hungry upon waking up in the morning, so this is perfect for me).