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    Supplement for bulking

    Hi, this would be my first time taking a supplement. I am not sure what i should be taking but i am starting the fierce 5 routine to bulk (i am a skinny guy) and want a supplement that will help me increase my calorie intake. However, i have no clue where to even look for one or what to look for.

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    You don’t need a supplement to increase calorie intake. Just eat more food or eat higher calorie food. Whole milk, nut butters, full day meats, avocado, oils etc. If for some reason you don’t have as much access to more food for whatever reason, you could try a weight gainer. Mind you, they are not cost effective and many are just a ton of sugars.
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    Originally Posted by OT2000 View Post
    You don’t need a supplement to increase calorie intake. Just eat more food or eat higher calorie food. Whole milk, nut butters, full day meats, avocado, oils etc. If for some reason you don’t have as much access to more food for whatever reason, you could try a weight gainer. Mind you, they are not cost effective and many are just a ton of sugars.
    I work a lot of hours where i wouldn't have access to food. I was thinking a gainer would fill this gap. However, not sure what gainer i would need and as you say they're full of sugars. Maybe someone knows a good one with not so much sugar in it! That would be a bonus.

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    Originally Posted by MichaelCo1 View Post
    I work a lot of hours where i wouldn't have access to food. I was thinking a gainer would fill this gap. However, not sure what gainer i would need and as you say they're full of sugars. Maybe someone knows a good one with not so much sugar in it! That would be a bonus.

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    Sugar (carbohydrates) is how a gainer can provide so many calories. That along with a higher fat intake. There is nothing inherently wrong with sugar. Gainers can be expensive, and it's much cheaper to make your own by using a protein powder and then adding peanut butter, chocolate, oats, fruit, etc. Build to taste and for how many calories you desire.
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    Originally Posted by MichaelCo1 View Post
    Hi, this would be my first time taking a supplement. I am not sure what i should be taking but i am starting the fierce 5 routine to bulk (i am a skinny guy) and want a supplement that will help me increase my calorie intake. However, i have no clue where to even look for one or what to look for.

    Thanks for your help
    Hi MichaelC01!

    I think the best thing you could do is to invest some of your time in understanding nutrition a little bit more. Lucky for you, there's a REALLY great section that talks about that here on this forum!!

    -> Try this nutrition recommendation below. It helps walk you through the basics of tracking and figuring out what you should be eating, and how much of it is the right amount:

    https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showt...hp?t=173439001



    ONLY READ THE FOLLOWING AFTER YOU HAVE READ THE NUTRITION LINK ABOVE

    The following are Nutrition Recommendations for Natural Bodybuilders in the Off-Season (aka Bulking) with the included source.

    Supplements can help, but again, what is far more important is understanding nutrition and making sure your nutrition is in check.

    In any event, here are the recommendations for bodybuilders:

    A hyper-energetic diet (~10–20%) should be consumed with a target weight gain of ~0.25–0.5% of bodyweight/week for novice/intermediate bodybuilders.


    optimal amounts 0.40–0.55 g/kg per meal and distributed evenly throughout the day (3–6 meals) including within 1–2 hours pre- and post-training.


    Source:

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6680710/
    Nutrition Recommendations for Bodybuilders in the Off-Season: A Narrative Review
    Juma Iraki, Peter Fitschen, Sergio Espinar, and Eric Helms


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    For specific calorie gainer supplements, I tried out Platinum Hydrobuilder. It was expensive but it blended well, had what I was looking for at the time, and didn't upset my stomach. Main reason I took it was because I was literally tired of CONSTANTLY eating meat and sweet potatoes almost non stop. My nutrition is in check now, so when I want to add more calories I normally just add whatever I feel like (brownies, pie, ice cream etc.), or Olive Oil to make it easy.
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    If you're trying to gain size and have to eat more than usual to make that happen, then you shouldn't be worrying about sugars. In moderation, anyway. Weight gainers in my opinion are a last resort. I spent a couple years "eating" at least 2 blended chicken/rice shakes while I had a busy labour job. I was able to get food down much faster after getting past the texture.

    If that's not an option for whatever reason, try whey/oats/blueberry/peanut butter smoothie. If not, weight gainer will also do, but sucks in comparison.

    More food = more mass (good and bad)
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