3 Top Weight Gain Supplements For Women
Are you a woman looking to gain weight? Believe it not, you’re NOT alone. There are loads of women out there that have trouble gaining quality weight. By quality weight I mean muscle tone with a little bit of fat, to get that curvey look.
Bear in mind, that supplements alone are not enough to gain weight. You need to do some working out as well. I’m not saying you need to spend hours in the gym every day, just some short quality resistance training would be great. You also need to have a well-rounded diet. If you don’t get enough calories in your diet, you won’t gain weight, period! You should eat a balanced diet in conjunction with these products.
1. Whey Protein
Protein is essential for building good quality sexy muscle. Most women are AFRAID of gaining muscle because they think they’ll bulk up and look like a female bodybuilder, this couldn’t be more wrong! Those women take much more to raise testosterone levels, but that’s for another article
Whey protein will help you put on lean muscle and recover from your workouts faster. The best thing about whey protein is it has around 23g-25g of protein per serving, with only about 130 calories. So you’re putting in everything your body needs after a workout, without any excess junk.
For weight gain, choose a whey protein powder that is a blend of isolate and concentrate, or a straight concentrate. These powders have slightly more calories than pure isolates, but are much cheaper! And considering your goal is weight gain, those 20 extra calories aren’t going to matter much in your overall plan.
Take whey protein 2-3 times daily, between meals and after your workout.
2. Carbohydrate Powders
Carb powders are great for women’s weight gain. Why? Because you can control exactly the amount of carbs that you’re taking in and they contain zero fat. When eating most carbohydrate heavy foods you also consume a good portion of fat. Carbohydrates and fat are not good to be eating in large quantities together, this will cause your body to store FAT quickly. Remember, we’re looking for quality weight gain using supplements, not just ballooning.
You can add carb powders to your protein drinks, or drink them by themselves. If you are going to consume them without mixing with other products, then definitely choose a flavored product. Believe me, unflavored carb products taste like drinking chalk!
Word of warning, don’t overdo it with the carbs. If you take in too much, you’ll put on fat quickly and find yourself getting out of shape. Keep an eye on your weight, if you’re not gaining enough, add more carbs. If you’re gaining too much, pull back on the carbs.
Take carbs with your protein, or between meals. Start by adding about 60g of carbs per day, split into 2 doses. If you find that makes little or no difference, increase the dose to 90g per day for a week and then re-measure your results. You don’t want to do too much carbs or you run the risk of gaining pure fat.
3. Creatine Monohydrate
Creatine is often touted as a “Man’s Supplement”, this couldn’t be further from the truth! Creatine can help men and women gain weight. What is creatine? Think of it as a fuel source that’s at the ready when your body needs energy quickly. Let’s say you did a set of bench presses in the gym. In the first 8 repetitions, your body would use creatine for energy. The next 7 would use another fuel like glycogen.
Why does this matter? Because taking creatine give you more explosive energy. It means you can train harder using weights, and this will result in excellent (and fast) weight gain results for women. Creatine also draws water and nutrients into your muscle cells, this makes you look “fuller”. Skinny women who have trouble gaining weight should have great results with creatine especially.
Take 3g of creatine per day, with your protein shake or in the morning.
Well, there you have it. Those are my top supplements for women’s weight gain. But,you need to do some working out in order to gain quality weight and not just pure fat. 20-30 minutes of weight training, 3 times a week would be great.
Also, you’re going to need to eat. Eat a well-balanced diet of protein, slow digesting carbohydrates and good fats. Mix in diet, a good workout, and the supplements mentioned above and you’ll be on you way to gaining weight the healthy way!