How to gain weight the Right way
There is good news and there is bad news
The bad news is that it is more difficult to gain weight than to lose it. The good news is that when skinny people do gain weight they look spectacular. The condition is that you need to do it right.
Whether you are looking to gain weight or to lose weight, there are three elementary pillars
Right Diet: There is nothing better if you can gain weight by right diet. Ideally, adding calories to your Daily caloric need should increase your weight, but let’s face it, you wouldn’t be reading this if you could gain weight so simply. The reason behind this is that most underweight folks are Mesomorphs. This means that they have an extremely high metabolism, which in turn means that they tend to convert calories into energy much more efficiently; a little too efficiently for their own good. But at any rate, in order to be able to gain weight, one has to primarily focus on diet because only one thing can help you gain weight and that is ‘Calories’.
One must simply focus on increasing the calorie intake by 20%. Which means that if your daily energy expenditure (in calories) is 2000, you must increase your diet to 2400 calories. This is the safest diet you can follow. Mathematically this would add 400 calories to your body thus increasing your weight by around 1 pound every week.
Right Workout: Many mesomorphs (skinny people) believe that they don‘t need workout or rather that workout is injurious for their health as they already are so skinny. Well, remember Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Amir Khan. They were skinny too and guess what made them look the way they look today, you guessed it, Workout.
To gain weight it is highly recommended that you follow a weight lifting schedule. Why? Because weightlifting adds muscles to your body and remember we talked about skinny people getting a spectacular body when they do gain weight, it is because you guys do not need to worry about your body mass percentage. The percentage of fat will always remain low in your body and all you will do with a workout is gain beautifully sexy muscles. Of course weight training alone cannot help you and so we move on to the most important pillar of gaining weight.
Right Supplement: The reason why the right supplement is so essential is because without it even if you follow the most rigorous weight lifting schedule with the most balanced high calorie diet, most of you will still remain skinny. It is because the diet we tend to rely upon in absence of supplements do not provide the kind of nutrients your body needs. Let us understand how.
We have, at Acacia developed the right supplement for you. Gladiz™ Mass Gainer is just what you need to be able to support a healthy weight gain. How?
With every 2.5 scoops of Gladiz™, you gain 400 calories. This is the number we discussed above that would be right for you to gain an excess of calories. Now, it’s not just about the calories, but the nutrients, right? Bigo!
50 Grams of Carbs per 100 grams (2.5 scoops) – There are several sources of carbohydrates, simply put there are two- the good sources and the bad sources. The bad sources are starchy food like potatoes (even though it has other benefits), processed flour and rice and basically everything we call junk. While the good carbs come from unprocessed food. Gladiz™ contains good carbs which will make you extra healthy and will boost muscle gain (rather than fat gain).
35 grams of Protein: Wow! Now that is where you will get to have a body of a star that we discussed above, this protein content is essential for your muscles to grow. When you grow in size you become muscular rather than fat.
Creatine, Taurine, BCAA and Glutamine will all help your body to grow, but in the right proportion.
When your supplement is loaded with so much stuff, your body will have no choice but to comply with your ultimate will- become bigger (and stronger).
How to use a weight gainer
- Calculate your daily calories expenditure. There are a lot of tools available online to do so.
- Add 20% to whatever figure comes.
- Use Gladiz™ (or any Mass Gainer) to meet that excess 20%
- For example- if your daily calories expenditure is 1800 calories, you need (1800×1.2 = 2160) calories. Use Gladiz™ to fill the gap of that extra 360 calories.
- As you gain weight, your daily requirement of calories will change, keep a track of your weight and adjust the dosages of Gladiz™ accordingly.
Take care and happy Weight Gaining!