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Meal Replacement

I’ve had to do this a few times already but on a day where I’m busy or don’t have time to get all the calories I need, I’ve made half a serving of ON Serious Mass. I use about 16 oz of milk, 1 scoop, and a spoon of peanut butter. Just without milk and pb it’s 825 calories, 125 carbs and 25g of protein. Seems like a good way to get my calories.

Are mass gainers a good way to fill up when a whole meal isn’t available?

Does your stomach get upset if you take this on an empty stomach?

yeah it’s fine. The cheaper ones are full of crap though so get a decent one

Sounds like a lot of cals, and carbs (probably crappy sourced ones), but not a whole lot of protein. “Gainers” are usually filled with junk.

IMO you’d be better off mixing your own concoction than buying some OTC mass gainer. When I was still in school, I would just buy bulk protein powder, and mix up a blender with milk, peanut butter, honey, a banana and some flax oil. Close to what you (and probably every other meat-head out there) use, but I’d use straight protein powder and not something jammed with calories just for the sake of calories.

Relying on shakes isn’t a bad thing, but try to keep abreast of exactly what you’re getting macro-wise.

S

I’m still a fan of a serving of chocolate protein powder + 2 raw eggs + 12oz half&half. Sort of like liquid chocolate custard.

781 cals
52g fat
534mg cholesterol
24g carbs
53g protein

Golden Feast is a good and healthy alternative. If you can eat whole foods then do so. I wouldn’t make a habit of depending on “weight gainer” supplements to hit your caloric needs.

I like to make my own homemade meal replacement bars to add some needed calories. They mostly contain oats, protein powder blend (whey,egg,casein), homemade almond milk, powdered peanut butter (pb2), sweetener, nuts, dried fruit, unsweetened apple sauce, and some dark chocolate.

A good protein shake made from a protein blend, milk, fruit, and omega source (flax &MCT), and homemade oat flour will do.

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I like to make my own homemade meal replacement bars to add some needed calories. They mostly contain oats, protein powder blend (whey,egg,casein), homemade almond milk, powdered peanut butter (pb2), sweetener, nuts, dried fruit, unsweetened apple sauce, and some dark chocolate.

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Recipe link please…

I will post the recipe for the bars on the forum so it will be simple for everybody to find and read.