Topic Originator: dafc111
Date: Mon 11 May 17:53
I guess it depends on how you see "weight". Weight gain shakes are usually high carb, high protein shakes containing lots of calories. Consuming these along with calories from your normal diet will likely put you in a large surplus and your body will likely gain mass in the form of fat rather than muscle.
It is safer and healthier to consume slightly more calories than your maintenance level over a longer period of time from natural whole foods rather then consuming a large amount of calories from weight gainer shakes.
If you are struggling to consume calories, you could always try making your own 'weight gainer shake' using things like oats, protein powder, banana, peanut butter, milk which will give you a decent amount of calories.
If you are just looking to add more muscle i would recommend calculating your maintenance calories and aiming for a couple of hundred calories more a day on a high protein diet.